In Ralph Breaks the Internet, the CG animated follow-up to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and his little pal Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) move from the world of video games to the Internet itself as they search for a much-needed part for a broken game. And while we’re sure they’ll have all sorts of fun and crazy adventures, the real highlight — and the moment that virtually everyone is looking forward to — is watching Vanellope interact with the rest of the Disney Princesses. And as a special bonus, it features the original actresses voicing their famous counterparts.
The script for Ralph Breaks the Internet is written by Pamela Ribon (who also voices Snow White), and, as reported by IGN, she appeared at a special Disney presentation and detailed how that sequence came about.
“I was still working on Moana in 2014 when they started working on the treatment and the ideas for this sequel,” she explained. “And I was also thinking at the time, why is Vanellope canon, right? Like, she is a Princess. She is also a President, as she has clearly stated, [but] I believe a woman can have more than one title. And I felt like, of all the Princesses I’m the one in the hoodie. I love my comfy clothes. I just had this idea in the back of my head. So when we were working on this movie and we all got back together after Zootopia in early 2016, we knew that we’d like to do a scene that was meta. It would be fun to do a scene of Disney poking fun at itself. And so we talked about what if Vanellope met all the Princesses? In this version and one of the early versions we thought maybe Vanellope was going to go viral, and I thought, well, yeah, if she met all the Princesses that might break the internet.”
Scroll down to meet each of the actresses playing Disney Princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet, which reaches theatres on Nov. 21!