A non-speaking Stan Lee avatar can be seen in a brief cameo while traversing the Internet.
Mary Costa is the only (living) original voice actress not to reprise her role as her Disney Princess, Aurora. Due to her age, she could not play a 16-year-old princess.
When an Internet advertisement tells Ralph "Sassy housewives want to meet you," the woman on the image is Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6 (2014).
When Vanellope runs along the corridors eluding the stormtroopers, "Sector A113" is visible on the wall, referring to the infamous Cal Arts classroom A113 where several Pixar animators and producers studied.
During the princess "pajama party" scene, many of the Disney princesses are wearing tee shirts that reflect their own films. Examples: Tiana's says "NOLA," which references her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Moana's has a picture of a large crab that reads "#Shiny," just like the song sung by Tamatoa in her movie. Anna's shirt reads "Finish Each Other's" and a picture of a sandwich, a lyric to a song she sang in 'Frozen.'
Originally the "Oh My Disney" website Ralph and Vanellope visit was going to be the game series Disney Infinity (2013). The Disney Princesses were designed with this in mind, however during production the game series was cancelled and the website location was changed.
One of the last five films to feature Stan Lee, released posthumously. The other films were Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
The second time the shark is seen in Slaughter Race, it opens its mouth to reveal a Louisiana "Sportsman's Paradise" license plate, which is a reference to the plate pulled from the tiger shark's digestive system in the movie Jaws.
This is the Disney princesses' second cross-over outside the Disney princess brand. The first one was in House of Mouse (2001), which was about various animated Disney characters from prior to 2001 all coming together.
Merida and Buzz Lightyear are the first characters from a Pixar Film to make their first full appearance in a film not by Pixar.
After seven years, Paige O'Hara returns to the role of Belle. She was previously replaced by voice actress Julie Nathanson for select video games and an episode of Sofia the First (2013).
At one point, Ralph arrives at a sort of "dumping ground" for the Internet and encounters "relics" from the web's past. These include an ad for the web hosting site Geocities, a large ship's helm representing Netscape Navigator, and a reference to personal chat rooms which flourished before the advent of instant messaging and texting.
This sequel takes place six years after Wreck-It Ralph (2012), the same amount of time that's passed in real life between the release of the two films. The sign outside Litwak's Arcade verifies this further which it once read in the first movie as "HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY SVSY" and now says "HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY SVSY."
An IMDb logo is prominently displayed when Ralph first falls into the Internet. It can be seen at 45 seconds into the first teaser trailer.
Mindy Kaling is the only cast member from the first film to not reprise her role in the sequel, with Melissa Villaseñor taking over as Taffyta Muttonfudge. It's not known why this recasting took place.
John C. Reilly had always intended to voice Ralph again in the sequel, after not reprising his role with the rest of the cast in video games like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012) and the Disney Infinity (2013) series.
The calendar on the computer at the beginning of the film is Wednesday 11/21. The film's release day.
The earlier versions of the Vanellope and the Princesses scene in trailers were heavily criticized partially because Tiana's skin tones were lighter and her nose is smaller than the feature The Princess and The Frog. As the result, the animators had to rework certain parts of the sequence with the help of original actress Anika Noni Rose.
This is the first full-length computer animated sequel film to be produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and the fourth sequel film overall by the same animation studio, following The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and Winnie the Pooh (2011).
This animated film marks the first appearance of Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana in a PG-rated film. Snow White had her first appearance through a cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) thirty years earlier. Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa and Moana all originated from PG-rated films.
The film is Jodi Benson's first film appearance in a Walt Disney Animation Studios film, following her iconic performance as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), twenty-nine years earlier, as well as in its direct-to-video sequel and prequel. Benson also provided the voice of Barbie in Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), both produced by Pixar Animation Studios. She even made a cameo appearance in the Disney live-action/animated film Enchanted (2007), a film that is both an homage to, and a self-parody of, the Disney animated feature films. (The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the films referenced.)
The producers were able to get permission from Lucasfilm to cameo some of the characters from the Star Wars films and to include some jokes in it. However, one character they were unable to do so was Kylo Ren. The script originally had a joke where Vanellope calls Kylo a spoiled child. Upon showing the idea, they requested directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston not show that for it sounded disrespectful for the character who is the principal villain in the current Star Wars trilogy.
Gal Gadot's tough street racer character is based on her role as Gisele in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Shank's role is closer to the one of Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel who plays Baby Groot in the film.
This will be the first time the Disney Princesses will wear 21st century clothing. They usually don't due to their respective movies being period pieces.
Much like the first film, one of the most famous gaming characters Sonic the Hedgehog has a cameo appearance, with his voice actor since 2010 Roger Craig Smith reprising his role. Though his sidekick Miles "Tails" Prower does not appear as well, his previous voice actress from 2010 to 2014 Kate Higgins does voice Princess Aurora, who she's been the current voice of since the 2010s. Smith even voiced Prince Phillip since 2007.
The logo for the movie was made to resemble an app icon, while the "Wreck-It Ralph 2" banner resembles a notification/update.
Alan Tudyk's 6th consecutive Disney animated film after Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014), Zootopia (2016), and Moana (2016) and so far his last.
This will be the screaming goat's third appearance in a 2018 animated film. The first being Smallfoot (2018) and the second being Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018).
Slaughter Race is based on the Twisted Metal (1995) franchise, complete with clown references.
Gal Gadot's first animated film. It is also her first PG-rated film as she regularly appears in theatrical films with the ratings PG-13 and R.
Phil Johnston (voice of The Surge Protector), who had been the screenwriter of Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016), is now the co-director of this Film.
Litwak's Arcade is located in the fictional city of Los Aburridos, California. Aburrido is Spanish for "boring".
Production was put on hold for a year after the film's director, Rich Moore, was called upon to co-direct Zootopia (2016) in March 2015, alongside Byron Howard and Jared Bush.
Snow White has an entirely new voice actress in this film, with Disney writer Pamela Ribon voicing her instead of Katherine Von Till (voice of Snow White since 2013).
When a pigeon lands on Vanellope's finger, it is missing a leg and looks exactly like a pigeon in the Disney movie Enchanted that helps Giselle clean.
Phil Johnston's debut as a film director, following his screenwriting duties on films that include Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016).
This movie will be released 90 years after Mickey Mouse's very first appearance in Steamboat Willie (1928).
Characters from past Disney films will make appearances as fictional characters that Ralph and Vanellope meet on the Internet. This creates a debatable "paradox" as it implies that the world in which the Wreck-It Ralph films take place has a version of the Disney Corporation in it. This creates the question as to whether the version of Disney that exists within the films Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) could have made the Wreck-It Ralph film itself.
John C. Reilly's fourth animated film after 9 (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Sing (2016).
Jodi Benson was announced to be in the film long before the announcement of all the Disney Princesses making an appearance.
Releasing almost exactly 2 years after the previous Disney Animated Feature Film Moana (2016), this is the longest wait between 2 Disney Animated Feature films since The Great Mouse Detective (1986) and Oliver & Company (1988), which released 2 years and 5 months apart.
The sequel is rumored to include characters from PC/console video games, alongside characters from arcade games.
Knowsmore asks if Ralph wants to search for (among other things) "Urkel, as played by Jaleel White." Though TV's Steve Urkel remains White's most famous role, he was also the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in animated shows during the 90's. Sonic appears in this film, though he is not voiced by White.
The first Disney animated film to feature characters from several Disney-owned divisions. There is Pixar (Buzz Lightyear and Merida), Star Wars (storm troopers and C-3PO), MCU (Groot), and the Muppets (Kermit is seen briefly as Vanellope enters Oh My Disney).
This film will be released one day before the 18th Birthday of Auli'i Cravalho (voice of Moana), much like how Moana (2016) was released one day after her 16th Birthday. In addition to releasing one day after the 55th Birthday of Ming-Na Wen (voice of Mulan).
Jodi Benson's 5th Theatrically Released Disney film after The Little Mermaid (1989), Flubber (1997), Toy Story 2 (1999), Enchanted (2007) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
At the beginning of the official trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), the sound of Pac-Man eating pellets from the Atari 2600 port of Pac-Man can be heard while Wreck-It Ralph excitedly walks towards Vanellope.
Originally intended to release in March 2018, but was pushed back to November the same year (the same time the first film released in 2012) to avoid clashing with the live action Disney film A Wrinkle in Time (2018).
The second Walt Disney Animation Studios film to feature the full 2011 Disney opening logo as a closing logo, after Moana (2016).
Director Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer both previously won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Zootopia (2016).
Gal Gadot announced being part of the cast on August 10, 2018, via her Facebook and Instagram pages.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) is the first Walt Disney Animation Studios film released after John Lasseter became CEO of both Disney and Pixar in 2006 to become a franchise. Initially Walt Disney Animation Studios were discouraged from releasing the follow ups to their films prior to 2006 theatrically after the failiure of their first sequel The Rescuers Down Under (1990), thus leading the other sequels/prequels/midquels to films from before Lasseter becoming CEO of all of Disney's Animation areas (except Fantasia 2000 (1999), which is still a WDAS film) to instead release straight-to-Video/DVD by DisneyToon Studios from 1994-2008.
Walt Disney Pictures moved Gigantic's release date to November 21st in the same year for Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), then that film was pushed back again another 2 years after Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) was pushed back from March to November before eventually being scrapped in September 2017, similar to how they moved Monsters University (2013) to June 21, 2013, for the first Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
Like its predecessor Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Super Mario makes no appearance in the game. However, when Ralph and Vanellope are in Spamley's office, a stack of question mark boxes from the Super Mario series can be seen lying in a corner.
The human avatars that are on/in the internet have the general shape as the Funko POP figurines.
Is the first appearance of the Stormtroopers and C3PO in a PG Rated film since Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) released 16 years prior.
Much like with the first film, the first trailer plays the song "I Got a Feeling" by Nick Monaco.
Kristen Bell's 2nd Animated Film of 2018, after Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018).
Reunites Gal Gadot and Vin Diesel from the Fast and Furious franchise, last appearing together in Furious 7 (2015), though they share no scenes together.
Bill Hader and Alfred Molina's second animated film together, after Monsters University (2013).
This is the fifth Walt Disney Animation Studios film to be produced in the widescreen 2.39:1 "scope" aspect ratio, after Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Big Hero 6 (2014), Zootopia (2016) and Moana (2016).
Ming-Na Wen's 3rd video game themed film, after Street Fighter (1994) and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).
Both this film and the first film released the same year as a CGI Dr. Seuss film. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) released the same year as The Lorax (2012), whilst Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) released the same year as The Grinch (2018).
Stan Lee's 3rd theatrically released PG film of the 2010s, after Big Hero 6 (2014) and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018), the former of which is also from Disney, and the latter of which also released in 2018. All of Lee's other theatrical film appearances of the 2010s were Rated PG-13.
It's the very first time that Ralph shows himself to the human world during the day time.
The 4th Animated Film for Jack McBrayer, after Despicable Me (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).
When entering the internet, Ralph says to Venellope that he thinks they are not in Litwak's anymore, as a homage to Dorothy's words to Toto in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Disney's fifth animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Finding Dory (2016) and Incredibles 2 (2018).
In the trailer, where the green internet cruiser takes Ralph to the DarkWeb, and tells him not to look at Double Dan's "little brother", which Ralph does though (with great effort not to), is similar to another scene in another Disney movie. In the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians (1996), when Jasper and Horace are about to meet Cruella De Vil's personal taxidermist, Mr. Skinner, Jasper gives Horace a lecture of what not to do with Skinner ("Don't look at the horrendous scar on his neck" and "Don't talk to him") all of which Horace does anyway when Skinner appears.
The voice cast includes five former or current "Saturday Night Live" cast members: Bill Hader, Alex Moffat, Horatio Sanz, Sarah Silverman and Melissa Villasenor.
The fourth animated film from Disney to have a voice character of Bill Hader, after Monsters University (2013), Inside Out (2015) and Finding Dory (2016), as well as the first of the four not to have any involvement from Pixar Animation Studios.
Like the first Wreck-It Ralph (2012), this film released the same year as a film in Sony Animation's Hotel Transylvania Franchise. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) released the same year as Hotel Transylvania (2012), whilst Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) released the same year as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
The third Walt Disney Animation Studios film to not be accompanied by a short film, after Tangled (2010) and Zootopia (2016).
Alfred Molina's 3rd Animated Film, after Rango (2011) and Monsters University (2013).
Ali Wong's 3rd Animated Film, after The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017), the former of which is also video game based.
Tim Allen's 2nd PG Rated Disney film, following The Santa Clause (1994) released 24 years prior. All of Allen's other Disney films (eg., the Toy Story franchise and the other 2 films in The Santa Clause franchise) were all rated G.
Judy Reyes, Grant Show, Ana Ortiz, Susan Lucci, Tom Irwin, Rebecca Wisocky and Edy Ganem all starred in Devious Maids (2013).
The first Walt Disney Animation Studios film to use the short 2011 Disney closing logo, since Zootopia (2016).
The very popular YouTuber, DanTDM provides the voice of eBoy in the UK release of the film.
The eighth Disney's computer-animated sequel, after Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Finding Dory (2016), Cars 3 (2017) and Incredibles 2 (2018).
Bill Hader and Alan Tudyk have also appeared in films of 20th Century Fox's Ice Age franchise on separate occasions. Tudyk was in the first, second and fourth films while Hader was in the third film.
HIDDEN MICKEY REFERENCE - at one point Ralph whistles part of the theme to 'Steamboat Willie' (1928), the first Mickey Mouse cartoon film.