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.
A non-speaking Stan Lee avatar can be seen in a brief cameo while traversing the Internet.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Merida and Buzz Lightyear are the first characters from a Pixar Film to make their first full appearance in a film not by Pixar.
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).
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.
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."
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
WILHELM SCREAM: [53:42]Heard during the stormtrooper chase sequence, when Vanellope kicks the stormtrooper into the transport.
The calendar on the computer at the beginning of the film is Wednesday 11/21. The film's release day.
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.
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.)
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.
There is a short scene transition clip when the princesses change into a more casual outfit that is from the old Batman (1966) TV series, with the Batman logo changed into the Disney castle.
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).
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.
The logo for the movie was made to resemble an app icon, while the "Wreck-It Ralph 2" banner resembles a notification/update.
Litwak's Arcade is located in the fictional city of Los Aburridos, California. Aburrido is Spanish for "boring".
HIDDEN MICKEY REFERENCE - at one point Ralph whistles part of the theme to Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon film.
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).
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.
When Ralph goes down to the OlderNet to look for his cookie-heart hero medal that Vanellope threw away, some features of the OlderNet include Dial-Up Modems, GeoCities, Public Chatrooms, and Y2K survival kits.
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone in the "Princesses Room" is an official Disney Princess. Anna, Elsa, and Moana, despite being in the room, aren't official Disney Princesses. However, the most probable reason why Disney included them anyway is because of their popularity amongst audiences; thus leaving them out of that scene would have most audiences confused. Also, not everyone is familiar with the official Disney Princess lineup, which only includes Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida.
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).
In the credits a transport is labeled with the IP address 220.127.116.11, which resolves to disneyanimation.
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).
There is a scene where Vanellope is singing. The scene includes her dancing and singing among the characters of the game she longs to join. One shot takes place in the middle of the street on an intersection where on the bottom left corner of the screen, we see a man dressed in white turn the corner on the sidewalk while dancing to the music. His attire, dancing style, and setting the scene took place could be a possible reference to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" video, where Michael is seen walking on a similar looking sidewalk in a sketchy and beaten down area of town.
Phil Johnston's debut as a film director, following his screenwriting duties on films that include Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016).
Jodi Benson was announced to be in the film long before the announcement of all the Disney Princesses making an appearance.
When Wreck it Ralph makes the viral videos for hearts, he does a hot pepper eating challenge.. This video clip is almost scene by scene to the viral video made by Glo'zell, a Youtuber who also plays in the movie as one of Shank's friends.
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.
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.
John C. Reilly's fourth animated film after 9 (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Sing (2016).
This movie will be released 90 years after Mickey Mouse's very first appearance in Steamboat Willie (1928).
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).
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.
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).
At one point Ralph gets angry and breaks a sign in the Internet resulting in crushing an avatar. When they break to the user that avatar represents, we can see that it's Colleen Ballinger, also known as famous YouTuber Miranda Sings.
The sequel is rumored to include characters from PC/console video games, alongside characters from arcade games.
During the princess "pajama party" scene, Aurora has a T-shirt that reads "Nap Queen", Elsa has one that says "Just Let It Go", Moana has one that reads "#Shiny" and Snow White has a picture of a poisonous apple.
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).
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).
Since the internet is an international network the closing credits feature several foreign buttons, including "Planen Sie Ihren Urlaub" ("Plan your holiday" in German), "Mausklick" ("mouse click" in German), "magnifico" ("Magnificent" in Italian), "Dé a sitio web super poderes!" ("Give the website superpowers" in Spanish), "La petite mademoiselle" ("The little miss" in French) "A'a I'ka Hula, Waiho I Ka Maka'u I Ka Hale" ("Dare to dance, leave the shame at home" in Hawaiiain) etc.
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.
The human avatars that are on/in the internet have the general shape as the Funko POP figurines.
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).
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 failure 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.
Ming-Na Wen's 3rd video game themed film, after Street Fighter (1994) and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001). Chun-Li who appears as a background character at Litwick's Arcade was portrayed by Ming-Na Wen in the Street Fighter movie. But for this film, she doesn't voice Chun-Li.
Alongside Incredibles 2 (2018) this is one of the only animated films from Disney of 2018 to use profanity which is a reason of the film's PG rating.
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.
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.
At 00:53:43, the scene after Vanellope runs from the Stormtroopers, a mini Darth Maul can be seen in the bottom left of the crowd of avatars. Also a green skinned woman, who must represent GotG's Gamora, is clearly visible in the middle of the crowd.
It's the very first time that Ralph shows himself to the human world during the day time.
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.
The voice cast includes five former or current "Saturday Night Live" cast members: Bill Hader, Alex Moffat, Horatio Sanz, Sarah Silverman and Melissa Villasenor.
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).
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).
The 4th Animated Film for Jack McBrayer, after Despicable Me (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).
The very popular YouTuber, DanTDM provides the voice of eBoy in the UK release of the film.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
Alfred Molina's 3rd Animated Film, after Rango (2011) and Monsters University (2013).
Judy Reyes, Grant Show, Ana Ortiz, Susan Lucci, Tom Irwin, Rebecca Wisocky and Edy Ganem all starred in Devious Maids (2013).
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.
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).
The third animated film to use the musical sequence, after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
Even though Double Dan is voiced by Alfred Molina the character sounded more like Bad Bill from Rango (2011) who was voiced by Ray Winstone. Coincidentally Molina and Winstone have worked together in that film.
The bunny that explodes after eating too many pancakes is reminiscent of a scene at [1:23:50] in The Meaning of Life (1983) where Mr. Creosote explodes after eating a wafer.
The first Walt Disney Animation Studios film to use the short 2011 Disney closing logo, since Zootopia (2016).
The third Walt Disney Animation Studios film to not be accompanied by a short film, after Tangled (2010) and Zootopia (2016).
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.
Disney's fourth computer-animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Finding Dory (2016) and Incredibles 2 (2018).
The second computer-animated film to use the musical sequence, after Sausage Party (2016).
In the game where Ralph & Vanellope force fed the cat and the rabbit, the rabbit explodes from eating a stack of pancakes. This is reminiscent of Mr. Creosote in the opening scene of The Meaning of Life (1983).
The second animated film to be rated PG for some action and rude humor by the MPAA, after Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).