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Disney Releases New Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Disney animation fans got a special treat today, with the release of a brand new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The trailer shows off the latest adventure where Ralph and friends have to travel into the Internet to find a replacement part for Sugar Rush.

As you can imagine, this is going to be a strange world for Ralph. The trailer is full of a ton of Internet references and it also has Disney references everywhere, whether it’s Marvel, Star Wars or nearly every Disney princess together in one room.

Here’s the official description from Disney:

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 leaves Litwoak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site ‘BuzzzTube.’

Sounds like fun. Hopefully, the sequel will be as good as the original Wreck-it Ralph. We’ll have to wait until November 21, 2018 to find out for sure.

 

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