Extended Ralph Breaks the Internet Clip Brings More Disney Princess Goodness
Despite not having seen the original Wreck-It Ralph, my excitement for Ralph Breaks the Internet really surrounds the Disney Princess cameos.
Not only is this going to be one of the few times that all the Disney Princess will have an opportunity to interact with each other (shoutout to Disney’s House of Mouse) and with the full power of Disney behind it, we get the return of all of the original voice actresses, save for the original three: Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora.
In the clip, we get an extended look at the scene where Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) meets all the “traditional” Disney Princesses. They interrogate her on her princess-ness, asking if she’s been cursed, kidnapped, poisoned, or if she has magical animal companions, of which Vanellope has none. However, they do bond over the princess stereotype that their lives got better after a big strong man saved them.
It’s a line that makes me laugh because … I get it: Take that, feminist Disney discourse! And to a degree, I get where they’re coming from, but are we going to sit here and act like that’s an unfair reading for some of those movies? Not to mention that when you end your stories with an implied happily ever after, with an exception of a few, what are we supposed to think?
But whatever. They gave us Moana, so I’m going to be nice.
According to Comicbook, the directors, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, said that the voice actresses had a lot to do with how their characters were portrayed in the final version of the movie:
“We did the scene first with temp voices, so we knew what the scene was all about when we went to them, and we sent them the script so everyone knew what the scene was like and we thought, I hope everyone’s game to do something that’s part irreverent but respectful of their characters at the same time. And every single actor that we went to loved the idea and actually when they came in helped elevate the comedy or the scene as an actor does, and would point out, well, my character wouldn’t say it like that, she would say it a little bit more like that. And it just added that extra layer of authenticity to the princesses.”
And despite my feminist Disney discourse hat, I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with some of my childhood icons, especially if it includes loungewear.
Ralph Breaks the Internet hit theaters on November 21st.
(via Comicbook, image: Disney)
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