Rich Moore’s first Wreck-It Ralph is one of the finest movies in the current Disney animation renaissance. He further cemented his place among the great animation directors working today with 2016’s Zootopia. This long-awaited sequel, which brings Ralph and Vanellope to the internet, initially looks like a somewhat better version of The Emoji Movie from the first half of this trailer, with easy gags about specific popular websites. But once they enter what is essentially an online version of Disneyland, this becomes absolutely hilarious, with self-aware gags on how Disney princesses are perceived, and how things become a “thing” on the internet. I have faith in Moore, and even if this sequel doesn’t live up to the original, I expect a clever, engaging adventure.
Ralph will break the internet on November 21.