Technically, Vanellope von Schweetz has always been a Disney princess – it’s actually a huge plot point in Wreck-It Ralph. (Um, sorry, spoiler alert.)
Now, in the sequel, she’ll get to meet all the other Disney princesses out there. Every single one.
In a clip shown at Disney’s D23 expo, Vanellope and Ralph are tooling around the intenet when they head over to OhMyDisney.com — which, in the world of this movie, looks basically like Disney World meets Comic-Con. Among all the celebrities are a bunch of “perfect models of femininity”; i.e., the princesses.
And we do mean the princesses.
Disney Animation has gotten all the voices of the classic princesses to reprise their roles
Disney Animation has gotten all the voices of the classic princesses to reprise their roles for Ralph Breaks the Internet – including Ming-Na Wen as Mulan, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Jodi Benson as Ariel, Paige O’Hara as Belle, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Irene Bedard as Pocahontas, Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Kelly Macdonald as Merida, Kristen Bell as Anna, and Auli’i Cravalho as Moana.
Vanellope (voiced once again by Sarah Silverman) decides she’s gonna “mess” with them, and follows them into a mode. The princesses look ready to attack at first, until Vanellope explains that she herself is a princess.
What follows is a laugh-out-loud hilarious send-up of Disney princess tropes. “Do you have daddy issues?” one princess asks Vanellope.
“I don’t even have a mom,” she responds – to which all the princesses reply in unison, “Neither do we!”
While Vanellope hasn’t been kidnapped or poisoned, and while she hasn’t traded her voice to a sea witch in exchange for legs (“Who would do that?!” exclaims Vanellope), she does fit the princess trope in one important way: “Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up?” asks another princess.
Before long, Vanellope’s taught the princesses about sweatshirts and leggings (“Princess Vanellope, the queen of comfort!” one princess sighs), and the ladies have opened up about the real problems beneath their picture-perfect appearances.
Turns out Snow White’s actually got terrible eyesight, and Jasmine’s allergic to cats, and no one understands Merida’s thick brogue. (“She’s from the other studio,” whispers a princess.)
The bonding sesh is interrupted by a familiar gold robot, who informs the ladies they’re scheduled for a show in five minutes. “Why, thank you, R2-D2,” says a princess.
“You know he hates to be called that,” says another, adding, “We’ll be right there, BB-8!”
C-3PO is (as you’d expect) quite put out by all this. “‘You’re good with princesses,’ they said,” he mutters to himself. “‘You’ll love this job,’ they said.”
It’s a fantastic, hilarious scene that parodies all your favorite Disney classics with good-natured affection – and it’s a potent reminder that when it comes to beloved brands and charming characters, Disney’s second to none in the business.
Just ask Iron Man as he flies by, or the Stormtroopers guarding the princesses’ door.