One big aspect of the upcoming sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet, is most definitely their use of the Disney princesses. At least year’s D23, the scene between Vanellope and these princesses was shown of, and the trailer that hit a couple months back also had that scene at its focus.
In a new piece from EW, actress Sarah Silverman, who plays Vanellope discussed how cool it was that her character now existed in the same canon as the rest of the Disney princesses, saying:
“I’m very proud of my character being a Disney princess with a human waist. I love that she is a princess but wears, like, a hoodie, and she inspires them all to wear comfortable clothes. It didn’t really cross my mind that I’m a Disney princess — like, that I’m canon— until we all met this year, and I got a little choked up. It’s corny, I know, but I was like, ‘Oh s—t, right. I’m this Jewish, comfortable-clothes-wearing Disney princess. How cool is that?”
If you want to take a look a new image, which shows Vanellope hanging out with the princesses in comfortable nightwear, CLICK HERE.
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Co-director Phil Johnston also discussed how seeing these princesses sort of let their hair down is very much in keeping with the spirit of the franchise, saying:
“It’s what Wreck-It Ralph was about: What happens when the arcade is closed and how do these characters behave when no one’s looking? And it’s very similar to what happens when you’re backstage in the princesses’ dressing room. What do they do? What do they look like? What do they talk about?”
Johnston’s co-director Rich Moore also had some stuff to say about that same subject, really emphasizing the relatability (or lack thereof) of these characters in their own films, and how they looked to fix that in Ralph Breaks the Internet:
“To be able to work with these characters in a way that’s funny and human… they’re so iconic, but to me, they felt like they were frozen in another time that made it hard for me to kind of identify with or understand them. That’s just me personally, [but] I think what’s fun about that scene is that this is really adding a facet to them that makes them feel like real people.”
Personally, I think this is good fun. Now, more than ever, I think many kids growing up will be able to truly relate to these characters and see that, even if they’re animated.
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