We got the best news today at D23 Expo! During the panel “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films,” hosted by John Lasseter, it was revealed that Taraji P. Henson will be playing a new character in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2! Not only that, Oh My Disney got an amazing shoutout in the form of a future namedrop by her character!
Let’s set the scene: Yesss is the new character voiced by Taraji P. Henson, who is “an algorithm: the heart and soul of a trend making site called Buzzaholic,” said directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston.
Yesss meets with Ralph and Vanellope, and “takes these two newbies on a tour of the world wide web,” said Sarah Silverman, who voices Vanellope in the movie. It is on this tour that Oh My Disney is mentioned. We just can’t get over this news! It’s the purest thing we’ve heard all day.
We were even able to watch a clip from the moment in the film that this happens! In the clip, Vanellope gets to meet the Disney Princesses, in one of the most incredible scenes we’ve ever seen. Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel), Paige O’Hara (voice of Belle), Linda Larkin (voice of Jasmine), Irene Bedard (voice of Pocahontas), Anika Noni Rose (voice of Tiana), Mandy Moore (voice of Rapunzel), Auli’i Cravalho (voice of Moana), and Kelly Macdonald (voice of Merida) reprised their roles in the scene and also took the stage at D23 Expo. You can guarantee that we were more delighted than we ever thought possible, and will be smiling about this for days, weeks, maybe years!
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is being directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, and will be in theatres November 21, 2018.