Ralph Breaks the Internet is here and we’re ready to share our favorite Easter Eggs from the movie.
We love a good Easter Egg post, so here all the Wreck-it Ralph 2 Easter Eggs in Ralph Breaks the Internet, from other Disney properties to pop culture, Ralph Breaks the Internet Easter Eggs and cameos are funny and hit all the bases.
You may have missed the first Stan Lee post-mortem cameo (RIP, good man) and a slew of other incredible cameos, Wreck-it Ralph 2 Easter Eggs, including 80s arcade games Disney properties, and call backs to the first movie.
WARNING: This post contains major spoilers. If you haven’t seen Ralph Breaks the Internet, turn back now.
Throw Back to the First Movie, Wreck-It Ralph
May the Force Be With You
- I’m starting with one of my favorites that can also be seen in the trailer. Mr. Litwak, the owner of the Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade, has some pretty fun collectibles in his office, but the Star Wars nerd in me can’t help but notice the Star Wars plates above his shoulder! There’s one with a Yoda and one with a roaring Chewbacca.
- We’ll see some more Star Wars references later on.
- Speaking of Mr. Litwak, that guy is still sporting the same old Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade marquee sign and Suzy or “Svzy” is celebrating her 11th birthday (she was turning 5 the last time we saw this sign almost 6 years ago). His update sign shows they have Wifi in the arcade, or “W1F1.” He really needs some new letters.
Cookie Credits and Pancake Milkshake Game
Fun Bun & Cookie Credit
- The stacks of pancakes that Ralph feeds Fun Bun in the game in the trailer, which is in the cookie credit at the end of the movie, is also floating behind a building in the skyline when Ralph and Vanellope first land in the Internet.
- If you're a John Cleese fan, you may even catch a reference to an iconic Monty Python skit during a game of “Pancake Milkshake.” (Although, you may have caught it during the trailer, too.)
Cookie Credit, Part 2
- Ralph and Vanellope end up inside a mobile game on a little girl's tablet where Ralph is feeding bunny pancakes, over and over again. That little girl looks really familiar—she looks just like baby Moana, and the mom even refers to her as “Mo.”
- In the second end credit scene, there is a reference to the Frozen 2 movie releasing November 22, 2019.
eBay Sale Items
- In the background of eBay, there are several well-known Disney items for up for bid: Rapunzel’s frying pan, Vladimir's unicorn from Tangled, and the magic lamp from Aladdin. Aladdin’s Magic Lamp is going for $30. I’d definitely buy it for that price. We love this Aladdin Easter Egg in Wreck-it Ralph 2.
- Oh, and to add to the fun, Brian Curless, the reigning U.S. auctioneering champion, is the voice of one of the eBay auctioneers.
“E. Schiele” Painting Sad Kitten
Interestingly enough, there is a real artist named Egon Schiele from the early 20th century. The Austrian artist was an early Expressionist painter, widely known for his overtly-sexual portraits, which included many nude self-portraits. His work is often spoken about because of its three-dimensionality and “a display of unparalleled graphic virtuosity.”
I was unable to find a sad kitten painting. But I find there could be a potential connection with the overly “bulging baby eyes” to draw one in and the fact that Ralph goes to the Dark Web later a potential connection. It’s also possible it’s an internal joke that means nothing. But rarely do these names mean nothing in these movies.
Arcade Classics and other Video Games
- Check out this Nintendo Easter Egg in Wreck-it Ralph 2: Mario was mentioned in the first Wreck-It Ralph movie, but we never actually saw him. The trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet featured a massive toadstool hologram vomiting a rainbow in the city—yeah, you know that’s the Rainbow Road. There’s also a Goomba-looking creature on a billboard when Ralph and Vanellope land in the Internet!
- Other video games in Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade include Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Virtua Cop, Sega Saturn.
- When Ralph and Vanellope visit the Powered by Knowsmore Searchbar the music is same music from the Pokémon franchise, heard when your character heads into the Pokémon Center in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.
Apps, Websites, and Pop-ups
When Ralph and Vanellope first land in the Internet, they are bombarded with signs and pop-ups for Internet companies, many of which are real: Amazon, Google, IMDb, SnapChat, Trip Advisor, Twitter, and YouTube Red.
At one point in the movie, Ralph goes to the Dark Web (because, of course, he does!) and they even make reference to viruses and such. We love these Wreck-it Ralph 2 Easter Eggs!
VIRUS ALERT – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Vanellope befriends a tough and talented driver in an intense online racing game, leaving Ralph feeling left out, confused and willing to do anything to preserve his friendship with Vanellope. But even with the best intentions, Ralph’s efforts don’t always go as planned—particularly when he enlists the help of Double Dan, the proprietor of the dark web’s apothecary. Massive, slimy and decidedly creepy with a second head called Little Dan tucked into his neck folds, Double Dan formulates destructive viruses. ©2018 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
Oh My Disney!
Here Ralph and Vaneloppe run into a slew of Disney properties, and I’m sure we missed more than half of the Ralph Breaks the Internet Easter Eggs in this sequence alone there are so many! It’s packed with Easter Eggs from Marvel Studios, Star Wars, Pixar Animation Studios, Muppets, and more with loads of hard-to-spot easter eggs.
- Vanellope stops to talk to Eeyore and spots Iron Man in a flyover. Follow him to the portal where you’ll see his repulsor gloves, Captain America’s iconic shield, and Thor’s Mjolnir.
- Later on in this scene, Vanellope bumps into Stan Lee in a hallway as she is running from the Stormtroopers. We love this Stan Lee Easter Egg in Wreck-it Ralph 2.
There are numerous Star Wars Easter Eggs in this Oh My Disney sequence, beyond the one we see in Mr. Liwak’s office early on in the movie. We see the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star hovering above the Star Wars portal. R2-D2 is near an exit and there’s a Sandcrawler. A TIE Fighter and an X-Wing are fighting overhead. Vanellope is nearly carted off by First Order Stormtroopers for advertising her pop-up. Darth Vader is spotted by the Star Wars portal. Stay tuned, because C-3PO has a cameo with the Disney Princesses.
Hi, Ho! Kermit the Frog, here! Sure, the giant Kermit head above The Muppet Show portal is an obvious one, but there’s more. The logo from Disney’s The Muppets (2011) big screen version is visible. And as Vaneloppe is being chased by the First Order Stormtroopers, to the left you’ll spot Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
Disney Animation Studios
- Of course, there are bound to be a significant number of Easter Eggs from Disney Animation Studios since it’s the studio that created the film, and they always include a bunch from their own creators.
- Dumbo, the lovable big-eared flying elephant, is hanging out right in front of the Disney Animation Studios portal. To the right of the portal, you’ll spy clips from favorite animated productions such as Big Ben and the pirate ship from Peter Pan (1953), as well as the surfing sequence from Lilo & Stitch (2002). On the opposite side of the room during Iron Man's flyover, you can spot posters for Bambi and Sleeping Beauty (1942).
- At the top of the Disney Animation portal is Sorcerer Mickey from Fantastia (1940). Surrounding the famous pointy hat are clips from Alice in Wonderland (1951), Lady and the Tramp (1955), and The Lion King (1994).
- To your right, between the Star Wars and Disney Animation Portals, you can see a snippet of the ‘Hakuna Matata’ sequence from The Lion King as well as a Steamboat Willie short (1928). Below those clips is a scene from Moana (2016)
- A teaser poster for Big Hero 6 (2014) and its heroes Hiro Hamada and Baymax are situated to your left (near Kermit), and a scene from Brother Bear (2003) sits between Kermit and the Millenium Falcon to your right.
- Theatrical posters for the Walt Disney classics Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959), and The Jungle Book (1967) decorate the walls of the Disney Animation Studios portal.
- Nick Wilde from Zootopia (2016) can be seen eating a popsicle on stage as Vanellope races by him.
Pixar Animation Studios
- The Pixar Animation Studios portal is fashioned after the real-life Pixar Animation Studios entryway in Emeryville, California.
- The portal is adorned with the familiar blue sky and white clouds wallpaper that hangs in Andy’s room in the Toy Story trilogy. Both Luxo Jr. and the Luxo Ball from Pixar’s famous Luxo, Jr. short (1986) are—of course—present.
- Standing outside of the Pixar Animation Studios portal are EVE from WALL-E (2008) and Arlo of The Good Dinosaur (2015).
- Look to the left and you’ll see a scream canister from Monster’s, Inc. (2001) and during that Iron Man flyover, on the other side of the room, you’ll spot scenes from Cars (2006) and Finding Dory (2016).
- Look to the bottom right, and you’ll see a scene with a photo opp featuring Toy Story (1995), which was Pixar’s first feature-length animated film (and the first-ever full-length CG-animated film).
Ready for more? Okay, we’ll keep going. Let’s move on to the Disney Princesses.
These ladies are fun.
The Disney Princesses are first seen in line interacting with fans (many of whom are sporting their Mickey Ears, just like the ones seen at Disney parks and resorts around the world).
The Disney Princess line-up, from left to right includes:
- Belle, Beauty and the Beast (1991)
- Tiana, The Princess and the Frog (2009)
- Aurora, Sleeping Beauty 1959)
- Cinderella (Cinderella, (1950)
- Merida, Pixar’s Brave (2012)
- Mulan, Mulan (1998)
- Elsa, Frozen (2013)
- Anna, Frozen (2013)
- Rapunzel, Tangled (2010)
- Ariel, The Little Mermaid (1989)
- Moana, Moana (2016)
- Pocahontas, Pocahontas (1995)
- Jasmine, Aladdin (1992)
- Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Did you know that every living voice actress returned to voice their respective Disney character? The only one not in the movie is the original voice of Snow White.
Okay, this is where it gets super fun with the Easter Eggs. The Disney Princess Scene with the off-duty princesses has some super fun call-backs to the OG Princesses. So Vanellope glitches and hops into the off-duty princess room to avoid getting captured by the Stormtroopers. The princesses are all chatting and discuss how they all hate that they are none too happy that they are continually being rescued by “big strong men.” Vanellope is all too happy to teach them a thing or two about being strong and independent.
They also notice Vanellope’s not-so-fancy princess attire and decide they all need similar “off-duty” garments and Cinderella suggests her mice can make them. The next scene is all the princesses in their dressed down outfits, each with a call-back to their origin stories:
- Cinderella’s blue shirt has a picture of a pumpkin-shaped coach, with “G2G” for “got to go” on the front.
- Elsa is lying on the floor with a shirt that states “Just Let It Go” on the front of her s with snowflakes; she's holding a milkshake, because, duh, it's frozen—but it also looks JUST LIKE the one Pankcake Milkshake game.
- Mulan is rocking a varsity-style jacket with Mushu embroidered on both sides.
- Jasmine’s shirt has the Genie’s hand holding up three fingers and the word “Wishes.”
- Belle’s shirt has the silhouette of the Beast with “BFF” knocked out of the image and the text “Best Friends Forever” written below.
- Merida’s shirt has an image of one of her brothers when they are bears and the word “Mum” written below.
- Anna’s top features a picture of a sandwich that says “Finish Each Other’s” written in it, a nod to the “we finish each other's…sandwiches?” in the song ‘Love is an Open Door,' from Frozen.
- Tiana’s top says “NOLA” with a crown logo from the movie in the “O” and she has Starbucks-style cup with the Disney castle on it.
- Moana has a t-shirt that says “Shiny” with artwork of Tamatoa on her shirt, a nod to the song ‘Shiny’ from Moana.
- Snow White wears a shirt with a picture of a red apple dripping in green slime and the word “Poison” overlayed. Snow is embracing her past, so much so that if you look at the mirror when Snow holds up the apple in this scene, you’ll get a glimpse of the Evil Queen.
- Ariel’s shirt says “Gizmos & Whooz-Its & Whats-Its & Snarfblats & Dinglehoppers,” a nod to her song “Part of Your World.”
- Pocahontas’ shirt says “Blue Corn Moon” with a picture of a wolf howling at the moon.
- Aurora’s shirt says “Nap Queen” hinting at her being cursed and asleep for all those years.
- Rapunzel's pajamas are the same pink and purple hues as used in her traditional gown with gold highlights.
What Easter Eggs did we miss in our collection of Wreck it Ralph 2 Easter Eggs?
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