Every Geek Likes a Good Easter Egg…
What about a BUNCH of easter egg goodies?
This is what we found in Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet 2nd movie trailer !
Let’s waste no time, shall we! The original “Wreck-It Ralph” came out in 2012, leaving the creativity and imagination of all nerds, and video game geeks alike to bask in the glory of hidden easter eggs throughout the movie. Some that were most iconic and identifiable were “AERITH LIVES” – a direct reference to “Final Fantasy,” the high score at the top of the Wreck-It Ralph arcade cabinet being “120501,” a shout to Disney’s creator, Walt Disney’s birthday of December 5th, 1901, and even including the *infamous* Konami Kode when King Candy goes to modify Sugar Rush’s inner coding.
There were not-so-subtle easter eggs too, but we’re not here to talk about Q*bert basically stealing the spotlight.
A Different Kind of Walk Through
Starting at the very beginning of the official “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” -before even the video starts- we notice that the logo for the new movie is suppose to resemble a phone app with the number “2” being a notifications bubble. Already, we can understand that some time has passed since the original Mr. Litwak’s arcade; hinting we have some awesome updates in store. Next, Ralph rudely wakes up President Vanellop–wait, just Vanellope? Ok. Fine.
Next, Ralph wakes up Vanellope and tells her that they’re taking a trip to the internet. We’re not yet sure WHY they’re going, but rumors circulated that Sugar Rush has broken down, and they need new coding to fix it. Once you see our big friendly not-hobo and not-President take off down a ‘wire’ to the internet, we can’t help but notice that Vanellope is in a BLUE ‘pill’ like transport … vehicle? and Ralph is in a RED ‘pill’ like transport vehicle. Some Matrix references there.
Can’t go into a different universe without that movie having a shout-out. How could it be ignored that the popular Daft Punk‘s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is the theme as they take off into the world wide web?
— Wreck-It Ralph (@wreckitralph) February 26, 2018
The two protagonists enter the main ‘space,’ there is a sensory overload of awesome stuff to notice. First, we most definitely see ‘CISCO’ fly by on the left side, followed up with a large and hard-to-miss ‘AMAZON’ box. A few blue birds are passed by; they’re chirping to one another … or maybe they’re ‘tweeting’ — as the sounds they are making are remarkably familiar. What are these little bird chatting about? Grumpy Cat, of course.
The next ten seconds go by quick so it’s hard to see them all; Snapchat, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, LadBible, Carvana and more are in the ‘Social Media District.’ If you look even closer, just to the right of the center, we notice what may be a ‘Gaming District’ as the Grand Tourismo logo is projected above a building; right above a large screen with what appears to be a Tetris game on it. It flashes to a new section of the ‘city’ and immediately we see a huge, towering ‘GOOGLE’ followed by IMDB in the lower right corner.
Zooming out, you notice National Geographic being displayed proudly on the upper left side. In the bottom right we see some Japanese-styled writing. On top of the building, it says ‘ONLINE’ followed by a ‘logo’ that looks awfully similar to that of popular anime ‘FLCL’ or ‘Fooley Cooley’ with matching typography style.
Only a Minute –
– but there is so much left to uncover.
The “Wreck-it Ralph” trailer continues when Vanellope asks to go to a ‘super intense and really nuts.’ Did you see the ’24-Hour Photoshop’ store right next to the Knowledge Searchbar ? The little purple guy helping our dynamic duo freaks out momentarily only to land back down and tell Vanellope he’s only found one result to her request.
Greeted with a beautiful sight of “Oh My Disney!” (a real, fanatic website), stylized to look like South Harbor Drive in Anaheim, CA which can be recognized as the location for Disneyland, CA! The silhouette of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, akin to the one in Disneyland, adorns the bright red OhMyDisney Banner. On either side of the castle, you can see ‘hotels’ displayed, also like on the street leading to Disneyland.
Once inside, this trailer gets really wacky.
Vanellope very quickly encounters the Disney Princesses (we’ll come back to this) but also runs into Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh for a brief dialogue. Flying by her at top speed is non other than Marvel’s Iron Man. He quickly zooms around Vanellope to Marvel ‘headquarters’ that we can now see located inside of OhMyDisney. Along with the word ‘Marvel,’ we see Captain American’s Shield, Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir, and Iron Man’s Repulsor Gauntlet. Marvel isn’t the only one that has an HQ at OhMyDisney.
The Muppets, Star Wars, Disney Animation, and Pixar can all be seen inside with tons of other little sneaky things filled in. Here are just a few we spotted;
- balloon-floating house from “Up!”
- An X-Wing
- Millenium Falcon
- Death Star
- Statue of R2-D2
- Statue of Dumbo
- Mickey as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Official Movie Posters from the original Disney Princess Movies
- Captain Hook’s ship, the Jolly Rodger
- Big Ben
- Eve (from Wall-E)
- Arlo (The Good Dinosaur)
- Celia Mae (Monsters Inc.)
- Toy Story Star Ball
- Luxo Jr. (The ‘I’ lamp in ‘Pixar’)
- Flag with Lilo and Nani.
- Number ’33’ (reference to elusive Club 33)
Here Comes the Fuzz …
Watch out !
Our sweet, Princess-not-President-but-self-proclaimed-not-Princess, finds herself caught by Storm Troopers who chase her down, leading her to do her trusty glitching through a door labeled ‘PRINCESSES.’ In a flash, Vanellope is surrounded by almost all the classic Disney princesses–Jasmine is weilding Genie’s lamp, Cinderella smashes off the end of her glass slipper, and Pocahontas with her staff (complete with Colors of the Wind, as depicted with the fall leaves rushing around her.) She asked if she has magic hair by Rapunzel, or magic hands by QUEEN Elsa.
Vanellope is asked if animals talk to her, and then we see Jasmine with tiger Raja, Cinderella with Gusgus and Mary, the mice who help make her dress, and Meeko the raccoon with Pocahontas. More princesses are equipped with their usual; Moana with her oar, Merida with her bow, drawn and ready, Rapunzel with a cast iron frying pan, Belle has a book in her clutches, and Snow White has a poison apple. You also witness Tiana pulling Aurora away from pricking herself on a spinning wheel.
This is just the tip of the iceberg!
If you want to watch the remaining 2 minutes of trailer, click the video below!
Out on Thanksgiving, 2018 !