Everything You Need to Know from D23's Disney and Pixar Panel


All of these colorful characters are brought together through a new character named Yesss, voiced by Taraji P. Henson.

During the Pixar and Disney Animation panel at the biannual D23 Expo - the exposition convention for The Official Disney Fan Club - a short preview of the arcade game movie revealed a grand get-together of cinema's most familiar faces. Henson will play a highly intelligent algorithm named Yesss who partners with Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) as they dig through the Internet in search of a part that will fix a break in Sugar Rush. She's the head of a website called Buzzaholic (see what they did there?) and takes Ralph and Vanellope on a tour of web.

We're about to get a look at the upcoming animated slate, likely including such films as The Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Coco, and much more.

Disney's princesses tales have been criticized by some for portraying female leads as helpless and in need of rescuing by a man, such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. In order to save her skin, Vanellope tells the Princesses that she, too, is a Princess - which she is!

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"Those ideal models of femininity are the princesses", Yesss explains.

That's where Vanellope will meet the aforementioned princesses, who will all be voiced by their original vocal talent. Vannelope finds them not to be as ideal as she thought, and they accept her as one of them. What follows is a sharp send-up of decades of Disney princess history as Elsa (in a shirt that says "Just Let It Go"), Aurora ("Nap Queen"), Moana ("Shiny"), and an incomprehensibly Scottish Merida ("Mum") mercilessly skewer princess stereotypes.

C-3PO comes to give princesses a five minute call time to show. "Incredibles 2" flies into theaters on June 15, 2018. A fun video shows a slew of models and other designers talking about the talent of the wonderful visionary Edna Mode (watch it above). With his father distracted, the infant engages in battle with a marauding raccoon, deploying an assortment of powers from self-immolation and eye lasers to telekinesis and cloning.

Given that the fourth Toy Story installment won't premiere until Summer 2019, Pixar had even less footage to show during this presentation.