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Live Updates from the D23 Disney Animation Panel!

15 July 2017

During Disney's D23 Expo animation panel, fans got a look at the first details of Toy Story 4 - including an answer to the big question: who will direct the film?

Brad Bird will again be directing and writing this Incredibles tale, which Lasseter described as "such a special story". Yes, a large part of Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes place in a world devoted to Disney products and characters, as though Ralph and Vanellope had stumbled into a Disneyland gift shop writ large. Starring as Yesss, she'll be a the guide who shows Ralph and Vanellope around the internet after they're accidentally uploaded to the world wide web.

Wreck-It Ralph 2 is set to feature characters from Star Wars and Marvel.

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They then swap their gowns for t-shirts and sweat trousers and discuss the challenges of being flawless - Snow White shows off her thick glasses and Princess Jasmine reveals she's allergic to cats despite having a pet tiger.

Lasseter also showed concept footage of a plane breaking a sound barrier test from a secretive and untitled new film set for an April 2019 release. There are even nods to Buzz Lightyear and Marvel's Stan Lee in there.

C-3PO enters and tells them Princesses they are needed. When asked who is behind that door, Yesss says there are princesses behind that door. Auli'i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel), Kelly MacDonald (Merida), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Paige O'Hara (Belle), and Jodi Benson (Ariel) came together to celebrate the newest edition to the Disney Princess squad: Vanellope von Schweetz.

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Anyways, Vanellope introduces them to the fashion that she wears, and the princesses love it. "They don't actually have any holiday traditions of their own and it breaks Olaf's tiny little heart to see the girls so sad".

Hidden Figures and Empire star Tarsi P. Henson will be getting her pixels on as the newest addition to Disney Animation's Ralph Breaks The internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2.

If the full title of Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet is too wordy, perhaps Disney's new film would be better retitled as You're Welcome, Shareholders!

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