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‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’: Why Certain Disney Princesses Were Left out

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Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of Disney’s upcoming Wreck-It Ralph 2 sequel-Ralph Breaks the Internet is the scene with the Dsney Princesses at a sleepover. We saw in the trailers that Vanellope Von Schweetz runs into the fun crew of ladies. We see Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, Snow White, Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel, Aurora, and all the classic princesses. Although the lion’s share appear, some fans are wondering why they didn’t just go all the way with it. Why didn’t they include The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘s Esmeralda, or Hercules‘ Meg? They are especially curious as to why Star Wars‘ Princess Leia wasn’t shown.

During a Q&A wit Comicbook.com and Wreck-It Ralph Breaks The Internet directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and producer Clark Spenser, that question was answered.

“In the Disney princess scene? We decided there’s a lot of princesses that are from Disney movies that are not part of the canonized Disney princesses, and I don’t know how they’re chosen, I don’t know how it goes on. It’s like the Vatican where smoke comes out of a chimney, and they announce ‘Moana is officially a princess!’ So, we decided we’re going to use the canonized group of princesses that are known as the Disney princesses. Not that we don’t love Princess Leia and Qi’ra and Meg and Esmeralda, but we decided we’re going to go with the official Disney princesses.”

It definitely makes sense. There is a whole world of Disney Princess fanatics out there who solely collect merchandise of all the Princesses and Disney knows how big of an audience they have. “Disney Princess” pin sets are released very often, and they only include that group of ladies.

There is certainly a place for the three we wish were included, nonetheless.

Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on November 21st, 2018.