Ralph Breaks the Internet may not be a Marvel Studios movie, but it does share a fair amount of common ground with its Disney kin, from its Stan Lee and Iron Man cameos, to its post-credits credits scenes. ComicBook.com reports of two different bonus sequences, each of them cheekily meta in their own ways, and if you’d like to remain pleasantly surprised of what’s to come, then you might want to stop reading now.
For the rest of you, the first of these segments harkens back to a scene from the trailer where a little girl is playing on her tablet in the backseat of a car. The promotional footage showed Ralph himself entering the game she’s playing and feeding a bunny pancakes until it explodes, horrifying the girl in the process.
In the film itself, however, the girl is nowhere to be found, at least until this post-credits scene, where the character is observed sitting in the back of the same car with the same tablet. When asked by her mother what she thought of the movie, the girl says she liked it, except that “it didn’t have that funny scene from the trailer.” It’s here that she continues playing her game, only for Ralph to finally show up and put this trailer gag in motion.
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The second post-credits sequence also subverts your expectations, albeit by choosing not to give the audience what it wants. Specifically, a message on the screen announces a “sneak peek” of Frozen 2, only to cut to Ralph singing “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley – an old meme, perhaps, but still appropriate given the online theme of the film.
Funnily enough, Elsa from Frozen does in fact make an appearance in Ralph Breaks the Internet by way of another of the movie’s most talked-about trailer scenes. And if you’d like to find out what other crossover cameos this animation has to offer, the film is in cinemas right now and earning some high praise.