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Wreck-It Ralph 2 gets a new Tumblr-inspired, internet-savvy character named Yesss

Voiced by Taraji P. Henson

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The Wreck-It Ralph universe is about to get a whole lot cooler.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the sequel to Disney’s 2012 animated movie, will introduce the lovable Ralph to the internet. In order for Ralph and his glitch friend Vanellope to get around the vast online space without getting lost — or worse — they have to rely on a new friend named Yesss.

Yesss is the “heart and soul” of a buzz-making site, constantly shifting the look of her hair and clothes, which are made of fiberoptic materials — because she lives online. The character will be voiced by Taraji P. Henson, an award-winning actress best known for her work in Empire and Hidden Figures.

In a very rough clip shown to a panel of fans at Disney’s D23 panel, Yesss tried to explain to the two video game characters the benefits — and consequences — that come with being on the internet. At one point, Ralph asks Yesss how things go viral and Yesss spends the next portion of the video explaining blogs, social media and how fandom has taken over the internet.

Although we didn’t get a good look at Yesss, based on the reaction to her inclusion in the movie, it is one of the most anticipated roles.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be released on Nov. 21, 2018.

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