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Exclusive: Learn How Taraji P. Henson’s Character Yesss Was Brought to Life

Geeks of Color has got a new exclusive for you! Creating a new animated character for an already existing franchise can be a hard task, but if anybody would be able to do it, it’s Disney.

Below is a video that explains just how they brought Yesss to life and how they knew she’d be perfect once Taraji P. Henson joined the cast!

Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives home with a wide-range of exclusive extras including taking fans behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to explore how artists created the film’s vibrant version of the internet — from comical cat videos, to the intense online game Slaughter Race, to shady characters on the Dark Net. Features also reveal some Easter eggs — inside jokes and references to other Disney films and characters hidden throughout the film — and filmmakers introduce some never before revealed deleted scenes. 

Directed by Rich Moore (Academy Award winning Zootopia, Wreck-It-Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, writer, Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt, Lilo & Stitch), Ralph Breaks the Internet welcomes back the cast and fan-favorite characters introduced six years ago, including John C. Reilly, who provides the voice of Ralph, and Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope.

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Lending a virtual hand to Ralph and Vanellope is Shank, voiced by Gal Gadot, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces — so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Yesss, voiced by Taraji P. Henson, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, which makes Ralph a viral sensation. Even Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch return as the voices of Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sergeant Calhoun, respectively, and Disney Animation’s good luck charm, actor Alan Tudyk was called on to voice a search engine named KnowsMore — literally a know-it-all, who runs a search bar and helps Ralph and Vanellope on their quest.

Lots of exciting cameos are also featured in the film, including a scene that reunites all of the original (living) Disney Princesses to lend their voice talents in some of the film’s best scenes.

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