"Break the internet" is a common phrase that's used to describe something that has become immensely popular in a short time, while "wreck the internet" is not a commonly used phrase (compare 1.2B Google hits for the former, and only 73M for the latter). Breaking the internet is seen as something positive for whatever broke it, while wrecking doesn't have ...
According to an interview that Post Crescent had with Phil Johnston, the director of the film, it actually is because of "breaking the internet" being "a thing":
In one of the trailers there's a scene where characters talk about "Ralph Wrecks the Internet" versus "Ralph Breaks the Internet". Was that basically a conversation you guys had at some point?
Not if we're counting videogames.
The game series Kingdom Hearts, an official Disney/Square Enix joint production, has 3D renders of your mentioned characters, along with almost every "official" Disney princess (and a few unofficial ones).
In your order:
Interestingly enough, the only ...
These are references to Ariel's treasures in The Little Mermaid.
Ariel has collected many things, each representing a special memory, adventure or a new discovery. She calls them her gadgets, gizmos, whosits, whatsits, and thingamabobs.
The Dinglehopper (a.k.a. the fork) is an artifact from the sunken ship which Ariel and Flounder ...
A few of the princesses also appeared in Disney Junior's animated show Sofia the First.
From Disney movie list:
Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine and Snow White appeared in the series. Only Pocahontas has not been in the show.
“Johnston: Well, it was a really cumbersome title to have Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet so I think from the get go we were like, ‘oh, that’s a little long. Can we just pick one or the other?’
I definitely see where he’s coming from there, but apparently, the trigger for this came from the editor-in-chief of the news ...
Characters didn't recognize him as a movie character, so Wreck-It Ralph (2012) may not have existed in the Wreck-It Ralph universe.
The "Wreck-It Ralph" arcade game is fictional, but in the Wreck-It Ralph movie's canon, it is a well-known game. There are also fictional websites e.g. BuzzzTube. So this universe already has some fictional canon, even though ...
Having the ability to glitch and being a glitch aren't the same thing.
When Ralph confronts Sour Bill about Vanellope's picture being on the side of the game the following conversation takes place
Sour Bill: Vanellope was a racer until King Candy
tried to delete her code!
Ralph: Tried to delete her code? So that's why she's a glitch!
After Sour ...
In Universe, Ralph and Vanellope are totally inexperience internet users. So it is quite possible that they might use another search engine, such as the fictional KnowsMore instead of Google, and they might use the fictional BuzzzTube instead of YouTube. It is perfectly possible for new internet users to use the first sites, programs, and services of a ...
Because all of the Tangled merchandise uses Rapunzel with long hair. So the Princesses are depicted with their common look and standard costume, the actual movie plots have no bearing on their appearance in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Maybe the number one reason (which others have hinted at, and I'll go ahead and say) for "breaks the internet" is since "breaks" is a well established phrase, Disney wants their movie to jump to the top of google searches for "breaks the internet". As Nuclear Wang said above: "(compare 1.2B Google hits for the former, and only 73M for the latter)". Disney ...
In the Tangled TV series, Rapunzel gets her hair back:
Since the movie also contains a reference to Cassandra from the show, it would appear that the movie takes place including TV canon.
This reference, by the way, is a painting of an owl on the wall during the princesses scene that looks quite similar to Cassandra's owl ...
The shirt is a play on a design meme popular a few years ago, where related words or names are listed in Helvetica font with ampersands in between them, and a period after the last one. (The meme originated with a Beatles T-Shirt designed by a Dutch company.)
The words on Ariel's shirt all come from The Little Mermaid movie. Ariel likes to collect human ...
As Paulie_D suggested it's just like a digital changing sign with not much depth.
Thug life cat is popular meme and the other sign you identified as voln belong to Yelp which is one of the famous crowd-sourced company.
Yes, it is entirely possible that the 2012 Wreck-It Ralph film exists in the Wreck-It Ralph universe, although admittedly it is never explicitly mentioned.
Unfortunately I don't think there is any single piece of hard evidence that proves it. However, I offer this conclusion based on solid reasoning that considers several well established in-universe ideas. ...