Pancakes and milkshakes. Who knew such a sugar-loaded combo could end up as a pop culture favorite? For fans of Ralph Breaks the Internet, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest hit film, this pairing just might have been a pinnacle moment of 2018.
“Pancake Milkshake,” as it is fondly dubbed, first appeared in the teaser trailer for the then upcoming film and features a toddler in a car seat playing a basic mobile game. The concept is simple: bunny gets the pancake; kitty gets the milkshake. All is going well until Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz find their way into the mobile game and quickly glom on to the pancakes, feeding the bunny until it literally explodes (off camera, of course…it’s a Disney film). To no surprise, the little girl is terrified and lets out a horrified scream at the culmination of the gluttonous scene.