Moore and Johnston explained to Yahoo Entertainment that the idea came when they were plotting out cameos. “As we were studying the OhMy.Disney website … The Golden Girls were weirdly prominent throughout,” Johnston said. “They really lean in on that website to The Golden Girls. A lot of quizzes, a lot of lists…”
In the unreleased scene, Ralph and Vanellope's journey would have taken them to OhMy.Disney.com, which specializes in news, lists, clips and quizzes of all things Disney, and have had them encounter Rose, Blanche, Sophia and Dorothy.
The directors put a version of the scene in the animatic, but it met with a bewildered reaction. "It was a little confusing,” said Moore. “If you were not familiar with the website, it was a bit confusing.”
Needless to say, it was that reaction and the obscure nature of the site that meant the cameo didn't make the final film's final cut.
Johnston also quipped that the cut cameo is one of his biggest regrets, saying, "You’re asking my regrets when I’m on my deathbed? It’s that — that the Golden Girls are not in this movie."
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters now. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill and almost every Disney Princess voice recorded.