I have a ton of posts on Wreck It Ralph becuase it is such a family and personal favorite of mine. I talked with the animator when they shared the original inspiration for Sugar Rush– the architecture of Antoni Gaudi and how concept models of the game’s landscape were made out of actual candy and cookies! Take a look at the video below which explains it a bit further! I also got to sit in the recording studio to record my own voice-over.
I am totally in love with this movie. Wreck-It Ralph is the must-see movie of the year. I mean it. I see a lot of movies. Sometimes I will have a marathon of movies all day long, and Wreck-It Ralph has definitely topped my list for must-see movies. I have already watched it 20 or so times with my kids on DVD and love it every time. It is the kind of movie that is made for adults and kids. There is something for everyone. The animation alone is enough to please any young viewer, but the comedic banter, like most Disney film, will keep the adult entertained. My favorite feature of the film is the palatable nostalgic quality that brings up fond memories of 8-bit arcade games when I was younger. Yes, I am old enough to remember when Atari and Calico-Vision made their debut. Do not judge me!
As the film opens, you are witness to the struggle of a video game villain. He is unhappy and frustrated with his “lot in life” and wants to be a better man. He asks, “Why do I always have to be the bad guy?” and you even get to take a glimpse at a Bad-Guy Anon meeting or support group. Ralph tries to be a better guy and ends up in a whole mess of trouble which gets even worse when he has his run in with Vanellope (Sarah Silverman).
I really do not want to give too much of the movie away because it was that good. When you know the background of how the movie was made with an inside peek into the making of the film, you will not be surprised that you can find Wreck-It Ralph merchandise already out on Amazon just in time for Christmas for the video game lover or Disney lover in your life! The film will soon be a family favorite and watched 100 times over like all the good Disney classics are.
It is no wonder that Wreck-It Ralph is a GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM. Marking a Disney first, Wreck-It Ralph Released with an Early Debut of the HD Digital and HD Digital 3D Versions – Available for Purchase on February 12, 2013, Followed by the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand Debuts March 5, 2013! Which is tomorrow!!
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.