“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.” Tomorrow!
The movie is brilliant. It captures all the elements that make a movie a classic. From the retro nature of the first arcades, to the main station where characters from every video game connect, to the 3 new video game worlds created for the movie. Every base is covered.
I had the opportunity to preview the movie in Los Angeles as a guest of Disney. I was excited to be able to see this before my son so I could tell him all about what was coming. I knew the content of this movie was exactly something he would love. And it was fun to be at an animated movie without my son, considering that this is almost all we have seen in the last 6 years, and always with him!
In my previous posts I have shared how intense the work on this movie was. From creating an actual video game to recreate in this world, to trips to Spain to study Gaudi architecture, and to legal agreements so other video game characters can be used in this film as a way to represent the whole video gaming industry. I marveled at the attention to detail, and of course my involvement with learning so much about this production from it’s inception to the finished product made me a huge fan before the movie even began!
The movie has characters from the video games I played in college. Game Central Station is Grand Central Station for video game characters. The video game called Sugar Rush is full of candy. I was one happy man viewing this film! And then I got to see it again! We went to the preview in NYC a few weeks ago and I got to take my son this time. He’s just like me, he knew he would love this movie as much as I did just from the previews he saw on TV, and he did! And it was great to be able to experience the movie again with a full audience, now that I work so close with Disney I study the audience’s reactions, they loved it as well!
This is a movie you can see over and over again, it is that detailed and entertaining. It has elements for all ages so the parents taking their kids will be completely entertained as well!
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Disclosure: Disney invited me on a press junket and paid all of my expenses. No other compensation was received. All opinions are always 100% my own and honest. And for me it will be full of beautiful memories: interviews with the director and producer, my own voice over work for the movie, meeting the animators in person, seeing the actual video game used in the movie, amazing experiences that I will be forever grateful to have had!