Video games and movies have never had a happy marriage. Good games rarely become good movies and good movies rarely become good games. But there had to be a sweet spot, and Disney has found it. That sweet spot is Wreck-It Ralph, a movie set in the world of video games, but not bound by any one in particular. It’s a smart, fun, entertaining film for the whole family that constantly surprises and provides laughs while always focusing on its clever, heartwarming story. And while a knowledge of Sega, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft isn’t essential, it surely enhances the journey of a would-be hero figuring out who he really is… as he ventures through a candy themed racing game. It’s the best animated Disney movie of the year and one of the best video game movies of all time.
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Hopefully the release of the latest trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph has left you looking for more information, because we’re happy to oblige. Earlier this summer, /Film was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to talk about the November 2 release and we learned a lot. 50 things, to be exact. Many of those came from a one-on-one interview with Rich Moore, the director of the film.
You may not know Moore by name or sight, but you know his work. He was the director of some of the most famous episodes of The Simpsons, such as: Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie, The Telltale Head, Flaming Moe’s, and Marge vs. The Monorail. Wreck-It Ralph is his feature debut and in our interview he revealed tons of info on the video game-influenced film.
For example, was the candy-filled game Sugar Rush a way to balance the inclusion of stereotypically male video games? How did the Disney/Pixar brain trust influence the story? Why are some major video game characters noticeably absent from the film? What character might help direct the plot of a potential sequel and what exactly was Extreme Easy Living 2, a game created for – but cut from – the movie? Read about all that and more after the jump. Read More »
Wreck-It Ralph, Disney’s video game inspired movie out on November 2, has already generated a lot of excitement. The story of a bad guy (John C. Reilly) who hops between games hoping to become a hero has continued to look cooler and cooler with every single image we’ve seen or piece of information we’ve learned. Disney has just released the theatrical trailer for the film and it’s so chock full of things to get you even more jazzed for the movie, you’ll probably have to press reset and watch it a few times before you come to grips with it. Check it out below. Read More »
If you’re reading this story, you’re probably interested in Disney’s upcoming video game-inspired film Wreck-It Ralph. And you should be. The film, directed by Rich Moore, follows a video game bad guy named Ralph (John C. Reilly) who leaves his home game, Fix-It Felix Jr., and ventures out into the arcade to try and prove himself as a hero. He heads into a first person shooter called Hero’s Duty, a sweet racing gamed called Sugar Rush and meets a bunch of your favorite video game characters along the way.
Recently, I ran a massive article on the film that included 50 things you didn’t know about the movie. One thing I didn’t know about the movie after writing that article was that Disney has several pieces of concept art from the film currently on display in the Magic of Animation exhibit at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. After the jump, check out a bunch of images which serve as an almost visual companion to that previous article. Read More »
When Disney first unveiled Wreck-It Ralph to the world, it almost seemed too good to be true. The most storied animation studio in the world was making a wholly original, video game inspired film, chock full of your favorite characters. Directed by Rich Moore and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, the film won’t be out until November 2. Despite presentations at D23 Expo, CinemaCon, Comic-Con, an awesome trailer and more, there’s still much to discover about the world of Wreck-It Ralph.
Earlier this week, Disney invited several journalists to their Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn all about this film and watch about 25 minutes of footage. The footage was very rough and unfinished, but extremely promising and exciting. We also spoke to people from all facets of the production and have come up with 50 things you may not know about Wreck-It Ralph.
How do Mentos, the Microsoft Kinect and the Royal Wedding fit in? What percentage of their work has each department completed? Which records has the film already set? Was there a full game that got cut from the film? And what new story tidbits were revealed in the footage? It’s all after the jump, complete with brand new images. Read More »
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There are some potentially stunning movies coming out for the rest of 2012 but I’m not sure any will make me squeal in my seat twice in a minute like Wreck-It Ralph just did at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. During the Disney panel, which also featured Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful and The Lone Ranger, Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore came into Hall H – along with co-stars John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, made a few announcements and showed 10 minutes of the film. A good portion of it had already screened at more specialized events – the D23 Expo and CinemaCon 2012 – but this was its true coming out party. There was more footage, more finished footage and pure joy to be had with both. After the jump, read about the footage screened from the November 5th release. Read More »
Since Disney’s D23 Expo in 2011, Wreck-It Ralph has been one of our most anticipated films. The Disney Animation Studios production is an ode to old school video games as the bad guy in a popular game gets fed up with his lot in life and escapes to other machines in the arcade. That character, Ralph of the title, will encounter all kinds of classic characters you know and be voiced throgh the vocal stylings of John C. Reilly.
Up until now, all we’d seen of the film is some concept art and a teaser poster that showed what Ralph looked like in 8-bit form. Now, one site has found both an image of Ralph from the movie, and another showing his love interest, Vanellope von Schweetz, voiced by Sarah Silverman. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
The second I heard the premise of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, it immediately rose to the top of my anticipated list. Ralph is a large 8-bit video game bad guy, voiced by John C. Reilly, who is tired of being bested by his in game nemesis and good guy, Fix-It Felix (30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer). Not content with always being the villain, Ralph breaks out of his game and travels around the arcade, proving himself a hero in other games.
The first footage from the film was revealed at D23 Expo and a few months back, some concept art expanded on that. Now the teaser poster for the November 2 release has popped online. Check it out below. Read More »
Last year Disney announced the video game-inspired film Wreck-It Ralph, which is the new incarnation of a project called Reboot Ralph that the studio was toying with for a couple years.
Starring John C. Reilly as the voice of Ralph, the film follows the title character, an 8-bit video game Bad Guy who dreams of being a hero. In order to change peoples’ perception of him, he travels to another video game land to confront the first person shooter character Sergeant Calhoun, voiced by Jane Lynch. But things don’t work out quite as Ralph planned.
The only footage shown for the film so far was unspooled at D23 last year. Now we’ve got a few images that show a bit of what the film has to offer. Check them out below. Read More »