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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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, an epic adventure set in a video arcade, primarily focuses on the worlds and characters of three fictional games: Fix-It Felix Jr., an old-school stand up inspired by Donkey Kong and Rampage; Sugar Rush, a sit-down racing game blending Mario Kart and Candyland; and Hero’s Duty, a first person shooter in the mold of Time Crisis, Call of Duty and Halo. Disney recently released viral commercials for the first two games, seen here and here, and now the trilogy is complete. After the jump, check out the commerical for Hero’s Duty, featruing the music of popular dubstep artist Skrillex. Read More »

Disney’s latest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, is a marketing dream. A movie set in the world of video games blends two hugely popular, and lucrative, mediums into one family friendly product. So far we’ve seen tons of cool posters, some viral trailers and and now things are hitting the street.

A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle found several photo booths posing as bus stops on the streets of the city and documented the experience. It’s a pretty cool free, viral experience. Check out the images, as well as a few new clips from the film, after the jump. Read More »

One of the many truths you may not know about Disney’s upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph is that about half the movie, maybe more, takes place in the video game Sugar Rush. Inspired by Mario Kart, with a whole lot of Candyland thrown in, it’s the world where Ralph (John C. Reilly) befriends a glitch named Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) and develops a friendship that changes the arcade forever.

Some were worried knowing so much of the film takes place in this game but it’s, by far, the most interesting world created by director Rich Moore and his team. Both Fix It Felix Jr. and Hero’s Duty are incredibly cool, but the level of visual detail and brilliant use of the candy theme make Sugar Rush a world you really don’t want to leave. Want proof? Disney has released a commerical for the game that gives you a hint at just a few of the cool twists and turns you can expect. Check it out below. Read More »

 

As you know by now, Disney Animation’s Wreck It Ralph follows the journey of a villain from an old 1980’s arcade game. To help promote the film, the mouse house has created an awesome viral video which claims to be a 1982 commercial for the Fix It Felix Jr arcade game. Watch the television spot embedded after the jump. And if you haven’t already, play the Fix It Felix Jr. arcade game online (also available on the Apple app store).

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The latest trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is worth watching just for the 8-bit Disney logo alone. After that, you’ll be rewarded with the best trailer yet, featuring more story, exciting footage and – frankly –  more spoilers than every single other trailer combined. Curious how a bad guy leaving his arcade game effects the rest of the games in the arcade? How does it change his own game? And how do the three distinct worlds of the film all fit in together? This trailer has it all, and if you haven’t yet been sold on the film, this new international trailer will do it. If you are already going to the film on November 2, it might be best to avoid. Continue? Read More »

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As Django Unchained prepares for its year-end release, news has broken about one more addition to the already star-studded cast. Rex Linn, who plays Tennessee Harry in the film, recently revealed that Quentin Tarantino himself would appear in a small role — as he has in several of his other directorial efforts, including Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs.

“Quentin told me that he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines,” Linn told Look At OKC. “So, you’ll know the scenes when you see them. We’ll be on the screen with Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. The scenes may not be long, but you will remember them.” [via The Playlist]

After the jump: Patrick Stewart might be Professor X again, Kevin James is spotted lurking around the wolf pack, and Skrillex becomes a Disney character.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Characters Coming to Disneyland

Briefly: While there will likely be quite a wait for rides based on the games in Disney’s video game film, Wreck-It Ralph, the characters themselves will start appearing in the parks in November. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman) will be at the Magic of Disney Animation attraction to greet fans who walk through a making of exhibit. Then, at Disneyland in California, the pair will be in the Starcade in Tomorrowland watching people play Fix-It Felix, Jr. and checking out scenes from Sugar Rush (above).

For more on Wreck-It Ralph, check out the latest trailer. Thanks to Disney for the heads up. The film opens November 2.

With Wreck-It Ralph, not only is Disney making a movie about video games, they’re paying homage to video games. In addition to the story of Ralph (John C. Reilly), Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) and fictional games like Fix-It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush and Hero’s Duty, real life games all exist in this world. There’s Pac-Man, Q-Bert, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, all of the classic games we grew up with in the Eighties and Nineties.

A new set of posters for the film has been revealed that focuses on those tangental characters and fans of video games are surely going to love them. Check them out below. Read More »