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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph (voice)
Vanellope (voice)
Felix (voice)
Calhoun (voice)
King Candy (voice)
Markowski (voice)
Mr. Litwak (voice)
Mary (voice)
Gene / Zombie (voice)
Don (voice)
Deanna (voice)
Roy (voice)
Wynnchel (voice)


Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade? Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ralph, el demoledor  »

Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,038,712 (USA) (2 November 2012)


$189,412,677 (USA) (26 April 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally intended to release in March 2013 titled "Reboot Ralph", but was pushed forward to November 2012 4 months earlier with the film being ahead of Schedule, after _Monsters University (2013)_'s release was moved from then to June 2013, tying in with 2012 being the 30th Anniversary of Fix-it Felix Jr. in the film. March later would be the month that the film's sequel Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel (2018) released in 2018. See more »


The double-striped candy branches vanish at different time intervals after being touched: 3 seconds (after Ralph first touches one), 1 second (twice, as Ralph and Vanellope race for the medal), 35 seconds (before Ralph falls into taffy), and 11 seconds (before Calhoun and Felix fall into quicksand). Evidently, this time interval is variable, rather than constant. Makes sense too - less predictable behavior makes the game more interesting. See more »


[first lines]
Wreck-It Ralph: My name's Ralph, and I'm a bad guy. Uh, let's see... I'm nine feet tall, I weigh six hundred and forty-three pounds. Got a bit of a temper on me. My passion bubbles very near the surface, I guess, not gonna lie. Anyhoo, what else? Uh... I'm a wrecker. I wreck things, professionally. I mean, I'm very good at what I do. Probably the best I know. Thing is, fixing's the name of the game. Literally. "Fix-It Felix, Jr." So yeah, naturally, the guy with the name Fix-It Felix is the good ...
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One crew member is attributed as "Caffeination" See more »


References Kingdom Hearts (2002) See more »


Shut Up and Drive
Written by Gillian Gilbert (as Gillian Lesley Gilbert), Peter Hook, Stephen Morris (as Stephen Paul David Morris), Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Bernard Sumner (as Bernard (GB 2) Sumner)
Performed by Rihanna
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A wonderful, nostalgic, and artful cinematic experience~
2 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's all fun and games at Litwak's Fun Center, until someone gets hurt. While this cliché'd line seems to reflect the simple plot in most movies (while the moral outcome does, too), the setting makes Wreck-it Ralph a wonderful, refreshing, and unique pleasure. Inside a family arcade, all the game characters (both old and new) are real, and travel among the other games when the doors have locked. Ralph, from Fix-it Felix Jr., desperately wished to be a good guy, and be rewarded, so he sets off in search of a medal. By doing this, he sets off a chain of events that puts multiple games at risk, and unveils a hidden threat.

Disney has made this film equally accessible by both parents and children, and I find that wondrous. At times, Vanellope sounded quite mature, and at others, just like a tod. Soon, kids will squeal in excitement when they find a Fix-it Felix Jr. game, along with other last-gen arcade delights. In this way, the film has rendered itself timeless, if only in that small way. Although it doesn't feature many of the games themselves, you are able to see many characters, including retired ones.

Being inside a game world gave the artists a great deal of freedom, but they didn't waste it. At every new turn, another extremely creative point would grab your attention, and I'm sure I missed many (which would enhance a second viewing). Another big enhancement is the 3D atmosphere. I doubted I would ever say this, but I urge you to see this in 3D, or turn around and go home. Because of all the pixel-related artwork, and 3D modeling, it is natural to have such a dimension added on. It's the perfect film to have it for!

Now, for all the extra material surrounding the movie. Similar to Pixar, Disney has included an animated short right before, called "The Paperman". It doesn't feature any voice acting, but it's hilarious, and very well-made. I am sure you'll enjoy it. Second, the end credits are worth watching through, but not because there's an extra scene (there isn't one). It's only worth it for the visuals during the credits themselves, in 3D.

In conclusion, Wreck-it Ralph is family-safe, and highly enjoyable. See it in 3D as soon as you can!

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