Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Poster


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Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives (2013) (Video)
Story of the Wreck-It-Ralph world record holder


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Oreo guards in this film reference the guards at the Witch's Castle in The Wizard of Oz.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
King Candy says, "One of these things is not like the others, it's YOU!" This is reference to the "Sesame Street" song "One of these thing is not like the others."
Pong (1972) (Video Game)
The Ball and Paddles are seen in the Game Central Station.
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Ralph falls into a pond of green goo, and stuff sticks to him, the same happened to Victor Pivert in the chewing gum factory.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Darth Vader's distinct breathing sound is used when Ralph breathes through a straw under the chocolate lake.
Space Invaders (1978) (Video Game)
"Space Invaders" appears in the arcade.
Superman (1978)
When Ralph is falling down to Diet Cola mountain, he assumes the position of Superman when he flies.
Alien (1979)
Floor full of translucent alien eggs; larval form of alien creature sticks to character's face.
Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
Pac-Man, Blinky, Inky, Pinky, & Clyde make an appearance.
Centipede (1980) (Video Game)
Ralph thought Hero's Duty was going to be like this game.
Frogger (1981) (Video Game)
Frogger makes an appearance.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
Fix-It Felix was expecting Mario to show up at his 30th Anniversary party.
Qix (1981) (Video Game)
The Qix is seen in the Game Central Station.
Dig Dug (1982) (Video Game)
Taizo Hori and Dig Dug make apperances.
Tron (1982) (Video Game)
Tron is seen as one of the games connected to Game Central Station
TRON (1982)
When Vanellope crosses the finish line, everything changes from 'bad' to 'good' in a similar way as when the MPC was defeated and everything went from red to blue.
Q*bert (1982) (Video Game)
Q*Bert, Coily, Slick, Sam, & Ugg make an appearance.
Burger Time (1982) (Video Game)
Peter Pepper makes an appearance.
Pitfall! (1982) (Video Game)
Pitfall Harry is seen in the Game Central Station.
Joust (1982) (Video Game)
The Knight and Flying Ostrich are seen in the Game Central Station.
Satan's Hollow (1982) (Video Game)
Satan (actually "Saitine") comes from this game.
Star Wars (1983) (Video Game)
A Star Wars cabinet appears in a time-lapse montage of the arcade's history.
Dragon's Lair (1983) (Video Game)
One of the game machines visible in the arcade.
Scarface (1983)
When Ralph is walking through Game Central Station, the characters that run away from him say, "Bad guy coming! Get out of his way!" Tony Montana says this in "Scarface."
Tapper (1983) (Video Game)
The barman from Tapper makes an appearance.
Children of the Corn (1984)
Ralph calls the Sugar Rush racers the "Children of the Candycorn"
Paperboy (1984) (Video Game)
Paperboy makes an appearance.
Road Avenger (1985) (Video Game)
"Road Blaster" appears in the arcade.
Super Mario Bros. (1985) (Video Game)
Bowser makes an appearance.
Predator (1987)
"Stick around"
Street Fighter (1987) (Video Game)
Ken & Ryu make an appearance.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)
The Video Game version of Leonardo is shown.
Altered Beast (1988) (Video Game)
Neff, in his Rhinoceros-man form appears in this film.
Batman (1989)
King Candy puts on big nerdy black plastic glasses, saying "you wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you?" but get immediately hit. The same stunt was pulled by the joker, who got the same response from Batman.
Zero Wing (1989) (Video Game)
"All Your Base Are Belong To Us" is written on the wall
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Sergeant Calhoun's jet board looks like Griff's powered hover-board.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) (Video Game)
The Video Game version of Leonardo is shown.
Revenge (1990)
Turbo has his revenge to dominate the arcade.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) (Video Game)
Blanka, Cammy White, Chun Li, M. Bison, & Zangief make an appearance.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) (Video Game)
Dr. Eggman & Sonic make an appearance.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The sound effect of Calhoun's gun once she has entered the Sugar Rush game is the same as the same as the phased plasma rifle used by T-800s and resistance in the post apocalypse war scene in Terminator 2.
Mortal Kombat (1992) (Video Game)
Kano and Smoke make an appearance.
Daytona USA (1994) (Video Game)
The Hornet appears on an arcade cabinet of "Finish Line"
Virtua Cop (1994) (Video Game)
Is seen in the arcade
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Kano is seen at the bad guys anon
Toy Story (1995)
The animated characters behave as they are expected when the arcade is open, but when it is closed (no humans around) they are free to do what they want.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996) (Video Game)
Fix-it Felix's jump sound is the same used by Mario from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Ralph runs inside the tower in Hero's Duty shouting "Sanctuary!" like Quasimodo.
Sonic: The Fighters (1996) (Video Game)
Serves as the Arcade's Sonic game.
Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game)
Ralph sarcastically tells the Surge Protector that he's Lara Croft.
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (Video Game)
"Aerith Lives!" is written in graffiti on the surge protector wall.
The House of the Dead (1997) (Video Game)
Cyril the Zombie makes an appearance.
Dungeon Keeper (1997) (Video Game)
Horned Reaper makes an appearance.
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
When Ralph is looking for a medal in Tapper's Lost and Found, he briefly holds an Exclamation mark with an alert sound made famous by the Genome Soldiers of Metal Gear Solid.
Dance Dance Revolution (1998) (Video Game)
Seen in the arcade
Sonic Adventure (1998) (Video Game)
Dr. Eggman's outfit from this game is used for this movie.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Ralph is sure Vanellope will be disappointed from her car, but she is very enthusiastic about it - much like Sullivan was afraid Mike will be disappointed to notice his picture in the news is all but covered.
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
An image of Sora is briefly seen
World of Warcraft (2004) (Video Game)
Leeroy Jenkins' name is written on the wall
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Tiny the Tyrannosaurus makes a cameo as a background character in Grand Central Station
Portal (2007) (Video Game)
Vanellope calls Ralph GLaDOS prior to making her kart.
Jumper (2008)
"Glitch" is able to teleport herself & her car from place to place.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Ralph looks like the Hulk, while covered in the green goo and wreaking havoc.
Minecraft (2009) (Video Game)
The forest area in the background of Nice Land was inspired by the block design of the PC game Minecraft.
Tangled (2010)
Maximus is seen in the Game Central Station.
Thor (2011)
To get to other games (realms) from Sugar Rush, one must cross a rainbow bridge, much like the Bifrost of Asgard.
Lollipop Chainsaw (2012) (Video Game)
The donut cop is seen holding an actual chainsaw with lollipops, running like the protagonist of this game.
Paperman (2012) (Short)
The memo with the lipstick impression is on the wall in the badanon meeting room.

Referenced in 

Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
Midnight Screenings: ParaNorman/The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of th trailers shown before Oogieloves.
Saturday Night Live: Bruno Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
A "Wreck-It Ralph" poster can be seen in the "Sad Mouse" digital short.
Conan: Saw VI: The Past Tense of See VI (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Mindy Kaling
Bum Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Anne Hathaway's opening monologue
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012) (Video Game)
Ralph is playable
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.181 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
Toons These Days: Wreck-It Ralph Review (2012) (TV Episode)
Doggy talks about this film
AniMat's Reviews: Rise of the Guardians (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a crossover film of video game characters.
Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jake puts this film at #9, depsite liking everything in the film up until the introduction of Sugar Rush.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
Richard Roeper says the film was not historically accurate
Home & Family: Episode dated 4 March 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alan Tudyk talks about the movie
Bad Movie Beatdown: I Love You, Beth Cooper (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is Shown.
Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
Guacamelee! (2013) (Video Game)
There's a poster for a wrestler dressed in red called "Bust-It Bill".
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
Poster was shown.
The Internship (2013)
Internet add of this film is seen on the web
The Projectionist Project: Wreck-It Ralph (2013) (TV Episode)
This episode is a review of the film.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brave won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Oscar beating this animated Disney film.
Mickey Mouse: Bad Ear Day (2013) (TV Episode)
King Candy's name is displayed on the window of a candy store Mickey runs past
Disney Infinity (2013) (Video Game)
Ralph and Vanellope are playable.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th (2013) (TV Episode)
"I think we just met Ralph." "I'm gonna wreck it."
Futurama: Murder on the Planet Express (2013) (TV Episode)
A Wreck-It Ralph arcade machine appears in one scene as a tribute to the film's director, Rich Moore's, former work on Futurama.
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Jeff Ross.
Frozen (2013)
Truffles that look like the Sugar Rush racers are on the table in during Anna's rendition of 'For the first time in forever'.
AniMat's Reviews: Frozen (2013) (TV Episode)
A Disney film that tries to be completely different.
Psych: S.E.I.Z.E. the Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Juliet
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
"This film was supposed to be the Wreck-It Ralph of food icons."
The Big Bang Theory: The Relationship Diremption (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Team Fortress 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Fix-It Felix mentioned
Longbox of the Damned: 8-bit Zombie #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"8-bit Zombie is essentially Wreck It Ralph..."
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
A high school teacher calls Anthony this after his accident with the trophy cases
Big Hero 6 (2014)
One of Hiro's action figures resembles a Hero's Duty soldier, while a 'District 51' and an inconspicuous 'Sugar Rush' arcade cabinet are seen among Fred's collection of nostalgic items.
The DUFF (2015)
Wes remarks to Bianca in the clothing store that she's not going to get anywhere if she keeps dressing like the film's titular character.
Gravity Falls: Northwest Mansion Mystery (2015) (TV Episode)
The Lumberjack Ghost's outfit and body look just like Ralph's
NCIS: No Good Deed (2015) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo calls his father Wreck-It Ralph.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: THE WORST ANIMATED FILM EVER (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is a movie made in 2012. This is the same year as movies like Wreck-it-Ralph."
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
John DiMaggio is introduced as being from the film
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must match a picture of Jane Lynch with a picture of her character in the film
Honest Trailers: Frozen Fever (2015) (TV Episode)
Shown in box office list
Zootopia (2016)
One of Duke's bootleg movies is "Wreck-It Rhino."
AniMat's Reviews: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions that Zootopia uses the villain twist tradition for Disney films that started with Wreck-it-Ralph.
Fluffy Breaks Even: Bakersfield (2016) (TV Episode)
Wrestling coach is compared to Wreck-It Ralph
Honest Trailers: Big Hero 6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster shown


Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
Features Pac-Man, the ghosts, and the kill screen

Featured in 

CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
trailer shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.24 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch introduces a clip from her film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.25 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sarah Silverman introduces a clip from her film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
John C. Reilly introduces a clip from his film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.164 (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie featuring guest John C. Reilly is shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.165 (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie featuring guest Jane Lynch is shown
Maltin on Movies: Flight (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
AniMat's Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Best animated film of 2012.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
says he has yet to see this
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
Maltin on Movies: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic questions the monarchy order
How Video Games Changed the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip is shown
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Blockbuster Buster: Honest Review: Wreck-It Ralph (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
AniMat's Reviews: Big Hero 6 (2014) (TV Episode)
A recent Disney animated film with a villain twist like in Big Hero 6, clip shown.
Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) (TV Movie)
Honest Trailers: Wreck It Ralph (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
a PG rated movie that doesn't deserve that rating


Alice in Wonderland (1951)
King Candy is the parody of the Mad Hatter from the 1951 Disney's animated film "Alice in Wonderland"
Predator (1987)
Ralph licks Sour Bill, the green helper of King Candy, to a lollipop and says "Stick Around", just like Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch says after he nails a guy to the wall with his knife.
Starship Troopers (1997)
a soldier speaks directly into the camera in the middle of a battle against bugs

Spoofed in 

Demo Reel: Wreck-It Ralph vs Angry Birds (2012) (TV Episode)
Demo Reel does a film based off of this film titled "Wreck-It Ralph Vs. Angry Birds".
Wreck-It Ralph in 60 Seconds (2013) (Short)
The whole movie in 60 seconds
Lab Rats: Robot Fight Club (2013) (TV Episode)
One of the robots name is a parody of the movie.
Mad: Wreck It Gandalph/The Big Bird Theory (2013) (TV Episode)
Wreck It Gandalph is a spoof of this movie.

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