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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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Rich Moore

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Rich Moore (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Ralph (voice)
Sarah Silverman ... Vanellope (voice)
Jack McBrayer ... Felix (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Calhoun (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... King Candy (voice)
Mindy Kaling ... Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Joe Lo Truglio ... Markowski (voice)
Ed O'Neill ... Mr. Litwak (voice)
Dennis Haysbert ... General Hologram (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Mary (voice)
Raymond S. Persi ... Gene / Zombie (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Don (voice)
Rachael Harris ... Deanna (voice)
Skylar Astin ... Roy (voice)
Adam Carolla ... Wynnchel (voice)
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Storyline

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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He's smashing the game world wide open See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wreck-It Ralph See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,038,712, 4 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$189,422,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,222,889
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

King Candy's voice and character design is modeled after Ed Wynn, a popular comedian and voice artist, best known in Walt Disney films as the voice of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins (1964). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling there is a final shot where the Disney title card has an arcade "Kill Screen" with 8-bit versions of Ralph, Calhoun, and others walking around broken game stages. See more »

Alternate Versions

The international version has several scenes where signs using English-language text are replaced with graphical versions. The "out of order" sign placed on the Fix-it Felix Jr. cabinet now only has a picture of a sick arcade machine, with no text, and the Sugar Rush leader-board uses portraits of the racers instead of written names. See more »

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"Monsters Inc." Set In a Video Game World
17 December 2012 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

I did not really plan to watch "Wreck It Ralph" at all because I do not really like the recent Disney output. I am unfamiliar with the characters and the title and poster did not look attractive to me. However, with consistently good word-of-mouth reviews, I felt I had to give it a shot. And yes, "Wreck It Ralph" deserves its good reputation, and I am glad I got to see it.

"Wreck It Ralph" is the brutish gorilla-of-a-man villain of a arcade video game called "Fix It Felix". After thirty years of being thrown off the side of the building, Ralph feels he wanted to be the hero for a change. So he ventures outside his game to neighboring combat game "Hero's Duty" to earn his very own medal (as he sees Felix get a medal after each game).

When he does get his medal, Ralph accidentally triggers a virus which attacks him and brings him into the Technicolor world of the racing game "Sugar Rush". There he meets the cute little glitch Vanellope who earnestly wants to join and win a race, but is not allowed to because of her imperfections. Can Ralph help Vanellope achieve her dream, save his video arcade world from viral destruction and be a real hero?

While everything in "Wreck It Ralph" seemed new and original, I could not help but feel the spirit of "Monsters Inc." all throughout the film. It had the same basic story of a lonely but despised "bad" guy who does good and becomes a hero for a change. Even the interconnected world behind the video arcade (where all the characters had a life after the arcade closes for the night) is reminiscent of the labyrinthine world behind the closet doors in "Monsters Inc."

Overall though, "Wreck It Ralph" remains to be fun and happy, with just the right dose of drama and action here and there to entertain viewers of all ages. The artwork of the characters and the settings is very colorful and visually arresting. This is definitely a contender for best animated feature film of the year.


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