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

Writers:

Rich Moore (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 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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Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The train station of Niceland shows that the population is 224x256, the common resolution of an 8-Bit game. See more »

Goofs

Ralph says he gets a perfect view of the game Sugar Rush when he is lifted at the top of the building, as if he cannot see it from a lower position. In a previous scene, though, he can perfectly see the game from a balcony. However, Ralph would be unable to watch Vanellope race from the balcony during in-game hours, like she had wanted, and being lifted by the Nicelanders is the only way for him to view Sugar Rush if there is someone playing his game. 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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Besides the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut when aired on Freeform:
  • Tapper passing out root beer.
  • Some of the scenes when characters from Hero's Duty were entering the game entrance and skipped to Ralph in the armor.
  • Ralph hitting the wall.
  • The scene when the Cy-Bug ate Ralph's gun.
  • They skipped the scenes when Felix was communicating with Q*bert leaving the scenes when everyone realized Ralph's gone turbo.
  • They skipped the scenes when Ralph came out from the entrance of Sugar Rush skipping to the scene when Ralph crashes through the candy cane forest.
  • They skipped some of the scenes of Ralph was telling Vanellope that his medal was precious and it's his ticket to a better life.
  • They skipped some scenes of the Sugar Rush racers and skipping to the scene of Taffyta.
  • The devil dogs looking for Ralph, Ralph hiding in the chocolate and Ralph trying to catch up with the racers.
  • The scenes when Ralph and Vanellope were making a kart, they skipped the scenes when they have to bake and decorate the kart.
  • They skipped some scenes when King Candy was chasing Ralph and Vanellope skipping to the scene of Vanellope telling Ralph to go through the wall.
  • Ralph teaching Vanellope how to drive to the scene when King Candy was pacing back and forth.
  • When Vanellope said she thinks she's gonna puck and Ralph saying "Who doesn't love a brat with dirty hair?"
  • The first three scenes of Ralph returning to his game.
  • The scene when Ralph told Sour Bill to stick around.
  • When Felix imitated Ralph, made the jail bars stronger and him saying "Why Do I fix everything I touch?.
  • The scene when Ralph broke Vanellope free, they skipped the scenes when Ralph said he's a numbskull and a selfish diaper baby.
  • When Ralph and Vanellope were in the chocolate pond after defeating the Cy-Bugs and King Candy.
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Connections

Featured in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Wreck It Ralph (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fantastic!
2 November 2012 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I was supposed to be be seeing either Flight or Argo today, but to my disappointment I missed both showtimes, and I was in a tight time frame where I could see anything. So my friend really convinced me to check this one out. Boy, what a great time it was.

Wreck-It Ralph is really wonderfully created. Its visual design is brilliant and its action pieces pretty amazing. The world it builds, and all of the little details from various video games, is pretty wonderful to look at and experience. Even some characters move in the precise way they actually do in video games. But what makes this gloriously colorful spectacle of a world work is the screenplay. The jokes hit all the right places, the characters are all lively and written with skill that goes beyond what we have come to expect from a simple kids' film like this. The few commercials and trailers I saw had been sure to let audiences know just how "pretty" this film looked, but what makes it a truly great film is that it has a great story and great dialogue to back up the visuals. The voice performances are pretty incredible, and perhaps because I recognized such people like Reily, Silverman, McBrayer, and Lynch, but even others did wonders with their characters.

Overall, the film follows a clear pattern and formula for kids, but the real surprise is that none of it made me roll my eyes or cringe. It's incredibly entertaining and enjoyable for anyone. Pretty much everything is done in a very respectable manner, and the film hits greatness in the writing, direction, voice performances, and visual design. The only real flaw in it that I gathered was the inclusion of a Rihanna song, which really took me out of the world the film created and kinda put a plaster on it from pop culture. Or maybe it's because I hate the song... Still, this is another truly great animated film that does stand out from others this year in its own way, and one that's admirable and satisfying in all the best ways. I loved it. Highly recommended.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,038,712, 4 November 2012

Gross USA:

$189,422,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,222,889
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