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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

Writers:

Rich Moore (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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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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When the game is over, a new world comes to life. See more »


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

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Trivia

The chapel scene in Sergeant Calhoun's tragic backstory wedding is modeled on the United States Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel. See more »

Goofs

When Deanna begins to pull Felix onto the dance floor, she is wearing a shiny dress imprinted with leaves and flowers. When they take their places in the next shot, Deanna is suddenly in a plain pink dress, with no imprints. Then, although she remains on the dance floor for the entire shot, when Gene answers Felix in the very next shot, Deanna is suddenly with Gene by the door, and she's back in the dress with the shiny imprints for the rest of the scene. See more »

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[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

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Homeward to Rip-Offs (2020) See more »

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Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Earl Toon, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Eumir Deodato
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Virtual Joys
9 November 2012 | by billygoat1071See all my reviews

Wreck-It Ralph imagines a world where arcade game characters have their own lives. It's like a video game version of Toy Story and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but this one is much more appealing to the viewers. As expected, it has an endless amount of enjoyment, a big scale of adventure, and really fun characters. The filmmakers poured their love of these games to the film thus made this a wonderful nostalgic delight.

The story doesn't sound quite fresh at some point, especially for an animated film, but the main attraction here is the theme. It sets in a magnificent arcade world. It's fun when it captures the prominent video game mannerism like the freezy movements in retro games, an out of control game character walking against the wall in 3D games, and the glitching. It's easy to know what the central games are inspired from. Many would root for the cameos of iconic game characters and each of their appearance are splendid. The movie is filled with action set pieces that are undeniably exciting. By its grand scale and references, the experience is gloriously extraordinary.

Another charms of the film is the characters. We don't usually see films with well developed characters in blockbusters these days but this one has plenty of it. They all have their own pathos, but in a comical way. And the voice performances were great. John C. Reily gives Ralph an acceptably nice personality. Sarah Silverman makes Vanellope adorable enough. Jack McBrayer is quite charming as the always positive Fix-It Felix Jr. and Alan Tudyk is delightful as the goofy King Candy.

The animation is wonderful. Like what I said, they really capture the elements of every video game. The game "Sugar Rush" has the most colorful(and product placed) visuals of the film. The rest is thoroughly inspired. 3D is usually unnecessary but here is just fine. It's kind of worth it by its large adventures. There is no scene after the credits but it's better to stay during it to listen to the theme songs of "Sugar Rush" and "Fix-It Felix Jr.".

There isn't much groundbreaking about Wreck-It Ralph but what makes this special is its tribute to the classic video games. It also serves an over the top fun and sweetness(no Sugar Rush pun intended). It's so fun, it's easy to ignore its little flaws. There are some things that could have been better, but the film is already good enough. To those who love playing video-games will enjoy this a lot more. It's just full of life and nostalgia. Wreck-It Ralph is a great virtual ride!


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Country:

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Language:

English

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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