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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

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 arcade closes, the fun begins See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 20th film to be rated 12+ by the RARS (Russian Age Rating System) after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Bambi (1942), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Rescuers (1977), The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Black Cauldron (1985), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Brave Little Toaster (1987), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Tarzan (1999), Dinosaur (2000), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet (2002), Brother Bear (2003), and Chicken Little (2005). See more »

Goofs

Sugar Rush only came with 15 racers (Turbo is foreign, after all), but the screen showing the leaderboard has the exact size required to show 16, as if it was designed that way. 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

Henry Jackman, who composed the movie's score, appears in the credits at the top of a high-score table. 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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Soundtracks

Celebration
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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Even better than I hoped....
26 October 2012 | by jediguitarguySee all my reviews

Got to see an advances screening of Wreck-it Ralph today. I had been waiting for at least a year for this film and it did not disappoint.

I am a hardcore Disney fanboy and was before I even played my first video game. But I have to be honest, sometimes Disney doesn't get it. They see something is trending and an instant money maker and jump head first even if they don't understand the topic they're tackling.

So it does make you wonder if they could really do justice to a film dedicated to something they really don't excel in. Video games are not Disney's strong suit(except for the rare cases like Kingdom Hearts, which really only succeeds, because they have little to nothing to do with the production). Trust me I've played enough cheap marketing/movie tie in/ buy it for your kid because of the characters on the box Disney games to know what I'm talking about.

But Wreck-it Ralph nailed it. Start to Finish it is a love letter to gaming, made by people who understand games(and I highly suspect John Lasseter's role as Executive Producer greatly contributed to it's excellence).

It really reminded me of why we love games. It's not the technology or the graphics or the marketing hype. It's what they make us feel. The broad range of emotions they extract from us as we immerse ourselves in their world. The joy of victory, the stinging pain of loss, laughter and even tears. I felt all of those in this movie.

The world has become an ugly place and personally, my faith is what gets me through. But when you experience a game or a movie that takes you to an imaginative world where anything is possible, things start to seem a little brighter. Those stacks of paperwork you're facing seem smaller. The grisly news headlines get a little further away. That's what art and beauty do. They heal; help us see things in a better light. And I thank God for them.

I didn't expect for the movie to get me waxing philosophical, but that's the kind of hairpin I am.

Side notes: I was a little disappointed that they lingered SO long in one environment and I, frankly, find the crude humor tiresome. I thought the 3D was excellent, providing a nice immersive depth and texture without ever seeming gimicky( and I'm not a die hard 3D fan). Also, be sure to get there in time for the short at the beginning, Paper Man. Reminded me of classic Disney animated shorts, and that is not a bad thing.

A few weeks ago I was leaving California Adventure Park and overheard a little boy talking to his father about Wreck-it Ralph. With the wide eyed enthusiasm of youth he said to his father, "It's a movie about video games....who doesn't like that?" Well said, kid, well said.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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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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