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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Ralph and his game "Fix-it Felix Jr." draw inspiration from Donkey Kong (1981). Both games are about a handy-man character climbing up and around a building structure toward the villain on top. (Mario was a carpenter in the DK games before changing to a plumber.) The villains Donkey Kong and Wreck-it Ralph are both large angry characters with wide hands that toss down objects at the hero. Additional inspiration comes from Rampage (1986), where players played as various monsters (including Werewolf Ralph) that smashed buildings with their hands and plucked characters from the building and threw them. The goal was to destroy as many buildings as possible without being killed. See more »

Goofs

Although he is not a villain in later games, Zangief represented the USSR in Street Fighter II, which was both Japan and America's enemy during the Cold War, so his appearance at the villain support group is justified. 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

In the Japanese version, the character Minty Zaki (the green racer in Sugar Rush) is replaced with a more Japanese-styled character called Minty Sakura. See more »

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References Jumper (2008) 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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