Wreck-It Ralph

November 2nd 2012
  • Animated/Comedy,
  • PG,
  • 108 min,
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Cast: Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Stefanie Scott, Adam Carolla, Jamie Elman, Rachael Harris, Dennis Haysbert, Mindy Kaling, Edie McClurg, Ed O'Neill, Horatio Sanz, Alan Tudyk, Skylar Astin, Roger Craig Smith, Reuben Langdon, Kyle Hebert, Gerald C. Rivers
  • Director: Rich Moore
  • Writers: Jennifer Lee Monn, Phil Johnston
  • Producer: Clark Spencer
  • Associate Producer: Monica Lago-Kaytis
  • Executive Producer: John Lasseter
  • Art Direction: Suzan Kim
  • Casting: Jamie Sparer Roberts
  • Editor: William J. Caparella
  • Music: Henry Jackman


Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of McBrayer). 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 (voice of Lynch), 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 (voice of Silverman), 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?

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Some rude humor and mild action/violence
  • Production Budget: $165 million
  • Production Companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios

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2012 Guide Analysis: "A non-Pixar effort from Walt Disney Animation Studios, this 3D computer-animated comedy adventure is one of the first to follow a new mandate from the studio to try and incorporate a greater variety of stories rather than just falling back on adaptations of fairy tales.

Rich Moore, a former animation director on "The Simpsons" and "Futurama", helms this story of a simple 8-bit video game villain character named Wreck-It Ralph who dreams of there being more to life than smashing buildings, so he tries to break out of his 'bad guy' limitations by becoming a good guy.

In order to do that he sneaks into a modern first-person shooter game with the aim of winning a medal - but accidentally unleashes a dangerous enemy that threatens every game in the arcade where they reside. The film is said to feature three visually distinct video game worlds including the Halo-esque FPS game "Hero’s Duty" and a Mario Kart-style racing game called "Sugar Rush".

There some great casting choices - Sarah Silverman as a glitchy Princess Peach type character and "Glee" scene stealer Jane Lynch as the voice of a Master Chief style Army Sergeant. Expect cameos galore from famed 8-bit video game characters - a D23 preview of the movie showed one scene being a group therapy session moderated by one of the ghosts from Pac Man and one of the attendees being Kano from Mortal Kombat.

It'll be an interesting marketing challenge considering most kids and teenagers didn't even exist during the heyday of that era of gaming which gave us titles like Super Mario World, Space Invaders, Duck Hunt and Donkey Kong. For those of us old enough to remember though, it should be a fun blast from the past."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 November 2012: Hungary, Russia
  • 2 November 2012: Bulgaria, Canada, Romania
  • 8 November 2012: Portugal
  • 29 November 2012: Czech Republic, Malaysia
  • 30 November 2012: Spain
  • 5 December 2012: Cambodia, France
  • 6 December 2012: Chile, Germany
  • 12 December 2012: Belgium, Netherlands
  • 20 December 2012: Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore
  • 25 December 2012: Spain
  • 26 December 2012: Australia, New Zealand
  • 27 December 2012: Greece, Thailand
  • 3 January 2013: Argentina
  • 4 January 2013: Brazil
  • 11 January 2013: Lithuania
  • 18 January 2013: Poland
  • 7 February 2013: Denmark
  • 8 February 2013: Norway, Sweden
  • 15 February 2013: Finland, Turkey, UK
  • 23 March 2013: Japan