Disney’s upcoming animated feature Wreck-It Ralph has a lot going for it. It’s director, Rich Moore, did animation for The Simpsons and Futurama. It already has a great cast of voices lined up, including John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman. And it’s about an 8-bit video game villan – which is probably enough on its own to get me into the theater.
Today, we learn a few more things about the upcoming film, and we also get a first look at the awesome new poster, featuring a rather angry Ralph in all his pixellated glory.
The film is about a bad-guy trying to go good, and his journey takes him all around his arcade. Here’s the official synopsis according to Walt Disney Studios (warning: if you’re sensitive about minor spoilers, skip ahead):
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?
Today we learn a few more details about the movie, courtesy of MSN.
Ralph, our hero/villain, is apparently 9 feet tall and 643 pounds, and he spends his time going on rampages and destroying buildings. Perhaps a Rampage?
We’ve known for a while that Wreck-It Ralph will feature real video game villans – legendary foes like the ghosts from Pac-Man and possibly Coily the snake fom Q*bert. MSN confirms that we’ll be seeing at least a little bit of everyone’s favorite Koopa, Bowser. Other rumored villains include Doctor Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and Kano from Mortal Kombat.
Oh, and then there’s this awesome little poster:
As you can see, Wreck-It Ralph is set to hit theaters on November 2nd. It appears to have determined that broad appeal quotient that so many Disney / Pixar films have found before: great for the kids, great for the parents, and great for everyone in between.
I’m seriously looking forward to this one.