Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph Coming November 2, 2012

This post will have the official information from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures regarding Wreck-It Ralph to be released November 2, 2012.  “Wreck-It Ralph” takes moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in which Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly)—tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game—sets off on a quest to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.  Also featuring the voices of Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman, “Wreck-It Ralph” is in theaters Nov. 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.  Continue reading for trailer, images, and more for this film.

Update January 3, 2013

From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Walt Disney Animation Studios announces the debut of the hit arcade-game-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph” marking a Disney first with the early release of the HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on February 12, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand release on March 5, 2013.

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray cover art

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From Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Wreck-It Ralph” takes viewers on a hilarious journey.  For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has played the bad guy in his popular video game.  In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart.  As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman).  The film is directed by Emmy-winner Rich Moore.

Featuring an all-star voice cast including Jack McBrayer as the voice of Fix It Felix, Jr. and Jane Lynch as the voice of Sgt. Calhoun, plus breakthrough bonus features that take viewers even deeper into the world of video games, Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” has something for every player. Over an hour of all-new bonus material is featured on the Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack, including deleted and alternate scenes, the theatrical short “Paperman,” plus much more.

Includes:
* Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph” – Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.

* Alternate & Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.

* Video Game Commercials – Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film – Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.

* “Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Includes:
* Disney Intermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film.

The “Wreck-It Ralph” suggested retail prices are: 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 US/$56.99 Canada. 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 US/$46.99 Canada. 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 US/$35.99 Canada

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Update November 30, 2012

Three printable activity sheets for Wreck-It Ralph.  Click on the links below to print out a Cy-Bug Maze, Hidden Object Search, and Spot the Difference.

Wreck-It Ralph Hidden Objects

Sergeant Calhoun’s Cy-Bug Maze

Wreck-It Ralph Hidden Object Search

Sugar Rush Grandstand Spot the Difference

Update November 6, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph smashed the competition and opened #1 at the box office this past weekend to $49 million – the largest opening in Walt Disney Animation Studios history.

Wreck-It Ralph

Of course, those record-breaking numbers do not include Pixar films.  Toy Story 3 had an opening weekend of $110 million in June 2010, and this year’s Brave had an opening weekend of $66 million in June.  However, that’s still a very impressive opening weekend for the Disney film.  To celebrate Wreck-It Ralph’s success, check out the video for Owl City’s “When Can I See You Again?” which plays during the film’s end credits.  Have you seen Wreck-It Ralph, and do you plan on seeing it again?

Update October 23, 2012

Printable coloring pages released for “Wreck-It Ralph” – click on the links below to download and print 3 sheets to color.

Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Page

Wreck-It Ralph “Ralph” Color by Number

Wreck-It Ralph “Vanellope” Color by Number

Update October 16, 2012

Walt Disney Studios announced a sweepstakes where visitors can enter the world of “Wreck-It Ralph” and go on a hero’s journey for the chance to win an Adventures by Disney trip for four to Southern California.  The trip includes VIP access to Walt Disney Imagineering, the Walt Disney Studios, the Jim Henson Company and the Disneyland Resort.  You can also complete weekly bonus missions to win additional Disney prizes – click here to enter.

Also, an additional clip was released for the film where Ralph gets a taste of “Hero’s Duty.”

Update October 11, 2012

New clip released for “Wreck-It Ralph” where Ralph meets Vanellope.

Update September 30, 2012

Walt Disney Studios shared the descriptions of the latest batch of “Wreck-It Ralph” characters.  We’ve known the main characters in the film for some time, but now we learn about the community that populate the video games of Fix It Felix Jr., Hero’s Duty, and Sugar Rush as well.  Click here for descriptions of all the characters that populate this video game world.

Sugar Rush Game Cabinet ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update September 20, 2012

Set of four character posters released for “Wreck-It Ralph.”  I love the incorporation of classic arcade game characters, and I especially love the Sonic poster.

Update September 13, 2012

Full trailer and additional images released for “Wreck-It Ralph”

FIX-IT FELIX, JR. (voice of Jack McBrayer) and THE NICELANDERS in the video game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

SERGEANT CALHOUN (voice of Jane Lynch) in the video game world of Hero's Duty. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) in the video game world of Hero's Duty. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

VANELLOPE VON SCHWEETZ (voice of Sarah Silverman) and RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) in the video game world of Sugar Rush. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

I love looking for all the old video game characters in the trailer.  Anyone else notice that the bartender is from the “Tapper” video game?

You can also enter the Play & Win Sweepstakes!  Complete missions, earn coins, and get the chance to win a hero’s journey from Adventures by Disney.

Original post follows below:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure.  For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day.

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Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

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On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend.

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But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself.  Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time?  “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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Update August 15, 2012

"Bad-Guy Blues" © 2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Wreck-It Ralph and a few fellow arcade-game bad guys head back to their games via Game Central Station following a BadAnon support group meeting where Ralph learns that being a Bad Guy in his game doesn’t make him a bad guy. Still, he can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be the hero.

Update July 13, 2012

“A Hero in the Making” image released for San Diego Comic-Con.

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Game Central Station – Power Strip

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Hero’s Duty – Visual Development

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Sugar Rush – Visual Development

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Character development for Ralph

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Character development for Vanellope

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Update July 10, 2012

The short “Paperman” will debut in front of “Wreck-It Ralph.”  In “Paperman,” a young man in mid-century New York City has a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. The animated short merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques in a minimalist black-and-white style and comes from first-time director John Kahrs.

Morning Commute ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Is It Destiny? ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Heart, Imagination, and Paper ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update June 22, 2012

Teaser trailer released for “Wreck-It Ralph”

Update June 2, 2012

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Paperman.”

Update April 11, 2012

First poster released for “Wreck-It Ralph”

Update February 8, 2012

First concept art released for “Wreck-It Ralph”

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph,” video game “bad guy” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) spends his lonely evenings gazing at the apartment building that it’s his job to destroy.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” takes place in the world of arcade video games and features “Hero’s Duty,” a sci-fi, first-person shooter in which a platoon of soldiers must battle mutant Cy-Bugs that threaten the safety of the universe.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” takes place in the world of arcade video games and features the brightly colored, deceptively sweet game of “Sugar Rush,” in which competitors race candy go-karts around a world make entirely of edible sweets.

Update August 20, 2011

On August 20, during the D23 Expo, “Wreck-it Ralph’s” Director Rich Moore welcomed Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman on stage where the D23 audience was the first to see the opening sequence from the movie.

Director Rich Moore, © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

(L-R): Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer, © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

(L-R): Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Rich Moore © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

(L-R): Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Rich Moore © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

(L-R): Actors Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman from Walt Disney Pictures' "Wreck-It Ralph" with Chief Creative Officer Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Update June 13, 2011

From Walt Disney Studios Press Release:

Walt Disney Animation Studios Introduces Wildly Funny New CG Comedy Adventure “Wreck-It Ralph”

Directed by Emmy® Winner Rich Moore, Hilarious and Wildly Imaginative Animated Movie to Feature the Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch

Some of us are born to be bad, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it.  Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, video-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the story of an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy.  Produced by Clark Spencer (“Lilo & Stitch,” “Bolt”) and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, the CG comedy adventure will hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Says Moore, “I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: ‘isn’t there more to life than the role I’ve been assigned?’  In his quest for the answer, we journey with our hero through three visually distinct video game worlds.  It’s unlike anything anyone’s seen before, and I’m thrilled to be to creating it here at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”

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 accidently 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?

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