D23 Expo: Wreck-It Ralph

Saturday at Disney’s D23 Expo was a big day, mainly due to the massive film presentation in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.  While Notable films including The Avengers, John Carter, and Pixar’s Brave made their mark, a few other films were on hand as well, including an upcoming Disney animated feature called Wreck-It Ralph.  I would have to honestly say that besides The Avengers and Brave, I believe Wreck-It Ralph was the film I was most impressed with, having heard about it for the first time.  It has a clever premise, some great talent involved, and looks to be a lot fun.  Aside from a few films such as Tangled and Bolt, I don’t believe the CG animated Disney films without the Pixar name attached have been entirely successful in the past.  Hopefully Wreck-It Ralph will be on the success list.  Read on to find out more about the flick.

Disney provided the summary seen below:

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?

The presentation was exciting enough.  The film’s director, Rich Moore, gave audiences a sneak peak at the film.  We were able to see the film’s opening, which was still early in development.  No animation, only storyboards and some early concept art ideas were presented.  That said, it was very funny, definitely due to the presence of John C. Reilly as the lead character.  Appearing in person were two members of the cast, Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman.  Overall, there was enough to the presentation, which has me anticipating its release quite a bit.  I mean…it’s a cartoon that has fun playing with video game conventions.  I’m sold on this, so well played Disney.


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1 Response to “D23 Expo: Wreck-It Ralph”

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    I love the idea of a video-game themed animated movie. It sounds completely awesome! I’m totally excited about this movie. I’ll keep my eye on it. 🙂