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Wreck-It Ralph [2012] (4 discs)

Director:Rich Moore
Writer:Jennifer Lee
Phil Johnston
Composer:Henry Jackman
Length:101 minutes
(1 hour 41 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.

Reaction: Inventive fun and very moving.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Rich Moore => Director / Zangief (voice) / Sour Bill
Jennifer Lee => Writer
Phil Johnston => Writer / Surge Protector (voice)
Henry Jackman => Composer
Adam Carolla => Wynnchel (voice)
Alan Tudyk => King Candy (voice)
Dennis Haysbert => General Hologram (voice)
Ed O'Neill => Mr. Litwak (voice)
Edie McClurg => Mary (voice)
Fred Tatasciore => Additional Voices (voice)
Gerald C. Rivers => M. Bison (voice)
Horatio Sanz => Duncan (voice)
Jack McBrayer => Felix (voice)
Jane Lynch => Calhoun (voice)
Jess Harnell => Don (voice)
Jim Cummings => Additional Voices (voice)
Joe Lo Truglio => Markowski (voice)
John C. Reilly => Ralph (voice)
John DiMaggio => Beard Papa (voice)
Maurice LaMarche => Root Beer Tapper (voice)
Mindy Kaling => Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Rachael Harris => Deanna (voice)
Raymond S. Persi => Gene / Zombie (voice)
Roger Craig Smith => Sonic the Hedgehog (voice)
Sarah Silverman => Vanellope (voice)
Skylar Astin => Roy (voice)
Tucker Gilmore => Turtle (voice) / Sugar Rush Announcer

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • There are some, though unnoticeable, hints that King Turbo is truly Turbo, prior to being revealed in the Climax:
    *When learning Ralph has Game Jumped, he begins to overreact and and accuses Ralph of trying to take over his game.
    *He has access and knowledge of Sugar Rush's code room, which he went into to get the medal, even though he said it could no longer be regained until one of the racers wins a race, making his true motives questionable.
    *He is a Powerful Racer with a great deal of intolerance to losing.
    *In Felix's flashback where he explains to Calhoun about Turbo, Turbo's voice sounded remarkably similar to King Candy.
    *He bares no resemblance to the other racers' Anime Style (looking more like a 1940's Cartoon Character), hinting that he's not truly from Sugar Rush.
    *He was the only character in Sugar Rush who easily recognized Ralph, since the Turbo Time cabinet was right next to the Fix-it Felix Jr. Cabinet before being Unplugged.
    *King Candy's Data Box is noticeably larger than the Other Data Boxes, and is also noticeably redder in color (all others are blue).
    *Just before using Ralph to stop Vanelope from Racing, King Candy can be seen panicking as Ralph tries to attack him, not out of cowardice, but rather because he is actually aware that he's not suppose to be in Sugar Rush, and that Ralph may have killed him not only instantly, but permanently.
  • It was decided to turn King Candy/Turbo into a cy-bug mutate because the filmmakers decided neither King Candy nor Turbo looked intimidating enough as a villain for the final battle.
  • Kano does his signature Mortal Kombat fatality on the zombie during the Bad Guys meeting.
  • Several popular video game characters make an appearances in this movie, including but not limited to: M. Bison, Zangief, Ken, Ryu, Chun Li and Cammy from the [Street Fighter] Series; Q*bert and his cast of enemies; Pac-Man and the orange ghost Clyde; Bowser from the [Super Mario Bros.] series; and Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik.
  • The character Vanellope is depicted as a glitch in the game who is not supposed to play in the game. This is actually very common in video games. Developers will often create characters and other elements but decide not to include them in the end. It is actually more trouble to delete the code that contains the character because it may cause a chain reaction that glitches into other things, so the characters are simply "locked away" into the code.
  • Unlike most animated films, the principal actors regularly recorded audio sessions together in the same room, a situation which led to a lot of improvising.
  • There is a piece of graffiti on the right side of the tunnel which reads "Leerooooy", a nod to Leeroy Jenkins, a World of Warcraft player who obtained Internet fame from a video of him running head-long into battle while shouting his own name.
  • King Candy's safe is secured with a Nintendo Entertainment System controller. The password he enters (UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START) is a common cheat code used by game developer Konami in most of their titles, most famously in the game Contra. That's why this cheat code is widely known as "Konami Code." Some websites even adopted this code to hide Easter Eggs.
  • The bartender game which appears, Tapper, was controversial in real life. The game featured a bartender serving mugs of Budweiser beer. The game was intended for adults to play in real life bars, but eventually made its way into kid-friendly arcades where parents became upset at the content. Consequently, Bally Midway recreated a nearly identical version called Root Beer Tapper, with a soda jerk character instead of a bartender. The version in Wreck-It Ralph combines the bartender character of the original with the root beer of the later version.
  • The high score of Wreck-It-Ralph's game cabinet is 120501, which is also a nod to the birthday of Walt Disney when divided up as 12/05/01.
  • The graffiti in Game Central Station contains many inside jokes and references to famous video games. One says "Aerith Lives," in reference to Final Fantasy VII. Another says "All your base are belong to us," from the infamously poor English translation of the game Zero Wing.
  • This is the first Disney animated film to show real guns and gun violence since Atlantis: The Lost Empire, albeit the guns are portrayed as video game weapons, and are never used on "real" people the way they were used in Atlantis.
  • The train station of Nice Land shows that the population is 224x256, the common resolution of an 8-Bit game.
  • Early in production it was considered to keep all characters in their native graphic quality, essentially making Ralph look 8-bit the entire time. This was deemed too difficult for making Ralph a sympathetic, lovable character.
  • King Candy's voice and character design is modeled after Ed Wynn a popular comedian and voice artist, best known in Walt Disney films as the voice of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins.