June 9, 2012 by Paul Curtin
As we all know, movies based on video games are almost always awful. But Walt Disney Animation Studios (oddly not Pixar) is taking a different approach with their latest, which stars a video game character they’ve completely made up who lives in a world with all the characters we’ve come to know and love over the years. Based on the trailer and the fact that it’s directed by Rich Moore, a former animation director of The Simpsons and Futurama, the film looks to be in good hands.
Wreck-It Ralph seems like the typical heart-warming Disney animation film, but something that will also hit extra close to home for those who have grown up on video games. Check out the first official trailer and synopsis below:
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?