- Picture & Sound
- Bonus Features
Ok, so it didn’t really take all that long for a movie that made its theatrical debut a mere three months ago. I however, did not see it when it was still in the theater and waited for its home video debut. One thing to make clear is that this is a Disney-made film, and not Pixar here. I know a lot of people who got confused thinking it was a Pixar movie, but given the name and reputation that Pixar has made for itself since their first animated feature in 1995, that’s actually quite an honor.
Wreck-It Ralph marks Disney’s return to computer animation since their last CG film (Tangled) in 2010 and it looks like they’ve done pretty well at adopting the film medium as their own, just as Pixar has. Interestingly enough, Wreck-It Ralph is a computer animated film about the world inside video games, which in themselves are computer animated. The film does well in giving us lots of character cameos and references to video game culture and terminology. A nice feature called “Disney Intermission” comes on when pausing the movie where “nerdist” Chris Hardwick will point out a lot of the geek culture and references that are in the movie.
The voice casting was perfect for the movie, with John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk delivering some outstanding performances. I think Calhoun (Lynch’s character) had some of the best, and funniest, lines in the movie and I was simply astounded by the voice that Tudyk pulled off for King Candy!
Pop culture references aside, Disney not only did a great job on story and characters here, but also managed to create five separate (and believable) worlds within the film!
With a PG rating, I’m fairly confident that the film’s appropriate for all ages. Parents, I will forewarn you to watch the Hero’s Duty scene early in the film and check out the Cy-Bugs to make sure they’re not too scary for your little ones.
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.
John C. Reilly – Ralph (voice)
Sarah Silverman – Vanellope (voice)
Jack McBrayer – Felix (voice)
Jane Lynch – Calhoun (voice)
Alan Tudyk – King Candy (voice)
Mindy Kaling – Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Joe Lo Truglio – Markowski (voice)
Ed O’Neill – Mr. Litwak (voice)
Dennis Haysbert – General Hologram (voice)
Edie McClurg – Mary (voice)
Raymond S. Persi – Gene / Zombie (voice)
Jess Harnell – Don (voice)
Rachael Harris – Deanna (voice)
Skylar Astin – Roy (voice)
Adam Carolla – Wynnchel (voice)
Run Time: 101 minutes
- 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?