Video: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ trailer debuts online, uniting Disney Animation with classic video game characters

in Disney, Movies

The first trailer for the highly-anticipated retro video game-based movie “Wreck-It Ralph” from Walt Disney Animation Studios has hit the web, bringing together characters from classic games like Q*Bert, Street Fighter II, and Super Mario Bros in a new virtual universe.

Watch the teaser below:

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing andseeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

“Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

7 Comments

  1. ANDREW

    Oh for my family who are video game obssessed this looks AWESOME!! My jaw dropped when I saw Bowser!

  2. Jaffa

    AWESOME!

  3. Twin Shock

    So… it’s basically Toy Story with video game characters. it even has the lame 12 step program scene…

    1. Jeff Lynch

      You’re lame. How about waiting to see the movie, with all scenes in context, before judging it and disparaging the hard work of many creative people.

  4. Mitchell

    It kinda reminds me of Roger Rabbit… I hope it doesn’t flop like that joke of a movie.
    But it doesn’t look like it will. I’m excited for this movie. I haven’t been excited for a Disney movie since The Muppets (besides The Avengers, but Disney doesn’t put their name on that)

    1. Tryg

      Troll Much? Please explain how Roger Rabbit failed.

      Looks like it’s gonna be a great movie, just gotta wonder, why a Pit Bull song in the trailer?

    2. Jeff Lynch

      Something’s wrong with you Mitchell. Roger Rabbit was a massive hit. I remember when it came out in 1989…and saw it three times in the theater. It was a huge pop cultural phenomenon and there was a stretch of about three months where it was talked about nonstop in newspapers, magazines, and on TV shows.

      If it was such a “flop” then why were there follow-up cartoon shorts, tons of Roger Rabbit merchandise, a Roger Rabbit dance craze in clubs, Roger Rabbit Happy Meals at McDonalds, and the Roger Rabbit’s Toontown elements in the parks.

      Video Games are not as relatable as the old school cartoon characters — I for one can only recognize a small handful of the cameos in this game, as opposed to Roger Rabbit where I recognized almost all the cartoon characters.

      But this movie will be a hit…just not as big a hit as Roger Rabbit was back in the day.

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