Theatrical release poster
November 2, 2012
Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.It is the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film was directed by Rich Moore and scripted by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston. John Lasseter served as the executive producer. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.
At night when Litwak's Arcade closes, the various video game characters are free to visit one another's games. Within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., the characters celebrate its titular hero but shun the villain, Wreck-It Ralph. At a support group for video game villains, Ralph reveals his desire to stop being a bad guy. Returning to his own game, Ralph finds the other characters celebrating their game's 30th anniversary without inviting him. Felix reluctantly invites Ralph to join them, but the others refuse to accept him, saying that he would have to win a medal as Felix does.
While visiting Tapper's, Ralph meets a soldier from the first-person shooter Hero's Duty, who tells him the game's winner receives a medal. Ralph enters the game and encounters Sergeant Calhoun, its no-nonsense leader. Between game sessions, Ralph climbs the game's central beacon and collects the medal, accidentally hatching a Cy-Bug, one of the game's enemies. The Cy-Bug clings to Ralph as he stumbles into an escape pod that launches him out of the game. Meanwhile, Ralph's absence has not gone unnoticed, as a girl tells Litwak that Fix-It Felix, Jr. is malfunctioning. Since broken games are unplugged, leaving their characters homeless, Felix sets off to find Ralph.
Ralph crash-lands in Sugar Rush, a kart-racing game. As he searches for his medal, he meets Vanellope von Schweetz, a glitchy character who makes off with the medal, planning to use it to buy entry into an after-hours race. King Candy and the other racers refuse to let Vanellope participate, claiming that she is not really part of the game. Ralph helps Vanellope build a kart, then teaches her how to drive in Diet Cola Mountain, an unfinished game level where Vanellope lives.
Back in Hero's Duty, Felix meets Calhoun, who explains that the Cy-Bugs can take over any game they enter. As the pair searches for Ralph and the Cy-Bug in Sugar Rush, they become separated. Calhoun finds hundreds of Cy-Bug eggs, and Felix becomes imprisoned in King Candy's castle. Meanwhile, King Candy finds Ralph's medal and offers it to Ralph in exchange for keeping Vanellope out of the race, claiming she will be stranded in Sugar Rush forever if her glitches cause the game to be unplugged. Fearing for Vanellope's safety, Ralph wrecks the kart and returns to Fix-It Felix, Jr. He finds the game deserted, as everyone has evacuated in expectation that their game will be unplugged in the morning. Ralph then notices Vanellope's image on the Sugar Rush' cabinet and realizes she is supposed to be part of that game and not a glitch.
Ralph returns to Sugar Rush, finds Felix and Vanellope, and asks Felix to fix the wrecked kart so Vanellope can race. As the race proceeds, the hatched Cy-Bugs attack and Felix, Calhoun and Ralph battle them. When Vanellope catches up to King Candy, Vanellope's glitches reveal he is actually Turbo, a character from an unplugged racing game, who has taken control of Sugar Rush. Vanellope uses her glitching to escape from Turbo, who is consumed by a Cy-Bug. The group flees the doomed game, but Vanellope cannot pass through the exit. Calhoun says the game cannot be saved because there is no beacon similar to that in Hero's Duty to attract and kill the Cy-Bugs.
Ralph heads to Diet Cola Mountain, where he plans on collapsing its Mentos stalactites into the cola at the bottom, causing a blinding eruption that would attract the bugs. Before he can finish, Turbo, merged with the Cy-Bug that consumed him, carries him away. Ralph breaks free and dives toward the mountain, hoping his impact will start the eruption. Vanellope in turn uses her glitching abilities to catch Ralph. The eruption starts on its own and draws all the Cy-Bugs to their destruction, including the Turbo Cy-Bug. Vanellope crosses the finish line, restoring her memory and status as the game's lead character. Felix and Ralph return to their game in time to show Litwak it still works, sparing it from being unplugged. Felix marries Calhoun and the characters of Fix-It Felix, Jr. gain a new respect for Ralph's work as the villain.
- John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph, the villain of Fix-It Felix, Jr.
- Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a 9-year-old racer and glitch in Sugar Rush.
- Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix, Jr., the hero of Fix-It Felix, Jr.
- Jane Lynch as Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun, the lead character of Hero's Duty.
- Alan Tudyk as King Candy, the ruler of Sugar Rush.
- Dennis Haysbert as General Hologram, a general in Hero's Duty.
- Stefanie Scott as Moppet Girl, a young arcade enthusiast.
- Mindy Kaling as Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer and Vanellope's nemesis.
- Rich Moore as Sour Bill, King Candy's henchman, and Zangief from Street Fighter.
- Adam Carolla as Wynnchel, Sugar Rush security
- Horatio Sanz as Duncan, Sugar Rush security
- Katie Lowes as Candlehead, a Sugar Rush racer who works closely with Taffyta and Rancis.
- Raymond Persi as Mayor Gene, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., and a zombie (based off Cyril from House of the Dead, or a zombie from Plants vs. Zombies).
- Edie McClurg as Mary, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
- Rachael Harris as Deanna, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
- Ed O'Neill as Mr. Litwak, owner of Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade.
- Skrillex as DJ
- Kyle Hebert as Ryu from Street Fighter
- Reuben Langdon as Ken Masters from Street Fighter
- Gerald C. Rivers as M. Bison from Street Fighter
- Roger Craig Smith as Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Maurice LaMarche as the bartender from Tapper
- Jamie Sparer Roberts as Yuni Verse from Dance Dance Revolution
- Phil Johnston as Surge Protector, Game Central Station security
- Kevin Deters as Clyde the ghost from Pac-Man
- Brian Kesinger as a Cyborg (based on Kano from Mortal Kombat)
- Josie Trinidad as Jubileena Bing Bing
- Jamie Elman as Rancis Fluggerbutter
- Cymbre Walk as Crumbelina DiCaramello
- Martin Jarvis as Satine, a devil-like villain who attends the support group.
Wreck-It Ralph features non-speaking cameo appearances from a number of video game characters including:
- Bowser from Super Mario Bros.
- Doctor Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Q*bert, Coily, Slick, Sam and Ugg from Q*bert
- Chun-Li, Cammy, Blanka, and M. Bison from Street Fighter
- Neff from Altered Beast
- Paperboy from Paperboy
- Knight and Ostrich from Joust
- Frogger from Frogger
- Dig Dug, a Pooka, and a Fygar from Dig Dug
- Pac-Man, Blinky, Pinky, and Inky from Pac-Man
- Paddle 1 and Paddle 2 from Pong
- Peter Pepper from BurgerTime
- The Qix from Qix
The film's score was composed by Henry Jackman while the soundtrack features original songs by Skrillex, Owl City and Buckner & Garcia. Japanese idol group AKB48 performed the film's ending theme, "Sugar Rush"|シュガー・ラッシュ|Shugā Rasshu, for the worldwide release.
|Released||October 30, 2012|
|1.||"When Can I See You Again?"||Owl City||3:38|
|2.||"Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph"||Buckner & Garcia||2:59|
|3.||"Celebration"||Kool & the Gang||3:40|
|5.||"Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)"||Skrillex||7:04|
|6.||"Shut Up and Drive"||Rihanna||3:32|
|8.||"Life in the Arcade"||0:43|
|11.||"Vanellope von Schweetz"||2:57|
|17.||"One Minute to Win It"||1:17|
|19.||"Messing with the Program"||1:20|
|22.||"Out of the Penthouse, Off to the Race"||2:51|
|23.||"Sugar Rush Showdown"||4:15|
|24.||"You're My Hero"||4:16|