Wreck-It Ralph
Theatrical release poster
Film information

Directed by

Rich Moore

Produced by

Clark Spencer

Release Date(s)

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.

Voice castEdit

Sarah Silverman John C. Reilly 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Wreck-It Ralph

Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly presenting Wreck-It Ralph at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International



Other video game characters making cameo appearances include Bowser, Dr. Eggman, and more.

Wreck-It Ralph features non-speaking cameo appearances from a number of video game characters including:


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.

Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph score CD cover
Henry Jackman
Released October 30, 2012
Length 70:36
Label Walt Disney
All music composed by Henry Jackman except as noted.
Track listing:
No. TitleMusic Length
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
4. "Sugar Rush"  AKB48 3:14
5. "Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)"  Skrillex 7:04
6. "Shut Up and Drive"  Rihanna 3:32
7. "Wreck-It Ralph"    1:33
8. "Life in the Arcade"    0:43
9. "Jumping Ship"    1:06
10. "Rocket Fiasco"    5:48
11. "Vanellope von Schweetz"    2:57
12. "Royal Raceway"    3:23
13. "Cupcake Breakout"    1:12
14. "Candy Vandals"    1:39
15. "Turbo Flashback"    1:42
16. "Laffy Taffies"    1:35
17. "One Minute to Win It"    1:17
18. "Vanellope's Hideout"    2:33
19. "Messing with the Program"    1:20
20. "King Candy"    2:11
21. "Broken-Karted"    2:49
22. "Out of the Penthouse, Off to the Race"    2:51
23. "Sugar Rush Showdown"    4:15
24. "You're My Hero"    4:16
25. "Arcade Finale"    3:19
Total length:


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