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Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer: Thank You Mario, But Our Villain Is In Another Cabinet

By Jay Stevens, Jr. | Industry | August 8, 2012 |

By Jay Stevens, Jr. | Industry | August 8, 2012 |

Disney has a trailer out for the non-PIXAR computer animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph. John C. Reilly voices the character of Wreck-It-Ralph, a video game antagonist in the 1980s-esque video game Fix-It Felix, Jr. The game’s set up is along the lines of Mario and Donkey Kong recast into Rampage. Ralph himself looks like the love child of Heat-Meister and the Incredible Hulk. His job in the game is to smash an apartment building to rubble while the game’s handyman hero repairs fights back by repairing his damage. If Felix wins, the level ends with the building’s tenants rising up and throwing Ralph off the roof. But after 30 years of playing the game’s bad guy and being repeatedly flung to his doom, Ralph has become bored. He now wants to go somewhere else where he can play the good guy for a change. To the surprise of the other games, he spends time hoping from game to game in the arcade looking for a new home.

Other voices are provided by Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Dennis Haysbert, Jack McBrayer.

The best part about the trailer was the support group for video game villains (BAD-ANON) that were populated with bad guys from every era of arcade games. See how many you can recognize.

While the main characters come from videos that were made up for this movie, it does have supporting characters from real games in the same way Who Framed Roger Rabbit? had classic cartoon characters and the Toy Story series had characters based on actual toys. It adds to trailer’s charm and even the made-up games look like they’re trying to capture essences to different eras in arcade game history.

Wreck-It-Ralph is due out in theaters November 12th.

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