This goes out to all you Pixar fans and 8-bit junkies. In case you haven’t heard, the gang at Pixar has come up with a pretty awesome sounding idea for a film called Wreck -It Ralph. Disney announced this project last August at the D23 Expo along with a string of titles. Most of those mentioned have already hit theaters but this has been one that we at G-S-T have been the most excited about. In the film, the main character Ralph decides he no longer wants to be the “bad guy”, and ventures into other games in hopes of becoming a “hero”. See? Told you it sounded awesome!
While many film fans have had their sights set on Pixar’s medieval princess epic Brave (which does look stellar btw), we’ve still seen very little from Camp Ralph aside from some stunning concept cute 8-bit poster (they’re all below if you missed them). But today we get our first good look at the character art for both Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) from his game Fix It Felix Jr. and Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) from her video game Sugar Rush.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think these were actual games wouldn’t ya? Well that’s just the kind of special magic the Pixar team is capable of weaving. In case you missed the premise of the film, here’s the official synopsis:
Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?
Also here’s the small batch of images that have already come down the pike. For all you wanting more, you can expect expect to see the Wreck-It Ralph marketing campaign to kick into high gear once Brave is in theaters.
Get your quarters ready and start lining up outside the arcade, err, theater because Wreck -It Ralph is set for wide release this Fall on November 2nd, 2012. Whatcha think? Sound good to any of you?