Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Rocks Theaters Like a Ton of Bricks

By Shannon Gosney
In Kids Review
November 12, 2012
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On Friday, November 2, 2012, Walt Disney Animation Studios released Wreck-It Ralph in theaters.  In fact, Wreck-It Ralph opened at #1 at the box office with $49 million in sales – the largest opening in Walt Disney Animation Studios history!  Wreck-It Ralph is available in both 2D and Disney Digital 3D on the big screen.  You can find Wreck-It Ralph on Facebook and Twitter.

If you haven’t seen Wreck-It Ralph yet, you are seriously missing out!  From Walt Disney Animations Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore comes Wreck-It Ralph, a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure.  For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day.  Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may be his first real friend.  But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself.  Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day – but can he do it in time?

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE CHARACTERS OF WRECK-IT RALPH

JOHN C. REILLY – He received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in the musical Chicago.  He has starred in more than 50 films including Carnage, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Aviator, and Step Brothers, as well as Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, in which he performed his GRAMMY Award-nominated song “Walk Hard.”

JANE LYNCH – For her now iconic role of Sue Sylvester in the television series “Glee,” Jane Lynch won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.  She has appeared in numerous films by writer/director Christopher Guest, including Best in Show and A Mighty Wind.

SARAH SILVERMAN – Sarah is an Emmy-winning actress and comedian who starred in her own Comedy Central show, “The Sarah Silverman Program.”  She can be seen in the drama feature “Take This Waltz” and is the author of the New York Times best-seller, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee.”

JACK MCBRAYER – Jack is an Emmy nominee for portraying Kenneth Parcell on “30 Rock.”  His other animated film voice credits include Despicable Me.  He appeared in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, among other films.  He will next be seen in The Campaign for Warner Bros. and The To-Do-List for CBS Films.

DIRECTOR RICH MOORE – Rick has won critical acclaim for directing episodes of such cutting edge animated television series as “The Simpsons,” “Futurama” and “Drawn Together.”  He won the directing Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Program for “Roswell That Ends Well.”  He also receives an Annie Award for that same episode of “Futurama.”  He is an alumnus of CalArts.

CLARK SPENCER – Clark previously produced the Disney animated hits Winnie the Pooh, Bolt and Lilo & Stitch.

FAST FACTS:

Genre:  Animation/Comedy

U.S. Release Date:  November 2, 2012

Voice Cast:  John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

Director:  Rich Moore

Producer:  Clark Spencer

OUR THOUGHTS

Between Frank, our six kids, and myself we all had a chance to watch Wreck-It Ralph in the theater and we all loved the movie!!  Some of our favorite characters in the movie were Wreck-It Ralph, Sergeant Calhoun and Vanellope von Schweetz.  Although Ralph was big and wrecked almost everything he touched, there was still the soft side of him that wanted to be loved and accepted by those around him.  We thought that Jane Lynch did a great job as Sergeant Calhoun in the Hero’s Duty Game and we all agreed that the character really looked like Jane Lynch, as did Fix-It Felix.  My favorite character was Vanellope von Schweetz!  I loved her silly personality and the candy in her hair (only in a cartoon would a mom love that)!  I could really feel her passion for racing and was excited for her as she had the chance to design her very own racecar.   I wanted to make my own racecar made of sugar!

Wreck-It Ralph was great for kids and adults!  It was full of humor that catered to everyone in the audience.  The animation was bright and colorful and everything you would expect from a Disney film.  As we watched Sugar Rush, we had the feeling that we were really there with the racers.  It was a really great movie and one we would love to add to our family movie collection.

We give Wreck-It Ralph 4 out of 4 Mommy Likeys!!!

Be sure to check out Wreck-It Ralph in theaters today!

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Rocks Theaters Like a Ton of Bricks”

  1. Jennifer Young says:

    I really want to bring my daughters to see this movie! They have never heard of it, but one of my best friends took her daughter and they both really liked it! It looks like a really cute movie!

  2. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    We had to postpone watching it until this weekend, but we’re excited to stop by and watch it!

  3. John Wilson says:

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!! one of the best modern disney movies I ever saw!!

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