Wreck-It-Ralph great for the kids
By Gabrielle Pantera
Hollywood CA, (Hollywood Today) 2013/3/16 – “Ralph is the bad guy in an old 1980s arcade game who’s wondering after 30 years of playing his assigned role Is this it,” says Wreck-It-Ralph director Rich Moore. “So, like a lot of us, he tries to solve an internal problem with an external solution: he’s going to try to win a medal if he could win just one, he thinks he’ll earn the kind of love and respect Felix gets.”
This Disney Animation studios film is colorful, with lots of action. Ralph is tired of being the bad guy and being left out. The other characters in his game don’t appreciate him. He’d like to be a hero for once. Ralph jumps from his game to other arcade games hoping to be someone’s hero.
“A good animated film like this does three things really well,” says Wreck-It-Ralph executive producer John Lasseter. “It tells a compelling story that’s unpredictable and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, it populates the story with really memorable and appealing characters, and it puts that story and those characters in a believable world.”
“One of the things I love about Wreck-It Ralph,” says Lasseter “Is that we have four really unique worlds. One is the 8-bit world of Fix-It Felix Jr., one is the hyper-realistic world of Hero’s Duty, and one is the super-cute Sugar Rush that has a Japanese anime flavor. The fourth world is Game Central Station, which is inspired by Grand Central Station in New York.”
Disney shaped each world using different visual elements, animation, character development, visual effects, lighting, cinematography and music. There are nearly 190 unique characters populate the worlds. That’s more then any other Walt Disney Animation Studio film. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer.
“Fix-It Felix, Jr. is an 8-bit world from the 1980s, and at first I thought it would be simple to create, but it turned out to be very challenging…in a fun way,” says Wreck-it-Ralph co-art director Ian Gooding. “How do you design something that shows that real people live here but at the same time shows the technical limitations of processors in the 1980s? That was the challenge.”
“The one thing that John Lasseter kept rubbing in is you have to celebrate the 8-bit as much as you possibly can in this world,” says Gooding. “Whenever we didn’t jump on an opportunity, he would notice it and say, ‘That’s not right here.’ It was fun to squeeze as many square-centric, 8-bit things you can into one environment and still have it look sophisticated, believable and fun.”
Wreck-It Ralph is a 3D computer-animated family oriented film with comedy that children will enjoy. This is the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Rich Moore, who’s also directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, directed Wreck-It-Ralph. The screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston from a story by Moore, Johnston and Jim Reardon.
Wreck-It Ralph shows if you don’t like what you life is you can change it and maybe what you already had was good. The Blu-ray colors are bright and vivid. When you pause the movie it automatically counts down and launches the Gamer’s Guide. There are not many other extras There are deleted scenes, previews, some fun trailers for the movie’s fictional games and a short feature on the movie’s world creation process.
The Oscar-winning short Paperman is included. That screened with Wreck-It Ralph in theaters. The Blu-ray box set includes DVD, 3-D and digital copies.
Format: AC-3, Animated, Box set, Collector’s Edition, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen, Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1. Number of discs: 4. Rated: PG.
Studio: Buena Vista
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
Run Time: 108 minutes
Blu-ray, 3D DVD and Digital $49.99