John C. Reilly Voicing 'Wreck-It Ralph' in New Disney Animation Film
by Ethan Anderton
June 13, 2011
Apparently the project was revealed sometime last year, but since only a title was available with vague details on a video game based character and story, we haven't officially reported on Disney Animation's film known as Reboot Ralph. Well now the Mouse House has officially revealed the project, now titled Wreck-It Ralph, with plot details and a voice cast that includes John C. Reilly as the titular character and Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch providing their voice talents as well. In short, the film follows an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy, but there's more below!
Here's the official synopsis by way of Disney's press release:
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?
Rich Moore (who has helmed episodes of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" will direct the film and he says, "I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: ‘isn’t there more to life than the role I’ve been assigned?’ In his quest for the answer, we journey with our hero through three visually distinct video game worlds." If they can take the same magic that made Tangled such a great new film from Disney Animation and combine it with something fun and innovative like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, then we might be looking at another great film from Disney. Thoughts?