At this point, you’ve probably seen the poster for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. The animated film – originally titled Reboot Ralph, is about a misunderstood ’80s videogame villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) who no longer wants to be a villain and goes on a journey of self-discovery in hopes of becoming a hero in another videogame.
Now, Disney has released a new batch of pictures and an international poster (hence the reference to Boxing Day) for the film. It has also been announced that Skrillex – that dubstep singer-songwriter that all the hipsters adore – will be making an animated appearance in the film.
The images give us a much clearer look into the world that Wreck-It Ralph inhabits, which (much like a videogame) seems to encompass many smaller worlds, including the world of Hero’s Duty (a cross between Halo, Gears of War, and Call of Duty), the world of Sugar Rush (a cross between Strawberry Shortcake and Mario Kart), and a number of more familiar videogame worlds.
Check out the images and international poster below (click to enlarge):
So far, Wreck-It Ralph comes off as one of the more “Pixar-esque” computer-animated films not made by Pixar, with its exploration of videogame worlds as being real places where people (?) live. Of course, it’s easy to understand why you’d want to emulate the award-winning style of Pixar, considering its status as one of the most financially and critically successful animation studios working today. Hopefully, Walt Disney Animation Studios can inject Wreck-It Ralph with a similar combination of heart, humor, and character that made Pixar’s classics so – well, classic.
In other Wreck-It Ralph news, the popular DJ and dubstep music maker, Skrillex, will be making an appearance in the upcoming film. We already knew that he would be contributing music to Wreck-It Ralph, so news of a cameo appearance doesn’t come as a total shock. His slanted haircut, big hipster glasses, and pale skin should make him easy to identify in the film, even in animated form.
Add Skrillex to the already robust roster of voice talent in the film, including the aforementioned John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer (not to mention Bowser, Zangief, Sonic, and Pacman, though perhaps those guys don’t count).
Are you looking forward to this animated riff on old school videogames? Let us know in the comments.
Wreck-It Ralph opens in theaters on November 2nd, 2012.