This weekend Disney’s new tale of the secret world of arcade video game characters Wreck-It-Ralph opens in theaters. Rich Moore (TV’s The Simpsons, Futurama) directs a voice cast that includes John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer in a film that takes the viewer through the dynamic landscapes of games ranging from classic 8-bit to an explosive first person shooter.
We had the chance to sit down with Lynch (the Sergeant with a heart of gold and a hilariously haunted back-story) and McBrayer (the relentless do-gooder Fix-It-Felix) recently to talk about creating a fully fleshed out character in a fantastical animated world, what they learned about the universe of video games working on the film and the experience of watching this imaginative story come to life on screen.
Take a look at our video interview above and the trailer and synopsis for Wreck-It-Ralph below.
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 accidently 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?
Wreck-It Ralph opens in U.S. theaters on November 2nd, 2012.
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