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Wreck-It Ralph Disney Pixar movie breaks records with its US launch

Wreck-It Ralph, Disney Pixar’s long awaited animation, is already a massive success in the US! Here in the UK you will have to wait until February 2013 to see for yourselves what all the fuss is about. In the meantime, you’ll have to content yourselves with this fun trailer, a bit of news from Disney, and the promise that we’ll give you an extra special taster after next week’s sneak preview of the film.


‘Wreck-It Ralph’ has destroyed the competition at the US Box Office taking the #1 spot with a massive $49.1 million on its opening weekend. This makes ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ the biggest Disney Animation opening of all time ahead of Tangled ($48.8) and all the Studio classics including The Lion King ($40.9).

This heartfelt comedy, about a video game ‘bad guy’ named Ralph who tries to become a hero, took almost twice as much as the number 2 movie, Denzel Washington’s Flight, at the US Box Office this weekend.

Wreck It Ralph movie poster © 2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Wreck It Ralph © 2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

US critics have been unanimous in their praise for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and it is proving a big hit with cinema goers who have given the film a Cinemascore of ‘A’.

 “Disney have a high-scoring hit on its hands in this brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed toon, earning bonus points for backing nostalgia with genuine emotion.” – Variety

“A homage to classic video-game culture wrapped in an adventurous road movie” – Hollywood Reporter

“Disney Animation is returning to its former glory and then some. But technical wizardry is nothing without heart, and Wreck-It Ralph never loses site of its main purpose: to entertain and teach us something about ourselves.” – IGN US


From Walt Disney Animation 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 just 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?

Written by Janis P.

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