Disney are making an animated film based on imaginary old arcade game characters. Sounds like Toy Story for arcade games
Wreck-It Ralph stars comedy genius John C. Reilly as the bad guy in an old, 8-bit video game who dreams of proving he’s really a hero. This movie might just do for video games what Toy Story did for toys.
At yesterday’s D23 presentation, Disney animation head honcho John Lasseter introduced the first four minutes from Disney’s upcoming computer animated film. What we saw was very much a work-in-progress - while some of the animation looked more or less done, it was mostly a patchwork of storyboards, animatics, and unfinished animation. But what the footage did feature was a lengthy monologue from Wreck-It Ralph explaining his world and how he fits into it.
… As Reilly’s voiceover explains, Wreck-It Ralph is a 9-foot-tall, 600-pound behemoth who is pretty much a working case of structural damage. He lives inside the arcade game Fix-It Felix, and his job is to wreck the game’s one high-rise building while Fix-It Felix, Jr. fixes it. Like most Reilly characters, Ralph is a big sweetheart, and he’s got nothing against Felix - he says he’s a perfectly nice guy and fixes things well, though he does point out that’s not quite so impressive when you consider Felix’s dad gave him a magic hammer.