When you talk about mainstream animation, 2012 might be a year for the books. Pixar’s getting back into the swing of things with Brave, and Laika Entertainment have followed up Coraline with the wonderful-looking ParaNorman — but there’s at least one more on the horizon, and it could be the most exciting of the crop.
I refer to Wreck-It-Ralph, a video game-based feature that centers on “a bad-guy character in a classic game (John C. Reilly) who longs to be a hero,” as he “brings trouble to his entire arcade after sneaking into a new first-person shooter game and unleashing a deadly enemy.” Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman have provided their voices for director Rich Moore; the 30 Rock star is voicing Wreck-It-Ralph’s enemy, Fix-It-Felix, while Lynch and Silverman will play a first-person hero and race car driver, respectively. It sounds like a lot of fun, and footage shown at D23 this past August was positively received, for whatever that might be worth.
The first poster, from MSN, manages to tease its character design and 8-bit approach rather nicely. Take a look below:
Wreck-It-Ralph will open on November 2nd.
Are you intrigued by the premise for Wreck-It-Ralph? What do you think of the first poster?
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