Please excuse any notable ignorance when it comes to the process of casting an animated film — this is not my territory, to be perfectly honest — but, still, it seems odd that a film less than four months away could now add twelve to its roster. (Don’t these things take a lot of time to make? No?) When said roster is actually this good, though, any inquiries don’t mean a whole lot.
A press release has succinctly told us about the additions, and you can read the hard facts below:
Alan Tudyk (ABC’s “Suburgatory,” “Dodgeball”) as King Candy, ruler of Sugar Rush, a candy-coated cart racing game
Ed O’Neill (ABC’s “Modern Family”) as Mr. Litwak, owner of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade
Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”) as Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer and Vanellope’s nemesis
Adam Carolla (“The Adam Carolla Show”) as Wynchel, Sugar Rush security
Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) as Duncan, Sugar Rush security
Dennis Haysbert (CBS’s “The Unit,” “24”) as General from the first-person shooter game, Hero’s Duty
Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” TV’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”) – as Mary, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Roger Craig Smith (Captain Marvel from TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” Ezio from game franchise “Assassin’s Creed”) as Sonic the Hedgehog
Gerald C. Rivers (video game “Street Fighter” series) as M. Bison
Rachael Harris (“The Hangover,” TV’s “New Girl”) as Deanna, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Stefanie Scott (Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”) as Moppet Girl, a young arcade enthusiast who visits Litwak’s arcade
Reuben Langdon (multiple “Street Fighter” video games) as Ken from Street Fighter
Kyle Hebert (multiple “Street Fighter” video games, TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as Ryu from Street Fighter
The lineup already consists of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, and Sarah Silverman — i.e., it was pretty darn strong to begin with — so when you go and add President David Palmer or Al Bundy (so many TV references!) to the mix, I only continue to think Ralph will be Disney’s animated redemption of 2012.
“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 hits theaters on November 2nd.
Could Ralph prove to be even better with this round of additions?