Retro Villains At A Cinema Near You In Disney's Wreck-It Ralph

WreckItRalphThe newest animated Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph, is proving to not only be an entertaining film but also homage to the retro characters – particularly the villains, we all know and love. When it hits cinemas this November the film will be showcasing everyone from Dr. Eggman to the Pac-Man Ghosts.

The premise of the film is an interesting one. The hero (anti-hero?) of the film is the villainous Ralph from the (fictional) 8-bit arcade game Fix-It Felix (which itself seems to be inspired by the original Donkey Kong). After years of being the bad guy and doing the same thing over and over Ralph decides it’s time for a change in lifestyle and leaves his 8-bit world to find the greener grass on the other side of the pixelated fence. During the trailer (which you can see below) we can see Ralph explore all kinds of video-game genres to find his new home. Most amusing for readers of RetroCollect though will be the group meeting between Ralf and several other notable video game villains such as Zangife from Street Fighter, the aforementioned Ghosts from Pac-Man and Dr. Eggman/ Robotnik from Sonic as well as Mario’s Bowser and many other familiar faces.

The fact that a Disney movie is featuring so many classic video game characters only goes to show just how influential the industry is as well as how much our hobby has hit the mainstream. Opening on November 2nd, here’s hoping the film will lead to more retro-game focused films appearing in the future.

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

Last Updated ( 12 June 2012 )  

Joe Douglas

A lover of comics, sci-fi, fantasy and dusty old video games, Joe is a Sega man through and through. Combining his love of collecting and blue hedgehogs, Joe runs the site SonicCollectors on which he attempts to build a database of Sonic merch. He is tolerated by one cat, two dogs and his girlfriend.

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(Link to this comment) orkney 2012-06-12 01:28
This looks like it could be pretty good 8)
(Link to this comment) mickylynch9 2012-06-12 05:45
I can't bloody wait for this film. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and i think i've watched it about 20 times now. If you go to the Disney website you can play the game in all it's 8-bit glory :) Not a bad game for just a promotinal tool.
(Link to this comment) Bobbus74 2012-06-12 08:28
Wreck-It Ralph is going to be amazing. Bound to be the best gaming-based film ever. :lol:
(Link to this comment) stopXwhispering 2012-06-21 11:53
Can't wait to see it! But it's not released in Sweden until November or something :(
cool! I'll go check out Disney's website! Sounds like fun ^_^

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