When it comes to Disney CG features, there’s a lot of buzz about next weekend’s release of “Cars 2.” But the return of Lightning McQueen isn’t the only computer-generated flick being discussed by Disney studios.
Last week came a press release of the fall CG comedy feature “Wreck-It Ralph.” Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly (“Cedar Rapids” and “Step Brothers”), Sarah Silverman (“School of Rock”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”) and Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), it will be in theaters in November 2012 and will, of course, be presented in Disney Digital 3D in some theaters.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the plot involves an arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by Reilly) who is designed to be bad but who wants to be good. As the character tries to sneak into another game to change his nature and his reputation, he unfortunately lives up to his name and brings unintended consequences to the game environments into which he travels.
Emmy Award winning director Rich Moore (“The Simpsons” and “Futurama”) will helm the project and said the video-game journey will involve “three visually distinct video game worlds” and features a character asking “the complex question: ‘Isn't there more to life than the role I've been assigned?’ ”
The project was cited in reports of Disney movie scheduling earlier in the year but was listed under the title of “Reboot Ralph.” Previously, the character even went by the name of “Joe Jump.” Watch for more news of film and its details as the release date approaches and Disney’s publicity machine cranks out more releases.