As if to remind the world that Disney can put out high-quality animated films that don't have the Pixar stamp on them, they've released two terrific animated features since 2010 in the form of Tangled and this year's Wreck-It Ralph. While Tangled has its moments, Wreck-It Ralph was easily my runaway favorite of the year with its non-stop deluge of jokes related to retro and modern gaming, as well as its incredibly vibrant palette and some solid voice acting by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and more. The trailers made it look funny just by its trailer, but Wreck-It Ralph still managed to surprise me with just how superb Rich Moore and his team made it. This one really has it all, and while it'll keep the kiddies thoroughly entertained, it's likely the adults in the room that'll be laughing all the way through. No other American animated film even comes close to Wreck-It Ralph this year, it's that simple.
Disney has announced that Wreck-It Ralph will be uploading to Blu-ray and DVD on March 5th, and for an advance look at the box art and extra features, just keep reading.
Bonus Materials Overview:
- Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph” – Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.
- Alternate & Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.
- Video Game Commercials – Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film - Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.
- “Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials
- DisneyIntermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film.