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All-Star cast lends its voice to Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph"

All-Star cast lends its voice to Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph"

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Walt Disney Pictures has assembled another star-studded voice cast for its arcade-game-hopping adventure, "Wreck-It Ralph." John C. Reilly has the title role, "30 Rock" actor Jack McBrayer provides the voice for Fix-It Felix, Jr., while "Glee" actress Jane Lynch is cast as Sergeant Calhoun and Sarah Silverman gives voice to the character of Vanellope von Schweetz.

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Other stars lending their vocal talents to the Disney Animation Studios project are "Modern Family" actor Ed O'Neill as Mr. Litwak, comedian Adam Carolla as Wynchel and Horatio Sanz from "Saturday Night Live" as Duncan.

Opening in theaters on November 2, 2012, the movie is directed by Emmy-winning director Rich Moore. The story surrounds Ralph who has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix as the good guy star of their video game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the second-fiddle bad guy role, Ralph takes video bits into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across arcade screens through multiple generations of video games to prove he has what it takes to be a hero.

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"Wreck-It Ralph" has all the trappings of being 2012's version of Disney's 1988 hit film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which featured a who's-who in classic animation from the House of the Mouse, Warner Brothers, Fleischer Studios, King Features Syndicate, Turner Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Walter Lantz Productions. "Wreck-It" is expected to clump a number of licensed video game characters onto the screen together. For instance, one scene from the movie's first theatrical-release trailer shows Ralph attending a support group for the arcade's various villain characters, including Clyde the orange ghost from Pac-Man, Doctor Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog and Bowser from Super Mario Brothers.

"Wreck-It Ralph" will be Walt Disney Animation Studios' 52nd production.

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  • I keep seeing these stories, but the voice actor I'd like to have confirmed is Jack Angel.  According to IMDB he's voicing a character called Zomie, but Mr. Angel himself doesn't remember providing the voice.

  • My biggest concern with using well known actors in animated features is that they draw you out of the story. For instance, everytime Mustafa was talking in the Lion King, I half expected him to say "Luke I am your father".

    Sometimes it works well, like I think that most of the time it works in the Pixar films, but were the Disney "2nd golden age" films (Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, etc) harmed by having lesser known actors in the voice roles? Actually, I think that they were better films because of that.

  • Am I really the only one that doesn't understand the appeal of having a celebrity provide voices for animated characters?   I could care less who voices which character.   Can you honestly say that the "actor" chose for an animated role affects whether or not you'll see the film?

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