Disney Sets Cast, Release Details for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the official title and the names of key creatives and cast members for the theatrical CG-animated adventure film, Wreck-it Ralph.

The film will be about a video-game villain looking to make good, and is directed by Emmy-winner Rich Moore, whose credits include the animated TV series The Simpsons, The Critic, Futurama, Drawn Together and Sit Down, Shut Up.

The cast includes John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBreyer and Jane Lynch. Clark Spencer is the producer. The film is set to debut in Disney Digital 3D on Nov. 12, 2012.

Here’s how the studio describes the film:

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?

“I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: ‘isn’t there more to life than the role I’ve been assigned?’” Moore says in a studio statement. “In his quest for the answer, we journey with our hero through three visually distinct video game worlds. It’s unlike anything anyone’s seen before, and I’m thrilled to be to creating it here at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”