Walt Disney Animation Studios last night released a new television spot for its upcoming film, Wreck-It Ralph, out in theaters on November 2, 2012. Whereas the Paperman short that will open for the film is a real game changer, Ralph is a literal game changer as evidenced in the new commercial. The ad features plenty of new footage including an overview of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade and all other sorts of goodies.
Also included in the commercial is Owl City’s original song for the film, ‘When Can I See You Again?’ Described as ‘a very bouncy, happy, uplifting song, but there’s a bittersweet part of it, leaving a key relationship in the film open-ended’ song by writer Adam Young, not too much is audible in the commercial short of a line that appears to read ‘it’s been fun but now I’ve got to go,’ which could speak for Ralph’s departure of the Fix-It Felix Jr arcade game (minus the fun part).
A few months ago, we shared a first look at some of the new toys and collectibles coming out this holiday season for Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios (in theaters November 2). Today, we get a look at even more of the items coming from master licensee Thinkway Toys due to a recent update on their site.
Pictured here, for example, are the Sugar Rush Racer & Kart series. Sold separately as a racer/kart pair, each of the karts measures 5″ in length, is able to roll and includes a 3″ version of its respective owner: Taffyta Muttonfudge and the Pink Lightning; The Swizz and the Tongue Twister; and Vanellope Von Schweetz with her own creation.
In addition to several of the products we previewed in the video below, Thinkway Toys is also introducing a series of articulated action figures of Ralph (as well as in his Hero’s Duty uniform) and Fix-It Felix, a 20″ tall interactive Ralph plush and soft-bodied dolls for Ralph, Vanellope and Felix.
To view photos and more information on Thinkway Toys’ Wreck-It Ralph line, click here.
Later this week, we’ll be checking out a holiday toys showcase featuring some of the hottest toys still to come this year, so hopefully we’ll run into even more of the Wreck-It Ralph collection — stay tuned!
Special thanks to @BlackNBlueCrew for the tip
New Hot Topic arrivals for September 19, 2012
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|Marvel Universe The Avengers V-Neck Girls T-Shirt – $22.50|
|Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Girls T-Shirt – $22.50
This fitted, slightly long, black tee has a front design reminiscent of Sally’s patchwork dress in The Nightmare Before Christmas . 50% cotton; 50% polyester Wash cold; dry low Imported Listed in junior sizes
|The Nightmare Before Christmas Simply Meant To Be Girls T-Shirt – $22.50|
|Disney Phineas And Ferb Perry Girls T-Shirt – $22.50|
|Marvel Universe Venom Mask – $26.50|
|Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Jack And Sally Girls T-Shirt – $22.50|
|The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Graffiti T-Shirt – $20.50|
|Disney Tink Stars V-Neck Girls T-Shirt – $22.50
This crisp white V-neck features a black line drawing of a flirty Tinkerbell, leaving her signature trail of fairy dust. Accents of black glitter. 100% cotton Wash cold; dry low Imported Listed in junior sizes
|Disney Frankenweenie Spark Girls T-Shirt Plus Size – $24.50
This charcoal grey T-shirt features an image from the upcoming film Frankenweenie and the words Love at first spark inside a lime green heart. 100% cotton Wash cold; dry low Imported Listed in junior sizes
|The Nightmare Before Christmas Sketch T-Shirt – $20.50|
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The story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, Wreck-It Ralph journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ’80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music. ‘Music is another way to set the stage and make these worlds completely different,’ said producer Clark Spencer.
But not just any music. Filmmakers tapped diverse and unexpected artists to help tell the story. Composer Henry Jackman created the film’s score, which is complemented by original songs and music from Skrillex, AKB48, Owl City and Buckner & Garcia. Directed by Rich Moore, produced by Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, Wreck-It Ralph crashes into theatres on Nov. 2, 2012. The film’s soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available Oct. 30, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.
‘When it came to the music of Wreck-It Ralph,’ said Moore, ‘we wanted to work with some really talented artists and I love that they aren’t necessarily the people audiences expect to hear in a Disney animated movie. But when they hear the music and how it supports the story and drives the emotion, they’ll say, “This is perfect.”‘
Moore said he took his lead from the original director of animated movies. ‘Walt Disney was a pioneer when it came to music. What sounds like classics to us now — Ukulele Ike in Pinocchio, Peggy Lee in Lady and the Tramp — were very unexpected choices.’
Classically trained composer Henry Jackman (Winnie the Pooh, X-Men: First Class) was called on to write the score for Wreck-It Ralph, helping to shape the diverse worlds with music. Jackman researched arcade games and incorporated their classic sounds into the score, bringing the arcade and its individual games to life. ‘The music transports you,’ said Moore. ‘It channels each era perfectly. [Henry Jackman] is fantastic.’
According to Jackman, the score was driven by the story, which allowed him to tap his classical roots, too. ‘When something emotional is developing, it actually opens the door to the orchestral score without it feeling imposed,’ he said.
Ralph’s quest leads him to the intense, cy-bug-infested world of Hero’s Duty, where he hopes to land a medal. Underscoring the chaos and excitement of the first-person shooter game, GRAMMY®-winning artist Skrillex wrote the game-play music, ‘Bug Hunt,’ hand-picking Netherlands’ producers/DJs/videogame soundtrack composers Noisia to remix the track for the album. “The mood of that game world is high-energy and futuristic. I make music with many different colors of the emotional spectrum–this reflects a more aggressive side of my music.”
Japan’s pop phenomenon AKB48 accompanies Ralph to the land of sweets with the aptly named theme song ‘Sugar Rush.’ ‘We’ve always thought of Sugar Rush — with its nod to anime — as a game that may have originated in Japan,’ said Spencer. ‘So we went to Japan and got the hottest J-pop group to perform the song that really sets the tone for this ’90s-era cart-racing game: young and hip.’
Owl City (‘Fireflies,’ ‘Good Time’) provides an upbeat and story-driven cap to the film with ‘When Can I See You Again?’ According to singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Adam Young, the song offers a bit of an emotional tug-of-war. ‘It’s a very bouncy, happy, uplifting song, but there’s a bittersweet part of it, leaving a key relationship in the film open-ended.’
Also contributing to the end credits are Buckner & Garcia, the team behind the 1982 Top-10 hit ‘Pac-Man Fever.’ Jerry Buckner of Buckner & Garcia co-produced the song ‘Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph’ with hit songwriter/producer Jamie Houston (Steven Tyler, Macy Gray). ‘It was great to be invited to contribute a song to the movie and soundtrack,’ said Buckner. ‘The song has an ’80s pop flavor with a contemporary twist — we’re really happy with how it turned out.’
In conjunction with the release of the new Wreck-It Ralph trailer in honor of National Video Games Day, Walt Disney Animation Studios has also provided us with a few new hi-res stills from the film.
The new stills, which feature Fix-It Felix Jr. with the Nicelanders, Ralph with Vanellope von Schweetz, Sgt. Calhoun and ‘Hero’s Duty,’ have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version:
And just in case you missed it, the new trailer is below, featuring new cameos from Frogger, Dig Dug and Tapper as well as Games Central Station safety monitor, Sonic the Hedgehog as well as music from Lipps Inc and FUN.
Wreck-It Ralph debuts in theaters on November 2, 2012
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us new hi-res stills from their upcoming films Wreck-It Ralph (November 2, 2012) and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (October 5, 2012).
In the new still from Wreck-It Ralph, which has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills below, Ralph and his fellow baddies are returning from a BadAnon meeting where the mantra ‘I am bad and that’s good, I will never be good and that’s not bad’ reigns supreme but does not seem to ring true for the would-be hero who’s seen here clutching the cherries he took after entering the Pac-Man game via Game Central Station.
In addition to the were-rat image we shared late last week, we also have a couple of new stills from Frankenweenie, both of which feature Sparky, one of them alongside Victor. Both images have been added to the beginning of our gallery below: