We are always on the lookout for the newest movies that we can watch as a family. With an almost one year old who is too young to go to the actual movie theater, this past year we’ve been watching more of our movies at home. Our oldest two are now five and six and they definitely look forward to movie nights. We love to turn off the lights and curl up on the couch together with some popcorn.
The latest movie that my kids can’t wait for us to receive is Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph.” It was just released on 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand today, March 5, 2013! I’ve been asked every day for the last several days if the movie had arrived yet. They are itching to watch it! Have you seen it?
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Wreck-It Ralph” takes viewers on a hilarious journey. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman). The film is directed by Annie Award winner Rich Moore.
- 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 Academy Award nominee and Annie Award winning animated short film played in theaters along with “Wreck-It Ralph.” First-time director John Kahrs showcases a minimalist black-and-white style with his story about a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who relies on his heart, imagination, a stack of papers—and a little luck—to change his destiny and win the girl of his dreams.
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Includes:
Disney Intermission: 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.
I’ll be sure to come back and update this post with our thoughts on the movie once we receive it!
Update: We watched the movie and my whole family loved it! Even my husband who typically falls asleep during ANY movie, especially for kids, stayed awake for the entire thing. (That is really saying something.) We both loved seeing some of our favorite video came characters come to life! The only thing we wished was that the main game, Sugar Rush, was based on an actual game. But given what happens in the movie, I completely understand the need to keep the viewers in the dark on the game’s background story.
Both my boys got tons of laughs and already want to watch it again. Warren was super excited to see Bowser! This is one of those films where I think it is just as much for the adults as for the kids and has a much deeper underlying message about self-worth and friendship.
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Disclosure: I will receive a copy of this movie for the purpose of this post however all thoughts remain 100% my own!