Epic: This is what a good children's film looks like

Movies for kids generally exist in a zone of lowered expectations. Recycled sitcom jokes and microwaved pop culture references dot a paint-by-numbers story about rehashed characters. So it's refreshing to see a film like Epic, which actually packs a real story, along with some gorgeous imagery. Minor spoilers ahead... »5/24/13 12:07pm5/24/13 12:07pm

Wacky Wreck-It Ralph mockumentary tracks the fall and rise of the Fix-It Felix Jr. world champion

To promote the release of Wreck-It Ralph on Blu-Ray and DVD, Disney released this oddball mockumentary parodying the Donkey Kong high score documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Wreck-It Ralph director takes on the role of faux interviewer for Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives. The titular Garlan… »3/09/13 10:30am3/09/13 10:30am

Take a closer look at the video game caricatures hanging on Wreck-It Ralph's bar walls

When Ralph heads into the bar-themed game Tapper's in Wreck-It Ralph, the animators wanted to replicate the look of the famous New York restaurant Sardi's, which has celebrity caricatures on the wall. But of course, the celebrities of Wreck-It Ralph are video game characters, giving the animators an excuse the cook up… »2/16/13 7:00pm2/16/13 7:00pm

Wreck-It Ralph was almost locked up in this video game prison

Disney has released a never-before-seen deleted clip from our beloved Wreck-It Ralph showing the Video Game Prison. Complete with a sweet-talking regular with slick promises of unattainable video games for Ralph to start over in, as well as beer, babes and bikinis (clearly a send-up to all the scantily clad beach… »2/12/13 10:20am2/12/13 10:20am

Wreck-It Ralph 2 probably coming — and it could feature a major video game character

Wreck-It Ralph was surprisingly terrific, doing a lot of clever stuff with the "video game characters have a life away from the screen" trope. So it's great news that studio execs are reportedly talking about a sequel. And this time around, director Rich Moore wants to find a way to include Mario from Mario Bros.… »12/07/12 6:32pm12/07/12 6:32pm

Concept Art of the Original Monster Versions of Wreck-It Ralph

Now that Wreck-It Ralph has totally smashed the box office, it's fascinating to stop and realize how different the movie's video game villain could have looked. The other day, we posted an interview with star John C. Reilly, who explained that at various points, Ralph was going to be a caveman or a weird-looking alien… »11/05/12 6:15pm11/05/12 6:15pm

Wreck-It Ralph is the best video game movie since Last Starfighter

The history of video game movies is a pretty inglorious one, with a higher proportion of awfulness than almost any other genre, except maybe Rapture movies. There's been Tron, there's been Last Starfighter, and maybe one or two others. But given how much great storytelling there is in games, it's weird that Hollywood… »11/02/12 12:04pm11/02/12 12:04pm

How Working on Futurama Prepares You to Make One of the Year's Best Animated Movies

Wreck-It Ralph is a great animated film, with lots of heart and amazing comic timing. So it's not really much of a surprise when you find out that director Rich Moore worked as a director on several episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama. We sat down with Moore and he explained how those shows prepared him for Ralph. »11/01/12 12:00pm11/01/12 12:00pm