Given how much computer animation goes into most animated films these days and how close some video games are getting to the look and feel of animated films, it's surprising that the two have yet to cross streams. That's going to change soon with the upcoming Disney inside-a-videogame romantic adventure, Wreck-It Ralph. And here are a couple of beautiful pieces of art that show they're on the right track.
Here's the official plot of the Disney release (which is, as with all of the Mouse House's animated offerings, overseen by Pixar's John Lassiter):
Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of 30 Rock's Jack 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 Jane 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 accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.
Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah 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?
Sound like something worth checking out when it opens this November? I'm...a bit on the fence, but willing to be proved wrong.
(Via The Flickcast)