This November, Disney's unleashing a non-Pixar toon that finds a videogame villain looking to stretch his legsâand in the process, revealing the secret world that exists behind the controllers.
Not that seeing a movie about a videogame antagonist who's tired of being a bad guy and goes on the lam wouldn't be entertaining, butâjust as part of what made Toy Story so resonant was that Pixar got to use Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, Etch-A-Sketch and other immediately recognizable charactersâthe fact that Wreck-It Ralph taps games like Street Fighter and Pac-Man makes it just a bit more meta-awesome.
And the voice castâwhich includes John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayerâdoesn't hurt, either.
Wreck-It Ralph opens on Nov. 2, 2012: Is it on your Holiday watch list?