QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report




Buy a Classified Ad


Editorial Calendars


Circulation Data






Date Book


Bookmark this site

Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 11, November 2012, Posted On: 11/2/2012

Arcade-Inspired 'Wreck-It Ralph' Opens This Weekend

Marcus Webb
TAGS: video game, coin-op video game, arcade game, Wreck-It Ralph, Walt Disney Animation Studio, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Namco, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Rich Moore, Jennifer Lee, Phil Johnston

"Wreck-It Ralph," a new motion picture from Walt Disney Animation Studios, opens in theaters nationwide this weekend. The feature-length film spotlights a variety of historical (real) 1980s-era videogame characters from Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Namco, among other game developers, who are depicted as interacting with fictional videogame characters created by the filmmakers.

Previews generated mixed if generally positive reviews from critics. The Seattle Times heralded the movie as "a winner ... charmingly told and expertly animated" while The Chicago Tribune found it "clever but exhausting."

Actors John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman provide leading voice characterizations under the direction of Rich Moore from a script by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston.

As previously reported by Vending Times, Disney promoted "Wreck-It Ralph" at E3 in Los Angeles last summer. | SEE STORY

Topic: Music and Games Features

  • Sacoa Playcard Installations Grow At Amusement Locations Around The World
  • Embed Completes Cashless Installation At Dave & Buster's
  • ESPN's Sarah Spain Will Host 2015 Big Buck Hunter Championships: Oct. 23-24
  • Cineplex Closes $17.5M Deal, Buying Outstanding Cineplex Starburst Shares
  • NDA And VNEA Partner Again For League Smart; 2016 Coin-Op Event Heads To Milwaukee

Copyright © 2015 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570