‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Theatrical Trailer Promises Big Laughs, Video Game References Galore

After building a considerable amount of buzz for the flick, Disney has finally released a trailer for Rich Moore’s 2012 animated feature Wreck-It Ralph. The film, which follows the adventures of a video game bad guy who decides he wants to become a hero, is set to arrive in theaters this November. Judging from the trailer embedded at the bottom of this article, video game fanatics will have much to love about the flick.

Directed by a frequent contributor to both The Simpsons and Futurama, the film stars John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch. Supporting this talented cast are a number of strong actors, including Mindy Kaling, Ed O’Neill, Adam Carolla, and Horatio Sanz.

Disney’s official synopsis reads as follows:

“Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of 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 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 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?”

Those of us who have been playing video games for more years than we’re willing to admit should recognize a number of familiar faces. Q-Bert and a few characters from the Street Fighter franchise are on display, though, as a fan of Root Beer Tapper, the inclusion of the world’s best bartender is beyond thrilling.

According to Slash Film, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is scheduled to hit theaters on September 2. The first theatrical trailer has been embedded below.