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Wreck-it Ralph Available on Bluray/Combo Pack March 5th 2013 Review #DisneyOzEvent

On March 5th, 2013 Wreck-it Ralph smashes its way on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a digital download. There is even a 3-disc set with a 3D copy as well! Ralph smashed his way into my heart in theaters November 2nd 2012, and I’m thrilled I can hang with him and Vanellope any time I want!

For 30 years, Ralph has been the resident bad guy in the arcade game Fix-it Felix Jr. Ralph wrecks, and Felix fixes. The people who live in the game, the Nicelanders, applaud Felix for his efforts and after arcade hours they bake him pies and celebrate with him while Ralph spends his time alone living in the town dump. Ralph finally gets tired of life inside the game Fix-it Felix Jr. when the Nicelanders fail to invite him to a party to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary. Felix Jr., being the dynamite guy that he is, invites Ralph to the party. Ralph accidentally ruins the party for everyone and leaves the game, intent on winning a medal just like the ones Felix has in order to be accepted by the Nicelanders.

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In Game Central Station, Ralph encounters a soldier from the game Hero’s Duty. Slipping into the soldier’s uniform, Ralph enters the game as a shooter and finally earns his medal. Ralph’s exit back to his own game is disastrous, and he ends up inside the world of Sugar Rush. Unknowingly, Ralph has brought the deadly enemy from Hero’s Duty into Sugar Rush. Characters from Sugar Rush, Fix-it Felix Jr., and Hero’s Duty will all have to work together to save all of the games in the arcade from being unplugged.

My Review:

When I attended my very first Disney blogger trip, we had a 10 minute sneak peek at Wreck-it Ralph. I was instantly in love with what I saw, and could not wait to see the movie. The hard thing was keeping completely quiet for over a year about the footage I’d seen. Finally a little bit before the film was to be in theaters, we were able to start telling everyone we knew about the upcoming animated film. A few weeks ago I got to experience some Wreck-it Ralph magic at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was a dream come true! .

What I love most about Wreck-it Ralph is that you do not have to be a gamer to enjoy this movie. My husband is a gamer, and I am not. He was able to catch all of the clever video game references that only someone who has devoted a good portion of the last two decades (actually even longer than that!) to video games would get. I was able to pick up on a few from my limited knowledge of video games, but for me it was all about the relationship between Vanellope and Ralph and their desire to fit in with everyone else that made me love this movie.

The plot is clever and fun, and the sets are breathtaking and imaginative. I think I would enjoy playing all of the games used in Wreck-it Ralph if they were real–especially Sugar Rush so I could help Vanellope cross the finish line in first place.

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Wreck-it Ralph is a movie that makes me laugh and cry, and my whole family enjoys it. There are also some amazing songs used in the film, and I instantly turn happy the very second Owl City’s “When Can I See You Again” stars to play at the end of the film. I will never get tired of watching this movie; every time I watch it, I notice something new and exciting, either in the snappy dialogue or in the well planned animation. If you missed it in theaters, today is your first chance to bring it home to your family!

Bonus Features:

Paperman This beautiful animated short won the Academy Award! Watch it, and you will believe in the power of romantic fate. I love that the animators were so brilliantly able to tell a magical story–with no dialogue!

Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of Wreck-it Ralph Director Rich Moore takes viewers inside of the Disney Animation building right where the animation magic happens and discusses how Wreck-it Ralph came to be.

Deleted Scenes Director Rich Moore and writer Phil Johnston introduce some deleted scenes and alternative scenes from the film. You can choose to watch them with or without commentary.

Disney provided me with an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to attend a press day at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Any thoughts or opinions expressed are entirely my own. Wreck-it Ralph visual images are used with permission from Disney. A copy of the film was also provided for this review.*

Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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