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Wreck-it Ralph DVD Review


It’s been a few weeks since Wreck-it Ralph hit the shelves and if you haven’t already added it to your collection, what are you waiting for? Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest hit shows that it still has the ability to craft great stories and to provide the artistic ability required to tell them. That’s a unique combination you won’t find in too many other places in the animation universe.

Plus while Wreck-it Ralph is a love letter to the gaming industry, it’s also thoroughly understandable by someone with even just a passing interest in video games. This is the attention for detail that old Disney classics were famous for.

I won’t go into the plot details of the move as you can read that in my review here.

There are multiple ways to get your copy of Wreck-it Ralph: HD Digital and HD Digital 3D, 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand. That’s a nice variety. But you’ll have to check the descriptions carefully to make sure you’re getting the bonus materials.

The bonus materials for include:

  • Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of “Wreck-It Ralph” – Fans of the film will get a look at five new worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The short takes viewers into Game Central Station with the artists who brought Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Jr. to life.
  • Alternate & Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes are highlighted with an introduction and optional audio commentary from director Rich Moore.
  • Video Game Commercials – Viewers can check out the commercials created for the video games featured in the film – Fix It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, Hero’s Duty and Fix It Felix Hammer.
  • “Paperman” – This animated short film played in theaters before “Wreck It Ralph.” It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees the girl of his dreams in a skyscraper window across the street. But how can he get her attention?

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Includes:

  • Disney Intermission: The Gamer’s Guide to “Wreck-It-Ralph” – When the film is paused, host Chris Hardwick appears on screen to guide viewers through a series of 10 video segments offering an inside look at the many video game references, Disney references and other hidden surprises featured in the film.

Paperman is pretty amazing and the Intermission thing is cool, but my favorite are always the alternate and deleted scenes. Definitely would have been a different movie had these been in there.

Bonus Clip: Creating Hero’s Duty –

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2 thoughts on “Wreck-it Ralph DVD Review”

  1. I found the deleted scenes to be quite odd, and was very disappointed that they had commentary but there was no commentary for the entire film.

  2. While the content is really enjoyable, I do believe it’s a little low on content. No commentary on the film? Strange. The last film by Walt Disney Animation Studios to have commentary was The Princess and the Frog, which by the way was really worth it and came with its own subtitles.

    And you know how some films come with a new short film exclusive to video (e.g. Bolt has Super Rhino)? Before Wreck-It Ralph came out in stores, I was predicting there’d be a short about an attempt at basing a saturday morning cartoon on Fix-It Felix Jr. in the ’80s, á la several other video games.

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