Walt Disney Studios just released the first theatrical trailer for the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph. This animated comedy stars the voice of John C. Reilly (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) as the title role, the main villain in an 8-bit, Donkey Kong-style arcade game.
However, Ralph’s fearsome demeanor belies his true nature: a gentle, compassionate character desperate to escape the stigma acquired from years of being the “bad guy.” Much to the distress of his in-game nemesis Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Ralph abandons his arcade console and travels inside the newest first-person shooter, where he hopes to reforge a new identity as a heroic warrior fighting evil aliens. Unfortunately, Ralph’s presence interferes with the game’s natural order and unleashes a deadly enemy on the arcade’s digital inhabitants, one that the destructive Wreck-It Ralph might not have the strength to defeat.
In addition to Reilly and McBrayer, the film features an impressive vocal ensemble that includes Jack Angel (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Sarah Silverman (There’s Something About Mary), and Jane Lynch (The 40-Year-Old Virgin).
Wreck-It Ralph will be released on November 2, 2012.