Disney has sent out a press release announcing that their upcoming animated film, Reboot Ralph, has been re-titled to Wreck-It Ralph and will feature the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch. Rich Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama) will direct the story of a video game bad guy who sets out to prove he can be the hero. Sure, it’s a little Megamind, but there’s plenty of room to make inside jokes about video games and the comical devotion bad-guy bosses have to destroying the player.
Hit the jump for the full synopsis and what Moore had to say about the film. Wreck-It Ralph opens in 3D on November 2, 2012.
Pixar has been able to keep pace of one film per year, but 2012 was looking to get a little crazy with Brave set for the summer and the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University scheduled for the holiday season. The film would take a look the college days of James “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) and Michael “Mike” Wazowski (Billy Crystal). However, it looks like Pixar will now have more time to work on Monsters University as the Exhibitor Relations Facebook page is reporting that Pixar has moved the film’s release date to June 21, 2013. No other film currently occupies that date, and I’m glad that Pixar now has some breathing room for Monsters University. The film’s old date, November 2, 2012, will now be occupied by Disney’s animated film Reboot Ralph.
In a related story, The Pixar Blog uncovered the logo for Monsters University, which you can see above.
If you like scheduling well in advance, this news item is for you. Warner Bros. has provided the tentative release dates The Factory, Unknown White Male, The Rite, Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses, while Disney has set their dates for Winnie the Pooh and Reboot Ralph. For the dates and details on all of these films, hit the jump.