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A Few Familiar Faces Cameo On The New WRECK-IT RALPH One Sheet!!

The Kidd here...

The retro gaming involved in WRECK-IT RALPH is really what's getting me going for Disney's next animated film, and The Mouse probably knows that. They haven't been hiding the various video game properties they've managed to license for this film... they've got them out there front and center, so if you recognize any of the familiar faces from your video gaming days, you're much more likely to turn your interest towards the film - something that just Ralph himself wouldn't be able to do. Q-Bert has never been more useful. 

Here's the new one sheet Disney has released for the film, which shows off quite a few recognizable video game characters from history...


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Does Disney own everything??

    by googamooga


  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Chairman_Kaga

    really shouldn't have been so pricey with Mario.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Nope. iPhones have a few patents that Disney doesn't own.

    by ShogunMaster

    And Samsung owns LTE which is going to mean the iPhone 5 will be yanked off of shelves soon. Get em while you can! Or just get the Galaxy S3 which is a better phone..

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by TrainorSmash

    ...has to feel a little dumb to not have licensed Mario for this. He was good enough for Captain Lou but not this?

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Good point kaga

    by TrainorSmash

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    But Where's Leisure Suit Larry?

    by Dan

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    weird that nintendo didn't give mario

    by Jackson

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hey! It's That Thing I Remember!

    by Aquatarkusman

    No wait, that's the tag line for Ready Player One.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    No Nintendo characters...

    by Wyldstaar

    in what promises to be a hugely popular movie reminds me of how M&M refused to allow their product to be used by Spielberg in E.T. Hershey made a fortune selling Reese's Pieces instead thanks to the huge marketing mistake.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Too much name dropping

    by Sean

    The marketing dpt. is obviously worried the film can't stand on it's own merits, so they're whoring cameos in EVERY SINGLE AD obviously hoping to ride as many coat tails as possible. Remember how many cameos were in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Yet every single poster I've ever seen for that film only features the original cast. I worry Wreck-It-Ralph won't be able to stand on it's own merits. I'm certainly not getting a sense of a real plot from any of these trailers, more like a highly rendered, 90 minute Robot Chicken episode with a narrative lead.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    @wyldstaar Bowser's in the trailer

    by topher1078

    In the support group. So there's at least one Nintendo character. There's no way Nintendo would license Mario. Just no way.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Quite a few!

    by daggor

    Eight isn't "quite a few." It's more than just "a few." Eight is more like "some." Or just "eight."

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Name Dropping for a Reason

    by Phategod2

    If you had not seen the trailer and just saw A Wreck-it-ralph poster you'd have no idea what this movie is about. You load it with Videogame characters and you can begin to fill in the blanks. part of the main draw for Who framed Rodger Rabbit was the mixture of live action and animation you show Rodger with Eddie in the poster mission achieved. This is a little different.

  • I like that someone had the smarts to get the license rights to use all these characters in a movie, but this looks like the studio is banking on nostalgia laughs more so than anything else. It reminds me of Family Guy when Seth Macfarlane chooses to throw in random 80's cartoon references when hes feeling lazy. South Park copied this with ImaginationLand and it was good, but still relied too much on fond childhood memory. I wonder if kids will even get all the references. They may recognize the characters but they will mean a whole lot more to those born in the 80's like me

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I recognize them all

    by ATARI

    Which should be no surprise to anyone

  • I'm surprised they didn't put Bowser on there.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by Sean

    Well put, but I respectfully disagree that they needed to namedrop on the poster to sell that it's a video game when the original 8 bit teaser poster absolutely nailed drove that home with a wonderfully minimalist bullet. This is really no better than Arnold's Last Stand poster with the Chevy Camaro in the background, logo front and center. It's shilling.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    How does everyone *know* Mario isn't in the movie?

    by D.Vader

    Did I miss a memo in which Nintendo said yes to Bowser but no to Mario?

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by Chairman_Kaga

    Speaking at the San Diego Comic Con, Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore told Vulture that though Disney asked Nintendo if it could use Mario in the film, the company vetoed the idea. “… and his brother wanted more money,” Moore added, referring to Luigi, the less famous, more verdant of the brothers Mario.

  • If you watch the preview, the Wreck-it Ralph character is really reminiscent of Donkey Kong. Wouldn't you think they started with Donkey Kong, couldn't get the rights and then backed it out to this made up character?

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    The Rhino is from "Altered Beast"

    by nephilim138

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    retro games 10x > modern games

    by mick vance

    anything made after world series baseball 2 for the saturn is a waste of time...

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I don't think I ever realized Zangeif was a bad guy.

    by sweeneydave

    Since he was playable, I figured he was one of the heroes. But I primarily played Super Street Fighter 2 Alpha.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    M. Bison...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • that's all I can figure.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    if they have capcom i better see some mega-man, wily, bosses, etc!


  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by Chairman_Kaga

    I don't think it did. Unless they also originally planned to make Donkey Kong inexplicably talk I highly doubt they would have centered the entire movie around the non-speaking Donkey Kong.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Bowser is prominently in the trailers released so far

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Bowser is a Nintendo character. Why do people keep saying Nintendo didn't give any characters? No Mario =|= No Nintendo characters.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Heres hoping this leads to an Arcade Station in Disneyland.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Two insightful comments, from me, because I'm insightful.

    by Royston Lodge

    1) The purple rhino is from Altered Beast? I cannot imagine that Altered Beast counts as iconic. 2) TWO characters from Q-Bert?! The people making this movie REALLY have a hard-on for that particular game.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Another insightful comment...

    by Royston Lodge

    How come Sonic and Q-Bert are the only heroes on that poster? The poster should be nothing but villains.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    looks like more than one sonic character

    by GeptaOO1

    that looks like dr. robotnik aka dr. kintobor

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I can live without Mario, but the lack of Mortal Kombat is inexcusable.

    by Royston Lodge

    Capcom probably wouldn't give permission for Street Fighter characters if Mortal Kombat characters were in the movie. Imagine a bitch-slap fight between the Street Fighter characters and the Mortal Kombat characters! It woulda been awesome.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    mavalcar: True, but Sonic & Co. aren't as prominent in the trailers.

    by Royston Lodge

  • Capcom - Street Fighter Gottlieb - Q-Bert Namco - Pac Man Sega - Sonic, Altered Beast Nintendo - Bowser Bally Midway - Tapper Atari - Paperboy Any others? (Also, I looked it up, and apparently the director Rich Moore is a big Q-Bert fan.)

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    If you had A genisis at launch Altered Beast was Iconic

    by Phategod2

    "Rise from the grave!"

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Saw the trailer yesterday...

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    with a big ol' grin on my face. Just made me so damn happy. Can't wait to take my kids to see this. What a cool concept. The scene with Qbert is priceless. *&%$!?! I actually think having the main character not be Donkey Kong or Mario or any other established franchise's figurehead is a smart move, because it lets you discover a new (supposed) video game character that you can start fresh with. Everyone else has some kind of gamer nostalgia or back story that would influence your expectations. You'd expect Mario to banter with a silly Italian accent and pursue mushrooms. Ralph is a clean slate.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    ...wise fwom your gwaaave..

    by thecomedian

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I don't remember a purple rhino in Altered Beast?

    by D.Vader

    I played the crap out of that game. But I admit, I never could get to the last levels.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Thank you for the insight, Chairman Kaga

    by D.Vader

  • Kids see the movie, they think about all the fun games they used to play, they are reminded of Mario, they buy more Mario products. What is there to lose? They really shouldn't have been so greedy.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I better see some Robotron love on that screen!!

    by maxjohnson1971

    Best. Game. Ever!!

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    And where is Sinistar dammit!!?

    by maxjohnson1971

    Run Coward!!

  • at least 1,000 (like a high score) and good ones too. I don't want to watch this movie for, say 20 winks....I want them to go for IT!

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    nods and winks from...

    by future help

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    It is a double edged sword.

    by Sean

    I know it sounds shallow but i'm personally interested in this for the reference, less so the story. I get what the story is about but I want to see 1000's of clever cameos from all generations of gaming. But it you ignore the narrative to focus on cameos..then it is just a giant Robot Chicken sketch which, while fun...will not have much longevity or a wide audience. There's obviously a good story there but I get the impression the cameos will play just a small role in the movie. It would be funny if you could get a few Wizard references. "Califooooorrrnia!". "I love the power glove. It's so bad!". You probably won't get "He touched my breasts!" in there though. I actually managed to love that Nintendo propaganda back in the day when I was a hatscore Sega man.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Plenty of characters notable for their absence.

    by Royston Lodge

    Where's Frogger?. Where's the Keystone Kapers cops? Where's Pitfall Harry? Where's Spy Hunter? Where's Zaxxon? Where's Centipede? Where's Joust? And I'd REALLY love a reference to the Earthquest debacle.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Royston, isn't Kano from Mortal Kombat in the support group?

    by Shermdawg

    Who's the cyborg looking guy?

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Also, Disney and Nintendo should merge.

    by Shermdawg

    Nintendo themed park at Disney World, Disney produced Nintendo movies, Nintendo produced Disney games, it's a win win.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Frogger was in th latest trailer!

    by Phategod2

  • and I believe that Scorpion and Sub-Zero make cameos at some point as well but that's it for MK references.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    The only thing more uninspired than a support group

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Would be all of the characters at a poker game. This movie seems to be relying on nostalgia rather than story. That clip with Sarah Silverman's character annoyingly mimicking the hero doesn't bode well, if that's the best example of humor they can offer.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I could be wrong...

    by andymillman

    but I don't remember the rhino from Altered Beast either. I think the rhino is from Donkey Kong Country.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    PLENTY of characters notable for their abscense

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Where's Ken Griffey Jr. from Ken Griffey Jr's Baseball? Where's the hero from Atari's Adventure? Where's Zork?

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Where's my spellcheck? Damn poor spelling

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Ruinin' a joke.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Shit that is a boring fucking poster

    by mister death

    Wonderful subject matter with a retro video game world. What's with the lame comp poster? The poster could have been like the hundreds of 80's video game cartridge labels. Cheesy graphics and all. Nope, we'll let a Disney marketing committee design it, the John Carter marketing folks that knows absolutely sweet dick all of what the shit is about. I know many of the little video game charters like Burger Time Chef or Dig Dug are used in the teaser but seriously don't show them on the poster? Pick a few random video game characters? That is most boring poster I've seen out of Disney Studios in 10 years. I'm trying to reserve judgement but this is starting to look half assed. Oh shit Mondo is calling, they've made a career out of easily out doing the studio hacks.

  • It makes perfect sense for them to create a totally original character like Ralph that they wholly own versus using someone else's IP. I think Ralph is clearly reminscent of Donkey Kong (Fix It Felix Jr alludes to Donkey Kong Jr). But by going with something original, Disney doesn't have to share any merchandising revenues from Ralph-based merchandise. They don't have to worry about renegotiating licenses for the main characters if there are sequels or amusement park rides, etc. As far as I know, the purple rhino is the final boss in Altered Beast. I don't think Zangief was ever portrayed as a true bad guy from Street Fighter. I did see Mortal Kombat characters in one of the trailers.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    See you cannot have altered beast...

    by Norman Colson

    without recognizing at least the first fucking shinobi!!!!! it doesnt get any better than that. also streets of rage!!!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Opportunity Missed, Nintendo!

    by MrStinger

    Wii U ships about the same time as this movie comes out. Wouldn't it make sense for Nintendo's premiere character to be featured in this movie? I can hear Mario telling Ralph "Your big mistake was to let them cast you as a villain. They did that to me once. ONCE! Donkey Kong Jr. Never again! Good luck with your little project, I gotta go launch another console..."

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    As For Mega Man

    by MrStinger

    I heard Capcom had a falling out with the game's creator and don't want to do anything that would put Mega Man in a positive light, which is why he won't be in Wreck-It Ralph. At least Capcom had a reason for keeping their best character out of the movie.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Kano & Bowser are in the trailer thou?

    by Axl Z

    Make me wonder why Sega have never licensed a cgi Sonic The Hedgehog film thou, that'd print money with the kiddy crowd..

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Nintendo will whore out Mario for even the crappiest of product...

    by jimmy_009

    ...and yet not for this, which actually looks good? Nintendo really blows lately.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Nintendo sucks, that's why i stay's with my xbox...

    by Norman Colson

    I also believe whoever made the movie didnt want to shell out the asking price for the licensing fees. So. But anyway's mario is so fucking overrated and everywhere. no matter what!

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Quick! Someone change the channel!

    by john

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by Ricardo

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I do hope there's a Zork sequence.

    by tomandshell

    West of House You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. >open mailbox Opening the small mailbox reveals a leaflet. >take What do you want to take? >take leaflet You take the leaflet. >read What do you want to read? >read leaflet

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by Caerdwyn

    Everyone clamoring for Mario or "big names" ... what would their appearance do for you? Really? This isn't Video Game Franchises: the Movie. There are original characters as well, and a story. The filmmakers aren't going to bury their original work with cameos from iconic, industry characters and endless gags. Any cameo we do get is gravy. I hope they handle the appearances smartly and succinctly.

  • Sept. 14, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Best scene in Who Framed Rodger Rabbit

    by Phategod2

    Was Donald and Daffy Duck Hungarian Rhapsody #2 performance.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Cameos Should Be Handled Like Toy Story

    by MrStinger

    Part of the fun of watching Toy Story as a parent was seeing cameos by the toys of childhood--Etch A Sketch, Hot Wheels, Barrel of Monkeys, plastic army men--then later freeze framing the video to see what board games Andy had on his shelf. The cameos serviced a wonderful story with great original characters, only a few of which (like Mr. Potato Head) were classic toys that had a major role in the story. And just like Mattel regretted not allowing Barbie to be used in Toy Story 1; like King Features regretted not allowing Popeye to appear in Roger Rabbit; and like Mars regretted not allowing M&Ms to be E. T.'s candy of choice, Nintendo will regret not allowing their biggest characters--Mario, Link, Samus--to appear in Wreck It Ralph. As for me, I'm hoping for an appearance by Bentley Bear.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    'one sheet', pfff.....'poster'.

    by dacanesta

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    No Bounty Bob on the poster, I won't go see that shit!

    by Gorgomel

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by Sir Loin

    Hahaha. Miner 2049er, if I remember? Been awhile since I played that.

  • That should cover about 50 game heroes from the 16 bit era.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST

    This is why Mario isn't in the movie.

    by Aaron Verdugo

    Nintendo wanted too much money for his appearance and Disney didn't want to pay. As simple as that.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 4:36 a.m. CST

    This is the reason Mario isn't in the movie.

    by Aaron Verdugo

    Nintendo wanted too much money for his appearance and Disney wasn't willing to pay.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    It's no more Donkey Kong than Roger Rabbit was Bugs Bunny

    by penhapus

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna hafta rewatch the trailers in 1080p.

    by Royston Lodge

    Clearly, I missed a few characters.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Kratos strangles qbert with coily

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by lee seymour

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    @ Royston Lodge, Kano is in the film as is for some reason Noob Saibot

    by lee seymour

    I also think Sub-Zero is in the game crowd. But SONIC IS ON THE BIG SCREEN! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS DREAM TO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • what did you expect it to be? You act like there's something WRONG with that. It's called FUN. People want to see their favorite characters from the last few decades come together in one place - they giggle with glee over the cameo they didn't expect - and they walk out of the theater talking about it. It's called FUN. I say again - say it with me - FUN. Not every movie needs to have a ground breaking story, a deep plot that takes you 6 viewings to fully unravel. In case you haven't noticed...this is a kid's movie (of course with some older references for the adults). Jesus. People these days require everything to be dead serious and massively overproduced and overwritten (yes, you can "over-write" a script). They've forgotten how to just shut the fuck up and have fun at a movie.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Wcolbert STFU

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Kids won't know who Qbert or Altered Beast is. This is aimed at adults who haven't grown up. If they expect adults to enjoy this on more than a superficial, nostalgic level then they'd better have a good story. STORY IS EVERYTHING.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Donkey Kong already had his chance to be a hero, many times over.

    by alex138

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by themastadon

    Thank you! I've been saying that for a few years now because I'm tired of people not watching films for what they are and expecting them to be more than what they are. Like for example, my friends complain about Transformers whereas I say the films are a success because I go into the theatre wanting to see giant robots fighting, that's it. I could care less about anything else, so as long as they have that I'm happy. Sucker Punch, people complained about no story there, but when I said if they want a good story, the King's Speech was playing two theatres down they didn't want to see that, they sat there and bitched and moaned about Sucker Punch instead. Not every film needs to be an Academy Award winning storyline, sometimes it's nice to just sit down in a theatre, shut off the old noodle and enjoy yourself for a couple of hours. I heard that all the time when I worked at Blockbuster ten years ago, I'd try to recommend the really good dramatic films and the customers who just got off of work never wanted to watch them because they were tired and just wanted to relax. I learned a lot about people when I worked there, and how to simply enjoy cinema as an escape. But I know there are great films out there with story's that I can see whenever I want when I'm in the mood to be engulfed in something.

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Digdug! Wizard of Wor!

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Defender spaceship and all the little screaming falling peoples! And the spidery light things from Tempest!

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    And Red Valkyrie Needs Food...

    by Red Ned Lynch


  • Sept. 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I mean, red valkyrie's gotta' eat.

    by Red Ned Lynch

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Since when does "good story" mean "drama" or "academy award"? You know which films have a good story? Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Jaws, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Star Wars, Groundhog Day, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. I could go on and on. Are those fun movies? Hell, yes. Do they have good stories? Hell, yes. Do you have to turn off your brain to have fun watching those? Hell, no. People like you who say story doesn't matter are the reason we get crap like Transformers and Battleship. "Just throw a bunch of splosions up on screen." "They'll munch their popcorn and grin like idiots and be happy!"

  • Sept. 15, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    No Dirk the Daring and Princess Daphne?

    by conspiracy

    I know they aren't 8bit but that game was huge.

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    WreckitRalph needs Mario more than Mario Needs WreckitRalph

    by Nuck81

    Except for Mickey Mouse Mario is the most recognizable character in the world. Nintendo doesn't need him in this movie, especially when Fix-it-Felix is an obvious rip-off. Sonic on the other hand.....

  • Sept. 16, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Silverman, WHERE YOU AT GIRL, Louis c.k. is funnier!

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    just kidding.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Purple Rhino: Final boss in Altered Beast.

    by onezeroone

    As for Mario, what are the odds that he turns out to be an hidden cameo? I don't think they've shown all the characters just yet and am sure got some big guns to be revealed only in the movie.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by clupula

    The bald wizard guy who you keep seeing at the end of every level in Altered Beast turns into the Purple Rhino at the end of the game. As for Zangief, he has never been a villain in the Street Fighter storyline, except in that awful John Claude Van Damme movie. He's wrestling for the pride of Mother Russia, not because he's trying to do anything particularly evil.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Thought I caught a Tapper reference

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Gotta love Tapper!