The lights are on
A couple of days ago, we posted the debut trailer for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, a new CG animated movie concerning a video game bad guy that escapes his game for the straight life. It's notable for -- so far -- appearing to be a video-game themed movie that handles game references with a bit of flair and depth of knowledge about the art form.
In the movie, the game that Wreck-It Ralph escapes from is Fix-It Felix, clearly inspired by Nintendo's classic Donkey Kong. Disney has actually made a browser-based version of the game that you can play online for free at the official Wreck-It Ralph site. I played it and it's simplistic, but fun and addictive.
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I'll go play it right now.
Well, it's not fictional any more :)
The concept of the movie is interesting, but the problem is it's an oddly niche market they'er going for (or would get the jokes and references), which isn't like disney. They do make great 3D animated movies, but they do usually go for a more broad appeal. I'll have to wait to see what the critics are saying.