* BigNameFan: Creator/MelBrooks called the film the best comedy of the year. High praise indeed!
* CastingGag: Creator/KoichiYamadera voices Ralph in the Japanese dub. Ralph is basically a human Franchise/DonkeyKong, and Yamadera voiced Donkey Kong in the Japanese dub of the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' animated series.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** John C. Reilly, Creator/SarahSilverman, Jack [=McBrayer=] and Jane Lynch are among the featured voices.
** Vanellope is voiced in the Mexican dub by a talented and versatile actress who has been involved in radio, film, television and voice acting in Mexico since the '60s. Latin American audiences probably know her: María Antonieta de las Nieves; that's right, Vanellope is ''La'' freakin' ''[[Series/ElChavoDelOcho Chilindrina]]''.
* CreatorCameo:
** Co-writer Phil Johnston voices the Surge Protector.
** Director Rich Moore (who directed a lot of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and was the supervising director on the original run of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'') voices Sour Bill and Zangief.
** Raymond S. Persi (an animator for ''The Simpsons'' as well as ''WesternAnimation/NeighborsFromHell'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'') voices Gene and Cyril.
** Josie Trinidad (story artist on ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') voices Jubileena.
** Casting associate Cymbre Walk voices Crumbelina.
** Tucker Gilmore (production assistant on ''Tangled'') voices both the Sugar Rush announcer and Glen the Turtle.
** Tim Mertens (editor for ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'') voices Brad.
** Kevin Deters (writer of ''Disney/BrotherBear'') voices [[VideoGame/PacMan Clyde]].
** Brian Kesinger (writer and storyboard artist of ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'') voices Kano.
** Casting director Jamie Sparer Roberts voices [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Yuni]].
* {{Defictionalization}}:
** Disney designed, programmed, and constructed a working arcade machine of ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' for the 2011 D23 Expo (and yes, it ''does'' look like it was made in 1982)! You can even play the game at Disneyland's Starcade in Tomorrowland, no quarters needed![[note]]It's also available at [=DisneyQuest=] at Walt Disney World in Florida, but that requires separate paid admission.[[/note]] With this film being about original video games, expect more of these to come!
** You can play the game, along with ''Hero's Duty'' and ''Sugar Rush'', on the movie's official site, and on the iPad. However, since the movie website version was once marked as "beta code", the [[http://disney.go.com/games/play3/?content=2006061 Disney.com Games version]] and, by extension, the [[http://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph/app_419450928095726 Facebook version]] of ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is more faithful. Of the three games, only ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is available on mobile phones.
** Ralph himself made his "game jump" into ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed]]''. So yes, game jumping is being defictionalized, too.
** Taking cues from Pixar, Disney made a series of TV commercials for Litwak's Arcade, each set in a different year. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_LJfwFsE4 The first]], set in 1982 and featuring the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' arcade game, is also made to look like it's ripped from a 1980s VHS tape, poor quality and all! The other two commercials feature ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LEY2rO5Sl4 Sugar Rush Speedway]]'' (circa 1997) and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBzNSMdcm2w Hero's Duty]]'' (circa 2012), with a bit of SerialEscalation involving birthday giveaways.
** [[http://1morecastle.com/2013/10/the-homebrew-corner-fix-it-felix-jr-for-the-sega-genesis/ Someone ported Fix-It Felix Jr to the Genesis]].
** Yestercades also has a physical, functioning ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' arcade game, and its out-of-order signs are the same as the ones from the movie.
* DuelingMovies: In a manner with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' thanks to that film taking cues from Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, who appears in ''Wreck It-Ralph'', and because that film and the title character share a name with a character in this film [[spoiler:that turned out to be the BigBad, a major spoiler that really wasn't known until ''Wreck It-Ralph'' was screened for critics, well into ''Turbo's'' production and making it a possible coincidence for DWA]]. Also, DWA's film, too, was scored by Henry Jackman. ''Wreck-It Ralph'' won since it did well while ''Turbo'' bombed and got DWA and former Disney boss Jeffrey Katzenberg sued by his stockholders (this helped towards a sale to Comcast that takes Katzenberg out of the picture on a heavy basis).
* FanCommunityNickname: "Wrecklings" or "Wreckers".
* FanNickname: The four main characters are often called "the Core Four".
* GodNeverSaidThat: Many people on the Internet insist that Mario didn't get a cameo because Nintendo's price was too high. In a [[http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/video-interview-wreck-it-ralph-director-rich-moore-on-mario-more/ video interview]] (around 15:30) with [=FirstShowing.net=], director Rich Moore clearly states ''this is false.'' He thinks the rumor grew out of a joke John C. Reilly made at the [[FanConvention San Diego Comic-Con]], saying "Luigi wants more money than Mario," which the rumor mill morphed into an "official" statement by Moore himself. (See WhatCouldHaveBeen for the real reason Mario didn't get cameoed.)
* HeyItsThatSound: Too many to list. The movie's like a pop quiz for gamers if they can recognize all the classic video game sound effects.
* IKnewIt:
** Before it was confirmed a lot of fans correctly guessed from the first trailer that [[spoiler:Felix and Calhoun were going to be paired up]].
** Many fans also guessed that [[spoiler:King Candy would be the main antagonist of the film]], which was confirmed by [[spoiler:a pulled-down preview for one of the tie-in novels on Amazon]].
** One fan guessed impressively early on the WMG page that [[spoiler:Vanellope was the true ruler of ''Sugar Rush'']].
* IdiosyncraticShipNaming: The fandom's been pretty creative about coming up with ship names.
** Most notable is "Hero's Cuties" for Felix/Calhoun.
** "The Yows" for Ralph/Felix
** "'80s Boyfriends" for Felix/Turbo (Yes, this is actually a ship.)
** "Street Wreckers" or "[[BaraGenre Bara]] Boyfriends" for Ralph/Zangief (Though the former is more prevalent.)
** "Jawbreaker" for Ralph/Older!Vanellope
** "Vanilla Butter" for Vanellope/Rancis (A popular ToyShip.)
** "Vanilla Taffy" for Vanellope/Taffyta
** "Sweet Ride" for [[spoiler: [[ScrewYourself King Candy/Turbo]]]]
** "Lovelanders" for Gene/Mary
* MamaBear:
** Interesting out-of-universe example. According to Jim Reardon (Head of Story), all the women on the film's story crew were ''very'' protective of the character of Vanellope throughout the entire developing process.
** An ''army'' of females in the film's fandom have passionately expressed their wish to protect/console Vanellope in some way.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros:
** Some of the video game characters cameos are from a series that has [[NoExportForYou never been released to a particular state or country]].
** In the UK, Ralph himself debuted in ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed]]'' (released November 2012) rather than the movie itself (released February 2013).
* NamesTheSame: King Candy's "Fungeon" is a pun on "Fun" and "Dungeon". There is a place in a medieval-themed Las Vegas resort that's called [[http://www.excalibur.com/entertainment/fundungeon.aspx the Fun Dungeon]] (Made long before the movie). Thankfully it's nothing like Sugar Rush's Fungeon.
* OlderThanTheyThink: A "hobo" helping an outcast candy girl in LevelAte become [[spoiler:a princess]] with the help of candy, cookies and other sweets? Behold "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRB2YlQOSBI The Cookie Carnival]]"!
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Zangief here is voiced by director Rich Moore rather than Anthony Landor, his current voice actor in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
** On the subject of international releases, the United Kingdom release dubs Brad with ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'''s and Creator/TheBBC's Nick Grimshaw.
** In the Japanese dub, other than ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', no one of the characters from the Japanese-developed games keeps their original voice actors.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** All of the main cast are well known for appearing in films and TV shows that no self-respecting parent would let their kids watch until they reach at least 13 years old (''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'', ''Chicago'', ''Series/ModernFamily'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', etc.).
** Personality-wise, Calhoun is a somewhat more intense version of ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Sue Sylvester with a PG-rated vocabulary and a fondness for cool/funny aphorisms.
** The villainous King Candy[[spoiler:/Turbo]] is a far cry from Creator/AlanTudyk's usual heroic/anti-heroic roles. [[HilariousInHindsight Funnily enough]], he would end up getting TypeCast as that type of character in the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} following Disney]] [[Disney/BigHero6 movies after]] [[Disney/{{Zootopia}} this one]].
* PlayingWithCharacterType: Foul-mouthed comedienne Creator/SarahSilverman playing a snarky, BrattyHalfPint? Not out of the ordinary. [[spoiler:And then we find out that said half-pint is an IronWoobie demonized by the other characters of her game because she was nearly RetGone out of it. Then the [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer kart breaking]] [[BreakTheCutie strips]] [[TearJerker away]] the Iron...]]
* ReferencedBy: ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' is a CampaignComic for {{Creator/Disney}} works, and this film is the second one covered (after ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'').
* RoleReprisal:
** Gerald C. Rivers once again voices [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] in his cameo appearance.
** Also, Creator/RogerCraigSmith returns as Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in his cameo.
** Creator/KyleHebert and Creator/ReubenLangdon return as [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu and Ken]] as well.
** In the Mexican dub, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] is voiced by Yamil Atala, reprising his role from the Mexican dub of ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''.
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The first traces of the premise appeared as early as the late 1980s when it had the WorkingTitle ''High Score''. Then it was revived in the 1990s, dropped again, and re-revived in the early 21st century into what it is now. It was supposed to be screened before ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', and then after it, and then it was {{Cancelled}}, and then UnCancelled and so on.
* ThrowItIn: All of the actors, many of whom were experienced with improv, were recorded together, resulting in a lot of ad-libbing.
* TroubledProduction: Averted in that after the film finally became a firm go at last, the production proved so smooth that Disney decided to shift the release to an earlier date because it was done ''ahead'' of schedule (Creator/DreamWorks's ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' took Disney's original spot for ''Wreck-It Ralph'').
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Considering that the filmmakers wrote and even animated some scenes with cameo characters in mind, even before obtaining legal permission from their respective creators, this was bound to happen:
*** [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]] was originally in the Bad-Anon support group, but he was removed from the final film for unknown reasons.
*** Concept art of the ''Tapper's'' scene includes [[VideoGame/PunchOut Glass Joe]] as one of the patrons.
*** Mario was originally planned to have a cameo in the movie, but according to the director Rich Moore and screenwriter Phil Johnston, [[http://www.gamesradar.com/wreck-it-ralph-9-amazing-things-you-couldnt-possibly-know-about-movie/ they didn't know what to do with him]]. They thought Mario was too important for a sight gag, but couldn't come up with something that had more substance (it ''wasn't'' about the fact that using him in the movie would be expensive due to licensing fees: see GodNeverSaidThat).[[note]]However, it was rumored that Mario would appear in the sequel, and have a more prominent role (assuming Creator/SonyPictures decides to walk out of making a ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' movie), but with the sequel's premise being about Ralph going on the internet, that seems unlikely. As well, Dr. Wily had also been rumored to appear, as well as Mega Man, but that also seems unlikely since the film rights to those characters [[http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-a-mega-man-movie-is-a-go-at-fox/ have been secured]] by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. Rumors also suggest that cameos of the ''Sonic'' characters could be cut from the sequel in order to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers avoid issues]] with ''Sonic'' film rightsholder Creator/SonyPictures.[[/note]] Mario ''does'' get mentioned in the movie.
---->'''Felix:''' I'll bet that's Mario! Fashionably late, per the norm.
** The eponymous Tron didn't make the cut, despite being a Disney character himself, [[http://www.reporterherald.com/ci_21905891/wreck-it-ralph-director-rich-moore-video-games largely for the same reason as the brothers]]. ''Film/{{Tron}}'' '''is''', however, one of the games accessible from Game Central Station. It's to be hoped that, if Tron appears in a speaking role in the sequel, they get Bruce Boxleitner to voice him.
** Originally, Felix was the lead character with Ralph as the supporting one. They were two video game sidekicks who traveled into the other games together in order to become heroes and Ralph himself was hairier and more Donkey Kong-esque. This shifted around as Ralph became a more interesting viewpoint for the story and they realized how Ralph and Vanellope's big brother/little sister dynamic might appear to be recycling ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
** Q*bert's role as a homeless character was originally written for Taizo Hori from ''VideoGame/DigDug'', but Creator/{{Namco}} took offense. Taizo still appears in the final film, getting out of Ralph's way in Game Central Station, which was also meant to be more grimy and run down, similar in appearance to the back alleys of Los Angeles, but the crew felt it be more appropriate if Game Central Station looked more like the real Grand Central Terminal in New York.
** King Candy was originally intended to have a slightly different role in earlier drafts. Though he would still attempt to stop Vanellope from racing [[spoiler:because he had usurped her throne, he and Turbo were different characters, with King Candy merely being TheDragon]]. According to deleted scene commentary [[spoiler:Candy was originally going to redeem himself once everything hit its worst, leaving Turbo as the true BigBad]].
** A fourth game was proposed for the script called ''Extreme E-Z Livin' 2'', which would've been a mix of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' and ''Franchise/TheSims''. Instead of going back to the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' game to show off his medal, Ralph would've gone there instead with a native of that game as his guide that he met while being in the ''Hero's Duty'' jail cell. While enjoying the recreational facilities in the sim game, Ralph realizes that Vanellope is more important than the medal, bails out, and heads back to ''Sugar Rush''. This sequence was even taken to the storyboard phase before the team eventually scrapped it because it seemed to drag the plot in an unnecessary direction, and added 20 minutes to the already-90-minute-long film. Moore hinted that they may include it if a sequel is produced.
** Sgt. Calhoun was originally planned as male, but Rich Moore thought that the character would be boring that way and thus the sarge became a woman.
** If going by the [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] arcade machine back at that year's [=D23=] con, the design of Niceland Apartments was more bland, and Fix-It Felix Jr.'s design makes him look like a CaptainErsatz of Mario. By the time we saw the first trailer, the apartment's design became more intricate and Felix is redesigned to be a lot more distinct to the person who seems to have inspired him.
** Minor character Candlehead was initially named "Minty Zaki" before that name was given to another racer (initially named "Emmareld") later in development. [[http://pumpkinfishes.tumblr.com/post/36016807329/time-for-a-sugar-rush-name-puzzle Other racers' names were also changed around]], with Rancis Fluggerbutter's original intended name being ''"Peterbelly Buttercap"''.
** Disney asked for permission to use ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' characters, but Creator/DonBluth turned them down. The cabinet still appears in the arcade though. The Jawbreaker Canyon scene in the race is very reminiscent of a Dragon's Lair level, the one with the bowling balls.
** ''Joe Jump'' and ''Reboot Ralph'', the prototypes of the film, had more focus on game jumping and were apparently more like ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (except for video games), though the main character's dissatisfaction for his role still persists.
** Concept art for the ''Tapper'' sequence features additional Nintendo references: [[VideoGame/PunchOut Glass Joe]] is seen as a customer in one drawing showing an early version of how Ralph hears about Hero's Duty and the Lost and Found box included the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Master Sword]] and a Piranha Plant.
** There were numerous scrapped ''Sugar Rush'' racers from the concept art, including a witch racer who drove Gloyd's cart, a Girl Scout racer, and a baby racer driving a cart made from a slice of birthday cake. Among the unused concepts was a car driven by WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit of all people.
** In test screenings, it was Chun-Li acting as the DJ to the party instead of Skrillex.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://wreckitralph.wikia.com/wiki/Wreck-It_Ralph_Wiki Here]] is the wikia site for the movie.
* WordOfGod: Achieving the Nicelanders' deliberately choppy animations was much harder than it looked, as the animators, who were trained to make graphics and animation as smooth and cutting edge as possible, were suddenly asked to downgrade the quality of their work in order to achieve the retro-looking effect.
* WorkingTitle: Was originally called ''Reboot Ralph'' and ''Joe Jump''. (Though it should be noted that those versions of the film, other than involving video game characters, had somewhat different premises.)

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