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As I previously mentioned, during October, Disney Family Movies is offering ONE MONTH FREE with new subscriptions. Well, all this week they are showing a really cool extras feature for the much anticipated Wreck-It Ralph, smashing into theaters nationwide on November 2, 2012. You can take a look at how all the levels of the film came together and get to know Ralph (Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly), Felix (30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer), Vanellope von Schweetz (noted comedienne Sarah Silverman), Sargent Calhoun (Glee’s Jane Lynch), and a whole bunch of new characters before the film hits the big screen.
If you’ve been out of the loop, Wreck-It Ralph is an upcoming animated feature film that brings video game characters to life. It’s kind of like Disney and Pixar did with the Toy Storys by showing us toys have feelings too; you will never view a video game the same way again! (Thanks a lot, Disney!)
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In Wreck-It Ralph, video game character Ralph is tired of being a “bad guy,” and is weary of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game. So Ralph sets off on an adventure to change his occupation. Along the way, he meets feisty Vanellope von Schweetz from the cart racing game, “Sugar Rush,” and the unlikely duo team up to save the day.
Some Ralph-sized news is that Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz will soon be making their debut at Disney Parks. According to Disney Parks blog, the arcade world of Wreck-It Ralph comes to life in November at Disneyland Park’s Tomorrowland Starcade. Guests will get to meet them at the portal to “Sugar Rush” and can even play the classic arcade game “Fix-It Felix, Jr.” They will also appear at The Magic of Disney Animation at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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You can watch the official Wreck-It-Ralph trailer here, play the game by “liking” Wreck-It Ralph on Facebook, and keep up with Ralph’s adventures by following @wreckitralph on Twitter. And you can use the Wreck-It Ralph Facebook app to enter the “Hero’s Journey” for a grand prize trip from Adventures by Disney.
Do your kids enjoy visiting online worlds like that of Disney’s Club Penguin? Well, in a few simple steps, they can create their own virtual gaming community. Simply follow this YouTube tutorial. It requires a download of two free software programs, but considering the video is narrated by someone who sounds like a 10-year-old boy, I would expect the system to be pretty user-friendly. Get creative and have fun!
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