Director: Rich Moore
Year Released: 2012
Video game baddie Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) goes through a sort-of life crisis when he realizes that after years of being the nemesis to goody-goody hero Felix (Jack McBrayer) he wants to be a Good Guy instead, so he sneaks out of his own game and into other games, where he swipes a hero medal from a Halo-type action game and then ends up in a girly racing game where he befriends a bubbly 'glitch' named Vanellope (the chipper Sarah Silverman) who's also - like Ralph - an outcast. Though there are surface-level delights - including (all too) quick cameos by famous gaming figures and outrageously beautiful digital locations - the cute-ness of the "Sugar Rush" world becomes overbearing and its kid-centered message gets hammered home over and over: make peace with who you are (no matter what you are). It would have been nice for the filmmakers to 'work in' those notable - and already distinguishable - game characters into the story, and the charm of the Villains Intervention Meeting quickly dissipates (though an unemployed Q-Bert does get a job in the end!).