Magazine article Variety

Wrecking Crew

Magazine article Variety

Wrecking Crew

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Disney is ready for "WreckIt Ralph" to do some damage at the box office, with the Mouse House taking over the newly opened Sweet! candy store at Hollywood & Highland on Oct. 29 to help preem the Walt Disney Animation toon about a videogame villain who goes on a quest to prove he's a hero.

The pic features cameos from videogame icons like Sonic the Hedgehog, Ken, Ryu, Zangief and M. Bison from "Street Fighter," Q*Bert, Pac-Man and Clyde the ghost from "Pac-Man."

Rich Moore even wanted to find a role for Mario from Nintendo's "Mario Bros." franchise. But "we couldn't find a place to put the character," said the helmer. Also, "going to Nintendo and asking for Mario is like someone going to Disney and saying, 'Let us have Mickey Mouse.' We never found the perfect scene for him." Moore is already thinking a sequel with Mario. "If this movie does well, then we'll find a place for him. …

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