Wreck-It Ralph script
Synopsis: Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of always being the "bad guy" and losing to his "good guy" opponent, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Finally, after decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. He sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. However, while on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade

FADE IN:

“INSERT COIN” blinks on the menu screen of FIX-IT FELIX, JR.

We hear a coin being deposited.

EXT. NICELAND - DAY

WRECK-IT RALPH is asleep inside his stump. A voice-over kicks

in, sounding more like a confessional than a traditional V.O.

RALPH (V.O.)

My name’s Ralph, and I’m a Bad Guy.

I’m 9 feet tall. I weigh 643

pounds. Got a little bit of a

temper on me. You know, my passions

bubble very near the surface, not

gonna lie.

A bulldozer removes Ralph and the stump. Ralph’s head pops

out of the stump.

RALPH (ON-SCREEN)

Hey, you moved my stump!

ARRRGGHHHHHH!

Ralph throws a bit of a tantrum.

The NICELAND APARTMENTS are constructed where the stump was.

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Anyhoo, what else? I’m a wrecker. I

wreck -- professionally.

Ralph appears on screen in front of the Niceland Apartments.

RALPH (ON-SCREEN) (CONT’D)

I’M GONNA WRECK IT!

Ralph wrecks the building. He throws a Nicelander.

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

I’m very good at what I do.

Probably the best I know.

NICELANDERS:

FIX IT FELIX!!!

RALPH (V.O.)

Thing is, fixing is the name of the

game. Literally, figuratively,

meta... physically...

FIX-IT FELIX arrives and starts fixing.

WRECK-IT RALPH

FELIX:

I CAN FIX IT!!!

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

So yeah, naturally the guy with the

name Fix-it Felix is the good guy.

He’s nice enough as good guys go.

Definitely fixes stuff really well.

But if you’ve got a magic hammer

from your father, how hard can it

be...?

MARY:

YOO-HOO!

MARY pops up in a window with a pie. Felix eats the pie, and

a protective hard-hat appears on his head.

RALPH:

I guarantee you if he had a

standard issue hammer like the kind

you’d get at the hardware store--

he would not be able to fix the

things I wreck as quickly.

The damage is repaired. The screen reads “YOU FIXED IT!”

RALPH (V.O.)

When Felix does a good job, he gets

a medal.

A Nicelander places a little medal around Felix’s neck and

gives him a peck on the cheek.

RALPH (V.O.)

Are there medals for the sweet

science of wrecking? To that I say,

“Ha.”

The Nicelanders pick up Ralph and thrown him off the roof.

RALPH:

Ahhhhhhhh!

He lands on the ground in the mud. KER-PLUNK.

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

... And no, there are not.

We pull back from the game console. We’re in...

LITWAK’S FAMILY FUN CENTER

The place is bustling.

WRECK-IT RALPH

CHIRON:
“30 YEARS AGO.”

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

It’s not like I’m complaining.

Well, it’s a little like I’m

complaining. But I get it. I been

doing this long enough to know a

steady arcade gig’s nothing to

sneeze at.

TIME LAPSE -- The arcade expands over the years. Games get

wheeled out. New games get wheeled in. Owner LARRY LITWAK

takes real good care of the place through the years.

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Seen a lotta games come and go. I

think about all those guys from

Asteroids? Boom! Gone. Centipede?

Who knows where that guy is. No, I

know I’m very lucky.

CHIRON:
“TODAY”

RALPH (V.O.) (CONT’D)

It’s just after so many years, it

becomes kind of hard to love your

job when no one seems to like you

for doing it.

The arcade is older now, and all the games are more modern. A

giant first-person shooter game gets wheeled in. The arcade

closes. The “Open” sign shuts off.

The Dance Dance Revolution screen is visible in the

background. On it we see a cycle of the dancer dancing. The

dancer suddenly stops, peeks toward the darkened “Open” sign.

INSET THE GAME:
The dancer relaxes.

DANCER:

(calling out)

THAT’S IT! ARCADE’S CLOSED!

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Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Michelle Lee (born 1971 as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi) is an American film writer and director. Her credits include co-writing the screenplay for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and writing and co-directing (with Chris Buck) the 2013 Disney animated feature Frozen, which won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. more…

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