Plot-wise its Toy Story for video games.
When the arcade games stop, the characters go home from work - its a job to them.
While not as smart or as impactfull as Toy Story, it nonetheless similarly deals with pretty big life themes, and is not content just to be jokes or references.
Its probably the first Disney animation to approach the Pixar standard in this regard, telling a story that works on multiple levels.
Likewise the animation quality also is much closer to Pixar, far better then "Chicken Little" or "Meet the Robinson's". The way the old game sprites move jerky, despite being rendered 3d, is wonderful . The texture work in some areas is amazing - some very nice volumetric looking materials.
The only real areas the film falls down is the integration of the videogame themes seem a bit underplayed at times. Sure, you might see Sonic or Bowser as a camo, but not that much is done with them. Id have liked more of the villain support group. If your doing a karting section, why not a mario kart reference? It feels like theres a lot of scope for material. Still, when its there it tends to hits the mark - the Konami Code makes a camo in a perfect place, for example.
Overall, fun, but not perfect. I would like too see more of the world.
Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: Action Adventure
Wreck It Ralph created by Disney