John C. Reilly's titular hero and his friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) explore the wild wild west, AKA, the internet. When a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade, the two leave Litwak's Family Fun Center and Arcade for the digital realm in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush.
"Holy cow! Look at all this stuff," Ralph exclaims upon arrival.
When they're not breaking children's games, the duo attends an eBay "auction" (of a black velvet painting of a sorrowful kitten) and learns about clickbait ("These 10 child stars went to prison. No. 6 will amaze you," a pop-up says).
Rich Moore and Phil Johnston directed the film from a screenplay by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. The animated movie, produced by Clark Spencer, also stars newcomer Taraji P. Henson (a website entrepreneur named Yesss), and returning cast members Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix Jr.) and Jane Lynch (Sergeant Calhoun).
"Wreck-It Ralph 2," the follow-up to the 2012 hit, hits Australian theatres late December.