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Wreck-It Ralph
(2012)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney
Dave Metzger
John Ashton Thomas
Larry Rench

Additional Music by:
Dominic Lewis
Matthew Margeson
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(October 30th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciate really smart children's scores, this one exhibiting vintage arcade tones with symphonic and choral action up to the standards of Henry Jackman's prior work in the genre.

Avoid it... if you wish to never again be reminded of the hours you wasted in arcades during the 1980's, for the incorporation of those games' music into a modern film score is quite frightening and practically intolerable in parts.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,225
WRITTEN 11/10/12
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Wreck-It Ralph: (Henry Jackman) Rarely does a concept take 25 years to finally work its way through production hell to reach the big screen, but that's what happened with Wreck-It Ralph at Disney. It had labored through several incarnations and required extensive licensing with famous video game rights owners to complete as envisioned, but the movie was ironically finished ahead of schedule and thus released in 2012 rather than a year later. The concept is a novel one, earning respect from critics for tackling the fresh subject of arcade video game characters and their relationships with each other after all the kids (and loser adult males) playing the arcade attractions go home each night. The characters from these games travel in between each others' realms, creating interpersonal melodrama and causing mishaps in the programming of the games' software. When the villain, Wreck-It Ralph, of one game tires of being the badguy, he escapes to other games in search of becoming a hero, inadvertently unleashing a bug across the arcade. His race to save the other games and gain acceptance in his own occupies the film and sets the stage for possible sequels. The most difficult part of producing Wreck-It Ralph, not surprisingly, was the licensing of famous real-life arcade characters of the 1980's generation for cameos in the film, and some were dropped due to cost. Loyalty to that era is key to the success of Wreck-It Ralph, and this fact was certainly not lost on composer Henry Jackman. Among the most classically-gifted assistants to emerge from Hans Zimmer's production house in the late 2000's, Jackman has emphasized action more often than not in his early career, alternating between the adventure of children's films and the straight, contemporary excitement of adult topics. From Monsters vs. Aliens in 2009 to Puss in Boots in 2011, his ability to combine disparate genres to meet the needs of modern children's crossover films has not gone unnoticed. Without a doubt, Wreck-It Ralph represented one of Jackman's most challenging solo assignments to date, requiring that he study and incorporate 1980's arcade musical personalities into an otherwise standard orchestral and choral adventure outing.

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Average: 2.99 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 70:47
• 1. When Can I See You Again? - performed by Owl City (3:38)
• 2. Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph - performed by Buckner & Garcia (2:59)
• 3. Celebration - performed by Kool & The Gang (3:40)
• 4. Sugar Rush - performed by AKB48 (3:14)
• 5. Bug Hunt (Noisa Remix) - performed by Skrillex (7:04)
• 6. Shut Up and Drive - performed by Rihanna (3:32)
• 7. Wreck-It Ralph (1:33)
• 8. Life in the Arcade (0:43)
• 9. Jumping Ship (1:06)
• 10. Rocket Fiasco (5:48)
• 11. Vanellope Von Schweetz (2:57)
• 12. Royal Raceway (3:23)
• 13. Cupcake Breakout (1:12)
• 14. Candy Vandals (1:39)
• 15. Turbo Flashback (1:42)
• 16. Laffy Taffies (1:35)
• 17. One Minute to Win It (1:17)
• 18. Vanellope's Hideout (2:33)
• 19. Messing with the Program (1:20)
• 20. King Candy (2:11)
• 21. Broken-Karted (2:49)
• 22. Out of the Penthouse, Off to the Race (2:51)
• 23. Sugar Rush Showdown (4:15)
• 24. You're My Hero (4:15)
• 25. Arcade Finale (3:19)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes lyrics for the first two songs and a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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