When John Lasseter was appointed Disney’s chief creative officer, the goal was obvious – to spread Pixar’s (lucrative) magic. Indeed, Wreck-It Ralph feels a lot like one, but it is chimera. Part of Toy Story‘s premise here, part of Monsters, Inc. there, and so on. While amusing and sweet, it rings hollow. It isn’t earned.
The short that precedes it, however, is superb: