Wreck-It Ralph (In theaters)
It's hard to call any Disney movie an underdog, but this one has all the makings of an animated favorite for years to come without as much of the normal hype. And no year would be complete without an off-the-wall cartoon flick of cleverly drawn-up characters that has the ability to make us sob like schoolgirls and cheer like sidelined jocks like the Walt Disney original, "Wreck-It Ralph."
Director Rich Moore of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" fame, along with a handful of Hollywood’s sexiest voices (John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman) bring you the story of the true lives of fictional villains from our most beloved arcade games, like Streetfighter and Super Mario Bros. With the overabundance of fancy action films and character pieces this holiday season, you have to remember to squeeze in a good Disney cartoon, too. Expect to find a heart of gold in the darkest of animated characters while crying and laughing simultaneously until snot bubbles appear. It'll be good for you.