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ANN: The X Button: Extra Seconds

Todd Ciolek: I'll assume that everyone reading this has seen the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, as it stands at the magical nexus between animated films and video games. Many geeks are overjoyed at the variety of characters represented in the movie, which features a 1980s arcade-game villain in the midst of a career crisis. Some sensitive souls are quick to point out a problem in a scene where Ralph visits a bad-guy support group. See, it shows Street Fighter's Zangief prominently, and Zangief isn't a villain. Well, not unless you count the live-action movie and the syndicated cartoon it inspired. But hey, he's Russian. That's close enough for a movie rooted deeply in '80s nostalgia.

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