Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph opens this week, and you should be dressed for it (note: this prize package won’t reach you in time so please plan accordingly regarding other clothing options). That is why The Disney Blog is giving away two (2) t-shirts for your… Read More »Wreck-It Ralph T-Shirt Giveaway!
When it comes to experiences and details, Disney spares no expense. Hence the opportunity they provided on a recent press trip for a group of bloggers, myself included, to meet Rich Moore and Clark Spencer, the director and producer of Wreck-It Ralph, respectively.
While the conversation (below) was interesting and informative, I was even more excited about the setting for our interview. We actually got to sit in Roy Disney’s old office that is housed in the large sorcerer’s hat on the Walt Disney Animation Building. The story is that Roy Disney only used the office for a short period of time due to the vertical stripes painted along the interior of the round room (see above) — he complained that sitting in it made him feel like he was spinning, so he relocated elsewhere. These days the room is used primarily for photo ops and entertaining me, apparently.
Here is some of that aforementioned conversation with Rich Moore and Clark Spencer that I promised you:
A short, but fun, featurette for Disney Animation’s Wreck-it Ralph. It features some behind the scenes insight into the movie from the people involved. It also begins to explore some of the relationships that are key to making the film work: One of the most… Read More »Wreck-it Ralph – Behind The Scenes Featurette
Press screenings for Wreck-it Ralph are underway and Disney is already out with that fun stereotypical TV spot where they quote movie reviewers who all go tell you to see the film: Having seen Wreck-it Ralph recently too, I find myself agreeing with every one… Read More »Wreck-it Ralph Reviews Spot
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank to meet the Wreck-It Ralph filmmakers and try my hand, or in this case, mouth, at some of the Disney magic-making process.
Basically, I learned the hard way why animation is done after the voice work — matching one’s dialogue to existing images isn’t as easy as it looks. It was especially difficult for me in that I was stubborn and opted to voice Ralph despite the repeated warnings from storyboard artist Raymond Persi, who also performs the voices for Zombie and Ralph’s martini-swilling, fairly jerky neighbor Gene, respectively. Raymond is one in a long line of Disney and Pixar animators that did such a good job on the “scratch” audio take that they got the actual acting gig. That’s gotta feel good.
Raymond, and our man at the controls, Gabe Guy, both made it quite clear that voicing the first speaker in a scene was really hard. I showed them they were right. I think we all learned a lesson. Still, everyone else was doing Vanellope von Schweetz, and they were good at it. I didn’t need that kind of pressure.
Instead, I rolled the dice and made John C. Reilly very comfortable in his job security. There are two videos of the moment: The first video shows what it looks like to make the recording, and the second is the finished project.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Wreck-It Whit:Read More »Putting the Words in Wreck-It Ralph’s Mouth
Disney animation has released the third attempt at a viral video with a commercial for Hero’s Duty, the most modern of the video games having been released in 2012. I think they’ve hit the nail on the head with this one. Of course, I do… Read More »New Litwak’s Arcade Commercial features Hero’s Duty from Wreck-it Ralph
In Disney Animation’s Wreck-it Ralph, the title character is a video game bad guy who wants to be good. But he’s not the only one who is conflicted about being bad. There’s a whole self-help group called “Bad-Anon” for video game villains. Here’s a preview… Read More »Wreck-it Ralph – Clip from Bad-Anon meeting
Disney appears to have dug through its vault and found another ‘retro gem’ from Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has released another. This 1997 ‘commercial’ features Sugar Rush Speedway at Litwak’s Arcade.
Disney also shared a short clip from the “Hero’s Duty” segment of the film, which I’ve added below the jump: