SDCC: Wreck-it Ralph press conference

Disney’s upcoming video game movie starring John C. Reilly as Wreck-it Ralph, a video game baddie who has been doing the same job for the last 30 years as a villain and now wants to be a hero.

At the press Panel director Rich Moore,  John C. Reilly, and Sarah Silverman were on hand to answer questions about the movie and the work involved in this now four-year project. The first trailer for the movie was revealed at the Disney D23 Expo in 2011, and at that time there were still incomplete scenes. With the release of the recent trailer, we saw some very cool surprises from all around the video game world.

Plenty of questions were asked about how the project started and names for the project. Sarah Silverman, looking cute as always, joked around with the press and talked about her role. When asked about their favorite games, many of them responded with older games such as Atari or Colecovision. There were even a few arcade games talked about.

One question I have been wondering since the release of the newest trailers was the incorporation of characters from different series like Nintendo’s Bowser, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman, Capcom’s M. Bison and Zangief, Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man to name a few. The movie will also have original characters and games that are parodies of popular games.

Rich announced that the gaming companies were more than happy to have their characters incorporated into the movies. As the script was shown to the gaming companies, changes were made to make sure the character would fit right in and would act like they would outside of the game. Also by paying attention to the CGI style of the characters, you can almost see that they came right out of their specific games, like Bison and Zangief straight out of Super Street Fighter IV.

If you aren’t big on gaming, it’s all right, the movie was made for everyone to enjoy. The video game references will just be an added treat for the rest of us.

Right after Comic-Con, it was announced that Ryu and Ken will appear with the video game voice actors, Kyle Herbert and Reuben Langdon, reprising their roles. Roger Craig Smith was also announced and will be voicing Sonic the Hedgehog.

I wonder what other surprises Disney will be bringing to the movie, between now and its November release.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.