Earlier this week, Disney Consumer Products held its annual holiday preview showcase in which it presents many of the new and exciting products that will be released during the fall and holiday seasons. While we hope to present to you just some of the great things you can expect to find on the shelves at Disney Store and other popular retailers later this year, we’d like to start of slow by focusing on a few specific collections, starting with toys inspired by Wreck-It Ralph which opens on November 2, 2012.
Get ready for classic arcade video game action with a whole new modern look and feel as Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Disney Interactive (NYSE:DIS) today announced a collaboration to produce and distribute a Wreck-It Ralph video game. As a story extension to the highly anticipated upcoming blockbuster film of the same name from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Wreck-It Ralph video game is set to inspire a whole new generation of young gamers as a classic, arcade-style side scroller featuring Ralph – the misunderstood villain of his own arcade game who sets out to prove he can be a hero too. Debuting this fall tied to the movie release, Wreck-It Ralph will bring all the fun from the big screen right into the living room for the Wii system from Nintendo, and the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS hand-held systems.
Technically, we have just three new stills from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, but to avoid confusion with yesterday’s stills, we have lumped them all together for your digital enjoyment. The new stills feature scenes from the teaser trailer released today, including the Bad-Anon segment featuring cameos by Bowser, Doctor Eggman, Zangief, M. Bison, Pac-Man’s Clyde and others; Ralph engaged in activity during his visit to ‘Hero’s Duty;’ and a look at the home of Venellope von Schweetz, the go-kart racer title ‘Sugar Rush,’ in which we meet fellow racers Jubileena Bing-Bing, Swizzle ‘The Swizz’ Malarkey and Taffyta Muttonfudge.
Although it actually previewed in theaters on Memorial Day weekend alongside the return of Disney/Pixar favorites, the long awaited teaser trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph is now officially released online (after a brief exclusive on Xbox) and will be returning to movie theaters on Friday.
With support from Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ and the classic ‘Once in a Lifetime’ by Talking Heads, the trailer takes a glimpse at the life of Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), the villain of the popular video game ‘Fix-It Felix.’ When not working inside the game, destroying things, Ralph begins to realize he no longer wants to be the villain, voicing his concerns at the Bad-Anon support group which features cameos by Bowser, Zangief and Pac-Man’s Clyde, who takes the news in a way that only he can.
In honor of E3 and the online debut of the first teaser trailer, Walt Disney Animation Studios has begun sharing stills from its upcoming release of Wreck-It Ralph, coming to theaters on November 2, 2012.
In the new segment, titled ‘The Look,’ director John Kahrs goes into the details on how he wanted to approach the appearance of the film and why he decided to locate it in 1950s-ish Manhattan.
In addition, there are several new images shared within the featurette, although not having seen the film myself, it’s difficult to be able to identify which images — if any — are from the film and which are considered concept art as some are in a very different style from the colorscript images already released.
Though all of these images have already been released on the short’s official Facebook page, Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with hi-res versions of concept art from its upcoming short, Paperman. Although all descriptions for the art state that they’re concept art, going by filenames, three of the images are in fact from the color script for the film while one is titled ‘first look,’ and at full resolution, definitely appears as if it may be an actual still from short.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has begun a new web series titled ‘Paperclips,’ which takes a look at the making of its new short, Paperman, which has been celebrated as revolutionizing animation, even well ahead of its world debut at Annecy.
In the first webisode, titled ‘The Idea,’ director John Kahrs talks about the seed of the idea for the film, based on his own experiences as a commuter in New York City. Recalling ‘crossing paths with people’ at Grand Central Terminal, Kahrs adds, ‘you feel like there’s some connection there… then that person’s gone forever, that connection’s broken… I would always kind of wonder who that person would be, what they were like… I did kind of wonder how would people that had lost that connection — if they ever met, or how would the fates conspire to maybe bring those people back together.’
MSN Movies debuted the first teaser poster for Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Studios Animation earlier today.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the ‘good guy’ star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video
games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Today we get our first official look at Wreck-It-Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios which tells the story of the title character, an old 8-bit arcade game villain, who wishes for nothing more than to be recognized for the hero he believes himself to be. Ralph attempts to find solace in a support group for misunderstood gaming villains where they speak the mantra ‘I am bad and that’s good. I’ll never be good and that’s not bad.’