Walt Disney Animation has released the third of its installments in the ‘Paperclips’ series, a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind its newest animated short, Paperman. In the new segment, director John Kahrs touches briefly on the legacy of the hand-drawn animation and how he believes that we are currently in the golden age of computer-generated imagery, but that he believes computers can be used to produce hand-drawn inspired images in addition to photo-realism.
After SEGA’s iconic character Sonic the Hedgehog was spotted as the face of keeping order in Wreck-It Ralph’s Game Central Station during a clip played during the Walt Disney Studios presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s only natural that life imitate art and that Ralph himself would appear alongside Sonic on the small screen as well.
As part of the marketing campaign for Walt Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph, the studio plans on introducing full-scale arcade cabinet versions of the film’s ‘Fix It Felix Jr.’ game, the home of the title character. While the cabinet has appeared at both Disney D23 Expo (as a view-only demo) and most recently at E3 as a broken, non-functioning machine, San Diego Comic-Con saw the first actual working versions of the faux-c. 1982 video game manufactured by the defunct TobiKomi video game company.
The whistle almost blew calling for quitting time, but after what seems like months of teasing, Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally provided us with these hi-res first images from John Kahrs’ revolutionary short, Paperman, which will play before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters beginning November 2, 2012.
In the revolutionary short, which uses a combination of hand-drawn animation with computer graphics, a young New Yorker has only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get the attention of the girl of his dreams. Paperman is an innovative short about destiny and the power of second chances.
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.