Rich Moore, the director behind the popular Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, has announced that he really wants Mario to star in the film, if they are lucky enough to be able to create a sequel. Moore says that he would have loved to have Mario in the original, but they just couldn’t find room for him in the film. Wreck-It Ralph is currently out in UK Cinemas.
“If we’re lucky enough to have a sequel then we’ll create that moment that’s perfect for [Mario].”
“Over the course of developing the story I was always looking for the perfect moment or scene to include Mario.”
“But it had to be organic, it had to feel like [the scene] was made for him and unfortunately as we were developing the story that moment never made itself clear.”
Walt Disney Pictures confirmed the release dates for digital and physical copies of its 52nd animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph, which is still playing in movie theaters.
On February 12th, in North America, the high definition digital copy – in both 2D and 3D – will be released. However, physical releases of the film will not hit stores until March 5th.
Rich Moore wants Nintendo’s no. 1 mascot, Mario, in the sequel to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. Moore is the director of Wreck-It Ralph, so this practically confirms that Mario will make an appearance in the film’s inevitable sequel – if Nintendo approves, of course. Moore is confident that he and his team will conceive a good role for the gaming icon.
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]. To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great”.
Disney has released the second trailer for its upcoming movie that’s all about video game characters, Wreck-It Ralph. Toward the beginning of the trailer, you’ll notice that a Pac-Man arcade is next to the Wreck-It Ralph arcade. Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog makes an appearance at the Game Central Station. Nintendo villain Bowser is also in the trailer and is seen holding the hand of Russian Street Fighter Zangief while reciting the “Bad Guy Affirmation.” Wreck-It Ralph will hit theaters November 2nd.
Wreck It Ralph director Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer admitted that they came across a few minor problems when collaborating with Nintendo, Sega and Capcom for the forthcoming Disney film. Moore says that Nintendo originally said that their version of Bowser was far too small, so they asked the production team to rectify this.
“We did have kind of a check-in process, where we would show them the footage and say, ‘What do you think? Is it good?’ At one point, [Nintendo] said, ‘Bowser’s much bigger than that. He’s way bigger than Zangief.’ We were like, ‘Okay, we’ll make him bigger. How’s that?’ They’d say, ‘Yes, that’s good — but he wouldn’t drink his coffee like that. He wouldn’t make that mouth.’ [Laughs] Of course, then people from Sega said, ‘Well, Doctor Robotnik is bigger.’ [Laughs] They wanted their characters bigger and bigger. We were going to end up with these giants in a room, with Ralph as this little guy…”
Wreck-it Ralph director Rich Moore told attendees at Sonic Boom that Ralph Reilly will feature as a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Sega confirmed earlier this week that the promising racer will be released on the Nintendo 3DS, November 16th.
Disney has announced that their latest animated film Wreck-It Ralph will be coming exclusively to Nintendo platforms this year. The movie tie-in will be coming to Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, and features a wealth of video gaming nostalgia.
“Wreck-It Ralph, as a brand entity, is perfectly suited for video game stardom. With the fantastic characters and creative atmosphere envisioned by Walt Disney Animation Studios, we know fans are going to love seeing their newfound favorite characters embark on an all-new side-scrolling adventure.”
- Activision Executive Vice President David Oxford
Disney’s upcoming film, Wreck-It Ralph, is about an old-school video game villain who is tired of being the “bad guy.” The main character, Ralph, tries to reverse his role and become a “good guy.” He tries out many heroic roles in other, modern-type video games to see if he can fit in as being someone other than the hated villain. Watch the trailer above and you’ll see appearances of familiar video game villains mingling with Ralph – including Mario’s arch-nemesis, Bowser. The movie is headed to theaters in November.