Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 52nd Disney animated feature film. The film was directed by Rich Moore, who has directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, and the screenplay was written by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee from a story by Moore, Johnston, and Jim Reardon. John Lasseter served as the executive producer.
The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch. The film tells the story of the eponymous arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade and one that Ralph himself unintentionally started.
John Lasseter, the head of Walt Disney Animation Studios and executive producer of the film, describes Wreck-It Ralph as “an 8-bit video-game bad guy who travels the length of the arcade to prove that he’s a good guy. Before production, the existing characters were added to the story either in places they would make sense to appear or as cameos from a list of characters suggested by the film’s creative team, without consideration if they would legally be able to use the characters.
The company then sought out the copyright holders’ permissions to use the characters, as well as working with these companies to assure their characters were being represented authentically. In the case of Nintendo, the writers had early on envisioned the Bad-anon meeting with Bowser as a major character within the scene; according to Moore, Nintendo was very positive towards this use, stating in Moore’s own words, “If there is a group that is dedicated to helping the bad guy characters in video games then Bowser must be in that group!”
It’s a fast-paced comedy designed to appeal to both joystick jockeys of yore and the remote-waving Wii generation. And it does for a gaming arcade what 1995’s Toy Story, the first-ever digital-animated feature, did for a kid’s bedroom: expose a secret world populated with fully realized characters and filled with humor, heart and a flashy arsenal of cutting-edge visuals. You can rather take an animation 3d course to learn the craft of animation and use it to design characters of your choice since the scope of animation is very high.