Director Rich Moore Talks WRECK-IT-RALPH, Easter Eggs, Whether the Characters from DRAGON’S LAIR, SPACE ACE and TRON Make an Appearance, and More

     July 18, 2012


One of my most anticipated movies of 2012 is Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.  Directed by Rich Moore, the story follows a bad-guy character in a Donkey Kong-like arcade game, who longs to be a hero, but brings trouble to his entire arcade after sneaking into a new first-person shooter game and unleashing a deadly enemy. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Alan Tudyk are the voice cast.  For more on the film, here’s the first trailer, our recap of the Comic-Con panel and interview with Reilly, Silverman and Moore.

The day after the film’s Comic-Con panel I got to sit down with Moore for an extended interview.  We talked about Comic-Con, if Tron will be in the movie, what kind of Easter Eggs video game fans can look for, if the characters from Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace make an appearance, whether we’ll see any Marvel characters, and the film’s current running time, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

wreck-it-ralph-image-3Rich Moore Time Index:

  • :30 – Has he been following all the buzz surrounding the film?  Says the positive response is a very good feeling.  Talks about how great it is to be able to bring the film to Comic-Con.
  • 2:30 – Talks about the process of going after famous characters to include in the film, including Tron.  There were some that they went for and couldn’t get, but not many.  Says getting Pac-Man was a seminal moment.
  • 4:52 – Is Tron in the movie?  Says he doesn’t wanna give away everything.
  • 5:28 – Confirms there will be lots of Easter eggs in the movie where fans can spot famous characters in the background.
  • 5:47 – Talks about trying to get Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace.  Makes his case on camera as to why they should be included in the movie, talking about all the money he poured into Dragonslayer that funded Space Ace.
  • 7:48 – What he geeks out over at Comic-Con.  He’s been coming for a long time and he loves action figures and limited edition sculpts.  Talks about the Marvel Helicarrier that was on sale this year.
  • 9:47  – Could any Marvel characters make an appearance?  Says there are things in the works.
  • 10:08 – Says his rough cut is 91 minutes right now.  Talks about the goal of getting the film to around 90 minutes.


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