Interview: Director Rich Moore on Wreck-It Ralph

Summary

How much do you love Rich Moore? As one of the key directing circle on the early seasons of The Simpsons, the Californian animator was behind such classic episodes as "Flaming Moe's" and "Marge vs. the Monorail," and would later go on to helm some of the best of Futurama, too (you can thank him for "Roswell That Ends Well," one of that show's absolute highlights.)

This year he's made his feature directing debut with Disney's video-game adventure riff Wreck-It Ralph, which arrives in Australian cinemas this week on the back of a hit run with both audiences and critics in the US.

John C. Reilly voices Ralph, an 8-bit oaf who -- yearning to break from the drudgery of being the bad guy and become a hero -- escapes his vintage arcade game and sets out on a cross-platform quest through a first-person sci-fi shooter and the unlikely world of a Mario Kart-style candyland. Bursting with dynamic visual humour, a cavalcade of famous gaming character cameos, and a serving of old-fashioned Disney heart, Ralph marks an impressive big-screen debut for Moore. But you'd expect nothing less from the man, of course.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Moore in Los Angeles recently, where he talked about developing the movie with Disney, his love of gaming and layered humour, and why he thought Reilly was perfect for the role. Back to Article

Comments

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Please make Wreck-It Ralph 2! And Wreck-It Ralph has been out for a month already! Why does it say it opens up on December 26?

Dec 21 - 02:25 PM

Jack Treese

Jack Treese

If you actually read the beginning of the article, they explain that it's being released in Australia. Not everything that releases in North America gets immediately released worldwide.

Dec 21 - 03:10 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Sorry I meant my bad.

Dec 21 - 04:04 PM

Jack Treese

Jack Treese

But yes, I second the notion. I'd love a sequel.

Dec 21 - 03:10 PM

dd9090

Don Romero

Yes to sequel but please not just a walkthrough cash grab..

Dec 27 - 09:17 AM

Lisa M.

Lisa Mason

what Adam implied I am impressed someone able to earn $5500 in 4 weeks just adding movie clips. did you see this page http://cutt.us/Career

Mar 11 - 06:35 AM

Jack Treese

Jack Treese

If you actually read the beginning of the article, they explain that it's being released in Australia. Not everything that releases in North America gets immediately released worldwide.

Dec 21 - 03:10 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Sorry I meant my bad.

Dec 21 - 04:04 PM

Jack Treese

Jack Treese

But yes, I second the notion. I'd love a sequel.

Dec 21 - 03:10 PM

Matthew R.

Matthew Reimer

Sorry I meant my bad.

Dec 21 - 04:04 PM

dd9090

Don Romero

May be my favorite movie of the year. Never a single moment throughout when i wasn't completely engrossed or sitting there thinking "How stupid was that." I laughed and I wept. THE movie (so far) that I'd rate a 10 if I had to rate one a 10. FWIW, also loved "The Hobbit" but that was a love of returning to a familiar world after a long absence: distance making the heart really fond.

Dec 27 - 09:15 AM

dd9090

Don Romero

Yes to sequel but please not just a walkthrough cash grab..

Dec 27 - 09:17 AM

Lisa M.

Lisa Mason

what Adam implied I am impressed someone able to earn $5500 in 4 weeks just adding movie clips. did you see this page http://cutt.us/Career

Mar 11 - 06:35 AM

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