Video Interview: 'Wreck-It Ralph' Director Rich Moore on Mario & More
by Ben Pearson
October 30, 2012
When you look back at the history of video games being adapted into movies, the results aren't pretty. It's almost impossible to make a great video game film because of the inherent differences in the two mediums, but Wreck-It Ralph has finally bridged that gap by brilliantly mixing all new characters with game icons like Bowser, Sonic the Hedgehog, Q*bert, and many more. I recently had a chance to sit down with director Rich Moore to speak about securing all of those cameos, the movie's humor and thematic elements, the influence of The Wizard of Oz, the real story behind why Mario didn't make the final cut and plenty more.
Here's our video interview with Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore, recorded in Los Angeles:
Through a perfect synthesis of story, voice casting, and wonderful animation, Wreck-It Ralph is a fantastic look inside the world of video games that is an absolute must-see for movie fans who grew up as gamers. Even if you can't tell Zangief from a zombie, it's still a hilarious comedy with lots of action, drama and heart.
Rich Moore (who has helmed episodes of "Futurama" and "The Simpsons") is directing Wreck-It Ralph, the story of an 8-bit video game character struggling with his own villainous identity with the world of arcade games. John C. Reilly voices the titular character who tries to be a hero, but ends up unleashing a deadly enemy who just might destroy every game in the arcade. Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman all lend their voices to this Disney film which is slated to hit theaters November 2nd in 3D. See this movie!