Disney Creates an '8-Bit Lane' in London for 'Wreck-It Ralph' Promo

January 13, 2013
Source: Reddit

8-Bit Road

Welcome to #8BitLane! Every once in a while, an impressive promo hits the streets somewhere around the world, showing just how great modern movie marketing can be. Disney is just getting around to releasing Oscar-nominated animated movie Wreck-It Ralph in the UK this February, so they've started promoting it intensely in London. One of the displays is an entire street converted to 8-bit called, as we mentioned, 8-Bit Lane located near The Truman Brewery. Everything from "a London taxi, postbox, pigeon, tree, clouds, CCTV camera" and dog, complete with poop, have been made 8-bit. This is really cool, I want to go!

Most of these photos were found on this imgur discovered through Reddit (via MovieViral). Click for more:

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

This last nifty photo is from the Now Here This Time Out London blog, from their post on this promo:

8-Bit Road Wreck-It Ralph London

If you live in England, or are visiting London, you can find this "8-Bit Road" promo install located at Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL (find it on Google Maps). I wish I could go see all this in person - so awesome!

Rich Moore (who has helmed episodes of "Futurama" and "The Simpsons") directed 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. Released in the US last November, the Disney film arrives in UK theaters February 8th.

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Looks like crap.

Kyle Brubaker on Jan 13, 2013


yes that is indeed crap on the last photo. Good catch my dear chap! 😀

syntaxterror on Jan 13, 2013


Of course it looks like crap. What else would that brown 8 bit klump next to the dog be?

jez on Jan 13, 2013


DAVIDPD on Jan 13, 2013



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