Video Interview: 'Wreck-It-Ralph' Director Rich Moore

We sit down with director Rich Moore to talk about balancing iconic video game characters and a cast of impressive actors in 'Wreck-It-Ralph'.

Wreck-It Ralph at Bad Guys Anonymous

This weekend Disney's new tale of the secret world of arcade video game characters Wreck-It-Ralph opens in theaters. Rich Moore (TV's The Simpsons, Futurama) directs a voice cast that includes John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer in a film that takes the viewer through the dynamic landscapes of games ranging from classic 8-bit to an explosive first person shooter.

We had the chance to sit down with Wreck-It-Ralph helmer Rich Moore recently to talk about Alan Tudyk's performance as the wonderfully wacky King Candy (which was inspired by the iconic Ed Wynn and his portrayal of The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland) and how he worked with John C. Reilly to create the bad boy we love to love: Ralph.

Take a look at our video interview above and the trailer and synopsis for Wreck-It-Ralph below.

And stay tuned for our fleshed out print interview with Moore!


Wreck-It Ralph (voice of Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It-Felix (voice of McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

Wreck-It Ralph opens in U.S. theaters on November 2nd, 2012.

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