So you think you’re an expert gamer? Many have entered the worlds of Fix-it Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, and Hero’s Duty, but few know them pixel by pixel. Level up your expertise with this Wreck-It Ralph trivia and find out if you really deserve a gold medal.
- Ralph was almost a bulldozer.
He was also almost a monster, an ogre, a caveman, Sasquatch, and a gorilla. Screenwriter Phil Johnston even imagined him as, “part cat, part baboon, part dog, part skunk, part weasel, tapir, pig, wild boar, one-forty-third ape.” We don’t know about you, but we like him just the way he is.
- “Extreme EZ Livin’ 2” was almost another game-world in Wreck-It Ralph.
Woah. The tag line for the game would have been: “There are no good guys or bad guys in our world – just guys.” When it was cut from the film, the team had a moment of silence.
- Visual development artist Brittney Lee actually built the world in Sugar Rush out of real candy.
As a model at least. We’re jealous and very hungry. Our gingerbread houses have been put to shame.
- Sergeant Calhoun almost had color-changing camouflage.
But filmmakers thought the audience wouldn’t be able to relate to her as much. Little did they know, chameleons across the world could have.
- According to screenwriter Phil Johnston, the movie outline for at least the first month depicted Felix as the protagonist.
We love Felix, but we’re also glad they gave Ralph the spotlight!
- Each character in Game Central Station moves a different way.
This depends on which era and style of video game they come from. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the 8-bit characters in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. never move diagonally in any shot, with the exception of Ralph.
- The worlds of Fix-it Felix Jr. and Hero’s Duty are shaped differently.
The angles of all the environments are completely different. Fix-it Felix Jr. embraces 8-bit perpendiculars and squares, while Hero’s Duty utilizes triangles and diagonals to “fit the idea of chaos, broken edges, violence, and wind.”
- Story artist Raymond Persi gave Gene his personality.
Raymond voiced Gene in scratch recordings. The team liked him so much that they decided to keep him. Story artist turned voice actor!
- The world of Wreck-It Ralph was inspired by New York in many ways.
For one, producer Clark Spencer said that Phil Johnston and Rich Moore designed Game Central Station after Grand Central Station. In the game Fix-It Felix Jr., art director Mike Gabriel said the lighted trees of Niceland were inspired by Central Park in New York. What’s more, to add detail to the 99-story tower in Hero’s Duty, visual development artist Cory Loftis said the team laid the Manhattan skyline on its side.
- Sugar Rush’s buildings are inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s architecture.
Visual development artist Lorelay Bove thought his buildings looked like candy houses when she was growing up in Spain.
- King Candy’s bald head looks like a bonbon sitting in a paper candy dish.
His collar is the little paper doily. We bet you’ll never be able to unsee that. You’re welcome.
Congrats! Make sure to show off your new Wreck-It Ralph knowledge to everyone you know, and see Ralph Breaks the Internet in theaters on November 21!