Most likely, you don't recognize the pathetically cute and scruffy looking little guy in this Picture. Well, meet Wreck-It Ralph. You see, long before his first Bad Guys Anonymous meeting, Ralph underwent a series of major transformations. This little hand-drawn character was one of the first (if not the first) doodles of a possible Ralph. Funny enough, he retained one characteristic from the beginning of the animation process all the way to the end. After two years in creating and refining the character, one defining thing remained in virtually every Ralph rendition and all the way to the end. Can see it?
In this slide show of different versions of Wreck-It Ralph, you cans see the different ways animators thought he might look throughout the character development process. Also, read fun facts about the different Ralphs from our interview with art director Mike Gabriel and character supervisor Bill Schwab. Most of this artwork can also be seen in the book The Art of Wreck-It Ralph (Compare Prices), which contains fantastic artwork, drawings and inspirations behind the movie.
Wreck-It Ralph is already available through digital download, but if you can't wait to get your hands on a hard-copy, the release date is March 5, 2013.
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