Book Review: The Art of Wreck-It Ralph
The Art of Wreck-It Ralph does not tell how the movie was made as much as it thoroughly documents all the major characters and settings, and most of the original minor ones. There is even a brief section on important supporting characters developed but omitted from the movie: General Lockload in the Hero’s Duty segment; Skittles, a fire-breathing unicorn with a candy-corn horn in the Sugar Rush segment; and an entire another game world, Extreme EZ Livin’ 2, that was deemed superfluous. If you like the movie – and that is almost guaranteed – you will have to have this book.
Fred Patten has been a fan of animation since the first theatrical rerelease of Pinocchio (1945). He co-founded the first American fan club for Japanese anime in 1977, and was awarded the Comic-Con International's Inkpot Award in 1980 for introducing anime to American fandom. He began writing about anime for Animation World Magazine since its #5, August 1996. A major stroke in 2005 sidelined him for several years, but now he is back. He can be reached at email@example.com.