Deleted Scene from WRECK-IT RALPH; Director Rich Moore Talks about His Ideas for the Sequel

     February 12, 2013


A deleted scene has been released from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.  In my review, I expressed my disappointment that Ralph didn’t go to more gaming worlds.  This scene hints at a game called Extreme EZ Livin’ 2, but it doesn’t actually go there.  In the scene, a Matthew McConaughey-esque character tries to persuade Ralph to break out of prison and take the both of them to the gaming paradise, but director Rich Moore says it would have added an extra half-hour to the movie, and done so late in the picture.  That also wouldn’t have solved my problem, which was spending too much time in Sugar Rush.  Still, Moore hasn’t given up on EZ Livin (which he sees as “The Sims meets Grand Theft Auto“), and might bring it back for the sequel.

Hit the jump to check out the scene, and hear what else Moore would like to see in Wreck-It Ralph 2Wreck-It Ralph hits 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 5th.

Via IGN:

wreck-it-ralph-blu-ray-box-artHere’s what Moore had to say to IGN about the likelihood of a sequel:

There’s definitely a lot of interest from a lot of people: myself, the actors — Sarah [Silverman] and John [C. Reilly] especially — and all the artists and technicians at Disney. We’re just kind of waiting for an official word at this point, but it definitely seems like something could happen. We’re really keeping our fingers crossed. We had a great time, all of us working on the film, from top to bottom. I think it would be just awesome to work with that team again and return to that world.

Wreck-It Ralph was a modest success ($391 million worldwide off a $165 million budget), and racking up an Academy Award nomination probably didn’t hurt, but I’m betting that Disney is keeping a close eye on the home video sales when it comes to greenlighting a sequel.

dragons-lair-video-gameAs for what that sequel might include, Moore doesn’t have a set plot, but he has a few ideas.  First off, when it comes to more cameos, he has a soft spot for Dirk the Daring from Dragon’s Lair:

It was so different from other video games that had 2D animation in it. It was just very unique at that time, and it had things that I loved about both animation and video games within it. It really rekindled my love of 2D animation at just the right time, as a teenager. I really wanted that character in Wreck-It Ralph, but the legal red tape made it pretty impossible to get the rights to him. But it would be great to try and get that character freed up for a sequel, should there be one.

How much legal red tape can there be for fucking Dragon’s Lair?  Mario I get, and I’m surprised Wreck-It Ralph was able to get Bowser.  But Dragon’s Lair?  The game where you die about three seconds after starting it?  I can see why an animator would have an affinity for it, but I don’t know who would want to withhold the character from a wider audience.

Moore also says he would like to tap in a bit to mobile/casual/social gaming:

I don’t exactly know how we could work it in, you know, things like Angry Birds and the With Friends games — only because I love playing them. It just seems like it would be great to work in a story about those types of games that are so prevalent and contemporary and part of today’s culture. I would love to somehow work that into a sequel.


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  • Jack Connor

    I think it has more to do with the fact that the animation done for Dragon’s Lair was from Don Bluth. I am not quite so sure Bluth, who has bad blood with Disney, even though most, if not all, of the former administration are gone, would grant permission.

  • JamDenTel

    For my money, I wouldn’t have minded that extra subplot, were we able to explore that other game. Could it have balanced the time spent in Sugar Rush better with that spent in other games? Sure. But I liked the film too much to really complain.

  • Diashi

    More game characters and worlds, yes. But PLEASE oh PLEASE, leave that angry birds crap out of there! We have enough of that junk already! We want more of the classics!

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  • Graydon Haley

    I don’t think the deleted scene is a very good idea because this is a Disney movie Disney movies aren’t supposed to have beer in animated films Im probably not the only one who thinks this deleted scene should not be in there and probably am told that I’m an idiot and that it should be in there but I want the sequel to be as original as the first and ps all of you who have been saying that they spent to much time in sugar rush well when one of the main characters is a glitch and can’t leave there game you can’t really blame that on them and believe me Vanellope Von Schweez was my favorite character in there she’s a winner and she adorable and just so funny so don’t be blaming them for having sugar rush in the movie too much

  • Graydon Haley

    If you think that I’m right that they shouldn’t put the deleted scene in there then yeah I want this sequel to be as original as the first an if you don’t then ok it’s your choice but I want this to be as original as the first and also since she’s technically not a glitch anymore I’m pretty sure it won’t have sugar rush in it as much as the first film

  • Graydon Haley

    I didn’t like the deleted scene and if they put it in not to be rude but I don’t think I’ll want to see the sequel I probably will but ill probably will hate that scene and if I get a DVD of it I’ll probably skip the scene every time but don’t not do a second film I just don’t like the idea

  • Graydon Haley

    If anyone agrees with me awesome if you don’t them it’s your choice I just don’t like the idea

  • Graydon Haley

    Oh but rich Moore thank you for making that first film best Disney animated film ever it was my favorite I loved it