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(The New York Times)   Disney animators initially had a hard time making graphics for Wreck It Ralph video game scenes because they couldn't make them as bad as 8bit game graphics really were   (nytimes.com) divider line 78
    More: Obvious, Disney, video games, Super Mario Brothers, visual art, retro, John C Reilly, graphics, Walt Disney Animation Studios  
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2012-10-26 09:26:21 PM  

Gyrfalcon: duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.

So don't go. The rest of us unwashed aging nerds will be there having a good time.

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-26 09:58:26 PM  
How strange. Maybe they should have recruited the guys from Regular Show.. they've got the 8bit game stuff down pat
 
2012-10-26 09:59:30 PM  
Those sprites use way too many colors for a 1982 arcade game. It's like these guys have never heard of palettes and color tables.

/just sayin'
 
2012-10-26 10:09:56 PM  

JokerMattly: The first time I saw the trailer, It opened with the "Bad Guys Anonymous."

I turned to my wife and said "Is that Zhangeif, M. Bison, and Bowswer in a Self-Help Meeting about being evil? I'm sold. They can turn this trailer off."

I know it'shiatting all the buttons, and I just don't care.

/SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DISNEY.


I thought much the same thing. Ever since I saw the trailer for the first time I've been wanting to see this movie in the worst way. Hell, I'd buy the Blu-Ray right now, movie unseen.

tanman1975: CGA FTW
[www.myabandonware.com image 320x200]


I played TD2 in EGA, but if a cop clocked me doing over 200mph he never got close enough to ticket me. I played the living hell out of that game. Had both the Europe and California road packs and the Supercars pack.
 
2012-10-26 10:50:40 PM  
I've said it before, but I'd pay full ticket price for an hour session with Bad Guys Anonymous.
 
2012-10-26 11:15:08 PM  

enry: KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion

Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.


Honestly? Seconded for Dick Van Dyke and David Cross.

/"You're like the son I never had..."
 
2012-10-26 11:17:26 PM  

texdent: scottydoesntknow: eddievercetti: 1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.

He's Russian, that automatically makes him a bad guy.

Usually, he was either one of M. Bison's lackeys, or portrayed as a bad guy, but suddenly has a change of heart or is just misunderstood.

And he never got paid.


Oh no, you didn't!
 
2012-10-27 12:46:42 AM  
Ralph is a guest racer in Sega's Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed. It's all gone meta.

www.videogamesblogger.com

Also, Doctor Wily was originally going to be in the Bad Guys Help Group scene, but Disney took him out for some reason.
 
2012-10-27 01:01:27 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Ralph is a guest racer in Sega's Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed. It's all gone meta.

[www.videogamesblogger.com image 640x325]

Also, Doctor Wily was originally going to be in the Bad Guys Help Group scene, but Disney took him out for some reason.


I think Dr Wily and Kefka may be the glaring bad guy omissions.

/who is the lady bad guy by the purple rhino?
 
2012-10-27 01:07:56 AM  
My 2.5 year old son has loved playing with the character during our weekly visits to Target. They have it right next to the Buzz Lightyear toy I'm going to buy him for Christmas.

I'm hoping to take him to see this is the theater as his first movie. If it goes like I plan, someone will post the article on Totalfark.
 
2012-10-27 01:38:04 AM  

Summoner101: Keizer_Ghidorah: Ralph is a guest racer in Sega's Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed. It's all gone meta.

[www.videogamesblogger.com image 640x325]

Also, Doctor Wily was originally going to be in the Bad Guys Help Group scene, but Disney took him out for some reason.

I think Dr Wily and Kefka may be the glaring bad guy omissions.

/who is the lady bad guy by the purple rhino?


They have the Malboro King in there, I'm guessing he's the Final Fantasy villain rep.

I have no idea who the blue elf girl is, but since all the characters besides Ralph are actual characters she's gotta be from something. The purple rhino is Neff, he's from Altered Beast.
 
2012-10-27 03:20:02 AM  

tanman1975: CGA FTW
[www.myabandonware.com image 320x200]


Good old CGA, they had four colors to choose from so they chose the ugliest most garish farking colors they possibly could.
 
2012-10-27 04:04:48 AM  

Hand Banana: tanman1975: CGA FTW
[www.myabandonware.com image 320x200]

Good old CGA, they had four colors to choose from so they chose the ugliest most garish farking colors they possibly could.


Early IBM PCs were pretty bad.. seemed like they didn't want it to compete with their big iron mainframes, so they went with cheap I/O, graphics, sounds.

My first DOS machine(3rd computer) had Hercules Monochrome graphics on an amber monitor. Higher resolution than CGA or EGA, with 2 shades of amber, so it looked pretty good..though not all software supported it. I later found a CGA emulator for crappy old games that were CGA only.
 
2012-10-27 08:56:27 AM  
Fix it Felix Jr. Online.

It's pretty fun, Enjoy.
 
2012-10-27 09:09:02 AM  
Mayhem in Monsterland on the C64. 8 bit graphical splendour.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-27 11:21:37 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Those sprites use way too many colors for a 1982 arcade game. It's like these guys have never heard of palettes and color tables.

/just sayin'


www.coinop.org

/just sayin
 
2012-10-27 02:10:10 PM  
I worked at a start up in the early 1980s.

One artist told of working on a previous job doing the art for a game for Disney.

She gets a call from a Disney rep, "We sent you the standards sheet. Bambi's shade must be Pantone #nnnnnnn. Your Bambi is the wrong color."

"LOOK, LADY I can only choose from 16 colors. I get to make Bambi BROWN! That's IT!...."
 
2012-10-27 02:24:25 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Those sprites use way too many colors for a 1982 arcade game. It's like these guys have never heard of palettes and color tables.

/just sayin'


Yeah. Sorry, Disney, your game looks like something from 1986/7.
 
2012-10-27 02:25:15 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Mayhem in Monsterland on the C64. 8 bit graphical splendour.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]


That's from 1993.
 
2012-10-27 03:39:30 PM  

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2012-10-26 07:18:19 PM

Dafatone: enry: KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion

Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.

There are exceptions and some celebrities do a good job. But there's also a horde of actual voice actors who make a career on this sort of thing, and are generally pretty great at it.

i2.listal.com

Would have been perfect.


Peter Gabriel circa 1983 in full face paint?
 
2012-10-27 04:19:05 PM  

Second Try: Gordon Bennett: Mayhem in Monsterland on the C64. 8 bit graphical splendour.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]

That's from 1993.


Yes it is. It is also running on hardware from 1982.
 
2012-10-27 05:13:57 PM  

Second Try: Olympic Trolling Judge: Those sprites use way too many colors for a 1982 arcade game. It's like these guys have never heard of palettes and color tables.

/just sayin'

Yeah. Sorry, Disney, your game looks like something from 1986/7.


Are you thinking of arcade games or home systems?

Arcade games circa 1982 had graphics very similar to Wreck-It Ralph. Think Mappy or Kangaroo.

1986/7? Arcade games were even more sophisticated looking.
 
2012-10-27 06:37:42 PM  
peterthx:

Are you thinking of arcade games or home systems?

Arcade games circa 1982 had graphics very similar to Wreck-It Ralph. Think Mappy or Kangaroo.

1986/7? Arcade games were even more sophisticated looking.

I was thinking arcades. I was thinking the Disney game (based on the Ralph sprite) looked a bit more sophisticated than something from 1982, but I guess I was wrong.
 
2012-10-27 07:59:46 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: soupbone


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2012-10-26 07:18:19 PM

Dafatone: enry: KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion

Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.

There are exceptions and some celebrities do a good job. But there's also a horde of actual voice actors who make a career on this sort of thing, and are generally pretty great at it.

i2.listal.com

Would have been perfect.

Peter Gabriel circa 1983 in full face paint?


Gotta support the team.
 
2012-10-27 08:21:30 PM  

cretinbob: [www.digitpress.com image 320x240]


Pick Axe Pete. The height of Odyssey2 gaming until KC Munchkin came along.

Although Quest for the Rings was pretty nifty, too.

Disney doesn't know what 1982 games looked like. They certainly weren't as nice as Fix It Felix.
 
2012-10-27 09:04:02 PM  

ZeroCorpse:
Disney doesn't know what 1982 games looked like. They certainly weren't as nice as Fix It Felix.


What are you talking about? As I pointed out earlier, arcade games certainly did. I probably dropped a couple of hundred dollars in quarters in 1982.

arcade.svatopluk.com

This game came out in 1980

upload.wikimedia.orgi2.cdn.turner.com

1982.

You think Fix-It Felix, Jr. looks more sophisticated?
 
2012-10-28 04:02:38 AM  

peterthx: You think Fix-It Felix, Jr. looks more sophisticated?


No, you're right that the game looks (and plays) like something out of 1982. My own complaints are rather nitpicky in comparison, but considering that TFA is all about how hard they worked to create authentic 8-bit graphics, I think I'm entitled to pick nits. It just feels like these guys understand the aesthetic of classic arcade games, but not the technical limitations that led to that aesthetic. (And that's fine; they're animators, not programmers or electrical engineers. After the wrap party for Wreck-It Ralph, they won't have to think about this stuff ever again.)
 
2012-10-28 03:24:25 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: peterthx: You think Fix-It Felix, Jr. looks more sophisticated?

No, you're right that the game looks (and plays) like something out of 1982. My own complaints are rather nitpicky in comparison, but considering that TFA is all about how hard they worked to create authentic 8-bit graphics, I think I'm entitled to pick nits. It just feels like these guys understand the aesthetic of classic arcade games, but not the technical limitations that led to that aesthetic. (And that's fine; they're animators, not programmers or electrical engineers. After the wrap party for Wreck-It Ralph, they won't have to think about this stuff ever again.)


Anything put out on MCR harware by Midway was ~just~ as nice as Fix-it Felix...if not nicer. Matter of fact, the only thing I could possibly nitpick on their efforts is that the stuff plays more like Midway MCR hardware than Nintendo.

//Superb job to every last person involved in this campaign.
 
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