Wreck-It Ralph: Delicious Fun From Concept Art to Candy Car Building (Photos)

Me & Ralph!

Wreck-It Ralph, Disney’s upcoming animated feat of awesomeness, pays tribute to two things that I personally love, video games and candy. I’m going to be all (candy) corny and declare that Wreck-It Ralph is a delicious feast for the eyes. And the creation of the film was a sugar coated, eclectic and international journey.

The art team went to Spain and studied the work of Antoni Gaudí for inspiration for the buildings of Sugar Rush, they traveled to Detroit to see how cars are made for a factory scene, and they went to an international candy convention for a spark of sweetness which they needed for their candy based world. They also went to bakeries, a transport ship, a corn maze and a See’s Candy factory, all in the name of research. And it’s the details that make the film.

I was lucky enough to visit the Disney animation studios and the offices of Wreck-It Ralph where not only did we get insight in how the movie was made, saw amazing concept art for the characters but we also had the sweet (both figuratively and literally) opportunity to create candy cars in a no-holds barred blogger battle to see who could make the most impressive Sugar Rush inspired racer from cookies and candy.

Check out these awesome concept art images, photos of the super cool Wreck-It Ralph offices and our candy car creations right here!

  • The Residents 1 of 25
    The Residents
    The concept art for the characters that live in the world of Fix-It Felix.
  • John Lasseter 2 of 25
    John Lasseter
    In the concept phase there was a little John Lasseter included, but he didn't make it into the final film.
  • Racer 3 of 25
    One of the racer girls from Sugar Rush, one of the arcade game that Ralph visits.
  • Building and People 4 of 25
    Building and People
    Beautiful detail work by Visual Development artist Lorelay Bove. The building were inspired by the Spanish architect Gaudi.
  • The Cars 5 of 25
    The Cars
    Concept art of the cars of Sugar Rush
  • Characters 6 of 25
    Adorable concept art of Vanellope von Schweetz and King Candy.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 7 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    An early version of Ralph, this one is a tie-wearing hairy incarnation.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 8 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    A bear like version of Ralph, pretty cute.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 9 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    Another bear like version of Ralph, but this one has little white gloves.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 10 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    This version looks pretty goofy, but more funny than fierce.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 11 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    Camo print and a gun, this version of Ralph is far more Army than any other ones.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 12 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    Part cave man? This one looks like a cave man x yeti hybrid.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 13 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    A more monster like look for Ralph.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 14 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    This version he looks like a hillbilly, beaver, bunny mix.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 15 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    Getting closer! This retro styled version of Ralph starts to show the transition to the final one.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 16 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    Ralph becoming more and more defined.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art 17 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Concept Art
    A pixelated version of Ralph.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Final 18 of 25
    Wreck-It Ralph Final
    The final Ralph! In all his glory.
  • The Arcade 19 of 25
    The Arcade
    The entry way to the Wreck-It Ralph animation offices, made to look like an old video arcade.
  • Arcade Games 20 of 25
    Arcade Games
    In the entry way to their offices, there are a selection of games - even Fix-it Felix!
  • Candy Land 21 of 25
    Candy Land
    The crew created several very impressive models of the land of Sugar Rush out of candy.
  • Wall of Candy 22 of 25
    Wall of Candy
    As inspiration, there is a wall of candy from all over the world on the wall of the Wreck-It Ralph production offices.
  • Car Building 23 of 25
    Car Building
    Us bloggers were treated to a Wreck-It Ralph candy car creation contest.
  • The Results 24 of 25
    The Results
    The Results of our hard work! Delicious.
  • My Car 25 of 25
    My Car
    And here is my car. And no, it did not win.

Wreck-It Ralph opens nationwide on November 2nd.

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