It's always interesting to see the development of a character. In animation, those gradual and drastic changes in that evolution are more clearly recorded. Here we have character development art from Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. Director Rich Moore called the main cast of the film his "dream team." Producer Clark Spencer commented that these characters were designed with those actors (John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch) in mind. I'm not sure how far into the development of the characters that they were cast, but from what I've seen of Reilly's character Ralph, you can almost guess where in the evolution of the character that he was cast.
The images below are huge, so click on them to see them in their full glory. The first set is for John C. Reilly's character Wreck-It Ralph, a 9-foot tall, 640-pound 80's arcade villain, who, after 30-years of being the bad guy, embarks on an adventure to prove that he can be a good guy. Below that is art for the character Vanellope, voiced by Sarah Silverman. Vanellope comes from a Mario Kart-style racing game called Sugar Rush, where she is shunned by other characters in the game because she is a leftover glitch.
Wreck-It Ralph hits theaters November 2nd in 3D. To check out more concept art for the film click here.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV's "The Simpsons," "Futurama") take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in "Wreck-It Ralph." Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers") is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV's "Glee") from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, "The Sarah Silverman Program") from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?