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Watch: Two New Sweet & Old-School Featurettes for 'Wreck-it Ralph,' Featuring Jane Lynch and Animator Rich Moore

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 6, 2012 at 12:23PM

wreCheck out these two new featurette's for Disney's box office hit "Wreck-It Ralph." Like the film, the videos have a childlike awe for the history and evolving aesthetic of video games. The first stars Jane Lynch running us through a brief visual history of game characters and icons, and the second is animator Rich Moore describing the design behind the film's "Sugar Rush" candy-go-cart game (of his sweet profession, Moore says: "We're nuts. We study donuts, cake, frosting -- how frosting moves?!").
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"Wreck-It Ralph"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

wreCheck out these two new featurette's for Disney's box office hit "Wreck-It Ralph." Like the film, the videos have a childlike awe for the history and evolving aesthetic of video games. The first stars Jane Lynch running us through a brief visual history of game characters and icons, and the second is animator Rich Moore describing the design behind the film's "Sugar Rush" candy-go-cart game (of his sweet profession, Moore says: "We're nuts. We study donuts, cake, frosting -- how frosting moves?!").

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.