Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore has been speaking about the film’s DVD and blu-ray release, including a deleted clip from the movie.
The scene in question features one of the story’s dropped video game worlds, Extreme EZ Livin’ 2, and Moore, talking to IGN, has explained that time constraints stopped the story appearing in the final edit.
“Extreme EZ Livin’ was this idea that was floated out to Ralph by Bobby Dunderson, who was this kind of ne’er-do-well Hero’s Duty character. was a place where there were no good guys, no bad guys, just guys — and girls and sun and surf. It was sort of like The Sims meets Grand Theft Auto, and it was a little amoral with no object to the game. It was a place where Ralph could drown his sorrows in a hot tub with margaritas. Eventually, in the story, it was the place that Ralph was going to go once he disappointed Vanellope and himself….It was another game world that came very late in the story that people were finding a lot to digest in a movie of about 90 minutes long, it was making our movie about two hours long, which is pretty long for an animated film. Unfortunately, even though we all loved the idea of this place and what seemed to be a paradise for Ralph as well as a real bottom for him, it was just too much to add in the film. It just didn’t make the cut for the first Wreck-It Ralph.”
Wreck-It Ralph will be released on DVD and blu-ray on March 5.