Animation Addicts Podcast

Episode 25: Interview with Renato dos Anjos, Animation Supervisor on Wreck-it Ralph

Hosted by Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson & Mason Smith

November 2, 2012

In this episode, Wreck-it Ralph’s Animation Supervisor—Renato Dos Anjos—talks about his life and work at Disney Animation Studios.

■ About Renato: originally from São Paulo, Brazil and wanted to be in comic books
■ Started with Disney—it’s all about who you know
■ How did he get involved in the Wreck-It Ralph project?
■ Relationship with the director, Rich Moore
■ How Disney fills positions within the company
■ Working with Art Director, Mike Gabriel
■ Did Episode 10 really go through the whole animation department? YES! …but did they like it?
■ Test screenings: The rush before and after
■ Technical achievements: how they educated the crew, glided between worlds and all the CGI challenges
■ Always go the extra mile because these movies change you
■ Award for largest cast: new friends and iconic Characters
■ Disney’s plan for staying on top: Goal #1 – Support the creative spirit. Be open, help the community, and get rid of egos.
■ Favorite scenes/work in Wreck-It Ralph? Rich Moore, animation teams, and every department “Bring their best game”
■ Favorite character? Vanellope von Schweetz
■ Animation had the biggest impact on this film than any other he’s worked on. Day in the life of a “animation supervisor” at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Toys, Posters, promotions… everything!
Keep your head down!
■ Wrap party and the “supernatural” buzz about the film. It has only gotten better since the test screening!
■ Renato has powers over the internet! He’s going to unplug us!

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