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

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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!

Runtime: 0:32:26, 15.7 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.