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It was Ed Wynn for the win this Saturday at the Annies. As
"Suburgatory" star Alan Tudyk -- who used Wynn's comic persona as the inspiration
for his vocal performance as King Candy in "Wreck-It Ralph" -- wound
up beating out Adam Sandler and Jude Law for this year's Voice Acting in an
Animated Feature Production award.
Mind you, what makes Tudyk's King Candy win all the sweeter
is that he wasn't actually Walt Disney Animation Studio's first choice to voice
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"There was another actor that they had originally
wanted for King Candy. But due to scheduling conflicts, he couldn't make it to
the first reading of this script back in April of 2010," Alan recalled
during a recent phone interview. "That's when my agent Britney began
insisting that I be allowed to fill in for this guy, saying 'Wait 'til you hear
what Alan can do with this part.'"
And Tudyk's agent aggressively going to bat for him must
have worked. Next thing you know, he found himself on a flight to San
Francisco with Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch, where
they then got a tour of the Pixar Animation Studios campus.
Alan Tudyk back on October 29th at the world premiere of "Wreck-It Ralph," which was held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved
"I'm a big ol' nerd when it comes to animation. So
getting the chance to go behind-the-scenes at Pixar, touring the offices there
as well as getting to see scenes from 'Toy Story 3
' months before that movie
was released to theaters, that was honestly more exciting for me than getting
to take part in the initial reading of the 'Wreck-It Ralph' script," Tudyk
But clearly the Disney and Pixar executives who sat in on
this April 2010 reading were impressed with Alan's take on King Candy. Tudyk
remembers John Lasseter coming up to him once this 'Wreck-It Ralph' reading was
completed and ... What happens next? More importantly, what's preventing Alan from being able to work on the rumored sequel to this Walt Disney Animation Studios production? To get the answer to that
question, you can either click on the headline at the very top of this page or
follow this link:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/alan-tudyk-wreck-it-ralph-sequel_b_2612962.html
Awesome. I'm going to be "that guy" and say it: that was an AWFUL choice for an article title. "Wreck-It Ralph" is 3 months old, it's a month away from being released on DVD & Blu-Ray and you essentially spoiled the fate of a character in the TITLE of your story, where it's tough to avoid. I appreciate that you used spoiler warnings in the actual column, so I could skip over the details of how/what/why, but it makes your decision to use Alan Tudyk's quote the way you did all the more puzzling. You may want to consider changing it.
When you wait for DVD.......that's what you get.
See it in a theater 1st if you really care.
You completely missed the point...nice work.