The existence of Disney and Pixar's game centric animated feature was reported months ago. Even key details are common knowledge: the director is Rich Moore, whose list of credits include The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Critic, and the cast includes John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch.

But this week marks the first time visual elements have been shared. An unannounced presentation for Wreck-It Ralph took place at Disney's D23 Expo, which included four minutes of just storyboards, plus a mock arcade cabinet that references Donkey Kong, just one of the games the movie will supposedly lampoon.

The titular character is basically an 8-bit bad guy who wishes to be the good guy for once, like the Mario in his particular universe, who goes by Fix It Felix Jr. Reports indicate something very Toy Story-like, in the sense that we'll see game characters behind the scenes, after the players have put their controllers down.

First Showing has a breakdown of what the storyboards told, though there's no word about how it'll look. Will Pixar stick with their traditional visual style, or go for something truly retro and pixelated? The safe bet is a mix of both.

[via Joystiq]