Sad news today, as we have learned that Chikao Ōtsuka has passed away at age 85. Chikao Ōtsuka was the Japanese language voice actor of Doctor Eggman, and the longest running Eggman voice actor to date, voicing the character since 1998’s Sonic Adventure. Chikao Ōtsuka’s passing was confirmed on the talent agency website for Aoni Productions, the cause of death was given as ischemic heart failure.
Our thoughts are with Chikao Ōtsuka’s family, friends, and fans at this sad time.
Okay, aside from a number of SEGA character cameos in the movie itself, and Sonic, Eggman and Neff appearing on the cover, Wreck-It Ralph news is not entirely SEGA related. But we figured a number of SEGA fans who enjoyed the movie might be picking it up on blu-ray when it releases in two weeks in the US. Courtesy of the folks at Scott (the tissue and toilet paper people) comes a $7 coupon for use with either the blu-ray + DVD combo pack or the blu-ray + blu-ray 3D + DVD + digital. To get the coupon, you’ll need to do the following:
Head on over to Scott Shared Values and sign in or register for an account. Then answer one question and you will get a code for a $7 off Disney’s Wreck It Ralph Blu-ray Combo Packcoupon! To redeem the code, follow the link and log into your Disney Movie Rewards Account (or create an account). There, you can enter the code and you will be able to print. Keep in mind that this movie isn’t released until 3/5, but you may want to print this coupon now as I’m not sure how long it will be available. Also note that this coupon is only valid through Friday, 3/8, so you will only have a few days to use it once the movie is released. And, be sure to let us know if you score a great deal!
Considering early ads have leaked for stores, including Target, one could get the blu-ray + DVD combo pack for a mere $12.99 or the blu-ray + blu-ray 3D + DVD + digital combo pack for a cool $20.99.
Yup, we have known about this for awhile now. But now it is confirmed by Entertainment Weekly that Doctor Ivo Robotnik aka Doctor Eggman will cameo in the upcoming Disney flick “Wreck-It Ralph”. The movie is about a videogame villain who is looking to change paths in life. I guess being evil is only cool for so long and probably doesn’t pay very well.
If you saw the leak, other villains who are set to cameo in the movie include Street Fighter‘s M. Bison and Browser from the Super Mario Brothers series. As of right now it’s not known if Eggman will be having spoken dialogue in the movie, but Eggman’s voice actor did tease a major announcement. Could this have been it? The movie is set to release in November 2012, are you excited?
Update:Entertainment Weekly wrote that Eggman mainly stays in the background however he does speak the group’s mantra in unison with the others as the scene ends: “I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me.”