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WALL·E [2008] (3 discs)

Director:Andrew Stanton
Writer:Andrew Stanton
Jim Reardon
Composer:Thomas Newman
Length:98 minutes
(1 hour 38 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:10.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:96%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Reaction: Excellent film. Pixar makes you care about a living trash compactor.

Personal Rating: 10/10

Andrew Stanton => Director / Writer / Axiom Passenger #1 (voice)
Jim Reardon => Writer
Thomas Newman => Composer
Angus MacLane => BURN-E (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Burtt => Robots (voice) / WALL·E / M-O
Bob Bergen => Forthright's Advisor (voice)
Donald Fullilove => Axiom Passenger #7 (as Don Fullilove) (voice)
Elissa Knight => EVE (voice)
Fred Willard => Shelby Forthright
Jeff Garlin => Captain (voice)
Jess Harnell => Axiom Passenger #9 (voice)
Jim Ward => Billboard Announcer (voice)
John Ratzenberger => John (voice)
Kathy Najimy => Mary (voice)
Lori Richardson => PR-T (voice)
MacInTalk => AUTO (voice)
Pete Docter => Lifeguard Bot (voice)
Sherry Lynn => Axiom Passenger #5 (voice)
Sigourney Weaver => Ship's Computer (voice)
Teddy Newton => Steward Bots (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • There is a debate that since Auto worked under a hidden directive there would be no need for the probe ships to be sent to space. The Axiom actually functioned under the orders of the main CPU (voiced by Sigourney Weaver) under the Captain's supervision. Auto was an assistant captain. The secret A113 command did not actually register until Auto scans EVE inside the bridge . The green lighted beacon on the Captain's control panel signifying the positive probe was operated by the Computer and not Auto. After the A113 was activated Auto managed to take full control of the ship since the CEO authorized the special override. Essentially the female-voiced computer and Auto were under two different competitive protocols. In the finale the computer is the one who gathers the entire crew to the Lido Deck. When the captain ultimately deactivates Auto, the primary protocol prevails and the Axiom's CPU reroutes the coordinates of the ship easily.
  • Andrew Stanton claimed that the film's central theme was that irrational love can defeat everything, including programming.
  • The name "WALL-E" is a tip of the hat to Walter Elias Disney.
  • WALL·E, as a character, is a possible example of the Ship of Theseus Paradox. It's hinted that every single piece of the original WALL·E has been replaced by himself prior to the story.
  • The survival of both the Twinkie and the cockroach perpetuates the urban myth that even should the world end, both will survive indefinitely.
  • The name of the ship that the humans are living on is "Axiom." In logic and math, an axiom is something unquestionable or taken for granted.
  • WALL-E stands for: Waste Allocation Load Lifter earth class. EVE stands for: Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator.
  • First instance of a Pixar feature-length film using live-action.
  • All robots in WALL·E follow the Three Laws of Robotics, originally conceived by sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov (A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; a robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws). Several bad bots have dilemmas in following those laws.
  • The last piece of debris that clears away from WALL-E as he leaves Earth's atmosphere is the Russian satellite Sputnik I, which in 1957 was the first man-made object to be placed in Earth orbit.
  • The first Pixar film to be nominated for 6 Academy Awards. This ties it with the only other animated film to garner this many nominations: Beauty and the Beast.
  • Andrew Stanton and the Pixar team watched every single Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton movie (the short films and the features) every day during lunch for about a year and a half. This was to inspire the possibilities of pure visual storytelling.