In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, ...
To achieve the filmic look, the Pixar animators brought in some vintage 1970s Panavision cameras - similar to the ones used to shoot the original "Star Wars" (1977) - and shot some imagery to get an idea of what it should look like. See more »
EVE is shown as one of many bots to be sent to one of a multitude of possible life sustaining planets. When EVE returns to the Axiom and presents the plant, the ship automatically assumes it is from Earth. If the ship was programmed to return to Earth upon receiving a plant of any origin, sending multiple EVE bots would serve no purpose. However, when the captain analyzes the dirt WALL-E left on him, the computer describes the dirt as "Earth"; the Holo-Detector most likely is able to similarly analyze the dirt the plant is growing in. Also, nothing in the film actually states or shows that the EVE probes are investigating any planets other than Earth; it's more probable that multiple probes are instead being dispatched to a variety of locations on Earth. If you're looking for evidence that plants are again growing on Earth, it doesn't make much sense to send a single probe to investigate the entire planet. It makes even less sense to look for active vegetation on Earth by sending probes to places that are not Earth. EVE units are probably delivered to various locales on Earth periodically to check for plant life. The speed with which the shuttle returns to pick up EVE after she signals it suggests that it didn't go very far away, and it costs a lot of energy for a rocket to "turn around" on a moment's notice when it's heading away, so it's unlikely that it was en route to another star system; it was probably in a holding orbit around Earth, Luna, or Sol, from which it could easily return without excessive energy expenditure, waiting for either the next scheduled probe drop or a signal from a probe indicating that it found something. See more »
Voice in commercial:
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space! BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away.
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During the first half of the credits, it shows the human population slowly rebuilding the planet with the help of the robots as well as WALL-E and EVE enjoying their lives together. See more »
I just returned from an advanced benefit screening of WALL*E, and I want to be careful not to spill too much regarding the movie. I had the added privilege of watching the film at Pixar, which in and of itself, was amazing.
This picture is not a cartoon; it is a film. In fact, it even has the LOOK of film. One of my complaints of more recent 3-D/CG animated films (not from Pixar) is that they all seem to look the same... clean lines, crisp colors, and very "virtual", for lack of a better term. WALL*E transcends the typical look of CG animation, and has a true to life "grit." The creators at Pixar are true artists, and are indeed masters of their craft. Not only are they masters of the technology, they are masters of telling a story. WALL*E is no exception.
The best way to describe the film is as a science fiction, comedy, dramatic love story. WALL*E, as a character, has dimension, personality, and heart... pretty impressive given that he is essentially a trash compactor. It is true that there is little dialogue in this feature, but I personally did not feel it detracted from the story at all.
WALL*E is very much a different Pixar film from it's previous features. I will be curious to see how it is received by others, but in my opinion, I think Pixar has stayed true to itself, demonstrating a commitment to telling great stories and pushing the edge of technology to leave your jaw dropping! My most sincere compliments to Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, John Lasseter, Ben Burtt, and all the creative forces at Pixar. Can't wait to see what the future brings...
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