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WALL·E (2008)

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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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WALL·E / M-O / Robots (voice)
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EVE (voice)
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Captain (voice)
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MacInTalk ...
AUTO (voice)
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John (voice)
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Mary (voice)
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Ship's Computer (voice)
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Steward Bots (voice)
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Forthright's Advisor (voice)
John Cygan ...
Axiom Passenger #3 (voice)
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Lifeguard Bot (voice)
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Axiom Passenger #12 (voice)
Donald Fullilove ...
Axiom Passenger #7 (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
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Storyline

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, ...

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robot | soil | obesity | plant | love | See All (149) »

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean See more »


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27 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trash Planet  »

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Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,087,526 (USA) (27 June 2008)

Gross:

$223,806,889 (USA) (2 January 2009)
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Trivia

The actual year the movie takes place is not specifically mentioned in the movie itself, but in the animated short movie Burn-E (2008) (about another robot and takes place at the same time as the events of this movie) which was included as a DVD extra, it mentions that this movie takes place in A.D. 2805. See more »

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EVE is sent to find evidence of life on earth, but she shoots at WALL·E and the cockroach before establishing that they are friendly. In one of Shelby Forthright's video messages, he states that the EVE units were looking for evidence of ongoing photosynthesis, i.e. plant life, which WALL·E and the cockroach are not. This is further supported by the meaning of "EVE" as "Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator": EVE's mission is to find not just any life, but specifically plant life, which would show that Earth has a theoretically sustainable ecosystem again. Animal and artificial life are more likely to be a threat to her than evidence of a healthy planet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the credits when the humans are seen rebuilding the world, they start off as the large people they are in the movie and gradually become thinner and more fit as the credits and artwork progress as the work gets them back into shape. See more »

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Bubble Wrap.
Written by Thomas Newman
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A Most Endearing Love Story In Space...And Back
2 November 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Over the years I've become quite a sucker for Pixar movies and just love each and every one of them. While there are the states of the art animation and sound effects, the stories have heart. The characters are adorable yet real. It reminds one of those charming movies Disney used to make but Pixar films are very much a unique cinematic experience.

'WALL-E' is quite unusual compared to the previous Pixar movies. There's hardly any dialogue between the two protagonists other than saying each other's name. In fact, barely a word is spoken in the entire first half hour but WALL-E and Eve's silent and playful love story is such a joy to watch. Even though of few words, both characters have strong personalities and the character development is wonderfully done.

The animation is colourful and vivid. Sound effect is amazing. The robot characters are cute and charming. The score deserve special mention as it's mesmerizing and beautiful. Andrew Stanton has done a terrific job as director and co-writer. The portrayal of WALL-E's loneliness and need for love is very well done and then the change that is brought within after the entrance of Eve and his eventual determination to rescue her is effectively shown. There are many genuinely funny and creative moments and it manages to stay away from being 'just plain silly'. The story is rich with humour, action, drama and adventure.

Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight do a fabulous job with the voice acting for WALL-E and Eve. John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver lend great support. While 'WALL-E' tells a magnificent love story it reminds us that Earth is our home and nothing can replace it. It's a joyous magical experience and another sure winner from Pixar.


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