The highly acclaimed director of Finding Nemo and the creative storytellers behind Cars and Ratatouille transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a new cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL-E.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe.
Release: June 27, 2008
Genre: Computer Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, & Pete Docter
Director: Andrew Stanton
Music By: Thomas Newman & Peter Gabriel
Produced By: Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, & John Lasseter
Distributed By: Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios
Run Time: 98 minutes
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Pixar films tend to capture a lot of charm with their humanized cars, monsters, rats, ants, and toys but they may have outdone themselves with their newest film about a robot in love: Wall-E. Directed by the Oscar winning Andrew Stanton, this film is on many lists for Academy Award predictions this year after winning the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. It was also one of the top ten films of 2008.
What I loved about the film was Wall-E. He's just so darn cute, kind of like a robot ET. I was amazed to discover that the creators of the film worked with NASA scientists to create all of these life-like robots too. The people who haven't seen Wall-E yet are definitely missing out on a good film. There are some environmental theme undertones but it doesn't preach at you. Actually, the main plot is just about two robots that fall in love- the fact that it's set more than 700 years in the future and humankind abandoned the planet that they destroyed with trash is just the back-story.
If I had to pick one part of the film that I just adore it would be Wall-E demonstrating a scene from Hello, Dolly, which is a musical from 1969 starring Barbara Streisand and directed by Gene Kelly. It's one of my favorite musicals and I can't help but be pleased that because of this film more people have become aware of it again. It parallels the film perfectly in a way and the retro music in the futuristic setting was an ideal match too.
Links: Imdb.com, Wikipedia, Reelzchannel, The Art of Wall-E, A Look Inside the Making Of, Making Burn-E (Animated Views), Guide to the Characters
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