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  • 2008
  • G
  • 98min
  • 96%
  • 8.4 / 10

Set in a distant, but not unrealistic future, where the Earth has become so riddled with trash and pollution that it is no longer livable for humans, the plot focuses on a lovable little robot left behind to collect trash and survey areas, in the hopes of eventually cleaning the planet for the future. This robot, WALL-E, is unlike most, with a big personality and a desire for companionship. This becomes apparent when he meets another robot, EVE, sent to Earth to survey the planet for plant life growth. Despite their difference in purpose and complexity, WALL-E falls in love with EVE and pursues her affection. In doing so, WALL-E finds himself taken back to EVE's base of operations at a space station high above Earth, where much of the film takes place. In this consumerism-filled space metropolis, humanity has found their refuge. But not all is well, as WALL-E finds that the ship's computer may have plans other than the directive to return life to Earth one day. It's up to him to make sure all goes well, and prove his love to EVE.

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The robots featured in the film are actually acronyms and reveals their purpose. WALL-E is an abbreviation for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. EVE is short for Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator. WALL-A is an abbreviation of Waste Allocation Load Lifter Axiom-Class. M-O is the Microbe Obliterator. Other robot names are clever play on words like BURN-E (welding robot), VN-GO (painting robot), D-FIB (a defibrillator), and B-RLA (an umbrella).


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WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated sci-fi film directed and written by Andrew Stanton and produced by Jim Morris. Along with Stanton, the film was co-written by Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, all of whom are veterans of Pixar films, the studio responsible for WALL-E. The movie stars the voice talents of Ben Burt, Elissa Knight, Fred Willard, and John Ratzenberger. The score for the film was composed by Thomas Newman, cousin of Randy Newman, who famously worked on previous Pixar films Toy Story and A Bug's Life, among others. The film was produced by Pixar and Walt Disney, and distributed by Disney, earning over $533 million during its theatrical run, against a $180 million budget.