WALL-E

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Overview

The classroom edition of this wonderful film includes bonus features developed specifically as teaching tools, including an exploration of the effects of gravity on the human body, both on earth and in space, and an intriguing look at modern day robots.
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Overview

The classroom edition of this wonderful film includes bonus features developed specifically as teaching tools, including an exploration of the effects of gravity on the human body, both on earth and in space, and an intriguing look at modern day robots.
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Special Features

"Burn E" with Boards - Hilarious, all-new animated short with picture-in-picture presentation by Director Angus MacLane; ; Cine-Explore - With Director Andrew Stanton; ; Geek Track - Pop Up Commentary by Pixar's Geek Squad; ; The Axiom Arcade - Video Games with a WALL-E Twist; ; 3-D Set Fly-Throughs - See Film Locations from a Whole New Angle; ; "The Pixar Story" by Leslie Iwerks; ; ; "Presto" - Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film; ; Animation Sound Design: Building Worlds from the sound up; ; "Lots Of Bots" storybook; ; BnL Shorts; "Making Of Featurettes; Deleted Scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
A G-rated synthesis of A.I., Idiocracy, 2001, and Chaplin's Modern Times, WALL-E tells the tale of a robot left behind to clean up Earth while the human race bides its time in space, waiting for machines to fix the mess they've left behind. But this being Pixar, the deeper issues are handled just as expertly as the conventional storyline, which in this case is a simple love story between two robots. A first-time viewer could be forgiven for not grasping the consistent vision of WALL-E's subtext on a first viewing, primarily because the look of the film is so detailed and accomplished that you can be awestruck just admiring the visual, and aural, craftsmanship. Hiring ace cinematographer Roger Deakins as a "consultant" paid off like a winning lottery ticket. The opening passages of the film -- on an Earth populated by nothing but a robot, a cockroach, and lots of garbage -- have a realism that trumps everything Pixar has done to this point. Oftentimes you forget you're watching an animated movie because of the fluid, realistic camera work. Director Andrew Stanton succeeds grandly not because he's showing off with these nearly dialogue-free sequences, but because he understands how viewers respond to particular lenses and camera maneuvers. He's applying film theory in order to build up an audience's sympathies for his main character, and he does so masterfully. Don't let the phrase "dialogue-free" throw you -- this is far from a silent movie. The flawless and varied sound design -- who knew a robot's voice could have so many different inflections when saying the same few words -- is as much a treat for the ears as the visuals are for the eyes. Like Stanton's previous film, Finding Nemo, WALL-E manages to work at the level of fable by communicating grand themes through the actions of sympathetic characters. This film works as a simple adventure story, and as a love story, but it also works as a rather brilliant comment on the inherent dangers of mass commercialism and the ramifications of humans becoming slothful and lazy because of technology. In this movie, the people of the future look like enormous, babyish blobs -- a device Stanton exploits to great comedic and thematic effect. The entire production has been so brilliantly conceived and executed that it feels as much like an extended Pixar short as it does a feature. Unlike its humans of the future, the movie itself doesn't have an ounce of fat on it. The men and women at Pixar are master jewelers, cutting and polishing their wares to perfection before the world gets to enjoy them. WALL-E is another gem.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • UPC: 786936775433
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Presentation: 3-Disc Digital Copy / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English, English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 30,901

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Burtt Voice Only, Voice Only
Elissa Knight Voice Only
Jeff Garlin Voice Only
Fred Willard Voice Only
Macintalk Voice Only
John Ratzenberger Voice Only
Kathy Najimy Voice Only
Sigourney Weaver Voice Only
Technical Credits
Andrew Stanton Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Ben Burtt Sound/Sound Designer
Lindsey Collins Co-producer
Marla Dell Casting
Pete Docter Original Story
Ralph Eggleston Production Designer
Nancy Hayes Casting
Mark Cordell Holmes Art Director
Jeremy Lasky Cinematographer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Natalie Lyon Casting
Tom MacDougall Musical Direction/Supervision
Jim Morris Producer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Thomas Porter Associate Producer
Jim Reardon Screenwriter
Kevin Reher Casting
Martin Rosenberg Cinematographer
Stephen Schaffer Editor
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pixar's Finest

    Visually, musically, story and theme, this is the best movie Pixar has ever made. Bright visuals for young children, engaging story for adults, and a philosophy and message for everyone make this the best movie of 2008 and the finest of Pixar's impressive resume.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly Charming

    Wall-e is another home-run for the Pixar gang. The animation is spectacular as always. The story is sweet and romantic which borders on cloying, but never fully descends. But the real star is, well, Wall-e. Never have I had such an immediate and profound connection with an animated character. His is a lonely world of keeping busy and staying on task, even when said task is seemingly pointless. He takes solace in his collected creature comforts and enjoys the little things in life. And when he finds true love, you are frightened and hopeful for him, already knowing what a leap of faith finding your soul mate can be. You'll find yourself cheering for his happiness in ways most movies can only dream of for thier lead charater. For an animated robot, Wall-e is more tender and kind than most human beings. No to mention, the environmental message is spot on and inspiring. Exciting and even beautiful, this film ranks at the top Pixar's achievements and deserves a place in any collction.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Instant Favorite

    I'm an adult and have watched Wall-E several times and enjoy it more each time. The colors, the story line, the voices, all great. Be sure to watch the deleted scene where Wall-E meets two other Wall-E machines. They should have left that in the movie. It is adorable.<BR/>Good for kids, good for adults. Enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    You'll Love Wall-E

    When this movie came out at the the theaters, I just knew I had to get it on DVD, when it came out. Another Disney Pixar classic to add to your home collection. The story is so endearing and the characters (especially Wall-E) are wonderful. A great family film.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not the Best Pixar, but...

    I have learned that you have to go into it with an open mind otherwise this movie, if you're like me, won't work. Like all Pixar films, it gets better and better with each viewing. So by my fourth time through, I am letting go of any dislike I initially had for it, and am learning to appreciate it for what it is: A classic piece of artwork to be looked at from many different angles.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the best animated movies

    Wall-E is a greatly lovable character who warmed my heart the entire movie. There's hardly any dialogue throughout the movie, however, the most emotionally powerful scenes in this movie are those with the LEAST dialogue. I highly recommend this for anyone! The message is great, the execution is lovely, and the whole thing is greatly entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The story of my life

    Wall E and Eva fairly accurately represent myself and my wife. This story is great especially for having so little dialogue. You can't help but love Wall E who goes to a strange place and changes everyone he meets. It shows how one person can make a difference in the world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Visual Story Telling

    Wall-E shows the ability to portray a story with visuals and not depending so much on dialogue. The blossoming love affair between Wall-E and EVA, shown without dialogue but yet very touchingly and profoundly, show the creativity of the writers and director.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Just The Best

    A Disney/Pixar Classic--and that means "just the best"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    My boyfriend took me to see it and we loved it. its adorable and makes you feel better. Wall*E is a cute lovable character that's not so great at communicating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Sheer Brilliance

    Pixar has yet again made a film that works on two levels. Children can enjoy this film and learn from it, just as much as adults. Universal themes run throughout, as the film tells a compelling love story, while being a successful cautionary tale. For a film with little dialogue, it is engaging at all times. Truly a brilliant film.<BR/>Also incredible is the short film Presto, which ran before the theatrical release of Wall-E. Pixar has yet to disappoint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My New Favorite Pixar

    The entire Pixar library ranks at the top of my must watch and own list, but Wall-E now outranks Cars as the best of the Pixar bunch for me. The characters were well thoughtout, and in the case of Wall-E and M-O, throughly charming. The animation was as always top-notch. The music in this one was terrific with excellent use of old film classics and an absolutely fantastics original score.

    One note, however, my nieces and nephews (6, 4 & 3) weren't as enthralled. They thought the robots were great (much discussion about why Wall-E can't fly), but the robot voices were difficult for them to understand and they continually lost interest.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The movie I purchased was in excellent condition. My experience buying this at Barnes and Noble was excellent. Staff very helpful.

    What I wrote in the headline goes well into here also. I enjoyed the movie and I Ilike the anamation, the plot, the voices, music. It was very enjoyable.
    I also like to comment about the store in New Hartford that is was very clean and the cashiers were very professional.
    I enjoyed my experence shopping there.
    Whoever reads this, please let this store know how well they did.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Top 10 List

    Bought this for my wife after seeing it in the theaters. Such a lovable character!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Future Fun

    Enjoyed Wall-E and his adventures. Nice animation with a great storyline and entertaining characters. This is a good family DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Quality Entertainment

    This is a sweet and compeling movie that promises to the viewer that they can make a difference by caring about each other and their community. In addtion, once the concept that a machine can have feelings has been accepted (as a pretense and not a reality) the need for community and friendship amongst beings and the loneliness that results from the loss of other satient beings to interact with is a central theme to this bright and playful story.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    -an outstanding movie for everyone everywhere.

    The plot, script, animation, and selection of voices are of the highest quality that I have yet seen.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    For Adults Who Have Imagination

    Fantastic movie - not necessarily one kids will watch on their own, but with an adult to talk with -- great educational tool -- discussion spring-board. A thinking movie with some romance.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wall-E is a fresh, unique, and charming animated feature. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and animation. It is appropriate for both adults and children with many subtelties and gentle life lessons.

    Wall-E tells the story of a lone, surviving robot that manages the enormous amount of debris and waste that has accumulated on earth. He packs the trash into cubes and uses them to build structures. One day a very technologically advanced robot named Eve enters the scene, searching for plant life. After some initial apprehension, the two robots become friends. Meanwhile, the remaining humans are circling the galaxy in a luxurious spaceship equipped with every convenience. They have become obese and dependent on the amenities on the spaceship.

    The story revolves around the discovery of a living plant that has survived on earth and the future it represents for humans. The question is, can negative forces that don't want things to change be overcome. And what becomes of Wall-E and Eve?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of Pixar's excellent output; charming, witty, poignant, and delicately thought provoking.

    For Best Uncredited Appearance of a Human Actor in an Otherwise Mostly Animated Film: Michael Crawford as Cornelius H. from Hello, Dolly! It is Mr. Crawford's vibrant persona that we project on to Wall-E and then, through subsequent visuals, translate as HIS hierarchy of needs. Brilliant!

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