WALL-E

WALL-E

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Director: Andrew Stanton

Cast: Andrew Stanton, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

     
 

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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. See more details below

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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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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:
0786936734911
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
8,878

Special Features

"Burn-E" - hilarious all-new animated short; "Presto" amazing animated theatrical short film; Deleted scenes; Sneak peek: Wall-E's tour of the universe - Wall-E takes you on a real ride through space; Animation sound design:; Building worlds from the sound up - legendary sound designer Ben Burtt dhares secrets of creating the sounds of Wall-E; Audio commentary with director Andrwe Stanton

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Burtt WALL-E,M-O
Elissa Knight Eve
Jeff Garlin Captain
Fred Willard Shelby Forthright / BnL CEO
Macintalk Auto
John Ratzenberger John
Kathy Najimy Mary
Sigourney Weaver Ship's Computer

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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wall-E
1. Out There
2. Walk Home
3. Wall-E's Truck
4. A Day at Work
5. Eve Arrives
6. Confrontation
7. La Vie En Rose
8. Courting
9. Wall-E's Favorite Things
10. Bad Date
11. Time to Go
12. Space Travel
13. Docking
14. Welcome to the Axiom
15. Bridge Lobby
16. Captain on Deck
17. Define Earth
18. Repair Ward
19. Rogue Robots
20. Escape Pod
21. Cruising Speed
22. Spacewalk
23. The Lido Deck
24. It Only Takes a Moment
25. Code A113
26. Garbage Airlock
27. Eve to the Rescue
28. The Captain Vs. Auto
29. All Feet on Deck
30. Homecoming
31. Back Together
32. End Credits

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