WALL-E

WALL-E

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

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.

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
UPC:
0786936810950
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

Special Features

Disc 1 ; "Burn-E" - Hilarious Animated Short Film; ; "Presto" - Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film; ; Cine-Explore - With Director Andrew Stanton; ; Geek Track - Commentary Provided by Pixar's Biggest Geeks; ; Disc 2 - Blu-ray Bonus; ; The Axiom Arcade - Video Games with a Wall-E Twist; ; Set Fly-Throughs - See Film Locations From A Whole New Angle; Deleted Scenes; ; Disc 3 DVD Feature Film + Bonus; ; "Burn-E" - Hilarious Animated Film Short Film; "Presto" - Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Trailer

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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wall-E
1. Out There [:00]
2. Walk Home [:00]
3. Wall-E's Truck [:00]
4. A Day At Work [:02]
5. EVE Arrives [:00]
6. Confrontation [:00]
7. La Vie en Rose [:00]
8. Courting [:00]
9. Wall-E's Favorite Things [:44]
10. Bad Date [1:34]
11. Time To Go [:04]
12. Space Travel [2:35]
13. Docking [:11]
14. Welcome To The Axiom [1:05]
15. Bridge Lobby [:04]
16. Captain On Deck [:11]
17. Define Earth [:16]
18. Repair Ward [:51]
19. Rogue Robots [:01]
20. Escape Pod [3:28]
21. Cruising Speed [2:38]
22. Spacewalk [:22]
23. The Lido Deck [1:20]
24. It Only Takes A Moment [:02]
25. Code A113 [:06]
26. Garbage Airlock [1:39]
27. Eve To The Rescue [:05]
28. The Captain vs. Auto [:18]
29. All Feet On Deck [:08]
30. Homecoming [:33]
31. Back Together [:02]
32. End Credits [:02]

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WALL-E 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Good for kids, good for adults. Enjoy!
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wall-e showcases the technology of the future, shedding light on both what it can help us to achieve, but also its problematic side.The plot centers around a world in human’s technologically provoked pollution has rendered earth uninhabitable.  But wall-e’s ideas regarding the value of technology are more complex than this.  Yes, at first glance, Wall-e appears to be an anti-technology movie.  By showing the post-apocalyptic world as a place in which technology serves as a replacement for human interaction, a place where humans have lost sight of the importance of nature, pixar seems to be saying that technology has only negative effects.  But on closer inspection Wall-e’s message is much more complex and even inspiring.  The main character, Wall-e, is a robot: a technological being created by humans.  Yet wall-e is sensitive and craves both friendship and love.  What you come to understand through this loveable creature is that although technology can lead to destruction, the technology itself is not the problem.  We as humans have to learn to be curious and loving, to respect our environment and each other, and to harness technology for these purposes only.  
bookin-it More than 1 year ago
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.
Kiko1021 More than 1 year ago
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.
Movieman More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
burlydad More than 1 year ago
A Disney/Pixar Classic--and that means "just the best"
Henzaru More than 1 year ago
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.
FrawleyBN More than 1 year ago
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.
Also incredible is the short film Presto, which ran before the theatrical release of Wall-E. Pixar has yet to disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set far into the future, the movie Wall-e tells the experiences of the last robot left on an abandoned earth. The job of the robot (Wall-e), is to pick up garbage after a disaster has left earth uninhabitable. One day, a foreign robot, named Eva, is sent to earth in order to find out if life has become sustainable there. Wall-e and Eva meet shortly thereafter, and Wall-e falls in love with Eva, despite the fact that Eva seems to pay little attention to him. Eventually, Wall-e follows Eva back to her space ship and even manages to sneak into it. The spaceship departs from earth, and Wall-e is unwillingly sent into space. Technology plays a very large roll in the movie, as Wall-e and Eva are both robots, and technology such as computers are used frequently. However, Wall-e is not your typical robot. Over time, he has adapted an amiable personality and feelings. He is also extremely curious and enjoys playing with his cockroach and inspecting the garbage he collects. He eventually falls in love with Eva as well, which a “normal” robot would not do. Eva, on the other hand, is a perfect example of what would be considered a “typical” robot. Eva is shown to have absolutely no feelings and is almost unresponsive to Wall-e’s attempts at befriending her. Furthermore, the space ship that Wall-e and Eva are taken up in is filled with the humans that previously occupied Earth. The humans are shown riding around in floating chairs so that they never have to get up, and as a result they have become extremely obese. This is an example of future technology being used in a bad way because it is bad for people’s health to not have to walk around or exercise. An example of future technology being used in a good way in the movie is how the spaceship’s commander is able to control the ship easily by the utilizing voice commands, sensors, and touch screens. Strangely, there are few examples of human-robot interaction within the movie, however one example is the scene in which Wall-e is chasing Eva. The woman who he passes seems extremely surprised to see the robot, however she doesn’t react in fear. One potential explanation for this would be the fact that Wall-e was very friendly towards the woman. However, computers and technology in general interact with humans frequently in the movie. Examples of this include the motorized chairs that people ride around on, the frequent use of computers, electronic billboards, and handheld mobile electronic devices. All of these examples make it clear that the lives of people in this movie are entirely technology dependent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wall-e (Waste Allocator Load Lifter Earth-class) takes place in the year 2805. It is about a robot named Wall-e who's job it is to clean up the mess humans made on Earth. He is all alone until a female robot named Eve arrives. Eve is new and shiny while Wall-e is old and rusty. This movie finds a way to humanize Wall-e and his love for Eve in a way which is relatable and heart warming. This movie is sweet and romantic while showing a contrast  between two completely different worlds and how they come together. I liked this movie a lot because Wall-e is a lovable character with an incredible personality. I would defiantly encourage everybody to watch this movie if they haven't already. 
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ciaralin More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining movie with lovable characters; good underlying message too. Nice change from other movies--not a great deal of verbal dialogue, mostly nonverbal communication.
StellarMagnitude More than 1 year ago
Everytime a new Disney/Pixar movie comes out, I think to myself, "There's no way they can top this." And then they do! WALL-E has to be the best one yet.

Where do I begin? The worlds that WALL-E interacts with are rich, colorful, and full of wonder. The creators did a wonderful job conveying so much emotion through a clunky little robot. The moral of the story is in your face and appropriate for the way we live today. I could go on and on, but I don't want to spoil anything with details.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed Wall-E and his adventures. Nice animation with a great storyline and entertaining characters. This is a good family DVD.
pixarexpert More than 1 year ago
we picked up this movie over school break as a rental, my 4-1/2 yr old (and my 70+ mother in law) will sit thru the movie + all the extra features... uninterrupted ... totally enchanted by this movie. love pixar stuff. they just keep getting better all the time. (i don't give anybody a 5 star overall, but hey, you never know. thanks)