In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, ... Written by
Director Andrew Stanton went to great lengths to create a "filmed" look by simulating various lens artifacts. One example is a "focus-pulling" error in the supermarket scene when WALL·E is crushed by shopping carts; the image goes out of focus momentarily as the lens is zoomed in on WALL·E at the doors. There are also lens flares and numerous focus shifts between foreground and background subjects. See more »
The satellites over Earth appear to be standing still when the scout ship smashes through them (if they were moving at orbital speeds, such impact would have vaporized both them and the ship). However, standing satellites would fall down to Earth in a matter of minutes. But even if they were moving properly, such low orbits would've decayed in a matter of decades (let alone 700 years) due to atmospheric friction, solar wind, and interaction between satellites themselves. The only explanation is that all the satellites constantly support their positions with engines, but they appear to be defunct, and it's not likely that so many of them could still operate after 700 years. See more »
Voice in commercial:
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space! BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away.
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In the closing Pixar logo, Luxo Junior's light bulb burns out after he flattens the letter "I". WALL-E enters and replaces the light bulb with a power-saving lamp, then accidentally knocks down the letter "R" as he tries to leave. He tries to cover it up by posing like an "R". See more »
We went to the San Francisco Film Institute's first public screening at their campus in Emeryville. Everyone's sworn to secrecy, but for a film with little dialog, it carries more of an emotional punch and has a richer story than any live-action movie this year. The tone and style of the film is completely different for Pixar, and Disney haven't tried to override the darker thematic elements at all, making the story surprisingly three-dimensional.
This will end up being the animated film of the year and I had the same 'wow' feeling as after seeing Ratatouille. Considering that animated films have always played second-fiddle to live-action, and have been aimed at kids, it's ironic that once again Pixar produces a film that rivals any live action on every level. Bravo!
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