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Wall-E (2008)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Wall-E (2008)

In Pixar's and Disney's animated science-fiction love story about an industrious robot who had been cleaning up Earth's harmful trash (with the aid of his cockroach friend) for seven centuries after inhabitants were evacuated to live on the giant orbiting spaceship AXIOM until Earth was habitable again. The ecological robot (similar to the robot in Short Circuit (1986) and to Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)) was composed of a pair of binoculars (for eyes), with a turtle-like body and tank treads for locomotion:

  • the wordless scenes of the title character WALL·E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class) (voice of Ben Burtt) - the last lone garbage-compacting robot on Earth, eccentrically collecting various treasures (plastic forks, light bulbs, Rubik's Cubes, Zippo lighters, etc.) and neatly stashing them in his protective truck shelter
  • and after the arrival of EVE (short for Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) (voice of Elissa Knight), a sleek, white-shelled probe droid-robot, the scene of their introducing themselves by name
  • WALL-E showed EVE his collection of treasured trinkets - including a hand-mixer and popping bubble-wrap, and constructed a replica of himself out of trash as a present to her
  • his repeated watching of a VCR recording of Helly, Dolly! (1969) including the romantically-inspiring songs: "It Only Takes a Moment," and "Put on Your Sunday Clothes"
  • the sight of humans on the planet AXIOM - all Bob's Big-Boy style corpulent fatsos reclining on floating, robotic lounge chairs while electronic robots served their every need - on the 700th year anniversary of their 5-year cruise
  • the repeated scenes of robot M-O ("Moe") cleaning up the "foreign contaminant" of WALL-E's tread-tracks
  • the space dance sequence between WALL-E and EVE after she kissed him
  • the great reawakening scene of the Captain (voice of Jeff Garlin) standing up (to a "Thus Spake Zarathustra" theme song) as he shut off the one-eyed, AUTO-pilot, HAL-like robot (voice of MacinTalk)
  • the final scene when a crushed and 'dead' WALL-E (rebuilt by EVE who used his own spare parts collection to reconstruct him) appeared to have lost his acquired sentience and memories
  • EVE attempted to stir his memory by placing a lightbulb and Rubik's Cube in his grasp and by playing his favorite Hello, Dolly! tape recording - with no luck. He turned and began his robotic task of trash-compacting. She tried to shake some sense into him, but it still didn't jog his memory - he stared back blankly.
  • but then he remembered who she was after they touched 'hands' together and she caused a small spark to occur when she touched or 'kissed' his forehead; EVE realized that WALL-E wasn't letting go when he continued to tightly hold onto her hand - a sign that he had come to life; he focused his eyes on her, and they enjoyed a second 'kiss' together

WALL-E Unaware of Who EVE Was

EVE Giving WALL-E a Lightbulb and Rubik's Cube

EVE Playing 'Hello Dolly' for WALL-E

Small Spark or 'Kiss' When Touching Foreheads

Hands Tightly Clasped Together

A Second 'Kiss'

WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class)

Presenting EVE with Treasures

WALL-E Falling in Love with EVE
WALL-E's Love of Hello, Dolly! VCR Recording

Reclining Humans on planet AXIOM

EVE's and WALL-E's Spacewalk-Dance

Reawakening of the Captain After Shutting Off the AUTO-pilot


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