Wall-E

Primary Creator
Director Andrew Stanton
Contributor(s)
Animation Pixar Studios
Screenwriter Andrew Stanton
Properties
Duration98 minutes
Era1991-2010
StyleSci-Fi
Name of WorkWall-E
Production Date2008
Production LocationHollywood, United States
General Notes

Incredible realistic animation from Pixar. Complex visuals, though, sometimes too much fast cutting so one can't really see what is going on.

Description

Earth is covered in garbage. Nothing is alive anymore. All humans are gone. The cities are destroyed and covered in garbage. Only one little robot (Wall-E) is still doing things on earth (compacting garbage). But this robot has values and a personality (in a very limited way). Eventually an extraterrestrial "probe" (that is, a "female" probe) arrives, and Wall-E seems smitten. Turns out female is there to find plant life. She finds one, and goes back to origin -- which is a giant ship with filled with incapacitated, obese former humans. This discovery (of the single plant) results in fight to return to earth to repopulate it.

Theme

Mankind is a blight on the universe, and only cute robots (as opposed to evil robots) can save the earth from human degradation.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

The world is garbage, and more garbage and humans have destroyed the earth, because of their wanton consumerism.

Tags

dystopia, environmentalism