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by Allan Fish

(USA 2008 98m) DVD1/2

Buy N Large – your very best friend

p  Jim Morris  d  Andrew Stanton  w  Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon  story  Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter  ed  Steven Schaffer  m  Thomas Newman  art  Ralph Eggleston

Fred Willard (Shelby Forthright, BNL, CEO),

VOICES BY:- Ben Burtt (WALL-E/M.O.), Elissa Knight (EVE), Jeff Garlin (Captain), John Ratzenberger (John), Sigourney Weaver (Ship’s Computer), Kathy Najimy (Mary), Kim Kopf (Hoverchair mother),

OK, imagine that C3-PO wasn’t gay and R2D2 was female.  Er, maybe not.  OK, start over.  He adored Hello Dolly, he idolised it out of all proportion.  No, no, no…this isn’t Antz, go away, Woody.  Deep breath…now, imagine that the Earth was no longer populated by humans.  Imagine that it was approximately seven hundred years into the future, and all the humans have long since departed on Operation Recolonize.  That’s better…here we go.

            Wall-E (Waste Allocation Lift Loader (Earth-class), is a small robot who has spent the seven centuries since mankind’s departure form earth doing what he was programmed to do; compress the garbage and waste materials left behind into easy to stack cubes.  He’s been doing it for so long you can imagine how bored he is.  His only company is a cricket, and his only pleasures are finding weird and wonderful things – Rubik cube, light bulbs, gnomes, a VHS tape of Hello Dolly – in amongst the debris and taking them back to his shack.  One day, out of the sky, a space ship descends and a smart, white assumedly female droid which hovers and doesn’t touch the ground, is left behind.  She’s called EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), and she’s here to forage for signs of life to take back to the mother ship where the humans are living awaiting the time to return home.  Wall-E has never seen anything so lovely before and, as much out of loneliness as out of love, follows her everywhere.  Eventually, she befriends him, but on the point of Wall-E becoming a very happy robot, the mother ship returns and takes her with it, but Wall-E, in desperation, hitches a lift and so begins the adventure of his life. (more…)

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