Wall-E (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Andrew Stanton

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Product Overview

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 209026857
UPC 786936775433
UPC 14 00786936775433
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/18/2008
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Computer Animation
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Love Story
Personal Triumph
Science Fiction
Social Issues
Space Exploration
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Even for Pixar, this might be a first: an animated film that contains not only a fully realized world as photorealistic as it is teeming with wonder, but also the Gargantuan themes and visuals of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, the kind of stripped-down sad-clown pathos reserved for classic Buster Keaton comedies, and one of the most moving love stories in a long time. Director Andrew Stanton kicked up the visual acuity of an already-stellar Pixar Studios in 2003 with his reflective, refractive, color-shimmery realization of FINDING NEMO's oceanic world, which genuinely felt as though it spanned the entire earth. Now, with WALL-E, Stanton replaces an estranged journeyer of an apprehensively fishy disposition with a curious and love-struck robotic one, allowing the quest for eternal love to extend from a desolate, dust-covered, palpably polluted future Earth and into an even more mysterious abyss: the far reaches of outer space.^With virtually no dialogue, WALL-E's neatly contained, eerily vaudevillian first act introduces the tragic robot of the title. Whirring amid dilapidated skyscrapers and equally tall compacted trash heaps, he's the last living thing on Earth (aside from a little cockroach friend). WALL-E has developed a tender and inquisitive personality doing what he was built to do--allocate and dispose of human waste--day in and day out for the past 700 years simply because no one turned him off when the human race left the now-hostile planet. Soon though, the directive-oriented automaton Eve comes crashing into WALL-E's life from above, immediately becoming the object of his infatuation. At the drop of a hat, the little guy follows her back into the dangerous unknown, where the sight of two robots gliding through the cosmic ether, dancing via fire-extinguisher propulsion, joins the many memorable moments of a deceptively simple, expansively romantic story.
USA Today 4 stars out of 4 -- "[E]ngaging and visually stunning....WALL-E is inventive, poignant and funny in its tale of a spunky robot whose name stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class." 06/27/2008
Los Angeles Times "Pixar's latest is wonderful and full of wonder....Daring and traditional, groundbreaking and familiar, apocalyptic and sentimental, WALL-E gains strengths from embracing contradictions..." 06/27/2008
New York Times "WALL-E surely breaks new ground....It is also a disarmingly sweet and simple love story, Chaplinesque in its emotional purity." 06/27/2008
Entertainment Weekly "[P]uckishly inventive, altogether marvelous....It whisks you to a new world, then makes that world every inch our own." -- Grade: A 07/11/2008 p.48,Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "Years from now -- yea, unto eternity -- all who love movies will rank WALL-E among the medium's most profound, subtle, sophisticated, and gorgeously inventive specimens, ever." 12/26/2008
Sight and Sound "[E]xceptionally good. In fact it's one of Pixar's best films....The film's joy, though, is the way WALL-E's situation develops in an organic, lyrical, musical way." 08/01/2008 p.81
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "WALL-E is a character of genius, as wondrous an example of the potential of animation as you will ever see." 08/01/2008 42
Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 4 -- "Animation art at its highest level....You leave WALL-E with a feeling of the rarest kind: that you've just enjoyed a close encounter with an enduring classic." 08/07/2008 p.99,Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "Director Andrew Stanton and his crew have created a visionary masterpiece." 01/08/2008 p.116
Premiere "Just watching WALL-E putter around earth by himself, crushing trash into neat cubes and listening to his homemade tape of the HELLO, DOLLY! soundtrack is mesmerizing." 06/26/2008
Chicago Sun-Times "The best science-fiction movie in years....Hugely entertaining, wonderfully well drawn..." 12/05/2008
Andrew Stanton
Cast & Crew
Thomas Newman - Composer
Peter Gabriel - Song Performer
Jeff Garlin - Voice
Fred Willard - Voice
Kathy Najimy - Voice
Ben Burtt - Sound Design
John Lasseter - Executive Producer
Lindsey Collins - Co-Producer
Jim Morris - Producer
Andrew Stanton - Screenwriter
John Ratzenberger - Voice
Sigourney Weaver - Voice
Ben Burtt - Voice
Jim Reardon - Screenwriter
Andrew Stanton - Story
Peter Docter - Story
Andrew Stanton - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 05844400
UPC 00786936775433
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.39:1
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Put simply, WALL-E is about as charming as movies get. In an animated marketplace where everything is starting to look and feel the same, WALL-E stands out because it exhibits a unique identity without losing its appeal to viewers of all ages...WALL-E has a heart to equal many of the Pixar/Disney releases to precede it, including Toy Story and Finding Nemo (WALL-E's writer/director, Andrew Stanton, was involved in both), but a sensibility that is more mature. This is one of those recently rare animated films that adults can attend without children in tow. It's good family fare, to be sure, but it's more than an activity to spend some time with the kids. WALL-E is the best mainstream animated film since The Incredibles...Pixar's most recent two features, Cars and Ratatouille, have been fine examples of animated fare, but WALL-E raises the bar and reminds viewers of the not-so-long-ago era in which every new computer animated film was a revelation...This movie possesses a vibrant heart and a solid story. The characters, despite being made of metal and having circuit boards for brains, are more human than the average protagonist in a summer blockbuster. There are numerous reasons to see WALL-E but the most compelling of these is that it recaptures a motion picture magic that is too often missing from the high-tech playpens called multiplex auditoriums.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Pixar's "WALL-E" succeeds at being three things at once: an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science-fiction story. After "Kung Fu Panda," I thought I had just about exhausted my emergency supply of childlike credulity, but here is a film, like "Finding Nemo," that you can enjoy even if you've grown up. That it works largely without spoken dialogue is all the more astonishing; it can easily cross language barriers, which is all the better, considering that it tells a planetary story...The movie has a wonderful look. Like so many of the Pixar animated features, it finds a color palette that's bright and cheerful, but not too pushy, and a tiny bit realistic at the same time. The drawing style is Comic Book Cool, as perfected in the funny comics more than in the superhero books: Everything has a stylistic twist to give it flair. And a lot of thought must have gone into the design of WALL-E, for whom I felt a curious affection...What's more, I don't think I've quite captured the film's enchanting storytelling. Directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, who wrote and directed "Finding Nemo," it involves ideas, not simply mindless scenarios involving characters karate-kicking each other into high-angle shots. It involves a little work on the part of the audience, and a little thought, and might be especially stimulating to younger viewers. This story told in a different style and with a realistic look could have been a great science-fiction film. For that matter, maybe it is.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Collector's Edition, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Claudia Puig, USA Today At once futuristic, funny and fantastical.
David Edelstein, New York Magazine ...Wall-E is one for the ages, a masterpiece to be savored before or after the end of the world.
Ken Fox, TV Guide It can hardly be called a children's film, but a masterpiece of feature-film animation for all ages.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post A charming, hilarious robot love story aimed at the entire family.
Richard Corliss, Time It works; this is Pixar's most enthralling entertainment since "Nemo."
Robert Wilonsky, The Village Voice A film that's both breathtakingly majestic and heartbreakingly intimate.
Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer A charmer of a film and a delightful piece of storytelling.

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