This extraordinary computer-animated comedy by Disney-Pixar will enchant viewers across the age spectrum with its wonderful love story. I particularly liked the unorthodox Disney villain! The human race has evacuated a toxic, barren and litter ridden earth, leaving behind trash compactor robots to clean up. [133] It became the first animated film to win Best Editing for a Comedy or Musical from the American Cinema Editors. [91] WALL-E crossed the $200 million mark by August 3, during its sixth weekend. John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Joe Ranft and Andrew Stanton began bouncing ideas around for new movies, and out of this planning came A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and WALL•E. Ben's fiancée has her heart set on an expensive dream wedding, but her father, Jack, has secretly gambled away all his money. Directed by Andrew Stanton. However, he has developed a curiouspersonalityafter he split the fridges door in two with his head-mounted laser. By Matthew Ritchie. 13 Pages. David recently chatted with The Dove Foundation. [77] Due to safety concerns, the 318 kg robots were always strictly controlled and WDI always needed to know exactly what they were required to interact with. [98] Other critics who named WALL-E their favorite film of 2008 included Tom Charity of CNN,[99] Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, A. O. Scott of The New York Times, Christopher Orr of The New Republic, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe, Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, and Anthony Lane of The New Yorker. [138] It was also voted Best Feature Film at the British Academy Children's Awards. After WALL-E debuted, Michael Crawford, the original Cornelius from the 1969 film (who can be seen in the footage in WALL-E), called up Stanton to ask him out to dinner. ", "《机器人总动员》无缘内地 《木乃伊》档期待定 (Wall-E not allowed to be screened in China. For the duration of the film, the sound is presented through dialogue, music selections, and environmental sounds, revealing the characters, controlling the audience's emotions, and establishing time. [78], The film was denied a theatrical release in China. Andrew Christopher Stanton, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios. "Captain on Deck". [107][failed verification], A few notable critics have argued that the film is vastly overrated,[108] claiming it failed to "live up to such blinding, high-wattage enthusiasm",[109] and that there were "chasms of boredom watching it", in particular "the second and third acts spiraled into the expected". The most adorable thing about the film was that all Wall-E wanted was to hold Eve's hand. [72] Dreher noted EVE's biblical namesake and saw her directive as an inversion of that story; EVE uses the plant to tell humanity to return to Earth and move away from the "false god" of BnL and the lazy lifestyle it offers. Buaas Eng. With Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard. The film perfectly depicts possible consequences of consumerism and over reliance on technology. The most adorable thing about the film was that all Wall-E wanted was to hold Eve's hand. [14], In 2012, Mike McMaster,[142] an American robotics hobbyist, began working on his own model of WALL-E. WALL•E is Pixar's ninth feature film. "Captain on Deck". [118] Peter Travers commented that "If there was ever a time where an animated feature deserved to be nominated for best picture it's Wall-E."[119] Only three animated films, 1991's Beauty and the Beast and Pixar's next two films, 2009's Up and 2010's Toy Story 3, have ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves. E is not a Luddite film," he said. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (C. Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a … 48:56–50:37. It is a small seedling tree that was growing in a broken fridge on Earthsince the toxin levels have risen down. Another Best Animated Short Film winner at the Academy Awards, Geri's Game was directed by Jan Pinkava with music by Gus Viseur. For the first time, a Pixar film featured brief scenes with live actors. —Tagline. Dreher also noted this departure from classical Christian viewpoints, where Adam is cursed to labor, in that WALL-E argues hard work is what makes humans human. The human race has evacuated a toxic, barren and litter ridden earth, leaving behind trash compactor robots to clean up. As always, though, riotous trouble starts to flare up when a young man starts to flirt with James and Evans's daughter! Official Selection: 2010 Cannes Film Festival, narrated by Matt Damon [21], During writing, a Pixar employee noted to Jim Reardon that EVE was reminiscent of the dove with the olive branch from the story of Noah's Ark, and the story was reworked with EVE finding a plant to return humanity from its voyage. Wall Street Wiki. For WALL-E, he voiced the pic's trash-compacting robot star, plus many other robots depicted in the film. Worthington’s Party”, won a Jury Award for Best Director of an independent film, and his movie was a runner-up for Best American Film. E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction romance film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. AUTO voiced by MacInTalk and 10 others . DVD. 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Dreher emphasized the false god parallels to BnL in a scene where a robot teaches infants "B is for Buy n Large, your very best friend", which he compared to modern corporations such as McDonald's creating brand loyalty in children. The final product was built with more moving parts than the WALL-E which roams around Disneyland. Along with the rare chance to coach performances and see immediate results. WALL-E voiced by Ben Burtt and 8 others . II 5 May 2017 Film Analysis Essay Wall-E is an animated science fiction film that was produced by Pixar and directed by Andrew Stanton in 2008. [101] Kyle Smith of the New York Post, wrote that by depicting future humans as "a flabby mass of peabrained idiots who are literally too fat to walk", WALL-E was darker and more cynical than any major Disney feature film he could recall. The film perfectly depicts possible consequences of consumerism and over reliance on technology. According to Marwick, one prominent message of the film "appears to be that the envelopment by technology that the humans in Wall-E experience paradoxically results in physical and cultural devolution." "[74], WALL-E premiered at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on June 23, 2008. The website's critical consensus reads, "Wall-E's stellar visuals testify once again to Pixar's ingenuity, while its charming star will captivate younger viewers—and its timely story offers thought-provoking subtext. The 2008 Pixar film about an amazingly endearing trash compactor. [144], In the same year, Mike Senna completed his own WALL-E build. [77] Among Thinkway's items were a WALL-E that danced when connected to a music player, a toy that could be taken apart and reassembled, and a groundbreaking remote control toy of him and EVE that had motion sensors that allowed them to interact with players. Audio commentary by Director Andrew Stanton. [134] In 2009, Stanton, Reardon, and Docter won the Nebula Award, beating The Dark Knight and the Stargate Atlantis episode "The Shrine". Humans land a raw deal when it comes to animations. The Wall is a 2017 American war thriller film directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell. 1950 Directed by John E. Blakeley. The myth reminds us that art was born out of longing and often means more for the creator than the muse. Honeycutt said the film's definitive stroke of brilliance was in using a mix of archive film footage and computer graphics to trigger WALL-E's romantic leanings. "The Ancient Greek tradition associates the birth of art with a Corinthian maiden who longing to preserve her lover's shadow traces it on the wall before he departed for war. E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves. Wikis. "[105] Maura Judkis of U.S. News & World Report questioned whether this depiction of "frighteningly obese humans" would resonate with children and make them prefer to "play outside rather than in front of the computer, to avoid a similar fate". For the soundtrack, see. Explore Wikis; Community Central; Start a Wiki; Search Sign In Don't have an account? I particularly liked the unorthodox Disney villain! He is shown facing a typological dilemma of classifying a spork as either a fork or spoon, and his nostalgic interest in the human past further demonstrated by his attachment to repeated viewings of the 1969 film Hello, Dolly!. He praised Burtt's sound design, saying "If there is such a thing as an aural sleight of hand, this is it. Popular pages. He said WALL-E was concerned with ideas rather than spectacle, saying it would trigger stimulating "little thoughts for the younger viewers. WALL.E is directed by Andrew Stanton, and it is a delight from start to finish. It "evoke[d] the splendor of the movie past" and he also compared WALL-E and EVE's relationship to the chemistry of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Captain B. McCrea voiced by Jeff Garlin and 6 others . [79], In 2016, Jim Morris noted that the studio has no plans for a sequel, as they consider WALL-E a finished story with no need for continuation. WALL•E is Pixar's ninth animated feature film. [132] It won all three awards it was nominated for by the Visual Effects Society: Best Animation, Best Character Animation (for WALL-E and EVE in the truck) and Best Effects in the Animated Motion Picture categories. Cast; Crew; Details; Cast. Burtt and MacInTalk also provided the voices of M-O (Microbe-Obliterator), a tiny, obsessive cleaning robot with a brush on his arms. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is abashed and shameless, exciting and exhausting, disgusting and illuminating; it's one of the most entertaining films ever made about loathsome men. It is a small seedling tree that was growing in a broken fridge on Earthsince the toxin levels have risen down. Scene 16. [89] This was the third-best opening weekend for a Pixar film, and the second-best opening weekend among films released in June. Accuracy: A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. "It doesn't demonize technology. [146], This article is about the film. A look at the film '127 Hours' directed by Danny Boyle. [125][126], It won Best Animated Feature Film at the 66th Golden Globe Awards, 81st Academy Awards, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2008. Pete Docter is the Oscar®-winning director of "Monsters, Inc.," "Up," and "Inside Out," and Chief Creative Officer at Pixar Animation Studios. E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves. [90] During its opening weekend, it topped the box office with $63,087,526. Directed by Alan Parker. [104], The film was interpreted as tackling a topical, ecologically-minded agenda,[95] though McCarthy said it did so with a lightness of touch that granted the viewer the ability to accept or ignore the message. [83], The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on November 18, 2008. Responding to Coffin's claim that the film points out the evils of mankind, Ford argued the only evils depicted were those that resulted from losing touch with our own humanity and that fundamental conservative representations such as the farm, the family unit, and wholesome entertainment were in the end held aloft by the human characters. For WALL-E, he voiced the pic's trash-compacting robot star, plus many other robots depicted in the film. Thinkway, which created the WALL-E toys, had previously made Toy Story dolls when other toy producers had not shown an interest. [101] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter declared that WALL-E surpassed the achievements of Pixar's previous eight features and probably their most original film to date. Her surroundings are a lot sleeker than her daily existence, though; she's unemployed, her husband is gone, and she's alone in the midst of what ought to be the good life. [96] IndieWire named WALL-E the third-best film of the year based on their annual survey of 100 film critics, while Movie City News shows that WALL-E appeared in 162 different top 10 lists, out of 286 different critics lists surveyed, the most mentions on a top 10 list of any film released in 2008. For the duration of the film, the sound is presented through dialogue, music selections, and environmental sounds, revealing the characters, controlling the audience's emotions, and establishing time. Over the Garden Wall. Disney•Pixar’s “WALL•E,” directed by Andrew Stanton, from an original story by Stanton and Pete Docter, and screenplay by Stanton and Jim Reardon, is executive produced by John Lasseter and produced by Jim Morris (“Star Wars, Episodes I and II,” “Pearl Harbor,” “The Abyss,” and three of the “Harry Potter” films), who helped create some of the industry’s ground breaking visual effects during his 18-year … We will discuss your thoughts at the end of the film. Speaking to EW for the 10th anniversary of WALL-E, director Andrew Stanton calls the pairing “the craziest idea I have ever had.”. ", "E-notes: Thomas Newman gives a chilling workout in 'Revolutionary Road' and some robotic impulses in 'WALL-E, "Best Animated Feature Film Acceptance Speech", Wall-E (2008) and the Ecological Footprint of Animation Production, "Disney-Pixar's WALL-E World Premiere Saturday, June 21 at the Greek Theatre", "When it comes to the retail world, Speed Racer whomps WALL-E", "Why For: isn't WALL•E rolling around the Disney theme parks yet? A film that can make you laugh, cry and honestly root for the protagonists is a keeper in my eyes. Accuracy: A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Scene 16. The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. "[112], Director Terry Gilliam praised the film as "A stunning bit of work. Audio commentary by Director Andrew Stanton. It is based on Ron Jones' social experiment The Third Wave and Todd Strasser's novel, The Wave.The film was produced by Christian Becker for Rat Pack Filmproduktion. [130] It won Best Animated Feature at the 62nd British Academy Film Awards and was also nominated there for Best Music and Sound. It was released in theatres on June 27, 2008.It was also the fifth Pixar film to be presented in the 2 :39: 1 aspect ratio, and the first one distributed by Disney under the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures banner. Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen.The film tells the story of Bud Fox (C. Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a … It says more about ecology and society than any live-action film—all the people on their loungers floating around, brilliant stuff. 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