WALL-E | Chicago Reader

WALL-E

Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton tops himself with this adorably loopy Pixar animation (2008) that sends up consumerism, musicals, Apple computers, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the 29th century, human beings have long since abandoned earth for another galaxy, leaving behind WALL-E, a solitary robot janitor, to clean up a planet so trashed that heaps of compacted garbage tower as high as skyscrapers. When a spaceship arrives and deposits EVE, a trigger-happy probe, to assess the environment, the lonely caretaker falls hard. The movie's first half is largely free of dialogue, playing like silent comedy, while the second act offers a breathtaking tour of the cosmos.

Credits

Director:

  • Andrew Stanton

Cast:

  • Ben Burtt
  • Elissa Knight
  • Jeff Garlin
  • Fred Willard
  • John Ratzenberger
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Sigourney Weaver

Producers:

  • Jim Morris
  • John Lasseter

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