1 hour, 43 minutes
G General Audiences.
Disc 1 - "BURN-E" Hilarious, all-new animated short Bringing Light to the Galaxy... Eventual E; ; "Presto" Amazing animated theatrical short film; ; Deleted scenes; Sneak Peek: Wall-E's Tour of The Universe - WALL-E takes you on a real ride through space; ; Animation sound design: Building Worlds from the sound up - Legendary Sound Designer Ben Burtt shares secrets of creating The Sounds Of WAll-E; ; Audio Commentary - With Director Andrew Stanton
Disc 2 - "The Pixar Story" by Leslie Iwerks - An Award-winning filmmaker tell the riveting story of the innovative company that revolutionized Hollywood; ; Additional deleted scenes; ; WALL-E's Treasures and Trinkets - Hilarious Moments; ; BnL Shorts - An Amusing Peek Into the inner workings of Buy N Large Corporation; ; "Lots of Bots" Storybook - This imaginative storybook come to life loaded with fun games; ; "Making Of" featurettes; ; Disc 3 - Disney File Digital Copy
In the brilliant computer animated comedy, WALL-E (Waste Allocator Load Lifter - Earth Class) is the last of his kind, a robot created by the Buy-N-Large Corporation to clean up the trash left on Earth by human beings after they left the planet. The humans have evacuated the now-toxically trashed Earth for a spaceship habitat called the Axiom (also created by Buy-N-Large Corp.), where they spend their days reclining on floating easy chairs and sipping liquid meals. Though all his robot friends have long ago given up compacting, WALL-E continues plugging away at his job. He wakes up each morning to the sound of a Macintosh starting up and heads out for another day among the trash heaps. Though he is really tiny and relegated to doing the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, WALL-E truly understands how to find value in ruined things and how to create magic out of useless objects. He saves the things he rescues from the trash heap, even a straggly seedling, and he ends each day amid his collected objects, watching an old video tape of Hello Dolly!
But one day, things change drastically, when a slick, futuristic robot shows up. Almost immediately, WALL-E falls in love with EVE, who has been sent from the Axiom to search for signs of life on earth. Trying to impress the coolly modern EVE, WALL-E shows her his seedling, at which point EVE goes into a state of hibernation awaiting the return of her spaceship. WALL-E is miserable, of course and hitches a ride into space to try to save her. But after 700 years of living up in space and drinking their meals through straws, all the humans on the Axiom have regressed to babyhood. It seems that this may have been the aim of the BNL Corporation, who have instructed the ship's Computer AUTO to never let the humans return to Earth.
Though WALL-E's only aim on the Axiom is to find his beloved EVE, he finds himself wrapped up in a race to save his seedling from the treacherous tentacles of Auto. Along the way he meets a variety of robots, each with their own supposed job, all of which are related to cleaning up. It quickly becomes clear that it was the humans that trashed the earth and it's obvious that they're now trashing Outer Space as well.
Like all previous Pixar films, the meaning of WALL-E is deeper and more profound than most other computer animated films. It's a love story, but it's also a story about staying true to your own heart in the evil face of authority. It's a tale about saving the small things and cherishing the world you live in, no matter how imperfect it might seem. Director Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo"), has taken not only the art of animation, but the art of storytelling to new heights.
<br>Ben Burtt ... WALL-E / M-O
<br>Elissa Knight ... Eve
<br>Jeff Garlin ... Captain
<br>Fred Willard ... Shelby Forthright
<br>John Ratzenberger ... John
<br>Kathy Najimy ... Mary
<br>Sigourney Weaver ... AUTO
As an added bonus, Pixar ("Ratatouille") has created a Looney Tune-y short about an arrogant magician and his hungry rabbit that runs before WALL-E. just like in the olden days when each film was preceded by a cartoon. And it is a perfect appetizer to the incredible film that follows.