27 June 2018; “WALL-E” (2008) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From Oscar winner Andrew Stanton, the director of the previously mentioned “Finding Nemo” in May 2003, comes this delightful animated sci-fi adventure…

EVE: “Name?”


EVE: “WALL-E?” [giggles] “EVE.”

Although the film released on the 23rd of June at Los Angeles, “WALL-E” released on this day throughout the whole of the U.S.A June 27th 2008, making the film 10 years old as of today.

The film follows the titular waste-cleaning robot (voiced by Oscar winner Ben Burtt) who after many years of cleaning the earth, sets out on a journey to outer space to follow his love interest, a probe named EVE (voiced by Elissa Knight), as well as save humanity.

Fun fact; the film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay – Andrew Stanton (screenplay/story), Jim Reardon (screenplay) and Docter (story), Original Score – Thomas Newman, Original Song – Peter Gabriel (music/lyrics), and Thomas Newman (music) for the song “Down to Earth”, Sound Mixing – Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, and Ben Burtt, and Sound Editing –
Ben Burtt, and Matthew Wood, making it 1 win out of 6 nominations.

What is fascinating is that Oscar-nominated director Terry Gilliam (who you may know brought to the world of cinema motion pictures such as “Brazil (1985), “The Fisher King” (1991), and others), spoke positively about the film, calling it “A stunning bit of work.”

Some of the film’s highlights include themes such as consumerism, charming story and characters, cast including the voice of Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver, voice performances, endearing moments such as the space dance sequence, beautiful and powerful music score by Newman, and visuals.

If you are looking for a thought-provoking yet highly entertaining and enjoyable feature for the whole family, or for animation and/or science fiction enthusiasts, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Recommended to fans of Disney and/or Pixar, animation, and science fiction.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design and artwork: Unknown.