WALL-E is a Pixar-computer animated film released in 2008. It is an imaginative, romantic, and environmental story about an overflowing specific-purpose robot.
The story is set in an unknown futuristic time when planet Earth is declared uninhabitable due to extreme levels of human-caused pollution. WALL-E, a robot left behind to clean up the planet, discovers a seedling allowing him to embark on a journey of exciting adventure.
Ben Burtt voices WALL-E, and he has been reprogrammed with curiosity, seemingly endowing him with feelings or human-like emotions.
Throughout his journey, WALL-E meets newer robots like him and eventually discovers the humans who had left behind to colonize an off-shore extraterrestrial habitat.
The Visual effects in the movie were innovative and state-of-the-art; WALL-E was the first film with a wholly photorealistic environment that was computer-generated.
WALL-E has a friend and a love interest in the form of a robot named EVE, voiced by Elissa Knight.
The movie was written by Andrew Stanton, who made great efforts to make sure that the story was original and straightforward enough to appeal to everyone from all walks of life.
WALL-E was released to widespread critical acclaim and became the highest-grossing CGI-animated film.
The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, and was the first animated movie to be awarded the Best Picture nod.
The movie contains commentary on consumerism, nostalgia, romance, and human environmental impact.
Besides its critical success, WALL-E was also a commercial success, earning over $500 million worldwide.