He’s Very LONEL-E

Spoiler Alert! WALL-E’s a Cylon.

I saw the movie last night. Not my favorite Pixar product, but certainly worth the money.  I thought it was odd for Pixar to include video of REAL humans (assuming Fred Willard isn’t a cartoon of some kind) along with the CG ones. That kind of broke the illusion for me. You know, the illusion that I was actually witnessing a distopian future earth populated by exactly one miniature trash compactor with tank treads and binocular eyes.

I guess they decided to ditch the side story where Johnny 5 knocks up WALL-E‘s mom then spilts, leaving her to raise 200,000 identical robot kids alone.

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  1. A couple more easter eggs, since we're sharing (possible mild spoilers):

    The Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story appears in every Pixar film; here, it gets its engine scanned by EVE.

    The code A113 is an animation-industry in-joke; it's the animation classroom at Cal Arts, where many Disney and Pixar animators got their start.

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  2. Nope. He's one of the only two human male voices you hear. I read an article that said he WILL be in every pixar movie because he's good luck.

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  3. Easy there. Don't kill the messenger.

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  4. With Happy Feet, the problem wasn't putting real things in fake things, the problem was forgetting to put in funny things.

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  5. She can still like the site and hate THIS one comic, right?

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  6. its dropped in quality since the first season.

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  7. Never saw Happy feet, but the real people cease the suspension of disbelief.

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  8. damnit! I used 10W-30 in a comment above. you just got the 1 up.

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  9. I haven't seen the movie yet and … sheeesh thanks to the comic on top I'm going to have a different thought process going in.. why why 😛

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  10. *sniff* *sniff* Did no one get my Spacecamp (the movie) reference? Jinx should just put me in space now, I could just die.

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  11. He's got space-hos in different… *planetary* codes?

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  12. I couldn't get into it again after the writers' strike.

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  13. That explains a _lot_ actually.

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  14. Thankfully that also prevents awkward squeeking.

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  15. Two Easter eggs that I caught in Wall-E.

    First, the use of a magnifying lens to make a small screen much larger was used in "Brazil", which makes sense since part of the original Brazil score was used in the trailers.

    Second, when EVE pulls out WALL-E's circuit board, it's connected with a flat ribbon cable with rainbow colors (every wire a different color). These cables were almost always seen and used to connect disk drives to Apple II computers.

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  16. My wife *USED* to like this website……

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  17. "The blurry black and white image show" That's my fave, too!

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  18. I hope WALL-E used protection…

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  19. Fruit Fucker called. He wants in on this action.

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  20. Jinx is gonna be pissed when Phoenix gets home with a virus.

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  21. While Eve is away…

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  22. They did that same, use-real-humans thing in Happy Feet and I thought people had learned their lesson. Putting real things in fake things makes the fake things look faker. I think that's a stated law of animation.

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  23. Heading out to see it momentarily.
    First episode of the second part of BSG season 4: they find a unimaginably large junkyard that houses a small robot, who turns out to be the final cylon.

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  24. I thought he was busy fucking watermelons somewhere?

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  25. I loved WALL-E. I think I'm gonna say that it's my favorite Pixar movie. I really enjoyed Monster's Inc, but I think WALL-E tops it. The story is great, the meaning is true, and the way they worked with limited voices and expressions was amazing. I really felt for the little guy. I'm definitely buying whatever super special edition they come up with on DVD.

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  26. There are watermelons inside the Phoenix. And a lemon inside WALL-E's chest cavity.

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  27. You asshole. I'd almost forgotten Happy Feet. Thanks for bringing up all those bad memories. Bastard…

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  28. Is that a 10w50 money shot of Wall-e's there in the last frame?

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  29. Eh, not really. The movie is extremely wholesome. Im just a terrible person.

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  30. Wow, those are pretty good. It seemed like WALL-E brain was an ISA card. He must be dumb.

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  31. i thought the lack of voice work was cool too especially since Pixar usually relies on star voice recognition. Still think Incredibles was my favorite.

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  32. I admit I had forgotten the name of the robot in Spacecamp. I just stayed quiet so I could pretend I got the reference but didnt care.

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  33. Does this mean the Ratzenberger streak is at an end? Teh HORRAH!!!

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  34. Wow…I knew about A113 from the commentary to The Incredibles, but I had no idea about Pizza Dude's yellow Gyoza. Far out.

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