Exclusive: Pixar's and Stars' Favourite WALL-E Moments

The key creative talent share their special scenes.

by | July 14, 2008 | Comments

The film is out in its home market, the dust has settled, and the word “masterpiece” is being bandied about with a rare amount of confidence by critics and audiences all over the world. Offering a chance for Wall-E‘s key creative talent to reflect, we asked them to share with us their favourite moments in the film. BE WARNED: Spoilers may follow and the uninitiated are advised to steer clear.


Sigourney Weaver – Voice of the Ship’s Computer

WALL-EI think my favourite moment is when you see EVE destroy that ship. She’s my dream action-woman figure, because she’s so off-handedly emotionally destructive. You don’t really understand EVE until she giggles and her eyes do that funny thing and then you fall in love with EVE too. The fact that he’s not intimidated by this gorgeous, sleek, destructive woman just gives us hope! And look how nice she is when he gets to know her!


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Angus MacLane – Directing Animator

WALL-EThere’s this beautiful shot of all of the robots from the repair ward running around the corner into each other that a few people animated that are just amazing.

The Crowds Team on this film was amazing, just so you felt like this world was alive with these background robots and humans.



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Ben Burtt – Sound Designer/Voice of WALL-E

WALL-EI really like when they’re out in space together with the fire extinguisher. It’s the lyrical nature of that — the calm in the middle of the storm — there’s something about putting those two characters out there and having them dance around in space that really takes me back to Peter Pan when I was a kid. I loved the animated version — I think I was five years old when I saw it and I made my mother take me two or three times in one week, which was unheard-of in those days.

It’s that wonderful ability to be transported to a magical place that makes you feel warm and completely secure. When it occurs in the movie it feels that way for me. It’s great.



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Jim Morris – Producer

WALL-EI think my favourite moment is when you see WALL-E go back to the truck he lives in – and he’s still by himself, you haven’t seen any other characters and you don’t really know what’s going on, you’ve had some clues about what may have happened. This robot character goes in and you suddenly learn all these things about his personality from the stuff he’s collected. And the fact that he’s watching Hello Dolly and that he does this a lot so that he’s even dancing a little bit.

It’s such a sad, bittersweet sort of thing. He’s charming but it’s so lonely and desolate at the same time. That scene really captures a lot of different things that the movie is about.



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Andrew Stanton – Director

WALL-EYou do try to make every single sequence as good as you can, but I can say the sequence that is special to me — because it was the first one where I went, “That’s what I’ve been trying to get this whole time,” — it’s a very small moment but to me it’s one of the most powerful. It’s when she’s in the truck with him and she discovers what his lighter does. You catch him privately staring at her while she’s looking at the lighter, and to me that was a kind of maturity in using the camera to tell so much emotion that I felt I always got out of great movies but never saw in animation and I felt we’d tapped into it.




WALL-E Week on RT and IGN

RT – Pixar’s and Stars’ Favourite WALL-E Moments

Sigourney Weaver, Angus MacLane, Ben Burtt, Jim Morris and Andrew Stanton share their most memorable moments from the film.

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IGN – WALL-E Explained

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RT – Inside Pixar – A Photo Tour

Rotten Tomatoes’ cameras are given a look inside animation mecca as Pixar opens the doors of its Emeryville, CA campus to us.

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IGN – The Pixar Philosophy

Key WALL-E staff including Andrew Stanton, David DeVan and Derek Thompson tell IGN what it’s like to work at Pixar.

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RT – The World of WALL-E

To celebrate RT’s freshest film of the year, we bring together eight WALL-E crew to talk about the film’s journey from concept to completion.

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IGN – At the Heart of WALL-E

Director Andrew Stanton explains, in his own words, why the WALL-E experience has been a special one and how he crafted the film.

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RT – The Storyboards of WALL-E

Story Artist Derek Thompson gives RT readers an exclusive look at the storyboarding process on the film and shares some boards.

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IGN – WALL-E UK Review

Critic Anna Smith delivers her verdict on Pixar’s latest and adds to the film’s fresh Tomatometer…

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RT – Ben Burtt’s WALL-E Sound Masterclass

The world’s most renowned Sound Designer exclusively teaches RT readers the basics of building WALL-E‘s world of sound.


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