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WALL•E

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:29 pm
by Ribbons
I don't know anything about the film, but here's a press release!

In a letter to shareholders, Disney's Robert A. Iger has revealed this first photo from Pixar's WALL•E, opening in theaters in June of 2008.

Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) helms the animated film.

Image

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:31 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
teh flumm?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:31 pm
by Dark Knight
Weird, I thought Pete Docter (monsters Inc) was doin this, guess he's doin another future pixar release. Guess Pixar is takin on the future or robots, hope it's a bit better than that other robot movie.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:32 pm
by Ribbons
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:teh flumm?


:cry:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:37 pm
by buster00
WALL•E and his younger brother BEAV•R must foil the evil plans of ED•D HASK•L.



I got nothin'.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:37 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Ribbons wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:teh flumm?


:cry:


:cry: :cry:

if he's in Emeryville, he should give me a call. Tho' the security on their citadel is pretty fucking tight...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:53 pm
by minstrel
How do you even pronounce this?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:55 pm
by Ribbons
I think like Wally, but I guess I don't know for sure either.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:58 pm
by minstrel
According to www.animated-news.com, it must be so, because they spell it Wall-E. Just an ordinary hyphen.

I thought maybe that funny character used in the title of this thread was intended to be a click or a splort. Wall Splort E.

But I guess not.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:34 pm
by Hollywood_Bob
What happened to that animated flick that was getting pimped about the grocery store products? Anyone remember?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:31 pm
by Dark Knight
I think the movie you're talkin about is called FOODFIGHT!

Someone on the IMDB boards said that the current release date is 11/16/07 but they're havin some trouble with the food companies over using the brand names or something.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:44 pm
by Peven
the first thing that pops in my mind when i see that pic is the robot from "The Black Hole".

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:02 pm
by LaDracul
"The robots in 'The Black Hole' made R2-D2 look like Sir Lawrence Olivier!"-Fanboy, "Freakazoid!"

I thought the title was "WHL-E", and I've been guessing it would be like "Moby Dick", but I could be wrong.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:08 pm
by Dark Knight
I saw on Jim hill's site this morning that the story is about robots in love. Here's the link, the article has some other interesting tidbits on other Disney films....
http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/200 7/01/18/want-a-peek-at-the-mouse-house-s-future-th en-check-out-the-on-line-version-of-the-walt-disne y-company-s-2006-annual-report.aspx

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:30 pm
by thebostonlocksmith
Jimmy hill's site?????????????????

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:35 pm
by Dark Knight
Jim Hill Media, http://jimhillmedia.com/default.aspx

It's a really great site for Disney news though sometimes he can be a bit off news wise.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:36 pm
by thebostonlocksmith
The guy with the massive chin?????

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:55 pm
by Dark Knight
hahaha....took me a sec...now I remember....no, not the same guy sadly

Re: Pixar's New Film... WALL•E

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:57 pm
by Vegeta
Ribbons wrote:I don't know anything about the film, but here's a press release!

In a letter to shareholders, Disney's Robert A. Iger has revealed this first photo from Pixar's WALL•E, opening in theaters in June of 2008.

Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) helms the animated film.

Image


I know you guys are thinking Flumm... but doesn't that robot also look like the robot from the Blackhole... especially in the eyes.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:57 pm
by WinslowLeach
WALL - E: Son of Short Circuit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:02 pm
by godzillasushi
Awwww thats the cutest little robot ive ever seen. WTF could the story possibly be about! Only Pixar can take a tired genre and at least make it interesting.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:11 pm
by Dark Knight
Can't ya just see the toy line?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:46 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Dark Knight wrote:Can't ya just see the toy line?


Yeah, that's a the problem, eh? The PIXAR, they sort of a worn outta their welcome with a the Dino... They have a lost a their way along a the way, no? I like a the early shorts anna Toy Story anna especially a the Bug's Life (which everyone, they seem a to hate but it's a their best a film by far, donna get a me started onna the Incredibles, eh? That's a the Brad Bird film, anna the Pixar, they just a the hired guns, eh?)... but somewhere along a the way, the "magic", she's a gone, no?

Sure... Cars, she was a gorgeous a to look at, anna the "cruising down a the Main Street" scene, she was a the glimpse of a the old magic, but the rest of a the movie, she was a "by a the numbers" retread (hehehe) of a the Doc Hollywood, eh?

Anna that "One Man a Band" short, she was a terrible...

Ratatouille... she is also a the Brad Bird, eh? I like a the putz anna I think a he's a the good addition to a the company... give a the Lasseter a good kick inna the goddamn toy-filled pants, eh?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:59 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Dino you are obviously exibiting the first onset stages of dementia.

Lambasting Cars because it is just a retread of Doc Hollywood while extolling the merits of A Bugs Life, which is just a retread of The Magnificient Seven/Seven Samruai, is just ridiculous. :lol: You can't selectively pull your punches on their originality. Sure TMS/SS are much better films to retread than Doc Hollywood but it's unoriginal retreading regardless.
Didn't the Simpsons say it best...

Animation is built on plagiarism! If it weren't for someone plagiarizing "The Honeymooners", we wouldn't have "The Flintstones"! If someone hadn't ripped off "Sgt. Bilko," there'd be no "Top Cat"! Huckleberry Hound, Chief Wiggum, Yogi Bear? Ha! Andy Griffith, Edward G. Robinson, Art Carney! Your honor, you take away our right to steal ideas, where are they gonna come from?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:06 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Chairman Kaga wrote:Dino you are obviously exibiting the first onset stages of dementia.

Lambasting Cars because it is just a retread of Doc Hollywood while extolling the merits of A Bugs Life, which is just a retread of The Magnificient Seven/Seven Samruai, is just ridiculous.


Hehehe... anna donna forget a the Wild One, anna even a the little homage a to a my Flash a Gordon, no? But yes, I understand a where a you coming from, eh paisan? But surely, the "retread" inna Bug's Life was a done about a the 10x better than she was inna the Cars, eh?

Inna the Bug's Life, you hadda the creativity anna cleverness a coming out of a the goddamn ying-yang, right a down a to a the little "yokel" outfit that a the Flick, he wears upon a setting out for a the city, eh?

With a the Cars, it's a like a the Pixar said, "okay... we gotta the competition now, eh? It's a not like a the days of a the Toy Story anna the Bug's Life when a nobody, they could a crank outta the animation onna the computers like a we can, eh?" Anna so's a they just a concentrate onna making the film LOOK gorgeous anna let a the creativity anna storyline suffer, eh?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:16 pm
by Chairman Kaga
I think Lasseter just isn't the storyteller people made him out to be after Toy Story. Cars was his baby and he really loves taking the living car thing from Tex Avery's MGM days and stretching it out to a full movie. I agree completely though that it was visually stunning but not a creative story.

On an unrelated note something else I am sick of now-a-days, in the post Aladdin feature animation world, is the fascination with casting "names" for character roles. I cite Aladdin as the starting point for this what with Robin Williams breakout performance as the Genie but since then there seems to be more senseless "name" casting s simply to help sell the film rather than to improve the film.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:33 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Chairman Kaga wrote:On an unrelated note something else I am sick of now-a-days, in the post Aladdin feature animation world, is the fascination with casting "names" for character roles. I cite Aladdin as the starting point for this what with Robin Williams breakout performance as the Genie but since then there seems to be more senseless "name" casting s simply to help sell the film rather than to improve the film.


Hehehe... I could a not agree more, eh?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:39 pm
by minstrel
I think Cars was just Lasseter's dream project. He loves cars and racing and Route 66 and always wanted to make a movie about all that, and when he became successful, he had the chance. My guess is that Cars plays better to audiences who have the same loves as Lasseter. But I doubt even he would say it's as good a film, objectively speaking, as, say, Toy Story 2.

Now that he's got it out of his system, he'll return to form. At least, I expect he will.

BTW, I'm not a car nut, but I really like Cars. Not as much as most other Pixar films, but I'd rather watch it than Shrek.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:41 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
minstrel wrote:I think Cars was just Lasseter's dream project. He loves cars and racing and Route 66 and always wanted to make a movie about all that, and when he became successful, he had the chance. My guess is that Cars plays better to audiences who have the same loves as Lasseter. But I doubt even he would say it's as good a film, objectively speaking, as, say, Toy Story 2.


Anna somewhere... a the tear, she trickles down a the Peter Jackson's face, no?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:43 pm
by Chairman Kaga
minstrel wrote:BTW, I'm not a car nut, but I really like Cars. Not as much as most other Pixar films, but I'd rather watch it than Shrek.

I couldn't agree more.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:45 pm
by minstrel
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
minstrel wrote:I think Cars was just Lasseter's dream project. He loves cars and racing and Route 66 and always wanted to make a movie about all that, and when he became successful, he had the chance. My guess is that Cars plays better to audiences who have the same loves as Lasseter. But I doubt even he would say it's as good a film, objectively speaking, as, say, Toy Story 2.


Anna somewhere... a the tear, she trickles down a the Peter Jackson's face, no?


Exactly.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:38 pm
by godzillasushi
Dark Knight wrote:Can't ya just see the toy line?


Cough

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:20 am
by Dark Knight
Got this from a disney news site.......

"Wall E' (EX: That Andrew Stanton's movie about robots in love will supposedly be in super wide format and feature little or no dialogue)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:30 am
by Ribbons
Dark Knight wrote:Got this from a disney news site.......

"Wall E' (EX: That Andrew Stanton's movie about robots in love will supposedly... feature little or no dialogue)


In some ways I hope that's true, because that means that they're not afraid to experiment with the conventions of the genre a little.

Also, I guess we now know that the plot is about robots in love?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:31 am
by Dark Knight
By "super wide format", Im guessing IMAX possibly IMAX only? Would disney let them do that?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:35 am
by Ribbons
I don't think it'd be able to make its money back if it were IMAX only; not enough IMAX theaters in the country. They could be releasing it in IMAX theaters in addition to regular theatres though; I don't really know what "super-wide format" means.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:58 am
by Dark Knight
If anybody wants to know the source of this, here is...

Jim Hill Blog

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:48 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Ribbons wrote:
Dark Knight wrote:Got this from a disney news site.......

"Wall E' (EX: That Andrew Stanton's movie about robots in love will supposedly... feature little or no dialogue)


In some ways I hope that's true, because that means that they're not afraid to experiment with the conventions of the genre a little.


after hearing that, I'm mighty curious, and very very excited about this.

Martian landscape, animated by Pixar?!?

can't. wait.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:28 am
by MonsieurReynard
Bear in mind their shorts have mostly no dialogue in there whatsoever and effectively use music and sound effects.

Good on them.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:26 pm
by buster00
I'm not going unless there's penguins.


And fart jokes.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:24 pm
by havocSchultz
What?!?!?!

Hardly any dialogue...?!?!?

How do they expect to compete with all the other CGI films out there that hire "extremely talented" voice actors who are permanent fixtures in Pop Culture...???

And I sure hope that love thing works out for Flumm in the end...

We all need our gears oiled every once in awhile...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:31 pm
by havocSchultz
Some new info in regards to the film...

I'm quite a bit more interested to see it now...

Can't be as bad as Robots at least...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:27 pm
by godzillasushi
Wow that really doesnt sound like a Pixar movie does it? I love the idea that they would take a chance on something like this. The back-story is way above a childs head. I am very much intrigued by this movie now.

It sort of reminds me of that old Sega Genesis game called Vectorman. It had the same premise except a bad robot controlled all the other robots and Vectorman tries to stop him. Earth had been abandoned because of trash, etc. And they left the robots to clean up.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:29 pm
by Lady Sheridan
I love that picture of the little robot. I'm there. And easily impressed!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:36 pm
by minstrel
The new info makes me a lot more interested in this film. It could actually be amazing.

Is Andrew Stanton shaping up to be the Kubrick of animated films?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:41 pm
by godzillasushi
This movie seems to be in the same vain as say....The Secret of NIMH or The Black Cauldron. One of those darker movies that might not make a ton of cash but will be looked back upon as the breath of fresh air in CGI land.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:46 pm
by minstrel
I'll be interested to see Fred Willard in it. How are they going to make that look?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:57 pm
by havocSchultz
minstrel wrote:I'll be interested to see Fred Willard in it. How are they going to make that look?


Like this...


Image

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:00 pm
by minstrel
havocSchultz wrote:
minstrel wrote:I'll be interested to see Fred Willard in it. How are they going to make that look?


Like this...


Image


Very clever, but probably wrong.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:24 pm
by Orcus
Robots in love? Wasn't that the plot of Heartbeeps, starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters