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UPDATED: This is too damn cute... Pixar rocks out with a new WALL-E snippet!!!

Published at: Oct. 1, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here - Seems Quint was slightly ahead of Disney's planned release - so if you liked the below link - you'll love the HD quality teaser you'll find HERE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Is it possible that Pixar is getting even better than they have been in the last few years? They can do no wrong. I even like CARS, so I guess I'm a bit of a Pixar fanboy, but damn if the bits of WALL-E I saw at Comic-Con didn't knock me out... and the trailers so far... and this new one, which hit a French site a couple days ago, but just found its way to my attention thanks to Jerome. I love it... and I really love the new Pixar logo bit... CLICK IT HERE TO SEE A CUTE LITTLE BUGGER!!!


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  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Wall-E!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Pixar rocks. Now, if they'd just make an Incredibles sequel. And more Brad Bird! Of any kind.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST

    why post FIRST! and brag about it?

    by YouIgnorantGeeks

    And sound like a 12 year old when 90% of the time people who do that actually turn out to be second or third and look even stupider then they already do by posting FIRST!.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    "I Even Like Cars"

    by kevinwillis.net

    Cars was a cool movie. Sort of like Doc Hollywood, only with race cars! But with stunning visuals, beautiful voice work (especially Paul Newman), and Larry the Cable Guy. Hardly The Incredibles (one of the best Pixar films to date, although I just watched Toy Story for the first time in 5 years and I'm impressed how well Pixar's first film holds up; it's truly a classic), but if it had been Blue Sky or Dreamworks I would frankly have been wowed by it.<br><br>But I mean it about an Incredibles sequel. No movie in the Pixar pantheon has ever cried out more loudly for a sequel. The voice performances in that movie are second to none--Craig T. Nelson has the perfect superhero, who new?--and I want to see that throwdown with the Underminer. I really do.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!! Posters.

    by kevinwillis.net

    Because it's something to do. It's like a little game . . . why do people play bingo? Do crosswords? It's the "First!!" game. Equally as curious, why do folks who aren't interested in playing "First!!!" feel compelled to go off on the "FIRST!!!" posters. It's a legitimate question.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Too damn cute indeed...

    by Boba Fat

    Sounds like R2 crossed with ET. I like the idea of a robot all alone and forever cleaning though. That's a got a classic sci-fi feel to it. Hopefully the film will be a mix of both.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Johnny 5 is ALIVE!!!

    by Cheif Brody

    I'm getting a huge "Short Circuit" vibe out of this. Is Ally Sheedy in this? Still not much shown of Wall-E's supporting cast, which is the keystone of most Pixar films. And...Why the French site?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Los Locos Kick Your Balls Into Ou-ter-Spaaace!

    by Musicballs

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Too damn cute indeed!

    by Zombie Vig

    Looking forward to this.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones Gets Coffee, Looks Old

    by kevinwillis.net

    http://tinyurl.com/26ewrg <br><br> Isn't this the kind of non-news that usually passes for news on AICN these days? Where's the post with the latest pictures to Harrison Ford looking like he's about to star in Waiting for Godot, rather than Indiana Jones?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Wow...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... he really looks like E.T. in profile, and I really don't care. Charming. I love him posing as the "R" in Pixar. And in general, Ben Burtt's sound work seems outrageous in this. Can't wait.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Pixar

    by antonphd

    Fuck Pixar!! First Finding Nemo, then Rattitio... the French Rat Cook one, and now Wall-E!!! Why do they keep making such fucking unbeating masterpieces?! The fuckers!! I hate them! I can't wait for Wall-E, looks to be my NEXT fucking favorite film. Damn them!!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    fanboy as well..

    by xcornealiousx

    i agree pixar owns me, but i cant express who impressive the animation looks in that brief little bit, where he was rooting through the trash...impressive. i was nervous when i heard that there was minimal dialouge...not worried at all now!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    He Doesn't Just Look Like E.T.

    by kevinwillis.net

    He sounds like E.T. mashed up with R2-D2. Not that that's a bad thing; I think this movie will knock it out the park. And I love the Short Circuit reference with the cockroach. <br><br>Derivative? You bet. With the whole be greater than the sum of its parts? Almost certainly.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    "Will the hole" . . . jeeze

    by kevinwillis.net

    I as I forever battle my arch nemesis, my fingers. Wait, that didn't come out right. Wait, that didn't sound right, either. Wait . . .

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    "Will the Whole" . . . I meant

    by kevinwillis.net

    Okay, I'm stopping now. TB'ing with no sleep is probably not the best idea.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Cars sucked.

    by Zappary

    Don't get me wrong, I love Pixar's stuff... but Cars is the exception. It made their 'story is king' catchphrase sound a tad hypocritical.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    but is this the NEW trailer?

    by Romoehlio

    that chud and comingsoon mentioned?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    "They can do no wrong"

    by Chumkid

    That's the problem with you people. Pixar can do wrong. Pixar has been doing wrong. They've been making the same movie for the last 10 years, I think that's pretty wrong.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I even think it almost beats Dark Knight

    by The Chosen

    In terms of how anxious i am in seeing this.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    I am already getting teary eyed

    by Meat For Mommy

    This looks like the next movie about a robot that's going to make cry since The Iron Giant.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Cheif Brody i think you will

    by semisaj

    Cheif Brody i think you will find that Pixar are A French company or at least started out as being French...if my memory serves me right!! Cue the Zealot, American, Retarded bigotry about the French!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    This movie will OWN!!

    by Redfive!

    Its has every element in a film to drag just about everyone in.From Sci-Fi nerds to snobby grown ups taking there kids over and over.I say $250 million easy. P.S.Ratatouille was DEFANTLY the most under rated film this summer.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    There is enough R2 in there...

    by Fawst

    to make it sound familiar. But not like a knockoff. Which I like. And that "waaaaAAAAAHHlee" at the end gets me. I just love that so much :) It seems like Pixar took every ounce of heart they have ever had in a film and found ways to condense it into quick snippets for this movie. Can't wait.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    His voice is a lot cooler than in Short Circuit

    by PullMyFinger

    Pixar had my attention for this movie but now it just increased. What I can't wait to see is what kind of interaction between characters there will be.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    first

    by ironic_name

    disney sucks

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Pixar can do no wrong.

    by JDanielP

    But I want a sequel to THE INCREDIBLES.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Fanboys are predestined to bawl their eyes out

    by SpyGuy

    Might as well admit it, there's no fucking way any guy will be able to watch this movie and not weep like an overly-hormonal chick by the end. And don't even think about watching THE IRON GIANT before or after this film or you'll be asked to turn in your testicles for the sake of honor alone.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Cobbio

    I've been waiting for Pixar to produce a science fiction tale since "Toy Story" and I'm happy to see they're spinning a good yarn. With their intelligence, artistry, and vivid animation, Pixar will most assuredly give us something I'll be excited to see. Can't wait.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Ohh Mon Dieu..!!

    by nolan bautista

    I hope they release it in English..

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    oh sweet merciful Wall-e

    by Porco Drunko

    God i want to see this movie so bad! I've liked most pixar stuff, loved a few and been disappointed by cars but i think this is going to go down as pixars true work of genius. Everything about this just makes me smile inside.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Who's Johnny?

    by godhelpus

    He's No.5 from Short Circuit! "A robot with a soul"—not very original. On the plus side its nice to see a Pixar flick without the characters having Mr. Potatohead eyeballs for once.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    THIRTY THIRD!!!!!!

    by irrelevntelefant

    pixar is going to go 8 for 8 with this one... if other studios put the care and effort into making a great quality final product, we wouldn't have to suffer through movies like "good luck chuck".

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Another reason I bawl along with Iron Giant

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I had my little dog Woofers in my lap watching it one night. The next day she passed away very unexpectedly (but peacefully). When my other dog Bugs' time was obviously up, we sat up that night and watched it together, then she went away the next day. I cry like the little bitch that I am every time I put it on. I sure the eff hope that, indeed, "Souls don't die". Only, how to explain to my man-child when we sit down to watch this in a few years why daddy is such a bitch...??? <p> And Wall-E looks to be another feather in what's becoming a very feather-filled chapeau for PIXAR.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    And don't forget...

    by Milou

    The company behind WALL-E : http://buynlarge.com/

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to take my son to see this.

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    He'll be nearing three years old by the time this comes out. And he loves robots and Pixar flicks. This just might become his favorite movie ever.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    God Bless WallE for cleansing my pallete

    by chiahead

    Someone sent me some stupid Sweeny Todd in Sock Puppet Form youtube this morning. At last I can breathe again.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Direct download (play trailer full screen, or save it)

    by Brendon

    I put a direct download link up at www.filmick.co.uk - like I do for just about every major trailer and plenty of minor ones, in fact. This is a public service announcement.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    talks like R2D2 with some ET thrown in

    by Rupee88

    a bit derivative, but I'll take it. It somewhat daring to have him not speak English throughout the film, although I bet he starts talking it before the halfway point.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I thought they already released Robots in theaters

    by INWOsuxRED

    Okay, we'll be re-using our standard plot, who should play Nemo?</br></br> How about a robot?</br></br> We already did Robots, unless that was one of the three other companies that makes the same movie we do.</br></br> How about make it a DIFFERENT robot?</br></br> BRILLIANT! WE CAN DO NO WRONG!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Genious

    by Evil Hobbit

    Words can not describe the brilliance in this trailer.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    You can call it Wall-E, I'm calling it Game Fuel!

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Lol

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Wall-E

    by Jaws Wayne

    When I showed my 6 year old son the previous trailer a while ago he almost exploded when the little fella mentioned his own name. I explained the movie wasn't finished for quite a while and had to make him promise we would go see it at the cinema together. No problem there son. I'm not a Pixar "fan boy" as I think most of their movies are really for young children although I really like both Toy Story's and certainly The Incredibles a whole lot. In fact I think the first Toy Story and The Incredibles are masterpieces. This movie could be the greatest since The Incredibles, I really didn't care for Cars and the Rats movies.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Hey kevinwillis.net

    by Forestal

    That photo of Ford has been on the Internet for 3 months. Get over it.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Most Anticipated of Summer '08

    by toshiro-solo

    Just edging out IJATKOTCS and Dark Knight. And Iron Man. Cars was a slight mis-step, but you have to respect the track record of the Pix, and this looks AMAZING.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    jesus...

    by thekylegassproject

    when he looks up at the stars and you see them reflected in his eyes and then the whole wwaaaAAAAlly thing happens...this film is going to be incredible. i am admittedly a fanboy but i don't understand all the hate on cars. the only thing i think cars might have been guilty of was that it was a little heavy on self-parody. all of their films since toy story do this a little bit but cars really took it and ran with it. other than that, any pixar fan should have love it imo.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Looks great, but Rattatoiulle is possibley the Pixar

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    movie ever!!! So this has a lot to live up to. But Im not worried. It probably will. Pixar are alchamists! Pixels into gold :)

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Short Circuit Meets E.T.

    by Snookeroo

    Ugh. I love Pixar, and this animation is unbelievably good, but it's so calculatedly cutesy it makes my stomach churn. It seems the better their animation gets, the more schmaltzy their stories become.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Cuteness Overload

    by enigmatypus

    Between that Wall-E, Kiwi! http://youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs , and this video http://tinyurl.com/23lexe , I am experiencing cute video overload.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Well I'M a Pixar fanboy

    by Movietool

    And unashamed of it. And frankly I believe that CARS wasn't given a fair shake from the start because it had the unmitigated gall to appeal to NASCAR fans. "Oh my God, you mean people who live BELOW the Mason-Dixon line are going to have a Pixar movie that appeals SPECIFICALLY to their culture and not my own?!? Ugh, this movie must be bad!" Sheep. CARS was a good movie. Okay, so it wasn't better than Finding Nemo. Few films ARE better than Finding Nemo. But CARS WAS better than 90% of the drek that Hollywood produces nowadays, and I think it will have fans for many years to come. Sorry - had to get that off my chest.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I think some of the Cars dislike

    by toshiro-solo

    comes from the feeling that the flick seems to be saying that "small town" life is somehow superior to "big city" life. Which is a viewpoint that excludes and invalidates the value of lives of a whole lot of city dwellers. Personally, I think there are definite advantages to life in the city AND definite advantages to life outside of the city, but the movie felt (to me) like it was pushing one at the expense of the other.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Phong

    by OlafStapledon

    He looks like Phong from ReBoot.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rxlidAR3Fw

    by jrbarker

    Los Locos!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    http://www.buynlarge.com/

    by NoDiggity

    Website of the "BuyNLarge" Corporation.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    This is going to make so much cash!

    by JonQuixote

    They're just gonna have to put Wall-E on the $20. Buy your Disney stock now. This is gonna give Titanic a run for its money.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Semisaj, Pixar started out as a division of Lucasfilm

    by half vader

    Your memory serves you about as well as your fingers being able to type a quick Google search. <p> <p> And my "he looks like" vote is for the "goose droid" from Star Wars.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Lookalike Vote

    by Shaw

    http://tinyurl.com/3d57od It looks great though

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    *Cue over-publicity for Wall-E on AICN*

    by Mike_D

    mark my words.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Buy-n-Large Corp. Promo - Wall.E

    by mab1064

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slnR1GjoDRk

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Short Film

    by aufdemKiez

    I enjoyed Cars, but haven't seen Ratatouille, although I was unimpressed with the trailers for both those movies. I have to say I'm impressed with the trailers I've seen for Wall-E. Although at the moment it looks like a great short film. I don't know how it will translate into a 1 and a half hour movie though.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    dead, souless eyes!

    by ironic_name

    gonk pwns other robots.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Serious competition for R2

    by Chanoc

    For the last 30 years R2-D2 has, altough arguably, had the unofficial title of "Cutest Robot" in cinema history. Now with the little bits we´ve seen from Wall-E, that might change. I can imagine every kid in america wanting a wall-e robot toy.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    My two cents...

    by loafroaster

    ...there's a bit of the Batteries Not Included robots in there somewhere.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    I love the concept

    by Silverglade

    ...a robot on some other planet in space that collects and compacts trash for 700 years and then has an awakening. That alone has me intrigued. Pixar films are always so much fun I am sure there will be fat kids chest bumping in the aisles for WALL*E. I am there.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Ratatouille rocked

    by Movietool

    That movie was flat-out brilliant from beginning to end. You're right, though, I will try to like it more the next time I see it, if that's even possible.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Quint like "Cars" and "King Kong"

    by TallBoy66

    Yeah, that's a good reason to never trust what he says again.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    so cute i want to punch a baby harp seal

    by occula

    a fangirl and proud of it. if i can bring one-millionth of the joy that pixar's films bring to children with my own work, then i'll have done something good. naysayers have obviously forgotten what it was like to be eight and full of wonder.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of a mini me version of Johnny 5

    by Floyd_Dylan

    .

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    bacci40

    by Snookeroo

    Have no doubt -- I'll be seeing this opening day. Pixar has yet to put out anything but quality. But this seems so over the top tug-on-the-heart-strings it's distracting. Personally I've had a gut full of heroes with angst, anti-heroes and so forth that it's good to have some clearcut good/bad. This just seems to pander. Let's hope I'm wrong -- I'd love to see another home run.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Don't get it.

    by Jaws Wayne

    There sure is nothing wrong with "cutesy" but I really don't understand the overwhelming love declarations from all you adults when it comes to films like Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters inc., and Cars. I think the Rat film wasn't a real children's story like the others but it bored me and my son to tears, I even saw the thing twice. (I thought the "rat escape scene " was excellent though). Yes, Pixar makes really good looking films and Wall-E looks like it could be a truly exceptional film but please explain the magnetic appeal the aforementioned kids movies have on all you adults. You do know that most of their films are aimed at really young children first right ?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    It's so awesome that Nintendo's R.O.B. gets a movie!

    by Orionsangels

    I was wondering where he was.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Blue Sky did ROBOTS, not Pixar. That's why it flopped.

    by SpyGuy

    Now comes the good robot movie that will make a shitload of cash.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Too soon for an official ban on Johnny-5 references?

    by toshiro-solo

    'Cuz I've seen that comparison enough already. Thanks. R.O.B. hasn't been beaten into the ground yet, though. It will be, but it hasn't been yet.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wall-E YouTube promo

    by JimBobCooter

    "Voice command your holo-screen to www..." Nice.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    that was new?

    by master bitchfist

    that was new? i could swear i've seen that months ago.... only in english

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Robots didn't flop

    by Osmosis Jones

    It grossed about $130 million in the U.S. Now, if you mean "flop" as in "it sucked", then yes, it *did* flop.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Batteries Not Included

    by half vader

    Hey Loafroaster. Showed it to my kid the other day, and had completely forgotten that it was co-written by Brad Bird. Some very obviously "Bird" stuff in there too. <p> Now hurry up and release the second damn season of Amazing Stories so I can finally watch the origina; "Family Dog" on DVD. My VHS is all worn out. God I love that thing.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Robots flopped like Dinosaurs flopped

    by Rupee88

    In case you haven't noticed, lots of people talk out of their ass on the Internet.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    He had me

    by Larry of Arabia

    The second he ran over the roach. Plus, they have the good taste to use the soundtrack to Brazil.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Cars was okay... I loved Ratatouille.

    by PirateEmery

    I also loved Nemo. Pixar + Disney makes me happy.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers are like boxers

    by emeraldboy

    in that they treat movies like punching bags.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I haven't been on this site in ages

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    cuz my stupid boss said no surfing while you're on hold, you can count ceiling tiles instead. Anyway, I'm sure it's been said but I've already seen both Short Circuit, and it's sequel. Did R2D2 and Johnny Five get to humping and produce this metal turd?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by Orionsangels

    We're just spoiled cynical and tired. We've seen so much at this point in our lives, that we squawk at every new thing. It's like Johnny said in the Outsiders. When you're young everything is new, like gold. Like the way ponyboy digs sunsets. Stay that way, it's a good way to be. We're not like that anymore. We've been abused by images and sounds and have chosen what's the best and what's not. Now we compare everything that came before with everything that comes now. Does that make sense? No? i'm drunk anyway so

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Just got of the phone with johnny 5....

    by knifeandfork

    ...he was going on and on about ageism in hollywood and how the role of wall-e was rightfully his. I had to hang up on him after a while. Seriously though, as cute as wall-e is, Im anticipating pixars "UP" more. A globe spanning adventure with monsters by pixar sounds intruging, im lookin forward to that. Oh and where is the incredibles sequel? Many a pixar fan will agree that the incredibles 2 HAS to happen (with the same creative team of course).

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by Raphman

    I really don't see what's so special about this.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I'm not crazy about CARS simply because...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I find NASCAR and racing, in general, boring as watching paint dry. That, coupled with the whole "Doc Hollywood" schtick, made it the weakest and imaginative of the Pixar films, in my book.<p>However, I DID like it more than I thought I would, and don't think it's a bad movie, just a poor Pixar film.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Wall-E doesn't look that great, either...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    but like CARS, it might surprise me. Cute little robots tend to annoy me. Like Elmo, minus the red fur.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Pixar...AND you guys...

    by Al Delvechio

    Have got to be kidding!! This whole 80s nostalgia thing has gone too far if people are actually looking forward to another re-hash of the funny little robot with a silly voice who will make you laugh and cry shtick! Will Huey Louis and the News be providing the soundtrack? This is a great movie 25 years ago.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    brazil?

    by bernard

    looks badass. is that the theme to brazil playing?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Pixar is the only REAL movie studio left in America

    by RipVanMarlowe

    yet with out all the shitty hang ups of being, ya know, a movie studio

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Harry Potters Nipples

    by RipVanMarlowe

    You are wikipedia, but why the fuck was that necessary?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Forestal: Photo of Ford on The Internet

    by kevinwillis.net

    3 Months? Seriously? No way. You're lying. Prove it. I don't believe you. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I never saw it on AICN. And I'm tuned into the Indy stuff. That's my point, anyway. Don't be a playah hatah!<br><br> Wall-E will own you all. End of line.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    i've seen more than the trailer...

    by irrelevntelefant

    the only thing short circuit about this film is wall-e's eyes look the same.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Something tells me this is better than "Short Circuit"

    by Gozu

    Unless Steve Gutenberg is in it. Then all bets are off.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    besides...

    by irrelevntelefant

    which would you rather watch : the incredibles or fantastic four? point. match. set

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    The Appeal of Pixar to Adults

    by kevinwillis.net

    Toy Story was such a great movie, and so cutting edge . . . man, even if it had been CGI, it would have been da bomb, if there had been another way to pull it off. Toy Story 2 took it to the next level. An amazing sequel by any estimation. And The Incredibles is the hands down best superhero movie of all time. And Monster's Inc and Finding Nemo would have been huge achievements at any other company . . . <br><br>Pixar rocks. End of story.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    "real" studios

    by irrelevntelefant

    "real" studios are in the "business" of making "money"... "real good" studios are in the business of making good movies and making money...

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    shuttlepod_10, what rat movie are you talking about?

    by slone13

    Cause Ratatouille made over $400 million. Calling it a bomb is just plain incorrect.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    jaws wayne- this aint wallstreetjournal.com

    by irrelevntelefant

    you are on a website dedicated to comic book inspired movies and sci-fi fantasy and horror movies. a site where comic-con is a near religious experience, and wednesdays are the best day of the week.... we like these types of movies because they are fun ....... if you can honestly say you don't like any pixar (or similar) films (not love, just like), then somewhere there is an fbi profiler who is tracking you in connection with a string of prostitute murders throughout the midwest states.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    it's called hipster cool, shuttlepod

    by irrelevntelefant

    i'd explain it to you, but i gotta go get extra links put in my wallet chain and pick up my uber-retro-was-wearing-this-at-least-nine-months-before-anyone-else shirts from the eco-friendly dry cleaner.....

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    FUCK CUTE

    by DOGSOUP

    Fuck it up its stupid ass with the dildo knife from Se7en.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    a pixar movie about a string of prostitute murders

    by INWOsuxRED

    now that I'd see!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    finding dead bimbos

    by irrelevntelefant

    dogsoup, do you toss your moms salad with that mouth of yours?

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    People Who Dislike Pixar...

    by Anton_Sirius

    ...are soulless mockeries of humanity. Crawl into a hole and stop moving around, because you're already dead.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net.....

    by Forestal

    That pic of Ford on set in Hawaii first appeared online August 2. So its been 2 months: http://www.harrisonfordweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7035

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    First a rat then a roach?

    by tough_times

    SO is Pixar trying to see if they can make anything cute? How about a turd? Can you make that cute and lovable Pixar? Call him Chunky and he falls in love with an uppity Douche. We will laugh and cry as those two worlds collide. There can be a romantic dance scene in the toilet bowl. And comedic secondary characters like the toothbrush and toilet paper. You can call it "Doody and the Yeast"!<br> Haha "uppity douche"

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    I love Wall-E

    by DisneyFanatic

    Just saying it.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Blah blah blah...

    by MCVamp

    Considering how many violent, stupid, non-descript pieces of eye-trash ooze down Hollywood's buttcrack and into theaters, you'd think some of you slaggers would be a little more lenient towards ONE Pixar movie a year? They're for all ages without being for complete retards, made with meticulous care and attention to detail, and are generally entertaining to a wide range of people. If you want to go see that 90-pound stick woman blow up zombies for the third time or breathlessly await another movie about tying chicks up and cutting their faces off, or yet another comic book movie slapped on the screen aimed specifically at retards who like blood and sweaty man-abs, be my guest. Leave Pixar alone, they do what they do better than you will ever do what you do. Well, except masturbate, we all do that pretty well.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    I ALWAYS cry at the end of Iron Giant

    by cornponious

    I admit it. When he flies up to stop the missle, and the kid watches him and says "I love you", and the Iron Giant closes his eyes and says "Superman"... that's all she wrote. That's all she wrote.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Ratatouille, probably the most underrated summer film.

    by minderbinder

    Along with Hot Fuzz. And while Remy deserved to do WAY better, it wasn't a bomb by any stretch of the imagination. 200M ain't no bomb, sure it dropped a bit from Cars domestically (their most shallow and pandering film, in my opinion), but is doing much better overseas and has a good shot at making more than Cars did overall. This looks like a risk for Pixar by having hardly any dialogue, but I think they can pull it off. It has never been a problem in short films, and other movies have done it for shorter stretches. They've definitely got me interested.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Not a hater at all...

    by Jaws Wayne

    No, I'm not a hater at all of Pixar or Disney (how could anyone) and I fully agree that both Toy Story's and The Incredibles are not just animated gems but as classic as movies can be. I guess I'm just not that impressed looking at their complete full lenght movie filmography 'till now. Which is fine since I guess they don't make films in the first place aimed at 40 year-old males. But it sure is nice to see Pixar trying to make their movies/stories a bit more adventurous/not solely for kids (and overall animation fans )since The Incredibles. But I personally found nothing appealing about their last two films (not even the photo-realistic animation could save 'em),if you don't have a big interest into (talking) cars or cooking, well there just simply wasn't too much too enjoy. Nothing amazing about those stories either, especially the Rat film which I find hard to imagine that story would be all that appealing with the under-18's. But if you're a big car nut or kitchen princess yourself,yes, I can see how that could make a really big difference. Just imagine Pixar breaking out of the 'family movie thing' sometime and starting to make different and 'serious' movies. (Without the hairy and cuddly characters). Now, I'm sure many of us would be thrilled to bits about that prospect right? I guess you would be if you're a huge animation (and film) fan like myself. But first bring on Wall-E, it sure looks and feels like an amazing film already reading about it and seeing the bits of artwork and terrific clips from that.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Unbelievable

    by mefrog

    How can you guys look at this and be unimpressed? This movie looks incredible... I love the no dialogue thing they're going for, I have absolute faith in Pixar. Even when they're lackluster (Cars), they're still amazingly talented over there.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Batteries not included 2

    by LORDRANDO

    Computers suck....integrated CGI is bad enough....but this shit is boring. I go to school with computer animators and while its something that requires a great deal of training and effort, it is not a talent like cell animation. CGI is the cinema equivalent of 'my ten year old can do that...." and soon he will be able to....

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Are you kidding me?

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Ratatouille was like that hot chick in high school, that looked incredibly gorgeous but was completely boring and unimpressive when you actually interacted with her. I'm totally on board with Wall-E, though. I just hope Lasseter has the balls to release it with no dialogue and keep it from going the way of Dinosaur from a few years back.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    being 8 and full of wonder....

    by LORDRANDO

    ...just leads you that much more exposed to the crap your parents put in front of you....children did just fine before baby mozart, padded playgrounds and pixar....all things which serve to insulate children from reality...or is it to protect the parents fear of failure...i cant tell...although its the parents who buy this crap.....VIVA JIM HENSON!!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    dewd

    by occula

    i was raised on the jim henson, bitch. but your assessment that pixar insulates children from reality is wildly skewed. i wonder what you would make of the generations of people exposed to early disney, or warner brothers cartoons, or, gee, comic books and, uh, other kinds of books that have pictures in them.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    you wanna know how i know you're gay?

    by ironic_name

    you wrote superbad.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    The creators of Johnny Five have to sue!

    by Neo Zeed

    That is a total ripoff. They just shortened Johnny Five and called him "Wall-E."

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Pixar trying live action?

    by fat bears

    Did I read someplace that Brad Bird and Pixar were working on a live action movie about an earthquake or some such? IMDB here I comes!

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    That would be JOHN CARTER OF MARS...

    by WONKABAR

    supposedly a mix of live-action and animation (maybe motion-capture) directed by Andrew Stanton and perhaps in association with Zemeckis. Brad Bird is working on "1906" the "earthquake-movie" but I don't think it's a Pixar film. JCOM is supposed to be Stanton's next and Pixar has already snatched up JOHNCARTEROFMARS-MOVIE.COM, JOHNCARTEROFMARS-THEMOVIE.COM, and JOHNCARTEROFMARSTHEMOVIE.COM domains...there's nothing there yet though.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Lordrando you idiot, Shuttlepod and Ganymede etc.

    by half vader

    Henson is my hero too but remember he did start the whole "_____ babies" thing rolling. Not completely infallible. Yes the Honeymooners/Dinosaurs series we'll blame on Brian. <p> But your "informed" opinion on CGI is so fucking retarded in its reasoning I hardly know where to start. Yes, there's a red button you'll be able to push that says "animate". Jesus. How fucking old are you? <p> Shuttlepod - not every movie they do has Happy Meals. Especially the one about, you know, good food! <p> Oh dear Ganymede, posting about originality and at the same time discovering the Short Circuit thing like it hasnt' been said 1000 times in every post already! Tool. I don't see people posting unoriginality TBs every time a new buddy movie with 2 cops come out. That goes for your enlightened post too, Neo Zeed. <p> More robot movies are a BAD thing?? <p> I'm grumpy tonight. Maybe 'cause it's almost 5 in the morning. The trailer made happy, even if it was only a little bit different to the other. <p> Whoever up there talked about "some other planet", the planet is Earth. It's not 'til later he goes off. Sorry, just can't find your post anywhere up there now. <p> Oh and bring on Power of the Dark Crystal in 2009! Genndy rocks, and this will hopefully be the best of all puppetry, animatronic and cg worlds. Best tool for the job I say!

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by Neo Zeed

    Pixar outright stole the design of another character and are passing it off as their own. Unless the creators of Short Circuit sold all rights to Disney(or gave permission), they should seek legal action. Do you care about that half vader? Creators rights?Or does your feelings on originality only extend to talkback posts?

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    A Cute Turd = Mr. Hankey

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Hidey-Ho, children! <p> And I heard a little Jawa-speak in Wall-E, too. Oootineey!

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Forestal: Old Harrison Ford Photos

    by kevinwillis.net

    You actually did prove it. Wow! I completely missed those when they debutted. My bad.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Small robots make us cry...why!

    by looser_loser

    I'm looking forward to this - shameless geek-emotion manipulation with Brazil melody. So Iron Giant makes you cry - but does no-one but me recall the full on tiny robot, emotional meltdown of Silent Running (Doug Trumbull/Bruce Dern PROPER sci-fi classic)?

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Robots that make you cry

    by Jaws Wayne

    The robot that made me cry was from Demon Seed, I think the robot was called Proteus. Man he was so cute.

  • Oct. 2, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Neo, that wasn't the point I was making,

    by half vader

    but you asked for it, so... if you actually read the other posts (and previous threads where a bunch of others made the same amazing conclusion as you only proving that for a movie site TBers generally haven't seen that many movies), you would have seen that my personal feeling is that it shares as much with the binocular-head treadmill and 'goose' droids from Star Wars. There's a bit of Huey Duey and Louey (the robots not the ducks they were named after) in there too. Many have made the comment about Pixar making photorealistic movies. They're not really right either. <p> Instead of being so snippy (I wasn't right that your post was the 100th echo of the same thing without acknowledging it?) consider that his form has something to do with his function and draws on the same sort of real world examples audiences would subconsciously recognise. Yes there may be similarities but it's certainly not the outright rip you imagine. The girl character has iPod lines but it's all a design comment and in aid of the story. C3PO is analogous in how similar he is to Maria, but still pretty iconic in his own right. And Mickey Mouse and Mighty mouse (or Felix in the earlier iteration) are similar but also distinct. Chewie looks just like the adult "Little Fuzzies" but still his own guy. Fair? <p> It's reasonable that his body is boxy and compact - and that his head would be separate to emphasize that, as well as being more practical (and much more importantly, expressive). You wouldn't get that if he was completely self contained though. I'll bet a hundred bucks that he's inquisitive and that's why they gave him the binocular type head with the focusing lenses. The foreshortened angles to give his eyes sclera is incredibly clever. And the neck amplifies his interest when he cranes/extends it to look at something or as a muppet-type accent. There's no 'golden triangle' because he doesn't talk. And he's yellow to play up the forklift thing. The practical design cues are part of it, but the emotional response is even more important. You liked Empire, right? The walkers are the stupidest thing ever if you want to be literal about it. In a setting where they've established that vehicles have some sort of anti-gravity device, why walk over the terrain when you can fly? It's moronic! The reason of course is the emotional analogy of being stomped underfoot by a huge beast. Pixar do the same thing with the shape, scale and character(!)istics of their characters. I'm guessing but I think even his name is purposely invoking Walmart and all that it implies. <p> Since you asked, yes originality IS important to me, being a character designer. I also think that certain emotional responses are acheived in certain ways and there's overlap if the character or purpose require it. Good guys = generally not jagged and pointy (Ed Scissorhands is the exception that proves the rule). Cute characters = head roughly the same size as the body, bigger eyes etc. See what I'm getting at? Years ago I was accused of 'copying' another artist's decisions for choosing a certain animal to do a certain task. Aside from the fact I'd done mine years before, and that he'd done so many damn animals in contrast to my three it was hard NOT to overlap, the unescapable fact was that if he'd done his research/homework he SHOULD be coming up with the same animals for the same tasks, as it was all about the appropriate context. And the animals were so distinctive visually they're alway going to look superficially similar if you stylise them. I also had scientists actually criticising me for giving them four digits instead of the 'right' amount! I said Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny don't stand upright and talk in real life either! And that considering the characters were supposed to be friendly, I wasn't sure poison spurs were the right choice, accurate as it might be. <p> Anyway I hope all this rambling has satisfied you and that you can agree I made a fair comment about your post. Like I said it was about 5 in the morning. Don't argue, or I'll bore you to death again. ;) Cheers.

  • June 7, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Are the "Vote Obama" Sublims Only in the Trailers?

    by msspurlock

    Or are they in the movie, too? Anybody know?