Pixar and Politics the Hidden Messages of WallE

Pixar and Politics the Hidden Messages of WallE

This essay will be focusing on the 2008 film WallE released by Pixar animation studios This essay will be reviewing and discussing the political side of the film as well as looking at any other hidden messages These include the environmental messages nostalgia and dystopia As well as reviewing the film itself to see if there is any pattern forming to link all the elements together

Walle was released in 2008 by Disney Pixar studios and featured voices such as Ben Burtt as Walle and Elissa Knight as Eve it also features Sigourney Weaver Walle is a computer generated animated feature created on Pixars own software Renderman Walle is based on a small waste collecting robot who unwillingly embarks on a space journey that decides the fate of mankind WallE stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth class and Eve stands for Extraterrestrial Vegetative Extractor

In a not so distant future mankind has left earth because of the state it has become Completely over run by rubbish that towers over the tallest skyscraper all the rubbish seems to be the product of a multimillion dollar company Buy N Large One robot has been left behind to clean up the mess WallE one of the last living things on the planet as well as his pet a cockroach WallE is infatuated with the objects left behind by people enriched with mankinds history and a tape of show tunes he found One day he follows a light hoping to add it to his collection unbeknownst to him its actually part of the landing process for a ship carrying the Eve probe Eve has been sent to find evidence of life being sustainable once again on earth WallE falls in love with Eve and rescues her from a dust storm and takes her back to where he lives He shows Eve all of his trinkets including his latest find a plant This plant is what Eve has gone to earth for she takes the plant from WallE and then shuts down with just a green plant symbol on her front blinking WallE isnt sure what has happened to her and thinks that her battery could just be running low so he takes her outside to charge in the sun and makes many attempts to wake her up When that fails he protects her from the various weather conditions until the ship comes back to retrieve her Something WallE didnt expect so he hitches a ride on the back of the ship to the axiom The axiom is the space cruise ship that is carrying all the people of earth who evacuated over 700 years ago they were only supposed to be aboard for 5 years whilst the robots cleaned up the planet The people of earth are all living a secluded life never walking anywhere constantly in their floating chairs which give them full access to TV and social networking They never eat solid foods they drink it all from a cup and a straw and theyve all become overweight due to bone loss and lack of exercise Any exercise they do is done through a robot that they control on their screens When Eve manages to bring the plant back to the pilot the auto pilot whos acting upon instructions given to him 700 years ago stages a mutiny so that nobody will be able to return to earth Its with the help of WallE that the people aboard the axiom realise that they need to go back to earth to save it an end the 5 year cruise

In the book The films of Pixar animation studio they point out that the film looks at what it is to be human this is because in the film WallE all the humans that left earth are now surviving on the axiom which is a space cruise ship used as a home for the rest of humankind All the people aboard the axiom however seem to be living a secluded life they never interact with anybody face to face or walk anywhere and they are constantly eating fast food They live such a secluded life that when they are introduced to a new colour for their suits as to which it says try blue its the new red and they all happily change into it None of the people aboard the axiom really start to pay attention until WallE arrives he accidentally knocks someone off of their chair and then introduces h

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