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2008-06-27 15:01:45

By Robert Butler, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 27--The most ambitious film yet from the House of Pixar, "WALL-E" is an intergalactic epic about robot romance, furious physical comedy and the fate of humanity. If that's a lot of ground to cover, if the film's reach exceeds its grasp, if it can't decide if it's an art film or one for the kiddies ... well, this critic is in a forgiving mood. You can't make advances without taking risks and making a few missteps. "WALL-E" bravely charges...

2008-06-27 15:01:41

By Phil Parker Journal Staff Writer Plucky WALL-E can build skyscrapers with trash cubes and reenact entire dance numbers from "Hello, Dolly!" He's a cute, clumsy little fellow who, in his fantastic new Pixar movie set hundreds of years in the future, Mr. Magoos his way off the desolate planet Earth and into the heart of a saucy EVE probe robot ("probot"?). That's right, over the course of a rollicking adventure to lead the slovenly human race back to its abandoned home planet, WALL-E gets...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 27--When I heard that St. Louis native Jeremy Lasky was the director of photography for the new movie "WALL-E, " my second question -- after "Where did he go to high school?" -- was: "How could there be a director of photography on a movie that's animated inside a computer?" On the phone from his office in northern California, Lasky explained that his job is roughly the same as a cinematographer on a live-action movie: to advise the director on...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 27--THE FIRST THING we see is a panorama of stars -- tiny pinpoints of light that suggest infinity, points of wonder even in a world in which so much has been explained. A bigger surprise is what we hear: Broadway star Michael Crawford ("The Phantom of the Opera") singing about how there is hope "out there." The song is "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" from the 1969 movie version of the Broadway musical "Hello, Dolly!" Who would have...

2008-06-27 09:02:45

By Jeff Vice Deseret News WALL*E -- **** -- Animated feature, starring the voices of Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin and others; rated G (animated violence) Technological advances make "WALL*E" the best-looking of all the Pixar animated features to date. There are a few sequences in the digitally animated cartoon that look astonishingly real. And some bits of live-action footage have been spliced in, and it doesn't look ridiculous when juxtaposed with the animation. Fortunately, "WALL*E" is...

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2008-06-27 06:00:00

No, no, no, says "WALL-E," creator Andrew Stanton -- Pixar's new movie is not sending an environmental message. Yes, the movie's set in the future, and the world's been pretty much ruined by us. Yes, the planet is a big, uninhabitable pile of garbage, and it's our garbage. But no, he says, there is no eco-warrior agenda, and Pixar is not sending invisible waves of green activism into the vulnerable minds of our unsuspecting children. "We wanted to make an interesting science fiction movie....

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2008-06-27 03:00:00

There is so little wrong with WALL-E, the latest film from the animation geniuses at Pixar, that I should get the bad stuff out of the way first. So: You will probably get tired of the two songs from Hello, Dolly! that are a recurring element of the movie. And it goes a little slow when the action moves from Earth to the spaceship Axiom. Anything else? Checking, checking, going through notes, searching memory. . . . No, that's it. Other than those relatively modest flaws, WALL-E is an...

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2008-06-26 09:00:00

It doesn't matter if the characters in his films are toys, insects, monsters, fish or robots. Andrew Stanton wants all of them to be as "human" as possible. Take, for example, the main character in his latest, the digitally animated, science-fiction/comedy "WALL-- E." He's a trash- compacting robot that's been left to fend for himself on a deserted, futuristic Earth. "After spending all that time alone on the planet, WALL-- E has become very lonely, which is obviously a very human trait,...

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 26--In the 29th century, the lone residents of Earth are a solar-powered trash-compacting robot and his cockroach sidekick. Humans have flown away and pollution has choked vegetation and animal life. What's also just about died off is entertainment value. In the bleak yet beautiful world of Pixar's "WALL-E," there are just a couple endless resources: preachiness and pretense. The film's environmentalist and anti-corporation...

2008-06-25 00:02:29

Experience Huge Variety of Gameplay Across More Than Nine Action- Packed Levels, Enjoy New Storylines and Explore Massive Environments Not Seen in the Film THQ/ Media Relations Karen Fujimoto, 818-871-5188 karen.fujimoto@thq.com or THQ/ Investor Relations Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125 investor@thq.com Logo: http://www.thq.com THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced WALL- E, the video game based on the highly-anticipated Disney- Pixar film, has shipped into retail outlets...