Since then, however, they’ve come out with both a new poster and a funny new trailer. Never one to rest on my laurels I’ve decided that I simply can’t let another day go by without sharing the newest poster and the newest trailer with my readers.
So, what do you think? Is this poster better than the last one? I still think that Wall-E (the actual robot) looks like Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit.” I think the movie looks really good, though. The film was directed by Andrew Stanton who also did “Finding Nemo” so it should be pretty good.According to John Lasseter in a presentation to Disney corporate investors the premise for the film is this:
WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot that his programming was to help clean up. You see, it’s set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.
Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he’s left on Earth doing his duty all alone. But it’s not a story about science fiction. It’s a love story, because, you see, WALL-E falls in love with [Eve], a robot from a probe that comes down to check on Earth, and she’s left there to check on and see how things are going and he absolutely falls in love with her.
I think it sounds interesting and fun. Like the last teaser trailer, this preview still doesn’t show a whole awful lot. You might be interested to know that there’s a bit of interesting tie-in with the Ratatouille video game. In the game there’s a commercial for the WALL-E robot series. It shows that WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-class and is sold by the Buy n Large Corporation. The slogan is “Working to dig you out.” There is a disclaimer at the end that mentions www.buynlarge.com, a web site for the company.
This film is set for release on June 27, 2008.