G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
The People Mover transportation system is an homage to the old Disneyland attraction WEDway PeopleMover, which was located in Tomorrowland from 1967 to 1997.
Voice in commercial:
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space! BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away.
For the ship to have survived 700+ years in space, everything would have to be recycled (including the passengers). Dumping huge amounts of trash out in space would eventually deplete the ship of materials needed to maintain operations. This is likely a metaphorical/stylistic decision by the filmmakers, as a reflection of the "Consume and discard" BnL attitude that led to the desolation of Earth in the first place.
We also don't see enough detail of the ejected garbage to tell whether it actually represents the full variety of waste the ship would have produced (for example, there doesn't seem to be any water in the garbage); it's possible that some things are recycled while others are jettisoned. Furthermore, "outer space" isn't as empty as we imagine it to be; many basic elements could theoretically be harvested from the ship's surroundings, and the ship could have capabilities for using that material that we simply don't see.
In the closing Pixar logo, Luxo Junior's light bulb burns out after he flattens the letter "I". WALL-E enters and replaces the light bulb with a power-saving lamp, then accidentally knocks down the letter "R" as he tries to leave. He tries to cover it up by posing like an "R".
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