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As much as WALL-E can be described, it can be described as follows: "The few moments that aren't Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming are Crowning Moments of Awesome."


  • The Axiom's captain gets one when he gets out of his hover-chair in order to turn off the evil AUTO. This is accompanied by the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Let that sink in for a minute: the directors of WALL-E managed to turn a fat guy standing up into a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
    • Earlier on: "I don't want to survive, I wanna live!"
    • And the guy gets yet another one in the end, when he steers the Axiom back to Earth at hyperspeed with a look of pure joy on his face. Actually, this one may be a cross between CMOA and Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    • This troper is of the opinion that everything the captain does following his realization that EVE and WALL-E are roaming free about the ship with the plant adds up to one long string of Crowning Moments of Awesome.
    • "You want it? Come and get it, blinky."
  • EVE gets one a few minutes after her introduction, when she blows up a series of huge ships for no reason other than that she's frustrated.
  • In this troper's opinion, M-O has a crowning moment of awesome when he shoos everybody away at the end of the movie, realizing that WALL-E and EVE are having a moment.
    • In this troper's opinion M-O gets one even earlier when he charges into battle against the stewards and tries to clean them into submission, knowing full well that there is nothing more he can do.
    • Arguably, M-O leaving the safety of his line in the pursuit of his duty is one.
      • And just how far he goes in the pursuit of his duty afterwords.
    • Oh, and While it was kinda an accident, saving WALL-E and EVE from going out the airlock doesn't hurt either.
  • WALL-E doesn't need a crowning moment of awesome. Everybody just loves him anyway. But dude, how many times does he save the plant?
    • WALL-E taking on AUTO one-on-one, despite the fact that there was only one way it could have ended. And he STILL saved the plant!
      • This Troper especially loved the little grunt he made after hitting AUTO in the eye and shutting the plant in his body. It felt strangely like he said "So fuck you!" to AUTO.
  • WALL-E gets another one for keeping the holo detector from going back down.... with his body.
  • Three words: Defective Massage Robot.
    • YEAH! And this counts as still another moment for WALL-E, since WALL-E is the one who cuts the binding that the repair bots placed on said defective massage robot. That makes three CMoAs for WALL-E, and he didn't even need ONE.
  • EVE desperately trying to fix WALL-E at the end of the movie, which consists of her flying him back to his home, frantically scavenging through his collection for the parts necessary, eventually starting to move at supersonic speed to install his new parts, and then tops things off by opening up his solar panels and blasting a hole in his roof so the sun could get in. Because moving him outside just would've been too slow.
  • All the defective robots that WALL-E inadvertently "recruits" from the repair ward start using "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" from Hello Dolly as a rallying cry. It starts when one of the bots follows WALL-E and EVE while *squeaking* out the lyrics to the song.
  • How about when EVE is protecting WALL-E near the end of the movie after he's injured, and she threatens the steward bot with her ion cannon? She's just like... the ultimate heroine who protects her man! Woo!
  • Hell, the entire movie is easily a CMOA for Pixar.
    • As well as a CMoH.
  • Mary gets a small one when she flings John across the isle to save the falling babies. Let us say this again: A woman who has lived her life with little need to make use of any musculature she might have flings a man of roughly equivalent weight across an isle against gravity to save a group of babies.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome -- "Out there... there's a world outside of Yonkers..."
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Down To Earth."
    • "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" and "It Only Takes A Moment" may have been borrowed from Hello, Dolly!, but this film uses both to establish both Wall-E's situation and motivation. It helps that both songs are Ear Worm fantastic.
      • The opening lines from "Put On Your Sunday Clothes":

 Out there, there's a world outside of Yonkers

Way out there beyond this hick town, Barnaby

There's a slick town, Barnaby

Out there, full of shine and full of sparkle

Close your eyes and see it glisten, Barnaby

Listen, Barnaby...

and:

 We'll see the shows at Delmonico's

And we'll close the town in a whirl

And we won't come home until we've kissed a girl!

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