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- Acceptable Targets -- The Mega Corp monopoly Buy 'n' Large.
- The Spill movie review crew noted: "And I love the irony in this whole anti-overconsumerism message coming to us from, of all people, Disney--"
- Also, thoughtless consumers.
- It's actually Pixar that's showing us, and they didn't mean it. The message just came out like that to some viewers.
- Accidental Aesop -- The directors claims that this movie was not intended to have an anti-consumerism message, and that the purpose of the over-consumerism theme was to justify WALL-E's existence. The same is true of the film's obvious Green Aesop: WALL-E needed to live on a planet full of garbage, and the story was derived from that.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: AUTO. Is he really a bad guy, or is he just forced to do what he's told by any means necessary?
- Animation Age Ghetto -- Despite being a serious contender for best film in 2008, animated or otherwise, the Oscars are still rigged so that a "cartoon" can't even be considered for a Best Picture Oscar anymore. Fortunately, some other awards and critics circles are more accommodating. The Golden Globes, for example, nominated the film for Best Picture. The LA Film Critics Association and several other prominent regional groups also awarded the film Best Picture.
- The Oscars seemed have taken the hint, as Up was nominated for Best Picture in 2009, after the category was expanded to 10 entrants. The vocal outcry of the Wall-E/The Dark Knight Best Picture snubbing are said to be the main motivation behind the nominee expansion.
- Anvilicious -- We don't know if you noticed, but our increasingly decadent lifestyles and disregard for the environment don't turn out well.
- "Rather than try to fix this problem, it'll just be easier for everyone to remain in space."
- Kind of blown out of the water by the various "the world after humanity" documentaries that show the world returning to a near-pristine condition in less than a century of total human abandonment. Even our tallest skyscrapers would crumble to dust within 100 years, petroleum products (oil,gasoline, plastics, etc) break down in mere years, metals corrode.... By 700 years there would be no sign humanity had ever stood on this world's surface. Science Marches On, perhaps?
- They all had the core assumption that humanity all disappeared, instantly, with things at their present state. The denuded, waterless, dust-storm-swept Earth that BnL left would take *MUCH* longer to recover - certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie...
- Award Snub -- Didn't win a single award for which it was nominated for the 2008 Annie Awards. In fact, the Annies were swept almost completely by Kung Fu Panda. While it did win Best Animated Feature it was beaten in the Sound Editing category by Slumdog Millionaire, despite the first half being nothing but sound from the guy who "voiced" R2D2 too.
- Draco in Leather Pants -- AUTO. Considering the things he does and his overall demeanor, he's the only viable Mary Sue target. This ranges from the mundane (average fangirl Sue hanger-on) to the uber-sparkly (a God Mode Villain Stu whose only purpose seems to be making AUTO into his weepy uke slave).
- Ear Worm -- The Buy 'n' Large jingle.
- "Put On Your Sunday Clothes".
- Ensemble Darkhorse --
- M-O and HAN-S (the massage robot).
- AUTO. The fandom loves him. A lot.
- Funny Aneurysm Moment -- Is so funny seeing Wall-E at Low-Power, meaning that he is sleepy. Not so funny when it means that he is at the border of death.
- Hilarious in Hindsight -- At the end, the crew is seen planting pizza. Congress has recently called pizza a vegetable.
- Magnum Opus: Many consider this Pixar's finest work, with some competition from the Toy Story trilogy and Up.
- Misaimed Fandom - AUTO. Amusing how a character Andrew Stanton intended to have no character has fan clubs as well as tons of fanfiction and fanart.
- Moral Event Horizon: AUTO crosses this when he electrocutes WALL-E and then throws him and EVE down into the garbage disposal tube.
- Nightmare Fuel -- Pay close attention to the portraits of the previous Axiom pilots. AUTO starts off in the background, but slowly gets closer and closer over time, until he is staring right over the current captain's shoulder.
- They're also getting fatter...which is kind of fair given their environment, but also a bit disturbing.
- WALL-E's Eye Scream could count when you realize the cord the lens hangs off from is the optic nerve.
- Robo Ship -- Do we really need to explain this?
- Tear Jerker: Oh, YEAH.
- Ugly Cute -- WALL-E is a trash compactor, and still one of the most adorable movie stars ever made.
- WALL-E's pet cockroach, dubbed by the producers as Hal.
- WOOB•E -- He definitely qualifies as an Iron Woobie.
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