WALL-E Voted in the Top Ten Best Movies of All Time
At the conclusion of the film’s opening weekend, over 5,300 IMDb users have rated Pixar’s WALL-E, resulting in a 9.3 average user rating. This currently places the film at #9 on IMDb’s top 250 movies of all time, behind only Godfather 1 and 2, Shawshank Redemption, Good Bad and Ugly, Pulp Fiction, Schindlers List, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Empire Strikes Back. But with only 5,000 votes, the movie will likely drop on the list as more votes are counted. But the question is how far? The high placement is worth noting because it rarely happens. And when it does, the movie usually lands a fairly high placement.
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Here come the robots.
When Pixar releases Wall-E, its latest masterpiece, on Friday, the world will be flooded with images of a beeping, blinking romance between two machines–a stranded hunk of robotic waste collector and a seemingly Apple-inspired space-exploring android. And not just images: Expect to see versions of Wall-E and his beloved Eva everywhere. An estimated 300 products–everything from binoculars and remote control robots to Crocs (nasdaq: CROX – news – people ) and onesies–will be stamped with Wall-E’s visage.
And that’s just the way that Disney (nyse: DIS – news – people ) and its beloved Pixar want it.
Since Disney acquired Pixar in 2005 for $7.4 billion, investors and moviegoers alike have been watching to see how the marriage would unfold. The answer from Disney’s bottom line: so far so good, thank you very much. What remains to be seen is whether Disney’s creative engine will get juiced by Pixar, too.
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(Via Forbes.com: Technology News)
Apple helps Pixar out with WALL•E
I’m a big fan of almost everything Pixar does (Cars wasn’t their best effort, though it was enjoyable), so it is a happy day when a story that links Pixar to my favorite computer company comes along.
It would seem that the good folks at Pixar really wanted to play up the differences between the titular hero of Wall*E and a new robot that appears (Eve, pictured to the right). They wanted it to look very cool, and very high tech. Luckily for Pixar, they know a guy pretty high up in Apple who was able to get Jonathan Ive, Apple’s famed product designer, to help out with Eve’s look.
I wonder if Eve’s battery is user replaceable.