Wall-E (2008)

49 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Wall-E first finds the plant, he delicately places the plant with some dirt inside of the shoe. Later on in the film, when Wall-E is in free floating in space, he takes out the shoe to demonstrate to EVE that he has the plant. The dirt so delicately placed in the shoe would surely float freely in zero gravity.

Correction: The dirt would have since become fairly well packed. Even so, it would require some sort of inertial force to "rise" out of the shoe. Wall-E was being careful.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wall-E is sitting with Eve on top of his truck, in one scene he sits on the edge and plays with his treads. Listen to the pitches of the sounds he makes; he's using his treads to "play" the tune for "Put On Your Sunday Clothes".

Correction: Thats an observation. The sites rules that trivia must be more than just an observation.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: During one of the space scenes, Wall-E and Eve talk to each other. In space, there is no air. It is nothingness. Sound travels in vibrations through the air, therefore there cannot be sound in space.

Correction: They were built in the future. It is feasible that they communicate wirelessly but also vocalise transmissions.


Corrected entry: When Wall-E gets struck by lightning while holding an umbrella over EVE, watch his solar charge meter fill all the way up after the first strike.

Correction: The sites rules state that simple observations made by just watching the film are not 'trivia'.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wall-E is putting the spork on the shelves, you can see he has Rex, the green dinosaur from Toy Story, all covered in dust.

Correction: Having looked at the relevant shots closely, as I thought this sounded rather fun, I can't see him. Please provide additional information regarding his location in the scene.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the captain of the Axiom is first introduced, the camera pans across a series of previous captains, each increasing in their lack of fitness and therefore presumably representing a progression of all the captains since the Axiom first left Earth. Because only six captains are shown, service as captain would need to exceed 115 years each in order to span the voyage of the Axiom. Assuming one must be at least 20 before assuming command and one becomes no longer capable in the later 5 years of life, humans in this future would be living over 140 years. Physically fit persons might be able to do this, but it would be highly unlikely for such widespread lack of fitness to lend to such long life spans.

Correction: The pictures in the captain's quarters include their dates of service, so it can be worked out that the first five captains served for an average of 133 years, suggesting a lifespan of at least 160 years. Given that these dates are given in the film, it can be clearly stated that humans in this reality do live for that length of time, therefore this mistake is purely based on your opinion that they shouldn't, which is not an acceptable basis for an error. Bear in mind that the Axiom doesn't take off until the early 22nd century - more than enough time for considerable medical advances to have been made, potentially extending the human lifespan to an unknown degree. While the humans on-board lack physical fitness, they are extremely well looked after, with their every need taken care of - it's inconceivable that the ship doesn't contain advanced medical equipment to keep the passengers going as long as possible.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Captain is doing the morning announcements, he states how it's the 255,642 day on the Axium making it the 700th anniversary. This can't be true since in 700 years (including leap years) there would be 255,675 days. And if they weren't including leap years (given that on a spaceship allowing for the earth's rotation wouldn't be necessary) there would be 255,500 days.

Correction: This is assuming that they're still using the Gregorian calendar for measuring the number of days in a year (and even then, your figures are incorrect because 1 in every 200 years, the leap year is *not* observed). In the far future depicted in the film, it's possible that humanity has developed a newer calendar.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The Zippo(C) lighter fluid would have evaporated and would not have ignited when attempting to light it.

Correction: Since this movie takes place in the future and we have no idea what the fluid in the lighter is, this isn't a mistake.


Corrected entry: The plant WALL-E found was in a dark fridge. It shouldn't be alive without water or light.

Correction: Seeds can sprout into small plants with leaves in total darkness as long as there's water. They can't grow into large plants, but they can sprout- and that's all the plant is at that point.

James King III

Corrected entry: In the ship's waste room, there are countless massive piles of metal rubbish. Where is all that metal waste from? The sheer amount of it can't only be bits from broken robots/systems; since the waste is being compacted and released one big pile at a time, even 700 years worth of broken robot bits wouldn't amount to that mass with regular expulsion.

Correction: We only ever see the "passenger" area of the cruise ship. There could be massive mechanical systems (life support, the reactor, etc) that is hidden from public view but still needs replacement parts and still produces scrap.

James King III

Corrected entry: When in the repair ward, a robot puts a load of make-up on Wall-E's face and then when he is in his 'cell', a Hoover-looking robot sneezes on him and the white powder is blasted all over his face. In the very next shot of Wall-E, the make-up is all gone.

Correction: There are several camera cuts between the application and removal of the make-up: first person shots, seeing other bots, etc: Each time we see Wall-E he has less and less makeup on and VA-QM has had enough time to clean him off.

James King III

Corrected entry: EVE stands for "Extra Terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator" but she is evaluating terrestrial vegetation. Unless she was designed before the Axiom left Earth, it would make more sense for her to be named TVE. However, she has a very sophisticated design, so it is unlikely she was designed that long ago. Her name doesn't make sense in accordance with her design, but it is much more pronounceable.

Correction: Many organizations arrange their names or names of their products to make easily pronouncable acronyms, hence EVE and not ETVE or TVE. Also, as you mention, she was probably designed not too long ago. With the human population living on the Axion for 800 years the spaceship has now become their home world; everything outside the ship would be considered extra terrestrial.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During the final fight between the Captain and Auto, the ship gets tilted and all the occupants slide to one side. Assuming that the inside of the ship has some sort of artificial gravity (given that, when outside, Wall-E and Eve experiment weightlessness), the pull would always be perpendicular to the ship floor, independent of the tilt of the ship relative to an external observer. There is no "up" in space.

Correction: This has previously been submitted and corrected, but apparently the original submitter removed the entry. It was decided that Auto had total control over all the ships navigational functions, including the artificial gravity. Auto must have adjusted the pull of the artificial gravity to keep everyone away from the device that would initiate the ship's return to Earth.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The scooter that Skinner used in Ratatouille can be found in the trash pile early in the movie.

logan crews

Correction: The entire opening third of the movie is set around piles of trash. If you're going to point out things of this nature, please take the time to make it clear exactly where this can be seen. "Early in the movie" is not remotely sufficient.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: At several points, Wall-E and Eve are speaking and making noises outside the Axiom. In reality, we shouldn't be able to hear anything.

Correction: This is a common moviemaking technique. We all know that there is no sound in space, yet we need to know what the characters are (trying) to communicate.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: WALL-E doesn't start recording "It Only Takes A Moment" until partway through the song. When he plays it back, however, it starts at the beginning, which is impossible since that part didn't get recorded in the first place.

Correction: He's been watching the movie for decades, and he watches it several times during the film, so it's not unreasonable to assume he recorded the full scene at a later time.

Corrected entry: In the end, when it is panning out to the credits, the shorter building in the middle reads "Buy O Large" instead of "Buy N Large" or BNL, as it says during the rest of the movie.

Correction: It's a circle with an N in it- a dark N, which probably means the red one fell off some time in the last 700 years.

James King III

Corrected entry: The Captain is holding a globe. When he drops it, it falls to his right, but in the following shot, as he moves forward, the globe is shown hitting the floor on his left.

Correction: It slides off his right side, then bounces off the wall and rolls underneath him- by the time we see the wide shot, it's correctly on his left.

James King III

Corrected entry: Wall-E only knows the name of the other robot as Eve-a (as he calls her throughout the film), but when lasering their names into the pole, he writes "Wall-E & Eve". Since he never saw her name printed (and never corrected his pronounciation) he should have carved "Eve-a".

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: The mispronunciation is not because he doesn't know her name, but because his "voice" has limited capabilities. he can't make a "v" sound without the "uh" after it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In several scenes where one of the characters is holding a cigarette lighter, the tip of the flame is rounded but the reflection on the robots shows the flame coming to a point.

Correction: I've watched this movie four times and cannot see this error. Remember, it is a Zippo-style lighter; the flame is wider along the length of the casing and much more narrow along the width. The reflection of the flame may appear to come to a point as the angle between the lighter and the reflective surface changes.

BocaDavie Premium member

Factual error: As a trash compactor Wall-E does not function logically. When he fills his chest compartment with garbage and runs his internal compactor, the cube that exits his body is the same volume as the trash he puts in, despite that trash having been compacted. He does not add extra trash to fill the empty space after running the compactor - there are three scenes that show him filling up only once with loose garbage and then ejecting a densely compacted cube.

BocaDavie Premium member
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