Continuity mistake: When EVE leaves the line-up and is followed by Wall-E, he does not leave a dirt path, though before and after this scene he does. (00:37:20)
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight
Genres: Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Pixar, Romance, Sci-fi
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Question: Just a question about the remarkable resemblance to Johnny Five from the Short Circuit films. Is Wall-E intentionally modeled this way or is it just a coincidence they look so alike?
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Answer: It certainly wasn't intentional, although the director, Andrew Stanton, has acknowledged that he did see Short Circuit many years ago and agrees that it could well have been a subconscious influence. WALL-E was principally designed with the job that he does in mind - the design brief was to consider WALL-E as an appliance first, what he would need to look like in order to do his job efficiently, then work out how to read emotion into the character after that. Stanton has stated that the chief inspiration for WALL-E's eyes came from a pair of binoculars, which he decided looked happy or sad depending on which way up they were.