Beginning with an extended dialogue-free opening sequence, Wall-E sees the team at Pixar - who we've come to expect so much from - at their most elegiac and elegant. Offering a perfect blend of slapstick humour, dystopian sci-fi and heartfelt romance, the film raises the bar again for this seminal animation studio.
Its lovable title character is effectively an amalgam of various film robots and some of Hollywood's most iconic silent comedy stars. The outstanding animation is taken to another level as team Pixar offer a bleak future vision of our waste-ravaged world and a glimpse of outer space that is simply sublime.
Wall-E, who bears a passing resemblance to the lovable Huey, Dewey and Louie robots in Silent Running, has been left behind on a long abandoned Earth to clean up humanity's rubbish. His discovery of a single, healthy looking plant in this otherwise barren land coincides with the arrival of a sleek looking robot probe called EVE and an unlikely romance blossoms.