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Episode 23711th January 2024 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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Animation Season returns... with one of Pixar's most important movies, and one with a prescient message.

Andrew Stanton had pitched an idea about the last robot on earth back in 1994. It would take eight years for the project to materialise properly, and was originally conceived as Robinson Crusoe and The Last Man on Earth, becoming a Planet of the Apes-style humans-as-aliens reveal, before its robotic love story blossomed, and along with it, a stark warning for the future of humanity, our reliance on AI, and a suggestion that following your "directive" might not be the ideal choice to make.

He never intended to make any political statements about environmental issues or climate change. And he never intended for WALL-E's design to look like Johnny 5.

He did, however, fully intend to use the songs of Hello, Dolly!

I would love to hear your thoughts on WALL-E !



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