WALL•E suffers from a case of anterograde amnesia (Short-term memory loss), similar to that of Leonard Shelby.
WALL•E's plot occurs into the distant past. The events were later distorted into Legend and became the basis for The Bible.
In a theory tying into the one above, not only does the movie take place in the past, but there was more than one ship in Buy n Large's fleet.However, the humans on one of these smaller ships ended up differently than the Axiom's passengers. These humans managed to stay in shape and even colonized other planets in a galaxy far, far away. What does this lead to? You guessed it...
EVE probes were sent to other planets in addition to Earth.EVE does stand for Extra Terrestrial Evaluator, and it would make sense to look for a habitable planet other than just Earth.
Like the Zelda series, WALL•E has a forked timeline.The timeline we see, where WALL•E finds the plant, leads to the events we see in the movie. However, in the timeline where he doesn't find the plant, he gets lonely after EVE leaves (as her findings were negative) and builds other robots to keep him company. For the other robot's bodies, he uses the most widely available mechanical devices: cars. Hundreds of years after this, the movie Cars takes place. This explains why said movie has both sentient cars and a complete lack of humans.
Same as above, only leading to a decidedly different forked timeline.Picks up after the above theory leaves off with WALL•E building other robots. He first starts off building simple robots out of the junk around him, salvaging the circuitry from other WALL•E robots, giving them the same characteristics he has including his ability to "transform" into a box. Unbeknownst to him, he also transfers a "spark" of sentience to each of these robots. Eventually he starts making more and more sophisticated robots out of the abandoned cars lying around, once again building in a "transforming" capability. You can probably see where this is going too....
Alec Azam, from the short film Presto (which plays before WALL•E), was an Aperture Science test subject.That rabbit was clearly thinking with portals.
Axiom technology was reverse engineered from the Daleks.A Dalek may have landed on pre-BnL Earth. The humans decided to kill it and harvest its technology, resulting in spaceships and robots. However, some of the machines acted like their technological ancestors with death rays, singular eyes, and phallic appearances. And the Dalek legacy is still seen in the form of a pink robot that shoots out make-up.
Buy n Large is real.They will soon start marketing real WALL•E robots.
The cockroach is actually a robot.No reason for an organism (even a cockroach, as "invincible" as they seem) to survive those things OR run as fast as it did.
WALL•E takes place in the same universe as Vectorman.Both involve humanity abandoning Earth due to pollution & leaving robots to clean up.
The entire plot is predicated on the prediction that, some time in our future, there will be a merger between Walmart and the United Nations.Regardless of your political beliefs, this idea will scare the shit out of you if you think too long about it.
The WALL•E units are imported from Tatooine.Seriously, I swear I've seen a droid in one of the Star Wars movies that looked almost exactly like WALL•E.
In the timeline in which WALL•E doesn't find the tape of Hello, Dolly!, he becomes extremely depressed and lonely.Several hundred years later, however, he is found by a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation spaceship. Impressed by his highly developed personality, they bring him onboard and use his altered programming as the basis of their Genuine People Personalities technology. For the prototype, they simply transplant WALL•E's personality into a more advanced robot model, resulting in...Marvin the Paranoid Android.
WALL•E is either a Reploid himself or salvaged Reploid parts, thereby granting him sentience, and possess a benign variant of the Maverick Virus that imbues other robots with sentience.The world of WALL•E has some minimal similarities with the world of Mega Man X, especially as the X universe approaches an apocalyptic state. Also note the superficial similarities of design between the earlier Mega Man games, BnL products, and the Axiom- steamlined, shiny, and smooth with few visible moving parts and lots of highly-advanced technology. What may have taken place is this: Thomas Light was one of the majority stockholders of BnL prior to his death. After going public, BnL decides to sideline anthropomorphic robots, though they are still produced steadily, in favor of ever-more-abusive consumer products. Shortly after using up most of the earth's resources and thoroughly trashing it, BnL begins its Axiom project. Those humans left behind form the basis of the cleanup crews and residual society, while other city-spacecraft are constructed. During this period the works of an obscure researcher, Doctor Cain, result in the creation of Reploids, and the cleanup crews left behind by BnL rejoice to have relatively durable, inhuman assistance to do the work for them. A few genuine Mavericks quickly seize upon the resentment Reploids feel at having to clean up humanity's mess as their first acts in life, and the wars documented in the X games take place. Eventually, all remaining humans flee from the planet in various directions, and the Reploids, fed up with Earth altogether, do the same thing. A few crippled mechaniloids are left behind but gradually begin to die off, eventually leaving Earth a dusty, barren world devoid of most human or mechanical life. After this epic struggle, a lone WALL•E unit, still following his original directive for lack of anything better to do, begins to scavenge parts from mechaniloids and Reploids alike to keep himself working. (Perhaps even from older-generation robots, such as....possibly Mega Man himself, long-since retired?) In the process he comes across a form of the Maverick virus, degraded from corruptions in the code. The virus jumpstarts his own natural turn towards sapience, sentimentality, and emotion, and also allows him to impart this evolution toother Mechaniloids, thus explaining how he seems almost supernaturally able both to feel and to make other robots feel and act more human-like.
WALL•E looks like E.T.He does.
"WALL•E" is a distant prequel to "E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial"!After many years of helping the humans settle on Earth, WALL•E and EVE (and their many, many newly-built, er, descendants) set out in a ship to find other planets capable of supporting life. Presumably, that'd be where some of the other Buy n Large ships (see below) may have gone. Along the way, they meet an alien race who help them with their advanced technology, including the ability to integrate cybernetics into biological bodies. The resultant new creatures set up a base on a Green Planet and head off to explore the galaxy. Over time, their search extends to studying the botanical life of each planet they visit. Centuries pass and one of the binocular-faced plant-obsessed beings is stranded on Earth and befriends a little boy and...
"WALL•E" takes place in the same universe as Firefly.The timelines coincide too much to ignore it. "Earth got used up." Literally, becoming a trash planet as its resources were depleted. The Axiom was just left behind because of an engine stall or something. Along the way to the new giant solar system, a few crews separated and mutinied based on their original cultures before they were diluted by BnL. The ships changed as western and eastern culture returned. The Corrupt Corporate Executives of BnL became "Key members of Parliament" and formed the inner planets with the alliance, as the richest and best because they had the most money. Also, whoever built WALL•E also built R2-D2 and was the first reader (and a timelord, which might explain the schizo tech.) It has something to do with metal. The Tams are his descendants. River gains her psychic abilities by an interface with the needle they stab in her forehead at the beginning of The Movie. This needle might contain nanoprobes with the same personality as WALL•E. These nanoprobes are also used through an alternate universe against species 8472, who die to it from pure annoyance at Hello Dolly constantly playing through their heads. Or maybe I'm reading into this too much.
The Axiom is only one of many ships.As pointed out to me by whiny people, the population of the Axiom is mostly white English speaking people. This is because dozens of massive spacecraft were sent out from all over the world, and the Axiom is just the one carrying the descendants of, say, the US East Coast. There may or may not be some sort of mutated survivor race lurking in the third world regions of Earth that couldn't afford to build huge spacefaring luxury resorts, and most of Earth's bloated population is still drifting aimlessly through space.
What happened to the other ships...Taking the above theory, one has to wonder, what happened to anywhere of dozens to thousands of ships that is carrying the rest of humanity? Well, it varied. Quite a few of them ran out of resources and died off, being to many light years from other ships to get a distress call. Others were able to find suitable worlds besides Earth and colonized, some got the message and helped clean up the Earth. However, the majority of them are still in space, not even bothering to send out probes.
The Axiom and other minor ships only took the part of the population that could afford being thereBnL being a fierce capitalist force cared only about money and sent on the ships only the people that could pay the price to enter, everybody else was left behind and died
The Axiom's population is controlled, or is immortal.When the Captain asks for a report on the population, the ship says "unchanged". If the Axiom's been floating around for hundreds of years, that must mean that (A)Certain people are killed off immediately (by population-suppression bots) as others are born or (B)The people (even the babies) never, ever age.
BnL developed post-scarcity technology.If you look at the BnL news site, the economy seems to be some kind of giant game/sham. Massive chunks of the population have nothing better to do with their lives than shop incessantly. Robots are in the process of replacing even the most human of jobs. Obviously, at some point BnL developed technology that made the cost of manufacturing anything from food to spaceships virtually nil. Like any reasonable company, they tried to (and succeeded at) make a profit from this technology...and things rapidly spiraled out of control as virtually free goods and a lack of constructive activities caused the culture of hyper-consumerism we saw in the movie.
WALL•E is a Toy.We know by Word of God that our WALL•E was the only robot that actually worked. Why? Because this takes place in the future of Toy Story. 700 years ago, not everyone was rich enough to flee in the BnL ships. One poor family that stayed behind to eventually suffocate survived long enough for their child to find a malfunctioned WALL•E and take some final comfort in playing with him. This made him come alive. When the child died, WALL•E's core programming was able to interact with his Toy status enough to keep him running.
BnL's robots are developed and manufactured by a subsidiary. That subsidiary is Sumdac Systems.The similarities between Sumdac's machines and BnL's are many; semi-sapient, autonomously functioning, produced in the 22nd century, and posssed of a limited "transformation" ability that lets them convert into more compact modes. At some point, BnL will purchase Sumdac systems.
Oh snap, there's no Neon Genesis Evangelion theory yet - Uh, I mean, the movie takes place centuries after "End of Evangelion".After... whatever happened at the End of Evangelion, there were only two humans left. The Axiom and other ships like it were full of the people who could afford to leave Earth, thus escaping Final Impact. Meanwhile, on Earth, Shinji builds a little robot for company and integrates some of his personality into it. Buy n Large just took all the credit.
Why do robots have personality?Eve, Mo, and the other robots from the Axiom have personalities so they can interact with humans as needed, at the very least the captain. But why Wallâ€¢E? Why would he need a personality? (And indeed, at the end, why does he seem to have none again?) My theory is that Wallâ€¢E was built around some kind of base code, which was used to make all sorts of robots. Those who needed personalities had the personality code 'linked' into their operation, those who didn't need them (like Wallâ€¢E) had it just locked away rather than actually deleted. (This is common programming practice; it takes more work to delete than to just lock away.) Wallâ€¢E, over years of operation far outstripping the intended usage, has had corrupted code that's linked back into his personality coding, but the unpredictable nature of it has made his personality somewhat neurotic.
Why is EVE's sentience more-or-less taken for granted...whereas WALL•E is assumed to have developed sentience, but only at some later point?Is it because WALL•E's task—collecting and compacting garbage—is regarded as menial? (Which implies blue-collar = low intelligence.) Granted, EVE's task may be regarded as more important: but only from the perspective of task-per-robot-module. Consider the task of the entire workforce of WALL•Es (they must have existed, at one time). This was very important; without them, the Earth could never have been made inhabitable again. Nor could EVE have ever located a living plant, under all that garbage: if it hadn't been cleared away. The technology for sentient machines exists (see EVE, Auto etc.) WALL•E's job is simpler than theirs, but it would require a level of sentience beyond the abilities of today's most-sophisticated AIs. This doesn't exclude the possibility that WALL•E's capabilities have evolved. His work probably wouldn't require an AI with a self-image.
In the new society at the end of the movie, robots are treated equal to humans.I found it funny how despite being bored, spoilt and terminally lazy, the inhabitants of the Axiom as a whole seem to be rather good-natured, and quick to refer to WALL•E as 'that guy' rather than 'that robot'. Since they haven't been paying attention to robots for centuries, and by the time they notice them they've become ridiculously human, quite possibly they don't see any reason not to treat the robots with the respect they'd give any other human. The robots seem to fade out of the picture in the end sequence, but one is seen alongside a human as they try to catch fish with a net. Possibly while the humans are busy rediscovering culture and civilisation, and bringing life back to Earth, the robots are helping them but also continuing to explore their own humanity. Who says you can't get away with Happily Ever After anymore?
Underneath all that flab, the humans are in peak physical condition.After an entire lifetime spent in low gravity without seemingly using their leg muscles at all, they shouldn't be able to walk off the Axiom, especially considering the amount of flab they'd need to carry. Heck, it's surprising they haven't all died from heart disease. Unless the original planned five-year cruise catered for the effects of years in space, and featured an artificial health regimen, sort of like those electrical-stimulus "Work your abs while you sleep!" devices except not total rubbish. This kept their muscles and cardiovascular systems in good shape despite their increasingly atrocious body mass index.
WALL•E is R.O.B.After the Earth's clean-up was finally finished, WALL•E didn't need to be a trash compactor anymore. The Axiom's scientists swapped out WALL•E's trash-compactor torso for a sleeker model, improved the power of his laser, and replaced his treads with thrusters. They gave the same treatment to the other WALL•E models, and changed his acronym, since he is no longer a waste allocation robot. Many years later, WALL•E lives on a floating island (courtesy of the Axiom's tech) with his fellow WALL•E units. This explains why we can have two similar looking robots that are so painfully woobieish. The reason why he ended up doing what Tabuu wanted is simple. He took EVE hostage.
The world has become like this because it was the aftermath of Osamu Tezuka's "Metropolis".The ending of Metropolis is eerily similar to the setting of WALL•E. Humans have left in a space ship, robots are left on Earth and the planet is a dump.
WALL•E is a retelling of Doctor Who.WALL•E is The Doctor, EVE is his companion, Hal the cockroach is Jack Harness the Immortal, and AUTO is The Master.
Someone ships HAN-S/M-O.... what? Don't look at me like that! Better than AUTO WALL•E Foe Yay.
AUTO Pilot is the descendant of, or mutated form of, OTTO Pilot from Airplane!Exactly What It Says on the Tin. At the very end of Airplane! We see OTTO pilot, resurrected, now with an inflatable girlfriend and a functioning eyelid, taking command of the now wheelless plane and sending it soaring. Clearly he has big plans, having gotten a taste for humanity, a taste for control, a taste for... fish. Alternately, Airplane! is WALL•E from AUTO/OTTO's point of view.
The animals and plants were in storage on another Axiom-class ship.Like in Titan A.E. or Trigun.
Eve's initial trigger-happiness is due to extreme frustration.Due to a programming error, she's the only EVE unit ever sent to the annual investigation of Earth, while the others remain in permanent stasis. Thus she's had to endure centuries of constant failure, becoming increasingly more snappy and irritable. She remains vaguely hopeful at the start of every mission (thus her little flightshow), but subconsciously fears (quite rightfully) another futile trip. Thus, as she first time encounters something moving on the surface, having landed in a different location every time, she promptly throws all her frustrations at it - namely WALL•E by attempting to blast it into bits. WALL•E might have ended up just as grouchy if he hadn't invented his collecting hobby and found the video and music clips to keep himself entertained.
Eve's trigger happiness is due to sexual frustration.Note that it goes away once she and WALL•E... get to know each other.
Buy n Large used to be Geneco.After Amber took over, it was expanded into a company that provided everything the ailing planet needed, not just organs. A few generations later (with a new CEO), the organ failure crisis got worse and it was blamed on the level of pollution, which had skyrocketed. By sending up the spaceships, Geneco got what it had always wanted: control over the entire human population. Of course, the Earth they left behind still looked rather similar, with Big Brother-ish TV screen advertisements for the all-powerful corporation everywhere.
WALL•E has Mystic Eyes.The Mystic Eyes of Woobiness! Truly, one of the most powerful of them all!
Buy n Large was taken over by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.They wanted to see what made their robots tick, and used them for their Genuine People Personality Project. Of course, Marvin was based on WALL•E's programming, and he's so depressed because there is only one EVE.
EVE's voice-synthesizing is running on something similar to the Vocaloid software.Even though she doesn't speak much, her voice is pretty human-like and she was shown to be able to pronounce new words that she hadn't had in her Vocabulary before (because it wouldn't have made much sense for her to have a broad vocabulary) like when she learned WALL•E's name. Then, why didn't she ever speak in full sentences, not even to calm down the humans? Because it's difficult to make spoken text not sound like Creepy Monotone with these programs. (Yeah, you heard right, singing is easy, but speaking sounds creepy.) Eve needed a few tries to get WALL•E's name in the right pronunciation and pitch. Doing that for long junks of text would probably take up to much time. Since, given her personality, she probably didn't want to sound like a soulless Terminatrix, she just avoided talking altogether.
WALL•E is a prequel to Futurama.Explains the Anachronism Stew involving much of the culture and technology, how Old New York became abandoned, and why all the robots have personalities and genders. All the famous heads in jars were stored somewhere on the Axiom.
WALL•E is the distant future of Brave New World.Considering how obsessed that society was with happiness and extreme consumerism, they used up the world eventually and had to leave. Also somewhere between those two points in time, robots were developed and eliminated the need for lower caste humans.
Pizza plants exist.The Captain isn't confused. BnL genetically engineered actual pizza plants.
WALL•E represents industrial technology, EVE is patterned after commercial technology.WALL•E is strongly built, easy to repair and modify, utilitarian and not designed with aesthetics in mind (despite being cute). EVE is sleek and postmodern, packed with all kinds of gadgets and features (plasma cannon, hover ability) even if they're not really necessary for her function. A forklift and an iPod. Of course, neither of these are portrayed as a bad thing- WALL•E can achieve much despite his simplicity, and EVE makes the most of everything she can do.
WALL•E is a prequel to The Matrix.The people had a hard time accepting the robots as sentient beings, and continued seeing them as an underclass. Eventually the robots demanded equal rights, rebelled and founded their own nation. The humans refused accepting them, started a war which they lost, and we all know what happened then.
Alternatively, WALL•E is a sequel to The MatrixThe ships left Earth during the events of Second Rennaisance, after it was clear the war wasn't going to end well for humans. They return after the events in Revolutions and help make the Earth's surface viable again.
WALL•E is the son of the garbage machine in Monsters, Inc..Seriously, they're both things that take garbage and turn it into cubes of garbage.
The WALL•Es were programmed to automatically plant seeds in their tracks after digging the trash down to soil.This explains how the BNL people could expect plants to grow spontaneously after hundreds of years of dust storms and polluted soil. They stockpiled a huge amount of plant seeds, and set it so that the WALL•Es would plant a portion of the seeds allotted to them once they found soil. If the soil was usable, the seeds would grow for the EVEs to find. After a WALL•E used up all of the seeds it was set to plant, it deactivated. This explains why all of the WALL•E units except the sentient one were inactive (aside from the possibility that they were all sentient, and died, which would be sad), because WALL•E went from programmed actions to assuming his directive was whatever he had been doing in the first place (garbage control), as well as why the hill was covered in live plants: A WALL•E nearby had planted the seeds on the hill and in the boot in the refrigerator, and a dust storm blew the refrigerator door shut after the plant had grown some and the planting WALL•E went away and deactivated itself. WALL•E's interest in the plant was a vague memory of his mostly-overwritten secondary programming. The WALL•Es that found dirt and planted seeds sent a signal out to the ship so the EVE probes could be dropped in roughly the right area without wasting resources sending them all over the planet every few years.
The dust storms are from Axiom-class ships landing.They've been returning for years. Or weeks. But Rule of Drama.
Buy n Large engineers have way too much funding and way too much time on their hands.And that's why they create robots with seemingly unnecessary features and products that last forever.
The reason EVE is so well-armed and trigger-happy... is WALL•E....or rather, the WALL•Es. The EVE units were meant to go find plants on Earth BUT Earth was full of progressively malfunctioning WALL•E units. It's plausible that some of these malfunctioning WALL•Es might even become violent. Hence the need for the EV Es to be able to take care of themselves and be on the lookout for trouble. It's just lucky for everyone involved that they weren't simply programmed to destroy any WALL•E on sight.
The receptionist robot on the elevator to the Captain sings "still alive" when she thinks nobody is looking.The fact that the elevators are like the ones in portal... doesn't help.
M-O becomes a Monk-like Detective.Upon reaching Earth, M-O is still extremely neurotic without any way to deal with his OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Directive). So instead of having to be brutally reprogrammed, he chooses to adapt to his environment, solving crimes as an outlet. By utilizing his cleaning infrared camera to detect evidence he becomes M-ONK, world renowned detective bot.
The Programming of the robots is highly susceptible to viruses.Especially if that virus includes the alteration of their behaviors. The bot that WALL•E waves at the first time he is headed for the bridge first practices the motion, and then uses it effectively when he sees WALL•E leaving. And later on, the bots in the ship's garbage dump are seen waving at WALL•E, despite the fact that WALL•E never waved at them. This means that either the robots of the ship have spread the "waving behavior" through their actions, and passed it on that way, or it was disseminated through some sort of internal code. Either way, it spread, virus-like, through the whole of the ship's robot population in a matter of hours.
All the robots are built with an Apple interface.WALL•E makes the Apple Chime and EVE looks so similar to an iPod that it's almost a design infringement. So its more than possible that all of the robots are built with a Mac computer. Plus it's more than likely Windows has become extinct.
EVE's design was also inspired by Rayman.In response to the WMG above, if Rayman and the iPod were to have a baby, it would be EVE.
The "magical" hats in Presto were built from the same technology as the doors in Monsters Inc.I was half expecting Sulley to pop out at any minute from one of the hats.
The overweight, tubby humans were deliberately bred to be that way as part of AUTO's directive.As was pointed out somewhere above, a human future where everything is scientifically possibly wouldn't result in egg-shaped humans; that technology would go into making it easier to be fit and good-looking without actually working at it. It doesn't matter if, over the generations, it became easier to be fat: Standards of beauty, especially in the modern day, are hard to dispel. Plus, BnL would know that there's much more money to be made in diet treatments and surgeries to make you youthful-looking than in just encouraging the humans to be fat. So, if there's no real reason for the future-humans to look like pears, why did they? Clearly, part of AUTO's directive was to carefully pare away the human instinct for creativity and action, since trying to control such a large group of people is like herding cats. So the food was increased to make them rotund, and slowly the treatments that kept them fit were replaced by heavy foods that made them lethargic. At this point, the original motive of Buy n Large wouldn't count, since the company would have been destroyed along with Earth. Distracted by games and virtual activities which required little to no movement, the humans failed to notice their degradation even as it stared them in the face (as in the line of Captains' portraits). This succeeded for a long time, because no-one could take the trouble to walk off the marked lines, and no-one even thought of doing so. Venusians, who modified themselves into "Humpty Dumpty" forms and get around on hoverchairs, their arms and legs nearly useless and their faces taking up about 95% of their bodymass. Clearly, the Venusians were on a starliner that didn't return to earth but continued to evolve/mutate. The leader of Salem's robots, Landa Namnam, claims that a human gave them knowledge, but all he did was show them the information — the robots were already intelligent. Jeru is the remnent of the Axiom, filled with the people who weren't ready to leave the ship and continued their blissfully wasteful ways and using nanotechnology to become slim again.
A WALL•E sequel will feature Luxo Jr. as a character.OK, so I really have no idea if there's ever going to be a sequel, so this is really more of a hope than a guess. But in the off chance that there is one, I think that Luxo Jr. would make an awesome addition to the cast. Him and WALL•E already have a great rapport together (what with Luxo's bulb being replaced by WALL•E, and WALL•E joining him to form PIXAR), so how cool would it be to have them in the same film? Plus, I think it would be awesome just to see both of them again.
WALL•E is set in the same universe as Short Circuit.
WALL•E is the future of the world seen in Jennifer Government.The two mega-corporations, US Alliance and Team Advantage, eventually merge, becoming the Buy n Large corporation. In the face of such economic power, the Government wilts and disappears. With no Government oversight, Bn L trashes the planet, and takes all of it's happiest consumers to space, leaving the WALL•Es behind mainly as a token and to pander to the investors.
WALL•E is Pixar's gift to the world of fiction.Single source that can fill in all plot holes and give continuity. The evidence? Read this page!
The scout ship took a long while to get to the Axiom.The scout ship didn't have a hyperdrive, so it must have traveled at below the speed of light to get to the Axiom. The long travel time, both going to Earth and coming back, explains why no humans were aboard (they would have died of old age, if boredom didn't kill them first). Thus, the early scenes of WALL•E on Earth was much less then 500 years since the launch of the Axiom.
The Axiom was parked over a large gravitational body.When AUTO realized he was expected to keep humanity on the ship indefinitely, he had to find some way to deal with the problems of micro-gravity on the human body. Note that the message from the Bn L CEO clearly shows that he expected the human-ball-of-dough effect to occur within the original span of the Axiom's mission, instead of the generations where it did occur. Auto found a suitable source of external gravity and put itself over the object to keep the Axiom positioned so the body could produce a close to 1-Earth G field on the Axiom. It kept the thrusters firing on a rotating pattern, so that at least one set of thrusters was on at any given moment. This explains why everyone was aboard when the ship 'tilted', since AUTO had changed the ship's angle to the gravitational source.
WALL•E takes place in the same universe as 2012.Except the Arks really were spaceships.
WALL•E's personality is the result of his surviving a robot plague.This'll take a while. Stick with me. Imagine you're planning Operations Cleanup and Recolonisation. The plan is to find viable vegetation within five years. This is a daunting prospect considering how slowly the EVE units cover ground; after all, the operation ran for seven hundred years before a unit got around to WALL•E's general area (judging from WALL•E's reaction, he'd never seen one before). Not to mention the fact that you presumably couldn't expect a positive result before at least two or three years worth of cleanup had taken place. So how do you speed the process along? Well, what about the cleanup robots themselves? They were going to be out there scouring the planet anyway; why not program them to be able to make a simple visual recognition of plant life? Then if they ever stumbled upon some, they could send word to the Axiom, and an EVE unit could be dispatched for confirmation. Of course, this requires the WALL•E units to be rigged to broadcast into/receive from deep space, but that's okay, you only have to do this with one unit; the rest could have simple short-range communication between them (which you'd already want anyway to help coordinate their cleanup efforts), so even if the "leader" unit didn't personally unearth a plant, it would promptly know about any that were found, and report accordingly. Now skip ahead a bit. You're the guy running the WALL•E program. You're clearly very technically minded, and know the WALL•E units' software, their communications, et cetera. And one day it occurs to you: people throw out things that are worth money every day. A smart dumpster diver can make their entire living selling what they find in the trash, be it functional yet obsolete electronics, cosmetically flawed clothing, blackmailable information or what-have-you. And here you are with an army of trash collecting robots at your disposal, and all the garbage in the world to search through. So what if you tweak the programming a little? They can already discern different types of garbage, at least to the degree of what is plant matter and what isn't; it shouldn't be too difficult to tell them to search and sort as they go, and send back reports of the loot they discover. So you write a new program for the WALL•E units and transmit it to the leader unit on Earth. But you're not quite the master programmer you thought you were. As the leader unit receives the program and passes it along to the other units as instructed, its software is badly corrupted and it crashes in short order. The same fate befalls the other units in quick succession. (Notice that the dead units are all clustered in the one area, with their parts in good enough condition for WALL•E to use as spares; very much as though, rather than wearing out, they were killed off by some kind of calamity.) But one fortunate side-effect of the program's corrupting effect is that the program itself is corrupted in transmission. By the time it reaches the last unit — WALL•E — it's been altered enough, like an electronic game of telephone, that it no longer causes a systems crash. It still causes major behavioural changes, however. It does partially work, as WALL•E now sorts garbage into "crush" and "keep" piles, but he has no sense of monetary value (deciding, for example, that a diamond ring is worth less than the box it came in), and only keeps what captures his own eccentric interest. He's also, unfortunately enough, lost the ability to recognise a plant when he sees one. Meanwhile the programmer doesn't want the failure of Operation Cleanup to be too closely examined, lest his hand in it be discovered. He makes up some cover story and insists the whole thing should be abandoned. WALL•E is left to his own devices for seven hundred years. In that time, WALL•E continues to record a thorough history of his collecting efforts, ready to transmit it on as instructed, only with nobody to transmit to. Over time his transceiver weakens dramatically; since he doesn't use it, he doesn't notice its degradation and fails to replace it. Eventually comes a time when his weak-ass transceiver is physically close enough to another robot to establish a connection: when he and EVE are dancing in space. The spark we see represents seven centuries worth of accumulated memories being transmitted from WALL•E to EVE...but of course, it's just meaningless code as far as EVE's operating system is concerned, and (considering the advance of technology) probably such a comparatively small packet of data that it just sits there unnoticed. Then at the end of the movie, WALL•E is badly damaged and needs a great deal of his hardware replaced. In the process, his memory is wiped; he goes, essentially, back to factory settings. That is, until EVE once again gets close enough to establish a connection, at which point all his old data jumps back in, restoring his memories up as far as the space-dancing. Or, you know, maybe it was The Power of Love. Whatever.
WALL•E takes place in the same universe as One Piece.Bn L didn't have to go around buying a ton of small governments; there was already one World Government that was easily overthrown because of their already crumbling state. This also explains the nautical influence of the cruseliners, why all the robots are designed so cutely, and why everybody speaks the same language.
M-O has a detective monologue running in his head.Imagine an ultra-serious film noir monologue in the same vein as Watchmen. "The world will look up and shout, 'clean us'. And I'll say 'whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa' and get to work." Or something like that.
The other EVE units will try to hit on WALL•E.Mostly because I keep imagining the result would be hilarious. WALL•E's deeply confused at his newfound popularity with the ladybots and there's an inevitable apocalyptic showdown between his EVE and the other EV Es. Of course, true love will persist, but it would be a fun ride.
There are quite a few people already living on Earth.Even if we take the optimistic view and assume that the Buy n Large (and any governments not Buy n Large subsidiaries) built enough ships for everyone who wanted to leave, there are still going to be a lot of people that are going to dislike the notion of heading off into space for an indefinite length of time. 'You ain't gettin' me up in one of those things!' 'Texas forever!' 'I've lived all my life on this active volcano, and by gum, I'm going to die here!" 'BUY N LARGE IS GOING TO SELL US TO THE ALIENS!!!!' Also, to sustain a large population in luxury for centuries, IN SPACE, requires the use of Applied Phlebotinum applied to recycling and energy sources, so the technology should be available for people remaining on earth. And if you can survive in space for centuries, you can certainly survive on a perfectly good planet whose only real problem is that the air is unbreathable. (The ominipresent garbage? Raw materials). So, there probably are other people living on Earth, most likely underground, because it's easier (and safer) to seal off a tunnel than to build a giant air-dome. Why hasn't anyone run into WALL•E? Well,
The real reason there was an evacuation was because The Combine were coming.Bn L didn't want to panic the people when they found out that the combine were coming to destroy the entire place and only had 7 hours, so they said "Hey, there's a lot of garbage! We better go out into space!" and got out their space cruise ships which they made for a rainy day and ran like hell. Black Mesa and Aperture Science were two sections of Bn L had, and one of them had to go since they were wasting money. That explains the rivalry. So, basically, one problem. America was affected by the Seven hour war, you say. Well, I have an answer. They saw it coming. They got the warning and skipped off in their space ships while those who couldn't afford going out to space or were basically bait, were slaughtered by the Combine. The "Two hundred years passed" thing? WALL•E's and the ship's clock were damaged badly during the attack, so they couldn't tell what time it was. Somewhere, in eastern Europe, Gorden Freeman is slaughtering the Combine and seeing something drop from the sky, and shrugs.
WALL•E takes place in the same continuity as Treasure Planet.One ship in the Buy n Large fleet that carried both humans and various animals that left Earth got thrown off-course during the "Five Year Cruise" and came across the Etherium. (This ship was modeled after old wooden ships of the eighteenth century to appeal to romantics, I suppose) Those aboard discovered by chance that there was breathable air and were somehow split into several groups that each landed on different planets in the system. One of those groups landed on an inhabited mining planet known as Montressor. And so to start a life on the new environment, those that weren't making a living working in the mines were to provide shelter for others for a fee. (Which was how the Benbow Inn got started) Over time as the humans in-bred, their numbers dwindled to the point where the only human family left on Montressor was the Hawkins family...
WALL•E and The Road take place in the same universe.While the unknown catastrophe is taking place, the rich escape on spaceships, and the rest of the population is left to slowly dwindle and die, like the father and the son. EVE finally returns after the remainder of the human race is wiped out.
The Power of Love just helped reboot WALL•E's system.When WALL•E was disabled by being crushed under the holo-detector (among all those other things), it wasn't a proper shut-down. It was the equivalent of something considerably worse than just yanking your computer's plug out of the wall. Then, when EVE repaired him, all she did was cram components back into place and get the electricity flowing again. That wasn't enough to cause an actual full system boot. WALL•E's primary directive and everything related to it were woken up, but nothing in his long-term memory. However! Being "kissed" by EVE includes an electric jolt that causes a system halt... and the resulting automatic reboot. This time, all systems initialise properly, including his long-term memory and all the "quirks" he had picked up.
WALL•E and EVE are reincarnations of Milo and Kida.Let's compare: WALL•E and Milo are Collectors Of The Strange who wear Nerd Glasses and yellow "clothes". Around the time they find themselves in a new world, they meet Action Girls EVE and Kida, white-haired blue-eyed glowy "tattooed" warrior women out to protect their people from impending doom.
WALL•E is intended to represent PC's while EVE is meant to represent Macs.I know that WALL•E has the apple "start up" noise and is acutally modled after one of the older apple computers, but his versatility, adaptability, and functionality as well as his ablility to easily swap parts in and out as needed and customise for a given situation clearly marks him as either a very early version of Apple and/or almost any modern PC out there today. EVE on the other hand is very much a precision machine designed to do a specific job and look fantastic while doing it. She needs an entire robot dedicated just for her maintainence, and takes a long time to "hack" her out of her pre-programed responses, and when it is done she's regarded by her masters/creators as broken and must go though a labor intensive "repair" process, and can even be locked down by them, allowing no user access. The whole point of the story is that Macs and PC users can get along.
This isn't the first time an EVE probe came back positive.True, the Captain said that no probe came back positive before, but given the lengths AUTO went to ensure that the A113 Over-ride remained in effect, it would not be surprising if at least one of the past probes found a plant during the tenure of one of his predcessors. Maybe even multiple times during a tenure.
The garbage disaster also had a biological component.It's the same question raised about the Prawn weapons portrayed in District 9. Seriously, why would a simple exploration and retrieval probe (like the rovers that have been sent to Mars and the like) need military firepower of that magnitude? Something that could be used to remove debris or obsticals would make sense, but something that could potentially wipe out fleets of warships? Clearly, something was expected to be roaming the surface. With all the trash left on Earth, it wouldn't be surprising if legally questionable Industrial Waste or genetic experients were tossed out into the environment and possably into the food web. This would've lead to vicious, and ''highly'' agressive monster versions of the wildlife, and with an indefinite timeperiod inbetween launch and the start of the movie, it's possable that evolution would've gone into overdrive. Besides, given the state of the Address Podium set during the Final Message from Forthright, something was going down.
Hello Dolly is the only reason WALL•E acts the way he does.Since WALL•E likely had rare human interaction even in his earliest years, the only way he could pick up a consistent set of behavior protocols was by watching a movie over and over again. Hello Dolly imprinted on him his Nice Guy, Innocent personality. But had he found a tape of any other film or genre, he would've been vastly different.
WALL•E is a propoganda film made by Buy n Large.There's a garbage problem. The plan: send the entire population of Earth into space, and leave behind a bunch of cute little robots to clean things up. Good plan? Terrible plan, as evidenced by the events of the movie. BNL saw this coming and decided to just sit there and set up a giant Masquerade to convince everyone they were in space. 700 years later, it was safe to go back to the way life used to be. They did. But some people became suspicious many years later, and BNL, fearing a rebellion, made WALL•E.
WALL•E, Astro Boy (the 2009 Westernised remake), and The Matrix take place in the same universe.The similarities between the world at the end of WALL•E and that at the beginning of Astro Boy (2009) are striking, so the connection is easy to make. After the events of WALL•E, the humans attempt to clean up all the garbage and revitalise the planet, but ultimately fail and become frustrated. The Axiom is progressively restructured and enhanced into a large, high-tech city, and is eventually renamed Metro City. The garbage on the surface is still there; the robots are still humanity’s “servants”; and there are still some wacko-misfit robots, who at some point form the Robot Revolutionary Front. The end of Astro Boy (2009) sees humanity granting the robots the rights to individual freedom and self-determination. Although this fulfills the RRF’s primary goal, revolutionaries are never happy; the RRF’s successor organisation runs berserk and demands superiority over biological life. A man-vs.-machine war ensues, leading to the events of The Matrix. Since the machines now have complete control over the planet, it is easy to argue that they destroy all human historical records and technology, which explains how people like Morpheus can be completely clueless as to what year it really is and what all the pre-history was.
WALL•E is the distant past of Fireball.WALL•E, Eve and all the other robots are treated as equals to humans after demonstrating their human personalities and saving the axiom. This allowed the robots to become self-sufficient and independant from humans as they rebuilt their society on earth. Naturally, having different needs and "cultures", robot and human citizens eventually seperated themselves from each other. In seperation, robots and humans grew prejudiced towards each other, eventually leading to a war that forced humanity out of the city that they restored and into the surrounding deserted area. The WALL•E and Eve are treated as royalty among robots for their part in making humans recognize them as people. While WALL•E unsuccessfully spent 20000 years trying to end the war between the surviving humans and the robots, WALL•E and Eve's "Children," Drossel and Gedachtnis are built. Drossel to be the successor to WALL•E and Eve's royal status, and Gedachtnis to be her caretaker. This explains their similar color schemes and to a lesser extent their personalities, the "desert" explained in episode 4 of Fireball and the reason Drossel's father, WALL•E, wanted so much to end the war (as is mentioned in episode 7).
WALL•E is the modern version of Fallout.Fallout is based on the 50s vision of the future, when everyone was scared of atomic war. WALL•E is set in the modern vision of the future, AKA, pollution. Rather than the vaults, based on Fallout shelters of the time, it has space ships. Earth is still the wasteland.
WALL•E is a retelling of Operation Snake Eater.WALL•E is a stand-in Big Boss, so is EVE for EVA, AUTO for Volgin, M-O for Ocelot, and GO-4 for Raikov.
This movie is an unofficial "prequel" to MOTHER 3.The backstory of Mother 3 involves the end of the world occuring, and only a small amount of humans and animals are able to survive by taking a "white ship" to the Nowhere Islands, which is still habitable due to a magical dragon slumbering beneath it. The white ship is, of course, the Axiom (this means that not ALL humans made it to the cruise and some were sadly left behind), and the reason that humanity spends 700 years there without finding out that Earth is still habitable is because they don't send a probe to the Nowhere Island until WALL•E gives EVE the plant. WALL•E had already been living on the Nowhere Island, which could explain why he is presumably the only WALL•E left active. Anyway, after the humans come back to Earth, their memories are erased because of their wish to not harm the Earth anymore with technology, the robots all find some place separate from humans to live, and the society of the Nowhere Islands and Tazmily village as seen in Mother 3 is set up, and within a few generations, people learn how to stay in shape.
The events of WALL•E have happened several times.Imagine the epilogue to this movie:
Mo is the real hero of this story.He tries throughout the film to thwart EVE's and WALL•E's evil plot to introduce deadly bacteria to which the crew of the Axiom have no immunities. John and the Captain were doomed the moment they touched WALL•E. Mo did all the could to contain the spread of contaminants until he finally met up with them in the trash dump when he was finally able to sanitize WALL•E and prevent him from waging biological warfare on the Axiom. Unfortunately, WALL•E and Eve had a back up plan. Instead of bringing the germs to the Axiom, bring the Axiom to the germs. Mo failed in his mission and soon everyone will die from the common cold.
The Axiom was reverse engineered from another ship. The Arc-Gurren.Take a good hard look at the two ships, they do look VERY similar.
EVE was originally designed for warfare.EVE has an absurdly powerful laser cannon and it is rather Trigger Happy. However, it's a scout droid. If it was intended to be a scout droid, a simple-yet-powerful laser cutter would suffice for getting rid of obstacles. It was probably originally meant to be a droid used for warfare or for law enforcement, probably not having the codename of Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator. When BnL realized that its control over the world made war unnecessary and impossible, it was redesigned into a scout droid. Unfortunately, cost-cutting and time-saving procedures let EVE keep its laser cannon and trigger happy nature.
AUTO has killed several captains already.Asides from the "Captain", there didn't seem to be any crew aboard and unlikely to have a system to train competent officers given the general cluelessness of the current captain.
Time Measuring Standards have been altered.It's possible that a robot can "officially" be recorded as having been operating for over 700 years without dealing with issues like wear and tear (or the fact that rust would turn him and any potential replacement parts to dust long before) because time is measured differently in WALL•E's world.
AUTO can not fully override his core programing and will follow hardwired commands once inputted, HOWEVER, he can give these commands a lot of "interpretation" as long as it fits within mission parameters.
The Earth is a lot less messed up than it looks.During the ending, before the humans of the Axiom even had the chance to do more than take a few steps outside the ship, we can see that outside the city there are multiple plants already growing/thriving. Given that it looks like there are regular windstorms and climate change that has turned ports into drydocks, these are some damn tough plants!
The plant WALL•E found started as a seed that got blown into the city via the occasional winstorm.
WALL•E has found plants more than once... then threw it away for another bauble.
The captain finds real pizza plants...and starts planting theme. he also making some of his own. Then everyone starts doing it. it soon becomes the worlds main export, and the world becomes covered in pizza. And thus earth becomes a Pizza Planet.
EVE and GO-4 units contain zero-point energy emitters.If both WALL•E and The Incredibles are set in the same universe, then Syndrome's technological discoveries most likely were perfected over time. The NSA would have reverse-engineered whatever they could get from Nomanisan and kept their secrets under lock and key. The zero-point energy he uses to fling Bob Parr into the air might have been put to good use as a means of transporting items from place to place - A small plant, for example. Eventually the NSA would get swallowed up by the ever-growing BNL, and their top-secret technology incorporated into their products. Long story short, the tractor beams used by EVE and GO-4 are actually zero-point energy beams originally developed by Buddy Pine in the 1960s.
The Axiom gets new material from the nebula it is in.Making up for all the huge trash cubes it throws off the ship.
Buy n Large's robot division began from Input Inc.Johnny 5 wanted to leave a legacy for future generations of artificial intelligences. He and Ben Jahrvi used their profits from the toy company and their combined technical know-how to start a robotics program that would allow robots to be created with the same spark that gave Johnny 5 free will and the ability to move past his directive.
WALL•E's sentience comes from a computer virus that gets transmitted through the air.Every machine we see is stiff and robotic until WALL•E comes into close contact with them. WALL•E's personality is constantly referred to by the creators as a glitch that formed over time. This glitch gets transmitted to all of the robots on the Axiom over the course of the movie.
The Axiom got supplies from strip mining.Since we saw the Axiom has giant trash compactors to take care of the ships trash, one has to wonder, how do they still have any supplies after hundreds of years? Simple, astroid strip mining. Obviously, they haven't found any solar systems that has planets that can sustain them, but found many with usable materials. Just break them open, and you have all kinds of usable metals and ice, and can gather up energy from any star you fly by.
Wall-e is a Time Lord.Well, it had to be done by somebody...
Auto and the other auto-pilots destroyed the rest of the fleet.Over time, the other fleet captains discovered order A113 on their own and shut off their auto-pilots. Some of them tried to contact the other vessels to warn them of the order, but the auto-pilots destroyed them to maintain conditions on their own ships. Over time, only the axiom remained.
The Autopilot we see in the movie had been installed very recently.In the Garbage Airlock scene, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of what looks like the wrecked remains of another Auto unit. Therefore, it stands to reason that the Axiom's original Autopilot might have damaged somehow, and was thrown out. The new one hasn't been online very long, and so hasn't had time to develop the same quirks all the other robots have. That's why he can't ignore his directive the same way the others can.
Buy N Large knew ahead of time that the cleanup would be a failure.In addition to Directive A113, that would explain why the Axiom (and the rest of the BnL fleet, presumably) were engineered like there's no tomorrow: they were built to last nigh indefinitely, the CEO fully convinced long before the launch that there's really no chance of the cleanup operation actually working. Why else would the ships be designed that way for what would otherwise be a "five year cruise?"
WALL•E's AUTO may have killed previous captains.The current AXIOM captain says they've never received an EVE with a positive before. Yet, at the end of the film when they're getting off the ship just before the Peter Gabriel song, the camera pans back over the landscape and there are a few hills with weeds all over them (looks like garlic mustard leaves). This captain cannot be certain there has never been a positive before. Other Captains are pictured, and all have OTTO in the background. A robot system that has kept Directive A113 a secret for nearly 700 years. A robot that would fight a captain to keep the ship from returning. The question is: how many other captains has OTTO killed, like HAL-9000 in 2001:A Space Odyssey, to ensure the mission as described in A113 goes on as directed...?
WALL•E' succeeded in cleaning up the Earth (or at least, the parts he could get to).We just never see anything because the trash city he built is where he stockpiled all the trash (and there'd be little reason to show a scene elsewhere since there's nothing out there). But as evident by the field of plants at the end of the movie, there was life outside the city. Since he wasn't built to worry about anything that wasn't trash, it just never occurred to him to pay attention such things. The specific plant only caught his attention because 1) it was in a boot and 2) in a fridge. Knowing he likes odd things, he probably though that combination was odd, not the plant itself.