Criterion has announced its first collaboration with Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, which will bring the beloved 2008 animated film WALL•E in the Criterion Collection family of premium home video releases this fall. The 4K UHD set will arrive packed with special features on November 22, priced from SRP at $49.95.
Synopsis: A high water mark for digital animation, this prescient vision of a dystopian future from director Andrew Stanton (Bugs, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory) is packaged within a dazzling pop sci-fi love story, making it an urgent fable for our turbulent millennium.
It’s the 29th century, and it’s been a long time since humans fled Earth into outer space, leaving WALL•E, the last working trash-compacting robot, to do the job of cleaning up a pollution-choked planet, a piece of garbage at a time. . When he meets EVE, a fellow automaton sent to detect plant life, the pair embark on an intergalactic quest to return humanity to Earth.
Simultaneously transporting us back to the silent origins of cinema and light years into the future, WALL•E is a soaring ode to the power of love and art to heal a dying world.
The Criterion Collection Special Edition release features a director-approved 4K digital remaster of the film, soundtracked by Dolby Atmos, with one 4K UHD disc of the film, presented in Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, and two Blu-rays. with the movie and special features, as well as alternative 5.1 surround soundtracks and DTS-HD Master Audio surround.
- Two audio commentaries: one with Stanton and the other, character supervisor Bill Wise, co-producer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson, and lead animator Angus MacLane
- New items on Stanton’s film influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts
- Pixar Living Archive Tour with Stanton
- Behind the scenes watch the making of the film, including segments from the first reels of animation
- Pixar’s story (2007), a documentary by Leslie Iwerks
- more than a dozen documentaries exploring film production and robots
- Anatomy of a scene: “The Plant”, a master class with Stanton
- WALL•E: from A to Za new show with Stanton and co-writer Jim Reardon
- Deleted scenes with comments from Stanton
- A story (1987), a Stanton student film
- BURN (2008), a short film by MacLane
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- audio description in english
- PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson; selections from Stanton’s sketchbooks, script notes, and drawings; and works of art from WALL•E equipment