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Still shot from the movie: WALL-E.


WALL-E has contentedly been compacting trash just as his programming dictates -- for the last 700 years. But the day he discovers another mechanical device has come to visit his dump, the little robot gets stars in his eyes. Even if it means crossing the universe, WALL-E is determined to follow this new little machine wherever it may go. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 26 Jun 2008
Video Release: 17 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What does WALL-E learn about human interactions from watching the video of the musical Hello Dolly? How does he try to emulate that in his relationship with Eve? Although he has all the stuff in the world, why does he still crave contact with another being?

How do the film’s producers develop their characters’ personalities, even with very little dialogue? How do facial features, tone of voice and inflections all contribute to communication?

The moviemakers address social concerns such as consumerism, waste, interference from big business, lack of physical fitness, institutionalized childcare and the addiction to screens and virtual worlds. Which of these issues do you think is our biggest concern? What changes should be made to protect our current society from ending up like the characters in this film who are forced to flee from Earth?

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