Home video company Criterion announced Thursday that the feature of Pixar Animation Studios WALL E will join the Criterion Collection in November, as the first Disney or Pixar film to receive a Criterion release. The Criterion Edition will be released on November 22, with pre-orders opening on October 18.
Criterion, a management company that preserves, restores and distributes films of exceptional cultural influence and importance around the world, hardly has any cartoons on its list. WALL E will participate Watership DownFrench science fiction film Amazing planetand Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film Great fox in the company’s limited line of cartoons. Aside from being the company’s first Disney or Pixar movie, WALL-E is the only CG animated film Currently at the company library.
WALL E is a historical film by Pixar. The story of a small garbage-collecting robot left behind on a polluted, abandoned Earth was widely praised upon its release in 2008 for its unusual artistry and confidence, with director Andrew Stanton (also director of Looking for Nemo and Find Dory(who is also the writer of all four Toy Story films) and his co-screenwriter Jim Reardon opens the story with 40 minutes of almost no dialogue and spends time going through the story at an increasingly fast pace. fast for lyrical visual moments, like a zero gravity robot dancing in space.
As usual for Criterion, the company plans to release the film with many additions, including new commentary, essays, behind-the-scenes documentaries, etc. The full list of features follows, with Criterion support:
- 4K digital original, approved by director Andrew Stanton, with Dolby Atmos . soundtrack
- One 4K UHD disc of movies, presented in both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, and two Blu-ray discs with movies and special features
- DTS-HD Master Audio and alternative 5.1 surround sound soundtrack
- Two audio commentary: one featuring Stanton and the other, character supervisor Bill Wise, co-producer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson and lead animator Angus MacLane
- New shows about Stanton’s cinematic influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts
- Visit the Pixar Living Archives with Stanton
- Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including segments from the first roll of the animation
- Pixar Story (2007), a documentary by Leslie Iwerks
- Over a dozen documentaries exploring film and robotics production
- Anatomy of a Scene: The Planta master class with Stanton
- “WALL • E”: A to Z, a new show featuring Stanton and screenwriter Jim Reardon
- Deleted scenes with comments by Stanton
- A story (1987), a student film by Stanton
- BURN • E (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 artwork from WALL • E team