September 27, 2022

WALL-E is gearing up for Mission: Criterion Assortment. The beloved animated movie from 2008 is ready to get the restoration remedy from the home-video distribution firm, turning into the primary Disney and Pixar movie to take action.

Initially based in 1984, Criterion has grown from a supply of VHS tapes to a video-on-demand mecca for hardcore cinephiles. They nonetheless put an emphasis on bodily disc codecs, nonetheless, and the re-release of WALL-E isn’t any exception.

At the start, Criterion will restore WALL-E in a 4K digital grasp — accepted by director Andrew Stanton — with Dolby Atmos soundtrack. You’ll additionally get two commentaries: one from Stanton, and one other from character supervisor Invoice Smart, coproducer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson, and lead animator Angus MacLane.

Criterion’s WALL-E launch may even embrace a wide range of behind-the-scenes extras, together with a tour of the Pixar Dwelling Archive, early animation reels, and over a dozen documentaries, together with 2007’s The Pixar Story. What’s extra, the disc additionally boasts MacLane’s 2008 brief movie BURN-E, in addition to A Story, a 1987 pupil movie by Stanton.

The Criterion Assortment 4K UHD version of WALL-E might be accessible on November 22th; pre-orders are ongoing. After all, you can even watch the usual model on Disney+ now. Revisit the unique trailer under.

See the place WALL-E landed on our 2019 record of each Pixar movie ranked from worst to greatest. In additional Pixar-related retrospectives, you can even learn why Ratatouille nonetheless holds up 15 years later.

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