Although my faith in Pixar was restored by Brad Bird’s Ratatouille, I am finding that uncertainty is slowly starting to creep back into my mind whenever people mention their next animated feature Wall-E. I’m all for cute robots in outer space (Johnny 5 lookalikes or not), but so far we’ve been shown almost nothing about this movie other than the main character and the outer space setting. I realize that the movie’s still a good 8 months away from being released, but come on… throw us a bone here!
Once again, Pixar have released a new trailer for the film and it gives us nothing new, aside from a quick shot of the titular robot accidentally squishing a bug. The first half of the trailer is just a slightly modified version of the Pixar logo intro — more filler, in other words. I’m fine with keeping the movie under wraps until closer to the release date, but if you’re going to put together a new trailer, at least make it worth watching! The story is said to take place after Earth had become completely overrun by trash, and Wall-E is the last remaining lifeform on the planet. He doesn’t really talk (according to director Andrew Stanton, “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m basically making R2-D2: The Movie”) , which makes me wonder if we’re potentially looking at an animated version of Castaway. Can this really hold the attention of the kiddies for 90 minutes? I’m still waiting for something to get excited about. Wall-E hits theatres on June 27th, 2008; check out the new trailer over at Yahoo! now.» Related Link: Yahoo!: Wall-E trailer