In Disney/Pixar's new spectacular animated adventure WALL•E,a determined robot in a world abandoned by mankind, discovers a new purpose inlife when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE (Extra-terrestrial VegetationEvaluator).
EVE comes to realize that WALL•E (or Waste Allocation LoadLifter Earth-Class) has inadvertently stumbled on the key to the planet'sfuture, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans who havebeen eagerly waiting on board the luxury spaceship Axiom for news that it issafe to return home. Meanwhile, WALL•Echases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most incrediblecomedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.
EVE is a sleek, state-of-the-art probe-droid. She's fast, she flies and she's equippedwith a laser gun. EVE, also calledProbe One by the Captain of the Axiom (the enormous luxury mother ship whichhouses thousands of displaced humans), is one of a fleet of similar robots sentto Earth on an undisclosed scanning mission. EVE has a classified directive and she is determined to complete hermission successfully. She hardly evennotices her new admirer WALL•E. Oneday, frustrated with not finding what she is looking for, she takes a break andmakes an unexpected bond with this quirky robot. Together, they embark on an amazing journey through space.
Animating EVE posed its share of challenges for Pixar. With only two blinking eyes and four movingparts, she required a lot of advanced thought and just the right subtle movement. Designed to look like a futuristic robot,EVE is the epitome of elegance and simplicity.
"We wanted her to be graceful," says director AndrewStanton. "There are different ways toconvey what is masculine and what is feminine in this world and we felt thatshe should be fluid, seamless, she should have attractive feminine qualities."
Animator Angus MacLane explains, "While WALL•E's movementsare more traditional with motors, gears and cogs, EVE is this sleek egg-shapedrobot who moves through the use of magnets. Every frame and composition has to be cheated ever so slightly so thatit's pleasing to the eye. She has thisgracefulness and elegance in the way she moves which you'd expect in atechnically advanced robot."
Supervising animator Steve Hunter adds, "Every plane change,every angle, and even the way her head curved around to the back when rotatedhad to be posed in a certain way to make it feel right. Everything with her had to be really, reallysubtle. Basically, she consists of onlyfour parts, and two eyes that blink. Wehad a lot of discussions about how she would move using her arms. We treated her almost like a drawing in someways and came up with just the right poses to express emotion. It's pretty amazing how much you really readinto her."
Opening soon across the Philippines, WALL-E isdistributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International throughColumbia Pictures.