Animated films have had many stars: animals, fish, toys, bugs, cars... WALL-E is the first with a lead with no face. It's a trash compactor. Is this the future of cartoons? We ask WALL-E director Andrew Stanton (A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo).
Stanton talks about how the classics of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton became the influence for WALL-E, how the film's initial ideas developed after Toy Story in 1994, and cinematographer Roger Deakins' influence on the film's visual style. Stanton also reflects on working with legendary sound designer and voice of R2D2, Ben Burtt, collaborating with composer Thomas Newman, and Pixar's "safe environment" for filmmaking,