Back in August ’06 we revealed that after Ratatouille Pixar’s next film will be WALL•E (was W.A.L. – E.?). It’s rumored to be a sci-fi fic with the main character being a robot. Now there’s another interesting rumor about WALL•E. We learn now that the director is Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo). It’s also possible that this film will push the artistic limits of the medium and be mostly dialogue free and visually driven.
As usual take all rumors with a grain of salt. I remember how much I was prepared to hate Finding Nemo when I first heard of its basic concept. But it turned out to be one of my favorite films from Pixar. Here’s hoping that both Ratatouille and WALL•E will follow that same path. WALL•E is scheduled to hit theatres in June 2008. (Link)
Update: Via the Annual Report and Bob Iger’s Letter to Shareholders, we have the first image from WALL•E.
Looks like that’s WALL•E. I guess that confirms this is about a robot. Can anyone make out what the robot is holding in its hands? A baby picture?