RT AU Interview: Andrew Stanton and Ben Burtt talk WALL-E

And the creation of that lovable robot with the binocular eyes.

by Joanna Cohen | Wednesday, Sep. 17 2008

It may have felt like we have been waiting forever but WALL-E has finally landed in the Southern Hemisphere and we are set to join the rest of the world in falling deeply in love with the little robot.

WALL-E went straight to 97% on the Tomatometer and has been charming critics and movie fans alike since its US release.

RT Australia had the opportunity to sit down and speak to director and screenwriter, Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille) and sound designer extraordinaire, Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark). Between them, these two men have been responsible for some of the most loved creations in cinematic history including R2-D2, Nemo, Buzz Lightyear and Indiana Jones' crack of the whip. RT spoke to them about every step of the process from smashing shopping trolleys down at the shops to long debates about elbows.

Andrew Stanton talks about putting the heart in WALL-E

Ben Burtt creates an entire world of sound

Read what the critics have been saying on the RT WALL-E movie page.

Find everything you need to know about this adorable little robot on RT and IGN.
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IGN - WALL-E Explained
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RT - Inside Pixar - A Photo Tour
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IGN - The Pixar Philosophy
Key WALL-E staff including Andrew Stanton, David DeVan and Derek Thompson tell IGN what it's like to work at Pixar.
RT - The World of WALL-E
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IGN - At the Heart of WALL-E
Director Andrew Stanton explains, in his own words, why the WALL-E experience has been a special one and how he crafted the film.
RT - The Storyboards of WALL-E
Story Artist Derek Thompson gives RT readers an exclusive look at the storyboarding process on the film and shares some boards.
RT - Ben Burtt's WALL-E Sound Masterclass
The world's most renowned Sound Designer exclusively teaches RT readers the basics of building WALL-E's world of sound.