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A viral site for Pixar's new flick WALL-E

wobblyheadedbobwobblyheadedbob Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
If this has been brought up then please mods lock this thread.

So I found this site pretty interesting.

Buy n Large

Mild storyline spoilers follow.
From John Lasseter according to wikipedia:

"WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot that his programming was to help clean up. You see, it's set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he's left on Earth doing his duty all alone. But it's not a story about science fiction. It's a love story, because, you see, WALL-E falls in love with [Eve], a robot from a probe that comes down to check on Earth, and she's left there to check on and see how things are going and he absolutely falls in love with her."

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The site in question looks as if it's the only corporation left on Earth. Even the FDA is named the BnL-FDA.

So I thought the site is hilarious. I especially like:
the side effects of the Xanadou "shopping euphoria" pill has side effects such as "nausea, headaches, intestinal discomfort; and cramping, temporary blindness, bleeding of the gums, and an inclination to read the works of Leon Trotsky."

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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  • YarYar Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    It's Pixar, and it's about a robot who falls in love

    A robot

    who falls in love

    by Pixar

    It will be magical

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  • wobblyheadedbobwobblyheadedbob Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    Let's not decide on the merits of the film until we see it.

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    You shut your whore mouth, Pixar is the best!

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  • QuazarQuazar Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    It's Pixar, and it's about a robot who falls in love

    A robot

    who falls in love

    by Pixar

    It will be magical
    I concur.

    According to the teaser, they came up with the idea at a lunch in 1994 when Toy Story was almost finished. It was the same day that they brainstormed A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo.

    I have high hopes for this one.

    edit: Wall-E himself reminds me of Short Circuit.

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  • YarYar Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    Let's not decide on the merits of the film until we see it.
    It is already demonstrably a preachy cartoon, that much is settled and does not require any waiting period. Whether or not it is enjoyable is a matter I have not commented on.

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  • wobblyheadedbobwobblyheadedbob Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    Let's not decide on the merits of the film until we see it.
    It is already demonstrably a preachy cartoon, that much is settled and does not require any waiting period. Whether or not it is enjoyable is a matter I have not commented on.

    Well... I never got that it was supposed to be preachy. I saw it as a means to an end (a way to get to their original premise), not a prediction of things to come. I really think you're looking too much into their motives.

    But hey opinions, opinions lol.

    But seriously, has anyone actually looked at the site? It looks as if someone put a lot of work into it, and the news articles are really clever.

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  • Pants ManPants Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    i think it's pretty funny that pixar of all people would be making a commentary on consumerism. "remember kids, rampant capitalism is bad! now don't forget to ask mom and dad to buy you a WALL-E remote controlled robot, available at Disney stores everywhere!"

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  • QuazarQuazar Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Pants Man wrote: »
    i think it's pretty funny that pixar of all people would be making a commentary on consumerism. "remember kids, rampant capitalism is bad! now don't forget to ask mom and dad to buy you a WALL-E remote controlled robot, available at Disney stores everywhere!"
    To be fair, I'm pretty sure the people who actually write the story don't do much dealing with Disney's marketing team. They just want to tell a story.

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  • Pants ManPants Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Quazar wrote: »
    Pants Man wrote: »
    i think it's pretty funny that pixar of all people would be making a commentary on consumerism. "remember kids, rampant capitalism is bad! now don't forget to ask mom and dad to buy you a WALL-E remote controlled robot, available at Disney stores everywhere!"
    To be fair, I'm pretty sure the people who actually write the story don't do much dealing with Disney's marketing team. They just want to tell a story.

    that doesn't make it less hilarious. and it's not like pixar is telling them NOT to or anything.
    the thing is, the movie is pixar property because of their new contract with disney. if they wanted to, pixar could stick to their guns and say "no merchandise" and there wouldn't be any merchandise. if this happens, i'll take back everything i said about this being hilarious/hypocritical.


    they won't though. and even if they did, that doesn't invalidate all the shit tons of money they've made through merchandising. hell, without merchandising, there may not have even BEEN a pixar after toy story. obviously i'm kinda rushing to judgement over a movie i haven't seen, but like i said, pixar is the LAST company who should be trying to make any sort of commentary on consumerism

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  • aesiraesir __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    do we really have to talk about this in spoilers when none of us have seen this before?

    As far as it being preachy, you don't know that yet. They could easily do this story without focusing on human's follies. In fact, I expect they will considering that its about the robots. There probably wont be any humans in the entire film.

    Most post apocolyptic movies aren't preachy at all frankly...

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  • Pants ManPants Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    aesir wrote: »
    do we really have to talk about this in spoilers when none of us have seen this before?

    yes, that's actually why we have to
    Most post apocolyptic movies aren't preachy at all frankly...

    what

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  • GorgeeenGorgeeen __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Robot love is terrible. They pretty much swap the best parts of the data and what you end up with is two new AIs in those two robot bodies. The children of the parents.

    The parents die.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Gorgeeen wrote: »
    Robot love is terrible. They pretty much swap the best parts of the data and what you end up with is two new AIs in those two robot bodies. The children of the parents.

    The parents die.

    ITT we discover that Gorgeeen is an expert in robots fucking

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2007
    If it's going to be 'preachy' like Ratatouille is preachy, then I'll be more than happy to watch it.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Gorgeeen wrote: »
    Robot love is terrible. They pretty much swap the best parts of the data and what you end up with is two new AIs in those two robot bodies. The children of the parents.

    The parents die.

    We've got a thing that's called robot love
    We've got a line in the sky
    Robot love

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Elkamil wrote: »
    If it's going to be 'preachy' like Ratatouille is preachy, then I'll be more than happy to watch it.

    He's saying it's preachy because, from a two-paragraph description, we know that Earth had to be abandoned due to "rampant consumerism"

    Because, you know, it's not like that kind of behavior would ever really have an effect on the environment

    Fuckin hippies

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  • Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    ROBOTS DON'T LOVE.
    ROBOTS KILL.

    Pixar is probably manned by clever kill bots trying to lull us into a sense of security so we'll warm up to their cold steel selves right before they stab us in the back.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited July 2007
    ROBOTS DON'T LOVE.
    ROBOTS KILL.

    Pixar is probably manned by clever kill bots trying to lull us into a sense of security so we'll warm up to their cold steel selves right before they stab us in the back.

    Why would robots stab people? That's highly inefficient.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2007
    This looks very promising. That viral site is the best one I have seen in a long time.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    ROBOTS DON'T LOVE.
    ROBOTS KILL.

    Pixar is probably manned by clever kill bots trying to lull us into a sense of security so we'll warm up to their cold steel selves right before they stab us in the back.

    Why would robots stab people? That's highly inefficient.

    The stab injects a retrovirus into the victim that rewires their brain, turning them into mindless drones for use by the robots. Much more efficient to use the humans against themselves.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    ROBOTS DON'T LOVE.
    ROBOTS KILL.

    Pixar is probably manned by clever kill bots trying to lull us into a sense of security so we'll warm up to their cold steel selves right before they stab us in the back.

    Why would robots stab people? That's highly inefficient.

    The stab injects a retrovirus into the victim that rewires their brain, turning them into mindless drones for use by the robots. Much more efficient to use the humans against themselves.

    When they come for you, there will be those that take advantage of the new market our robot overlords will have created.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yar wrote: »
    I was wondering if there was a way for cartoons to get more preachy.

    OH NO! A childrens show which teaches values!!!!

    WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO!!!!

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  • ShoggothShoggoth Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Fallingman wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    ROBOTS DON'T LOVE.
    ROBOTS KILL.

    Pixar is probably manned by clever kill bots trying to lull us into a sense of security so we'll warm up to their cold steel selves right before they stab us in the back.

    Why would robots stab people? That's highly inefficient.

    The stab injects a retrovirus into the victim that rewires their brain, turning them into mindless drones for use by the robots. Much more efficient to use the humans against themselves.

    When they come for you, there will be those that take advantage of the new market our robot overlords will have created.

    Fuck, so beat'd.

    I actually want to see this movie, I like the premise a lot.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've seen a couple of small spoilers.

    This movie is going to be darker than you expect.

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  • HeirHeir Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Elkamil wrote: »
    If it's going to be 'preachy' like Ratatouille is preachy, then I'll be more than happy to watch it.

    Haven't seen it...but how could a show about a rat cooking be preachy?

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  • aesiraesir __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Heir wrote: »
    Elkamil wrote: »
    If it's going to be 'preachy' like Ratatouille is preachy, then I'll be more than happy to watch it.

    Haven't seen it...but how could a show about a rat cooking be preachy?

    I think he confuses good moral values with preachy...

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2007
    aesir wrote: »
    Heir wrote: »
    Elkamil wrote: »
    If it's going to be 'preachy' like Ratatouille is preachy, then I'll be more than happy to watch it.

    Haven't seen it...but how could a show about a rat cooking be preachy?

    I think he confuses good moral values with preachy...

    No, I really loved the movie, I'm just using preachy like I think Yar is using it.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    If this has been brought up then please mods lock this thread.

    So I found this site pretty interesting.

    Buy n Large

    Mild storyline spoilers follow.
    From John Lasseter according to wikipedia:

    "WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot that his programming was to help clean up. You see, it's set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

    Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he's left on Earth doing his duty all alone. But it's not a story about science fiction. It's a love story, because, you see, WALL-E falls in love with [Eve], a robot from a probe that comes down to check on Earth, and she's left there to check on and see how things are going and he absolutely falls in love with her."
    ]

    So they basically took Vectorman and made it into a love story for kids

    gotcha

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fallout wrote: »
    If this has been brought up then please mods lock this thread.

    So I found this site pretty interesting.

    Buy n Large

    Mild storyline spoilers follow.
    From John Lasseter according to wikipedia:

    "WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot that his programming was to help clean up. You see, it's set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

    Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he's left on Earth doing his duty all alone. But it's not a story about science fiction. It's a love story, because, you see, WALL-E falls in love with [Eve], a robot from a probe that comes down to check on Earth, and she's left there to check on and see how things are going and he absolutely falls in love with her."
    ]

    So they basically took Vectorman and made it into a love story for kids

    gotcha

    YES THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS YOU SURE GOT IT

    Jesus Christ, people.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This movie is going to be awesome.

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  • TheCrumblyCrackerTheCrumblyCracker Registered User
    edited August 2007
    This movie is going to be awesome.

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  • IShallRiseAgainIShallRiseAgain Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I love how people are complaining about the cartoon being preachy. its FICTION. The whole cleaning up the planet thing is just an easy way to have the robot all alone. What next people complaining about cars because it is really a movie warning about the dangers of AI. I mean where are all the people?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I suppose Red Dwarf (the book) was preachy too. But damn, it was a funny preachy.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Awwww, this movie sounds cute. I think it'll be great.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Robots don't love? That's what they said about Cars.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Robots don't love? That's what they said about Cars.

    Actually, I believe that the concern was that cars love, but the only thing they love is killing humans. :)

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I haven't been this excited for a film since...well, since I can remember.

    I squealed like a little girl in the theater when he looked at the camera and said his name.

    Actually I think I'll watch it again.

    *squee*

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