WALL-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Pixar, 2008. DVDQuote from Desowitz, Bill. “Stanton Powers Up WALL-E”. Animation World Network.com. Animation World Magazine, 7 April 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.awn.com/articles/stanton-powers-iwall-ei/page/1%2C1
Desowitz, Bill. “Stanton Powers Up WALL-E”. Animation World Network.com. Animation World Magazine, 7 April 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.awn.com/articles/stanton-powers-iwall-ei/page/3%2C1
Quote from Fritz, Steve. “How Director Andrew Stanton & Pixar Created WALL-E – Part 2”. Newsarama.com. 4 July 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.newsarama.com/film/080704-wall-e-stanton-2.html
Fantasia. Pro. Walt Disney. Walt Disney Productions, 1940. DVD
Peter and the Wolf. Dir. Suzie Templeton. BreakThru Films, 2006. DVD
WALL*EA Conveyance of Story Through Music By Becky Love
WALL*E Introduction• An American, computer animated, sci-fi film.• Released Nov 27, 2008 by Pixar and directed by Andrew Stanton, with score by Thomas “What if mankind had to leave Earth Newman. and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?” Director Andrew Stanton’s• Set in 2805, a single robot, question that eventually led to WALL*E WALL-E, is left on Earth (abandoned 700 years ago by humans) consumed by garbage. Change comes when the discovery of a plant brings the robot EVE to Earth and launches WALL-E on an space wide adventure.
OverviewMost of the characters in …Music. Pixar’s WALL*E are robots. Humans have Standing against smaller parts and don’t emotionless-robotic feature until the second voices and sounds, it is half of the film. music that helps conveyThus, WALL*E is a film of the story, as well as the little dialogue, but with emotion that swells much sounds, imagery along with it. and most of all…
Original opening?• Director Andrew Stanton originally wanted WALL*E to open to 30s French swing music.• But then The Triplets of Belleville came out, which also has 30s French swing and not a lot of dialogue. Stanton didn’t want to be accused of copying/stealing.• So Stanton finally settled with “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” from Hello Dolly!
No Dialogue• “In real life, when characters can’t speak—a baby, a pet—people tend to infer their own emotional beliefs onto them: ‘I think it’s sad. She likes me.’ It’s very engaging for an audience.” Andrew Stanton• Audience members do this with such robot characters as WALL*E and EVE. The animators also paid attention to the shape of the characters eyes and their movements to express emotion. Look at the various pictures. What do you think they feel?
And music! The following scene from WALL*E is a prime example of the film’s music and telling ( or furthering) a story through it.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvw p&v=aX5zflBuN30&NR=1• This film clip showcases several different emotions. The build up of danger, the relief of survival, the excitement of discovery, the gentleness of love, the swelling of dancing with someone you love…
Disney’s Fantasia Walt Disney worked on a similar idea of music and story in his Fantasia film. Pieces of music were chosen and artists created stories to them. Fantasia features three types of music-stories: - Definite Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdvR2cBq1 -4&feature=BFa&list=PL5E22BB4DEEF23EFD - No Plot, but Paints Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdHiWNwFantasia Master ofCeremonies Deems Taylor a_M&feature=relmfuintroduces the film and itsconcept - Music for it’s own Sake:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW1S1WGSARo& http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br6W8iLRufeature=BFa&list=PL5E22BB a0&feature=relmfu4DEEF23EFD
Templeton’s Peter and the Wolf • Suzie Templeton’s Peter and the Wolf goes even further. It includes no dialogue, relying completely on music and action to tell the story. This differs from the original by Prokofiev, which was live music and narration. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJBK1d Rq38
Questions• Would WALL*E have had • Disney is known for its song filled movies, compared with, say, Studi a different impact if it was Ghibil’s music only (Princess fully dialogued, with all Mononoke and Tales From Earthsea robot characters having a an exception with a single song). Which type do you prefer in an voice? animated movie? • Some English translators would create/replace the soundtrack in• Are robot characters foreign animations or anime more sympathetic when (example: Gandahar and History of Trunks). Do you think this is given eyes and allright, or should the original movements like a music be left alone? human?
Sources• All images from Google• Desowitz, Bill. “Stanton Powers Up WALL-E”. Animation World Network.com. Animation World Magazine, 7 April 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.awn.com/articles/stanton-powers-iwall-ei/page/3%2C1• Fantasia. Pro. Walt Disney. Walt Disney Productions, 1940. DVD• Fritz, Steve. “How Director Andrew Stanton & Pixard Created WALL-E – Part 1”. Newsarama.com. 1 July 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.newsarama.com/film/080701-wall-e-lasseter.html AND “How Director Andrew Stanton & Pixar Created WALL-E – Part 2”. Newsarama.com. 4 July 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.newsarama.com/film/080704-wall-e-stanton-2.html• Peter and the Wolf. Dir. Suzie Templeton. BreakThru Films, 2006. DVD• WALL-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Pixar, 2008. DVD.• Willman, Chris. “WALL-E Meets ‘Dolly!’”. EW.com. Entertainment Weekly, 14 July 2008. Web. 5 Aug. 2012. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20211943,00.html
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