What a difference 22 years can make. For those of us old enough to remember Number 5, you’ll appreciate this post. I remember thinking that WALL•E reminded me of Short Circuit, but that was just me remembering in my head.
Then I pulled up an image of Number 5, and was pretty astonished. The head shape, tire tread shape, even the digits, all are spookily similar. It’s a little disappointing from a character design standpoint, but I still thought WALL•E (especially the first act) was a fantastic film.