WALL-E Becomes First Pixar Film to Join The Criterion Collection

Criterion and Pixar are collaborating for the first time with the iconic animated film Wall-E now set to join the prestigious Criterion Collection.

The collaboration will see Wall-E get its own 4K UHD and Blu-ray special edition release on November 22, 2022, complete with a 4K digital master approved by director Andrew Stanton.

Additional features include:

– 4K digital master, approved by director Andrew Stanton, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack

– One 4K UHD disc of the film, presented in both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, and two
Blu-rays with the film and special features

– Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and stereo soundtracks

– Two audio commentaries: one featuring Stanton and the other, character supervisor Bill Wise, coproducer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson, and lead animator Angus MacLane

– New programs on Stanton’s cinematic influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts

– Tour of the Pixar Living Archive with Stanton

– Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including segments from early animation reels

– The Pixar Story (2007), a documentary by Leslie Iwerks

– More than a dozen documentaries exploring the film’s production and robots

– Anatomy of a Scene: The Plant, a masterclass with Stanton

– “WALL•E”: A to Z, a new program featuring Stanton and coscreenwriter Jim Reardon

– Deleted scenes featuring commentary by Stanton

– A Story (1987), a student film by Stanton

– BURN•E (2008), a short film by MacLane

– Trailers

– English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

– English descriptive audio

– Plus: An essay by author Sam Wasson; selections from Stanton’s sketchbooks, script notes, and drawings; and artwork from the WALL•E team

The Criterion Collection version of the film is available for pre-order HERE for $40.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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