Angus MacLane was the directing animator on WALL-E, the latest film from Pixar.
The story is about the last robot left on Earth many years into the future, after mankind has evacuated onboard a giant spaceship.
Named WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth class), he organises the giant mounds of waste that litter the planet, with only a cockroach for company.
But when a new robot named EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) visits Earth, he starts to have feelings for her and soon discovers where the humans have gone.
Since it was released in the US last month it has got rave reviews and topped the box office.
I recently spoke to Angus about his role, the challenges animating the robots and what it is like to work at Pixar.
Listen to the interview here:
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WALL-E is out at UK cinemas this Friday
> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Angus MacLane at the IMDb
> Check out the WALL-E Angus made from Lego
> Official site for WALL-E
> Read reviews for WALL-E at Metacritic
> Pixar Animation Studios
> Find out more about Pixar at Wikipedia
2 replies on “Interview: Angus MacLane on WALL-E”
Wall-E totally looks like the robot from “Short Circuit”… minus the cheesy 80’s style of course
Speaking of cheesy, check out this music video by El DeBarge from Short Circuit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jaWPQ3Z7FE