WALL E : In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Okay,so what's to be said when approaching Wall E well for the first half an hour of the film there isn't any dialogue that is spoken it's all done through music and physically seeing things and establishing where you are, and your establishing the character of WALL E as well.
As an opening this is unlike anything that's been done in a PIXAR film before or since as it's probably the one time that PIXAR have taken a step back and rather than introduce with a big spaceship landing, they've decided to pull on the audience's heart strings and have them establish their main character in the best sights by pulling on their heart strings and creating an emotional connection with the audience, so they can sentimentally invest with the robot.
I've always been very curious by the opening scene, not only because there's no dialogue in it but because it allows me as and viewer to physically and mentally process things properly rather than jump into the deep end and be like 'oh it's an action film, BANG there's bombs going off in a public place there's big explosions and people screaming, it's all very dramatic' and of course we all have our own way of retaining information based on what we see and what our minds tell us to be true.
However in the case of WALL E what is does so well for me is that it highlights the simplicity of the background environment very simply with wide shot angles to fully get a bigger scope of the habitat, your focus is just on one character - that's good and simple to follow and above all odds it's so well done.
Much of the credit is due to Andrew Stanton, who directed and co-wrote the film, which takes Pixar's success in turning out animated hits to the next level.