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WALL-E takes home Best Animated Oscar

updated 09:15 am EST, Mon February 23, 2009

WALL-E wins Oscar

Pixar's WALL-E won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, defeating competition from Bolt and Kung Fu Panda. The movie -- about a robot left on Earth after an environmental apocalypse -- was also nominated for Original Screenplay, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Song awards, but lost to movies such as Milk and The Dark Knight. The dominant title at the Oscars was Slumdog Millionaire, which took home Best Picture and Best Director trophies among others.

WALL-E's director, Andrew Stanton, specifically thanked Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his acceptance speech, crediting him for providing a "cinema safe haven" where his movie could be produced. Jobs was formerly in charge of Pixar, and though he left that role following the studio's absorption into Disney, he now serves on the latter company's board of directors. He is also the largest individual shareholder of Disney stock, with 7.4 percent. Pixar movies continue to be featured prominently at the iTunes Store.




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  1. bredlo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +8

    Congrats Wall•e

    Great movie, great company. What a creative powerhouse.

    I bet some of those guys use Macs. ; )

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  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -42

    WALL-E was c***.

    It was interminable; the first half hour was just torture. And the Academy only gave it an award based on the whole lefty "green" bullshit they seem to like so much. It was preachy garbage that made "Cars" look good by comparison. And the cardboard DVD packaging is s***, too. If I'm paying $20 I want PLASTIC, God damn it.

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  1. hexor

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -24

    Sorry

    I found Wall-E to not be up to the same "standards" as some of the other Pixar films. The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc were far superior movies especially for kids/family.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    excuse me...

    And please let me know what, at all, this has to do with Mac News? Oh, wait, some guy 'thanked' Steve Jobs. Oooh.

    If I cared anything about the Oscars, I would've wasted my time watching them.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +11

    Cute Flick

    I rented the Blu-ray from Netflix and it looked fantastic. Living a kid-free existence, I'd never seen any of the Pixar movies before.

    Monstermind, you must one of those fat b******* from Wall-E, huh?

    Over-populate while poisoning the biosphere and destroying our life-support system, we kill not only ourselves (our stupid, malignant, self-destructive species sort of deserves it) but everything else. Not a particularly rational plan.

    Oh, wait, there IS NO PLAN. Greed and stupidity make a great team!

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    get over it

    Monstermind. . . you lost. The ridiculous lunatic fringe got spanked in the last US election. Deal with it.

    As for Wall-E, good for them. Didn't see it, but what the heck. If it is as green as suggested, cool.

  1. Dalhectar

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    Best Picture

    Honestly, I feel the picture deserved a nomination for Best Picture. While not as good as Slumdog, it was as good as the rest of the movies nominated.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Excellent movie

    I didn't pay much attention to the greener c***. It was a unique story. All of Pixar's stuff is top notch.

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Wall-E

    I noticed all the comments not praising Wall-E getting a bunch of thumbs down. Here is another one for you. I have seen ALL the PIXAR movies. Loved them all. WALL-E was cute, but it certainly was the weakest when compared to the past PIXAR movies. I'm not bashing it. It's my own subjective opinion, which I see a few others here share.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -8

    FUD

    I didn't watch The Oscars because I haven't seen a single movie coming out from the Hollywood leftists dill holes for the past two years. Besides, it's now more entertaining watching "Dumb and Dumber" 'the reality version' coming out of Washington, DC, where we now have the inmates running the asylum versus any "entertaining" movie starring the same lame "professional actors" that could ever be filmed!

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