- Directors: Andrew Stanton
- Producers: Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, John Lasseter
- Writers: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter
- Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
- Actors: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver
In the late 21st century, Earth was governed by the Buy n Large corporation (BnL), enabling mass consumerism and covering the planet in trash by the turn of the century. In an attempt to resolve the situation, Earth’s population was sent on fully automated luxury BnL spaceliners to spend five years on a cruise in space while an army of trash compactor robots named WALL-E were left behind to clean the planet. This plan failed, however, when in 2110 the planet was deemed too toxic to ever support life again, forcing humanity to remain in space indefinitely. Some seven hundred years later, only one WALL-E unit still functions, having survived by salvaging parts for himself from his defunct brethren. This unit has developed sentience and a sense of emotion, particularly curiosity, as shown by his quirky habits, from collecting interesting items in the garbage, to domesticating a lone cockroach, to watching the film Hello, Dolly! and playing its show tunes.
One day, a spaceship lands and deploys an advanced, feminine probe robot named EVE, with whom WALL-E falls in love with first sight. EVE, on the other hand, does not think much of WALL-E at first, concerned only with fulfilling her directive of scanning for signs of plant life. When WALL-E musters the courage to introduce himself, though, EVE warms up to WALL-E and befriends him. WALL-E brings EVE to his truck for shelter during a dust storm and shows her his knickknack collection. When WALL-E shows EVE a seedling plant he found earlier, EVE stores it inside herself and deactivates. WALL-E goes to great lengths to take care of her motionless body (and even takes her out on a date) in the fruitless hope she will awaken. When her ship returns to collect her, WALL-E desperately clings to the hull of the ship as it returns to the Axiom, flagship of the human starliners.
Escaping from the garbage depot, WALL-E and EVE recruit various malfunctioning robots to aid them as they make their way to the holo-detector. The Captain, meanwhile, confronts Auto and activates the holo-detector. When Auto tries to close it, WALL-E jams his body inside to keep it open, which ultimately crushes him. Summoning the strength to stand unaided, the Captain deactivates Auto, allowing EVE to place the plant in the holo-detector and release the dying WALL-E. The Axiom makes its hyperjump to Earth and lands, whereupon EVE repairs and revives WALL-E with his spare parts. Unfortunately, his memory and personality appear to have been erased, reverting him to his original programming as an unfeeling trash compactor. Heartbroken, EVE takes WALL-E’s hand and gives him a farewell electric spark “kiss” which unexpectedly restores his memory. WALL-E and EVE happily reunite as the humans and robots place the plant in the ground, and begin working together to restore their home world.