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  • G
  • 2008
  • 7.6  (12,235)

BURN-E is a 2008 Pixar animated short film that serves as a spin-off of the hit movie WALL-E. The film is directed by Angus MacLane, who also provided the voice for the titular character, and Tessa Swigart also lent her voice for another character in the film. The story of BURN-E follows a small maintenance robot named BURN-E, who is on a mission to fix a broken light on the outside of the spaceship Axiom. However, his simple task is complicated when WALL-E and EVE accidentally lock him out of the ship, leaving him stranded and alone in space.

As BURN-E tries to find a way to get back inside the ship, he faces several obstacles that test his resilience and determination. He battles against malfunctioning equipment, uncooperative doors, and even a mischievous cockroach that seems to be always in his way.

Meanwhile, as BURN-E struggles to survive in space, the events of WALL-E are unfolding inside the Axiom. The humans aboard the spaceship are unaware of the tiny robot's plight, and continue to live their lives in a state of blissful ignorance.

The central theme of the film is the idea of perseverance in the face of adversity. Despite the many setbacks that BURN-E encounters, he remains resolute in his efforts to complete his task and return to the ship. His unwavering dedication even inspires the cockroach, who ultimately helps BURN-E in an unexpected way.

BURN-E also serves as a commentary on the impact of human actions on the environment. The film highlights the detrimental effects of pollution and waste, as WALL-E and EVE work tirelessly to clean up the debris left behind by the human race.

In terms of animation, BURN-E is visually stunning. The film's use of color is particularly noteworthy, with the bright oranges and blues of the Axiom's interior contrasting sharply with the dark, shadowy tones of space. The character designs are also impressive, with BURN-E's pudgy, box-shaped body and expressive eyes making him an endearing protagonist.

The film's soundtrack is similarly exceptional, with composer J.A.C. Redford creating a score that is equal parts whimsical and epic. The use of classical orchestration in particular adds a touch of grandeur to the film's climactic moments.

Overall, BURN-E is a charming and engaging short film that stands on its own as a compelling exploration of the WALL-E universe. While it may not have the same emotional resonance as the full-length movie, it is still a delightful addition to the franchise that is sure to delight fans of all ages.

BURN-E is a 2008 animated movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

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    7.6  (12,235)