The Sound of WALL•E

Watch an exclusive video profile with sound designer and re-recording mixer Ben Burtt talk about working on the Pixar Animation Studio movie WALL•E.


In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with Eve. WALL-E rescues Eve from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive" Eve takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim Eve, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue Eve. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated Earth 700 years earlier. The people of Earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of Earth from returning, by stealing the plant, WALL-E, Eve, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny.

Sound Credits

Chris Barron Digital Sound Transferer (As Christopher Barron)
Ben Burtt Character Voice Designer
Ben Burtt Sound Designer
Ben Burtt Sound Re Recording Mixer
Ben Burtt Supervising Sound Editor
Sean Byrne Sound Re Recordist
Vince Caro Original Dialogue Mixer
Dustin Cawood Sound Effects Editor
Frank Clary Foley Recordist
John Countryman Digital Sound Transferer
Teresa Eckton Sound Effects Editor
Coya Elliott Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Sean England Foley Recordist
Jonathan Greber Digital Sound Transferer
E.J. Holowicki Additional Sound Designer
Bobby Johanson Additional Dialogue Recordist
Doc Kane Original Dialogue Mixer
Zach Martin Sound Mix Technician
Tom Myers Sound Re Recording Mixer
Al Nelson Sound Effects Editor
Juan Peralta Foley Editor
Frank Rinella Foley Mixer
Ronald G. Roumas Recordist
Kevin Sellers Foley Editor
Michael Semanick Sound Re Recording Mixer
Tony Sereno Sound Mix Technician
Steve Slanec Adr Editor
Clint Smith Sound Recordist
Patrick Spain Assistant Mix Engineer
Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Jana Vance Foley Artist
Matthew Wood Supervising Sound Editor
Caroline Cannizzaro Foley Recordist (Uncredited)