7 Questions with Wall-E Director Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton is the man behind Wall-E, the animated apocalyptic tale about the last robot on earth. From the Oscar-winning director who also brought us Finding Nemo, in my opinion, this is his most brilliant work yet. I recently met up with Stanton at Pixar headquarters for another exciting installment of Seven Questions.
What do you hope audience members will take from Wall-E?
Andrew Stanton: I hope they are just as entertained as with other Pixar movie experiences but in a fresh, new way.
As an employee at Pixar, what are the perks of the job?
AS: Free cereal.
Which album would you take to a deserted island?
AS: Thomas Dolby, Flat Earth.
What cartoon changed your life?
AS: Hello Kitty. It's by Mark Anthony, and it’s a Warner Brothers cartoon about a bulldog that finds a little kitten.
What would you herald as your greatest achievement?
AS: My kids.
What has been your most treasured Pixar momento?
AS: It would be a model of “Mr. Spell” that we used in Toy Story when Woody has to give a little speech and Tom Hanks signed it: "Thank you Mr. Spell".
LM: What are your words to live by?
AS: Don't steal.
LM: At your last supper, who would your two guests be and what would you want to eat?
AS: David Lean and Peter O' Toole, and I would eat fried clams because it’s my favorite food.
LM: Peter O’ Toole does not like fried clams.
AS: Well, more for me.
LM: A right royal treat. Thank you Andrew. Now hug me.
AS: No Liam. That's creepy