It seems that some of the most creative and thematically subtle writers today work in the animation business. And this becomes even more apparent when Andrew Stanton turns to sci-fi with his new creation WALL-E - a genre which oftentimes has suffered from exactly a lack of creativity lately. What is even more pleasing with WALL-E, is that it represents a giant step for the animation genre as well. In here, there are no annoying overly talkative sidekicks added for comic effect, the narrative build-up is comfortably slow and unconventionally structured, and the humour is kind and understanding in the respect that the comedic source is the cute clumsiness of the title character and the satirization of the human development over the next few hundred years. The thematics are expectedly critical of our modern consumer society, but yet they reveal a basic belief in human goodness. In Stanton's view, we are naïve and inconsiderate, but inherently good. The Pixar universe has developed into a standard of its own, and with WALL-E the animations are astounding - in detail, colour and creativity.