|Director:||Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk|
|Writer:||Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon|
By the early 22nd century, the Buy n Large Corporation took control of every government and every economic service on Earth, covering the planet in un-recycled trash. In an effort to save the planet, Buy n Large CEO Shelby Forthright proposed that humanity evacuate and spend the next five years in space on fully automated luxury starliners while an army of garbage compactor robots called "WALL-E" would be left behind to clean the planet. However, Earth seemed beyond saving in five years time and was deemed uninhabitable, and thus Forthright had humanity remain in space. After 700 years, humanity has grown increasingly reliant on the machinery around them and suffered severe bone loss from centuries of living in microgravity and consuming liquid food, becoming obese and unable to walk. Even command duties are entrusted to the ships' computerized autopilots instead of the human captains.