The Criterion Collection has announced its first collaboration with Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios will result in the 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Wall•E (2008). The 3-disc edition with one 4k Blu-ray and two Blu-rays arrives on November 22, 2022.
This is not the first time Wall•E has been available in 4k, as a 2-disc edition from Disney/Buena Vista released in March of 2020. However, this new presentation of the film was put together from a 4k master approved by director Andrew Stanton and now features Dolby Vision and HDR10+ (the Disney/Buena Vista edition only offered HDR10).
The soundtrack (as with the 2020 edition) offers Dolby Atmos object-based audio, as well as alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and stereo soundtracks.
In addition, new bonus features include WALL•E”: A to Z, a program featuring Stanton and coscreenwriter Jim Reardon and programs on Stanton’s cinematic influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts.
Wall•E 4k Blu-ray/Blu-ray combo edition from The Criterion Collection carries an SRP of $49.95. Now $32.45 on Amazon
DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- 4K digital master, approved by director Andrew Stanton, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
- One 4K UHD disc of the film, presented in both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
- Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and stereo soundtracks
- Two audio commentaries: one featuring Stanton and the other, character supervisor Bill Wise, coproducer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson, and lead animator Angus MacLane
- New programs on Stanton’s cinematic influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts
- Tour of the Pixar Living Archive with Stanton
- Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including segments from early animation reels
- The Pixar Story (2007), a documentary by Leslie Iwerks
- More than a dozen documentaries exploring the film’s production and robots
- Anatomy of a Scene: The Plant, a masterclass with Stanton
- “WALL•E”: A to Z, a new program featuring Stanton and coscreenwriter Jim Reardon
- Deleted scenes featuring commentary by Stanton
- A Story (1987), a student film by Stanton
- BURN•E (2008), a short film by MacLane
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- English descriptive audio
- PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson; selections from Stanton’s sketchbooks, script notes, and drawings; and artwork from the WALL•E team