Team Bertou is fully geeked on seeing Pixar’s latest film WALL•E when it hits theaters this weekend. Pixar never disappoints us with their ridiculously creative stories and jaw-dropping animation, and WALL•E already looks like a solid candidate for the “1,000 Views Club” in our household (see also: Finding Nemo, Cars and The Incredibles).
I came across this interview today with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton. In it he discusses how his Christian faith informs his creativity, stories and the development of his characters. Here’s a taste:
The last thing I want to do is go to a movie and feel like I’m being preached to or being told how to be, and I think it’s more honest—and you’re going to have more effect—to be truthful with the values of your characters, working off of your own values. That was the case with WALL•E. The greatest commandment is to love one another, and to me, that’s the ultimate purpose of living. So that was the perfect goal for the loneliest robot on earth, to learn the greatest commandment, to learn to love.