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There's not a single living person left on Earth in "WALL-E." Pixar's Oscar winning wonder follows a lonely robot performing trash clean-up duties on a planet long abandoned as unlivable by the humans who turned it into a giant dump. WALL-E's adventures ultimately take him into space, to pursue a crush on fellow 'bot EVE and encounter what's left of humanity. But it's the breathtaking animation, thoughtful storytelling and firm grasp of the magical powers of cinema in director Andrew Stanton's film that helps it transcend so many other "end of world" visions. Who knew a little robot with a love of "Hello, Dolly!" could be so moving?