The arrival on DVD of the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Wall·E has got us thinking. The eco-friendly movie features as its hero a lonely robot who is still tidying a rubbish-choked Earth seven centuries after those litter louts, humans, deserted the planet.
Laudably, Wall·E’s makers appear to have been doing their own spot of recycling. The loveable robot star bears a distinct family resemblance to the metal hero of the 1986 Ally Sheedy–Steve Guttenberg comedy Short Circuit? Don’t you agree he looks a chip off the old block?