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December 20, 2007

Star Wars Robot Inspiration For Wall-E?

— Posted by John Campea

A friend of mine pointed me to this old deleted Star Wars scene that has Luke talking to one of his droids named “Treds”. Treds as tank tread feet and boxed cone like eyes… sound familiar? Maybe Pixar’s new Wall-E? I know there have been some other comparisions to Johnny-5, but this looks pretty close too. I’m not saying there is a definite connection, but take a look at the first minute of the video and tell me if you think there is at least some inspiration:

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29 thoughts on “Star Wars Robot Inspiration For Wall-E?

  1. Lol! to be honest I didnt bother reading all the posts, but,I looked for this because I did see it in one of the scenes , and i screamed wall-e!! to ma bf!! I mean! youve got to say its really similar!!

  2. The similarities between movie robots are like the similarities between cars. Technically you could say that PIXARS “Cars” was not original because the cars looked very similar to the cars seen in every movie that has ever had cars in it. I think PIXAR brilliantly knowing that everyone is talking about it. We are all thinking about WALL-E that’s just great marketing.

  3. I’m sorry BUT WAL-E is just a midget J-5. That other robot was just two eyes, a pole and some treads. WAL-E’s got the hands, eyes, treads and lil box middle. If you squished J-5 down into a lil midget robot, you would certainly get WAL-E.

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