Did Wall-E come from Walmart?
When we watch the movie and see the portrayal of Buy n Large, the retail chain super store that covered Earth, it’s pretty easy to make an association with Walmart: gigantic stores, feel-good commercials, cheap goods, and fat people.
Is this connection subtle or obvious? How about the robot hero’s name itself? Was Wall-E genuinely meant to be an acronym of “Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class”? That’s a mouthful of words and not a straightforward way to state the robot’s purpose. Perhaps, the sounding of the acronym, Wally, came directly from “Wally World” in the first place?
Wally World is a nickname for Walmart, commonly used in mainstream America (but apparently outside of major metropolitan areas). I’d love to pick up a Wall-E DVD from Wally World. Would you like one, too?
Another “evidence” is in the spelling of “Wall-E”. Note how the hyphen reminds you of the spelling “Wal-Mart”.