A post for the Apple users ;)

After having watched the lovely Up over Christmas, I am now making it my mission to watch Pixar movies. I’ve never been interested in them before as animated movies have never really interested me but they are so beautifully made and funny, I can’t believe I’ve been sticking my head in the sand all these years!

I’ve just finished watching WALL-E and I have never seen such a cute film before. But of course the thing I REALLY loved about it are all the Apple references. Pixar, for any of you who don’t already know, was bought by Steve Jobs from Lucasfilm in the 80’s after he left Apple. He then went on to sell Pixar to Disney for an obscene amount of money a few years ago. I’m betting that the Pixar movies are made on Mac Pros, just a hunch.

Anyway, onto the references. The obvious one is the iPod that WALL-E plays his movie through but there are so many more:

  • The noise he makes when he is fully charged up is the start-up chime on any Mac.
  • In his house full of stuff he’s salvaged you can briefly see a Mac keyboard.
  • The space colours as he approaches the Axiom craft are the pink/purplish hues of the desktop background in OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard.
  • Again, in space, he flies past the Andromeda Galaxay which is the desktop background for OS X Lion (I know the movie came out 3 years before Lion, but still….).
  • The voice of the onboard computer sounds like MacInTalk, Apple’s old text to speech software.

I’m sure there are probably loads more that I missed but I just wanted to share these with you all :D. And if you haven’t seen the movie, watch it, it’s fab.

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19 thoughts on “A post for the Apple users ;)

  1. VividObscurity

    Wall-E is my favorite Pixar movie. Finding Nemo is my second favorite.

    The thing about Wall-E is that it is very similar to the 80s movie Short Circuit. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend, as that was one of my favorite movies as a kid!

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  2. Sugarmew

    …COOL! I must see that movie sometime. 😀 And sorry, what was the background for OS X Snow Leopard? I don’t remember anymore, Lion took over my Mac. Anyway, the movie sounds cool. (must not squeal over Apple’s awesomeness)

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      1. Sugarmew

        Thanks! I didn’t use Macs during the Leopard time (although I think one of my old Macs had Leopard, but it had been used previously and it was a clunky old 2006 Mac Mini) so I didn’t really know.

        Oh, I bookmarked your blog, Bluebell. 😀 And I keep it open in a tab in Safari on my iPhone. Yes, I’m addicted to your blog. I can’t help it. Then again, my LiveJournal isn’t activated, so I have nothing to do but look at your (and Chemicalwib’s) blog.

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  3. Caspin

    Ah, it’s true, the sound of WALL-E charging up raised smiles and little cheers in this household too 🙂

    Also doesn’t EVE look like an Apple product.? Shiny and smooth and white, like an early iPod!

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  4. smtremel

    Yes they are all done on Macs. My family and I are huge Pixar/Disney fans and we spent New Years day watching most of them. Once you watch Toy Story you should check out the other movies again… They hide stuff from the previous movies. (Pizza Planet Trucks and A113) There is other stuff too but I can’t recall all of it at the moment. Oh and Cars has bonus stuff on the DVD where they talk about the computers they had to use because of all the stuff thats in that movie.

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  5. Sugarmew

    Just finished watching WALL-E. I personally think it’s the best Pixar movie I’ve ever seen. The graphics were beyond amazing and I love how real it seemed.

    Also, by Mac keyboard, do you mean the entirely white keyboards that look a lot like Windows keyboards? I did catch sight of those, but not any others.

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      1. Sugarmew

        Oh, I could tell they were clunky. I use one of them…will be switching over to a better one soon. (Dust is getting trapped underneath the keys and compressed air is dangerous, plus it just pushes dust in rather than out.) The movie is great, I really enjoyed it. And I can’t remember how many times I laughed, Wall-E was a bit dimwitted at times. 😀

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