WALL-E End Title Sequence: Art, Hope and InspirationDid you think that your feet had been bound By what gravity brings to the ground?
~ Peter Gabriel, Down to Earth
, Wall-E End Titles For me, more than anything else, Wall-E is a movie that speaks directly to the cynics, the apathetic, and to anyone who has lost touch with the fundamental urge toward creativity and expression, with the sheer joy and heights of emotion that art can bring. Just watching the closing credits is inspiring, as they move through the style of cave drawings, Greek and Roman art, Seurat, Van Gogh, all the way up through 8-bit video game-style graphics. It drives home the message that the world is full of inspiration, sometimes where we least expect to find it.
~ Bridget McGovern, Tor.com, Wall-E: Pixar's Lasting Tribute to the Power of Art
Jim Capobianco’s end credits to Andrew Stanton’s WALL·E are essential; they are the actual ending of the film, a perfect and fantastically optimistic conclusion to a grand, if imperfect idea. Humanity’s past and future evolution viewed through unspooling schools of art. Frame after frame sinks in as you smile self-consciously. It isn’t supposed to be this good but there it is. This is art in its own right. Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman’s song, “Down to Earth” indulges you with some incredibly thoughtful lyrics and, from the Stone Age to the Impressionists to the wonderful 8-bit pixel sprites, you are in the midst of something special.
In a great and successful attempt to preserve our likeness through the lens and canvas of art history, Jim Capobianco, Alex Woo and many others have rendered something epic; art without sublimation and an imprint of hope."the main goal of the credits was to finish the story. To communicate that the humans were going to be okay. They would survive...
~ Jim Capobianco, Title Sequence Director and Animator, Pixar Animation Studios
See also: http://www.pixartalk.com/pixarians/jim-capobianco/
"Down to Earth" is a song, sung and produced by Peter Gabriel featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir. The lyrics were written by Peter Gabriel. The music was composed by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman. [...] The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 66th Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards"
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_to_Earth_(Peter_Gabriel_song) #walle #downtotheearth