WALL-E 3-disc Special Edition with digital copy (G)

Movie: 4 stars out of 4

Disc: 4 stars out of 4

In spite of its stellar track record, Pixar made a huge gamble when releasing an animated feature that took 30 minutes before the first word of English was spoken. Setting it 700 years in the future on a scorched Earth with no human inhabitants made it even more of a hard-sell. In the long run, none of this mattered as it racked up more than $223 million at the box office and is thus far the most critically acclaimed movie of 2008.

Technical specifications: aspect ratio: Widescreen, audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround), subtitles: none.

Special features include:

· Filmmaker commentary

· "BURN-E" and "Presto" animated shorts

· Making-of featurettes

· Deleted scenes

· Documentaries

· Digital copy transfer

(Disney, $39.99.)