The stars of Pixar's Wall-E may have been a cute robot and his cybernetic friends, but that doesn't mean that the movie didn't have a very human heart, according to the organizers of the screenwriters' Humanitas Awards.

Created to "encourage those who create contemporary media to use their immense power in a humanistic way, to enrich as well as entertain their viewers," the Humanitas Awards held their annual ceremony on Thursday and recognized Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, for their work on last year's Wall-E. Accepting the award on behalf of the team, Reardon joked that Pixar approved a pitch that described the movie as "a post-apocalyptic sci-fi picture starring a mute stalker," which not only somewhat ruined the moment for all involved, but also made me want to rewatch the movie from that point of view.


Humanitas honors scribes [Variety]