Pixar's BURN-E

When I sat down with WALL-E director Andrew Stanton earlier this week, one of the questions I asked was if they were planning to release a short film for the DVD release. For those of you who don't know, Pixar released a computer animated short film called Mike's Car with Monster's Inc, Jack Jack Attack was released with The Incredibles, Mater and The Ghostlight with Cars, and Your Friend The Rat on Ratatouille. Stanton told me:

"There is going to be a sci-fi short that is very connected to WALL-E. We were very conscious of making sure this was produced at the same time as the film. And I think that everyone will be pleasantly pleased."

I grilled him for more information but he looked over to a Disney big wig who was in the room and said "I don't think think I'm allowed to announce it, am I?" He laughed and said "Got to give us something to talk about for the next time you're here."

Well UpcomingPixar was able to find out more information from a member of the orchestra of WALL-E. Apparently the some of the crew was brought back this week to record the score for the computer animated short film which will be on the DVD/Blu-ray release. The short is called Burn-E and is about a robot named, well, Burn-E. No details were revealed, but I'm assuming this little robot has something to do with fire. The music was composed and conducted by JAC Redford, who is also orchestrator on the feature film. So there you have it.

WALL-E hits theaters on June 27th 2008.