After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste
Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-
knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E
has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to
report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to
return home). Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy.