Why not?CGIFanatic wrote:I haven’t seen Wall-E but from the little snippet that we’ve seen we saw the little robot (inanimate object) somehow have an emotional connection with the little cockroach (living creature) which if you think about it, it certainly doesn’t scream logic.
A robot is anything but an inanimate object. A dish is an inanimate object. A table is an inanimate object.
A robot consists of many hundreds of joints and motors to make sure it is anything BUT inanimate! Especially a robot like WALL-E, which has been designed to clean up after us.
In addition, WALL-E is a mechanical device that is, or will become, "aware" in the course of the film. This said, he's alone and needing companionship. Any living creature - anything that moves or responds in some way, in fact, or that he can relate to - is logic enough for him to create an emotional connection to.
Tom Hanks did it with a basketball - a REAL inanimate object - in Cast Away...