WALL-E – song
"Down to Earth"
Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter Gabriel
This is the first Oscar Academy Award(81st Annual, 2009) nomination for Peter Gabriel.Including his nomination this year for Original Score for WALL-E, this is the tenth Academy Award nomination for Thomas Newman.
LL-E (promoted with an interpunct as WALL•E) is a 2008 computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. It follows the story of a robot named WALL-E who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He eventually falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity.
After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film largely set in space. Most of the characters do not have actual human voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds, designed by Ben Burtt, that resemble voices. In addition, it is the first animated feature by Pixar to have segments featuring live-action characters.
Ref: Wikipedia, Wall-E