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WALL-E Writers Win Humanitas Award

| 19 Sep 2009 16:33
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The writing team behind Pixar's latest movie have won an award for enriching human understanding.

Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, the writing team behind Pixar's WALL-E, have been awarded the Humanitas Prize in the feature film category for the environmentally-conscious movie and joined such luminaries as Schindler's List and The Shawshank Redemption.

The Humanitas Awards are given out to media writers whose stories "affirm the dignity of the human person, probe the meaning of life, and enlighten the use of human freedom. The stories reveal common humanity, so that love may come to permeate the human family and help liberate, enrich and unify society."

In his acceptance speech, Reardon said to keep themselves on-point while writing their script, the WALL-E trio referred to their protagonist as 'Johnny Humanity-Seed.'

Source: Reuters

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