Hal is a character in the 2008 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, WALL-E. He also makes a cameo in Ratatouille and Wreck-It Ralph.

Role in the film

He is a cockroach that is WALL-E's friend and pet. Hal is extremely resistant: although he gets stepped on by WALL-E and shot by EVE, he suffers no harm.

Hal likes eating Kremies as his food. He stays on Earth when WALL-E leaves the planet because WALL-E orders him to do so.

After the Axiom landed on Earth, Hal quickly approached the broken WALL-E and EVE, and returned to WALL-E's transport vehicle.

Trivia

  • Although Hal is never referred to on-screen by name, he is named after producer Hal Roach. This also provides homage to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.[1]
  • The chirps that Hal makes were created by speeding up sounds made by a raccoon.
  • Hal and the Kremies he eats/sleeps in references the myth that roaches and Twinkies (what inspired Kremies) are the only things that can survive the apocalypse.
  • Hal makes a cameo in Ratatouille in Linguini's Apartment.
  • Hal also makes a cameo in Wreck-It Ralph, when Ralph looks for a medal in Tapper's washroom.

Gallery

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References

  1. WALL•E press kit


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Media
Films: WALL-EBURN-E

Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of WALL-E
Games: WALL-EDisney UniverseDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Games of Pixar PierPixar Pal-A-Round

Firework: Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color

Characters
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Songs
Put On Your Sunday ClothesIt Only Takes a MomentDown to EarthBnL JingleDefine Dancing
Objects
AxiomWALL-E Transport VehicleProbe ship
See Also
IncineratorBuy n LargeThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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