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Is Burn-E 2008's third-most-adorable robot? Discuss.

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The most adorable and second-most adorable — I’ll let you decide who’s in which place — have to be Wall-E and EVE, from Pixar’s super-awesome Wall-E. Just thinking of them makes me let out a little “Awww.” And NASA’s late Mars Phoenix Lander is a strong third-place contender after them. So sad! But I think the bronze is gonna have to go to my new pal Burn-E, the star of a seven-and-a-half-minute short that Wall-E lead animator Angus MacLane directed for the new Wall-E DVD. You can check the little guy out below (h/t) if you can’t wait to buy the DVD next week. Burn-E, whose adventure takes place at the same time as Wall-E, is a repair robot on the Axiom spacecraft. All your favorite human and technological characters make cameos as he struggles to fix a broken gizmo of some kind. And there’s a very nice score by Wall-E orchestrator J.A.C. Redford. Pretty great stuff, no?

UPDATE: Broken YouTube link replaced with a new one below. If this one disappears, too…well, go out and buy the DVD next week!

More on Wall-E and Pixar:
EW’s Chris Willman gave the Wall-E DVD an A review…
…just like Owen Gleiberman did for the theatrical release
Marc Bernardin teared up at the end of the movie (me too!)
Director Andrew Stanton and composer Jerry Herman told EW all about Wall-E‘s Hello, Dolly! connection
EW reviewed Wall-E, the video game

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