Why We Love Robots WALL-E, the title character of the recently released animated movie, is becoming an instant classic. Boston Globe contributor Matthew Battles talks about how and why.

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Boston Globe contributor Matthew Battles talks about how the animators in the movie WALL-E made a trash compactor attached to binoculars cute and cuddly, and how they figure out ways to make characters like Mickey Mouse and E.T. more appealing to humans.

Battles' article, The Huggable Machine, appeared in Monday's Boston Globe.