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About 4 years ago, I released a theory saying that the movie Wall-E was about cannibalism. It was likely what solidified my place as King of Ruining Your Childhood forever. Theorists, today I am doubling down on that theory. The proof is in the pudding, or rather, it is in the cup. Where does the food come from and what is in it? Get ready for another heaping helping of people!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Thomas Torbergsen, Koen Verhagen, Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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  1. joao goncalves

    joao goncalvesHour ago

    0:30 when the pixar logo is film

  2. Grimslade Leviathan

    Grimslade Leviathan12 hours ago

    "Human meat, can't be beat" That's where you're wrong bucko

  3. Kellen Knipp

    Kellen Knipp14 hours ago

    There is an obvious reason for there not being any elderly in the movie... Clearly they all have incredibly short lifespans... Look at them.

  4. Stoke Shadow

    Stoke ShadowDay ago

    But doesn't the captain drink from a cup with no straw??

  5. AnnkaBoii Rousu

    AnnkaBoii RousuDay ago

    What about the other ships cause u can see other ships leaving earth in the start of the movie

  6. CynicalToonz

    CynicalToonzDay ago

    Not sure if this has been answered before, but heres a question. How are the babies on the ship made if all of the passengers are too lazy to get up from their seats, let alone procreate. Once again i might be dumb and this might’ve already been answered but idc lmfao

  7. Zero Glyph

    Zero GlyphDay ago


  8. Pixie Ciaran

    Pixie CiaranDay ago

    overweight old people dont really wrinkle. the food could be algae which would also make oxygen

  9. Happy Marley S

    Happy Marley SDay ago

    Ok. But remember, Mary lived on the ship her whole life, right? So why didn't she notice the giant pool in the middle of the ship? Or why did the captain of the ship not know about the jogging track? People only look at there screens, and never noitice anything else. So it woulkd be possible to fit a food section on this massive ship with put people knowing about it, and robots taking care of it. Yes. The ship is BIG, so the planners might have added a plant section to the ship in order feet to feed people. After they realised it was longer than 5 years, they reprogrammed it So the robots would know how to take care of plants. However not many food items involve plants, it all junk food, so idk, maybe they crammed 1000 animals into the ship like cows and chickens and they reprogrammed the robots to help reproduce the animals. Besides, elders might be in a different part of the ship doing bingo or something. We never see all of the ship, so it's possible. I rarely disagree with Mat pat so this is new. Keep ruining my childhood I love ur videos goobye

  10. kumbuqe todetnuc

    kumbuqe todetnuc2 days ago

    The tightfisted law interstingly succeed because quart bacteriologically hurry onto a sweltering peak. obedient, billowy path

  11. jason burger

    jason burger2 days ago

    How the captains didn't get old..? If they was captain for almost 100 or 200 years...?

  12. Lord Yoofy

    Lord Yoofy2 days ago

    we need some food theories about cannibalism

  13. Dubilyoo

    Dubilyoo2 days ago

    to maintain the weight of 575 pounds you’d need to intake around 5955 calories a day.

  14. Darth Arcangel

    Darth Arcangel2 days ago

    To be fair, we see that some passengers didn't even know they had a pool. And with everything automated, the reality is that there could very well be a robot automated farm around there somewhere. The pilot himself says that the only thing he does around there is make the daily announcements. So while, yes, if there was anything like a farm, he would be the one to have the best chance of knowing, but the reality is that these people seem to barely know how the ship works or physically is feels like a major flaw to the whole "this guy doesn't know what a plant is" bit. In regards to the lack of visibly old people, I would argue that these people are living terribly unhealthy lifestyles and live dramatically shorter lives. Alternatively, they have amazing health cosmetic care and simply don't visually exhibit signs of age. Furthermore, there would be no natural waste products if they were using it all in the development of a farm of sorts. It's a fun little theory, but it has some holes in it for me personally.

  15. Vydax 97

    Vydax 972 days ago

    How can there be no old people aboard the Axiom and they also have a lifespan of 150? It would make your theory make even more sense if they had a lower life span and would also be logical because while eating other humans might be efficient it's obviously not healthy

  16. Hope Rainbow

    Hope Rainbow2 days ago

    "human meat can't be beat" The sexual jokes that I could make but won't bc there might be tots who watch these videos and may read the comments

  17. Hari Gandham

    Hari Gandham2 days ago

    Wait, what about protein, and vitamins, do human bodies have enough protein and vitamins to keep another human alive?

  18. Gary Midlane

    Gary Midlane2 days ago

    Mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. GOOD TO KNOW

  19. Saucer Boy

    Saucer Boy3 days ago

    Disgusting, but would it be possible that they're not eating each other, but are in fact eating their own recycled faeces?

  20. ̇

    ̇3 days ago

    maybe at that time, they already invented a machine that will turn a poop into a food, or maybe they invented a clone machine.

  21. Godzilla is king

    Godzilla is king3 days ago

    How many balloons would it take for the house in up to go flying

  22. Alexander Jackson

    Alexander Jackson3 days ago

    8:35 That’s weak sauce. Man was living on average of 912 years before the Genesis Flood. And close to 600, 400, 200, 100 years after the Flood. With multiple generations in each hundredth interval. The 4 generations after Noah lived longer than the next 6 generations after them.

  23. The Unvlog Channel

    The Unvlog Channel3 days ago

    He didn't account for previous generations eating dead bodies, did he?

  24. The Unvlog Channel

    The Unvlog Channel3 days ago

    this theory seems pretty good, but relative to other theories of his that are good it feels more like connecting random plot holes into a conclusion when pixar clearly intended there to be AI-controlled hidden farms or an actual futuristic replenishing buffet or something.

  25. Big G

    Big G3 days ago

    How do people in the axiom make babies 🤔🧐🧐

  26. Helen (Aryelle)

    Helen (Aryelle)4 days ago

    What about earlier during the journey when people were healthier and less fatter? Does the math check out?

  27. dFUZE

    dFUZE4 days ago

    what about vitamins, minerals and essential amino and fatty acids? also, what about kuru?

  28. Grimm rieper Herobrine

    Grimm rieper Herobrine4 days ago

    Where are the kids like me

  29. Aya Yamout

    Aya Yamout4 days ago

    Maybe they also use the wastes produced by those people to make food and not only their flesh?

  30. DARKNESS2323

    DARKNESS23234 days ago

    Are the old pilots the food!

  31. MythicalKittydog

    MythicalKittydog4 days ago

    I think they're eating things the same way that the people in Star Trek are. It's as they said, "regenerative food buffet"

  32. MythicalKittydog

    MythicalKittydog4 days ago

    Also, maybe they have a compost area? Obviously nobody would go there and it wouldn't be important to the plot of the movie.


    [DOLPHINSOUP]4 days ago

    11:33 As an autopilot program meant to keep as much of the population alive in space as possible, I can confirm that's a pretty darn efficient use of available resources.

  34. Louis ConoMano

    Louis ConoMano4 days ago

    Synthetic food

  35. Austin K

    Austin K5 days ago

    I'm surprised I actually guessed Juans weight

  36. Born Löka

    Born Löka5 days ago

    Malcolm in the middle theory, please.

  37. Chester Farthing

    Chester Farthing5 days ago

    Mat Pat please read this. I don't fully think this is true until you find how they get the stuff to make it taste like the type of smoothie it is.

  38. Chester Farthing

    Chester Farthing5 days ago

    I mean flavoring

  39. Assassin 1065

    Assassin 10655 days ago

    Have any of you guys tried soylent green? I hear it tastes different from person to person. Yeah im joking if u cant tell

  40. yigor chibisov

    yigor chibisov6 days ago

    if the food just ground slush up cant the ship just extract elements and combine them inside the ship to make the food?

  41. Dani Prasnicki

    Dani Prasnicki6 days ago

    i hate to be the one to say this. but the population of the Axiom cant move outta their chairs, then uh... babies how are they...??

  42. Anthony Covey

    Anthony Covey6 days ago

    They cant walk because as you can see they have never got out of the chairs meaning it’s not their size it’s the chairs who made them like that

  43. Stelios89

    Stelios896 days ago

    lmao his name is juan

  44. Carlos Chicas

    Carlos Chicas7 days ago

    ok but can human meat support someone for 200 years

  45. Azure Frost

    Azure Frost7 days ago

    I wouldn't even hate it if they're using people to feed people for generations(if it's the only way)

  46. Peter Barker

    Peter Barker7 days ago

    Armie Hammer enjoyed this video

  47. Apollo 11

    Apollo 117 days ago

    Hol up im gonna stop you there Just rewached the wall e and when the axiom landed as they were exiting the ship there was a elder person with a stick for helping with walking

  48. Kokochan Ch. EN VTuber ココちゃん

    Kokochan Ch. EN VTuber ココちゃん7 days ago

    wait but if old people are disposed of, how do captains reign for over one hundred years? 👁👄👁

  49. Kokochan Ch. EN VTuber ココちゃん

    Kokochan Ch. EN VTuber ココちゃん7 days ago

    wait but if they can't even stand up after they fall down from their hover chair, how would they.... you know.... f r i c c ?

  50. PR0 GRAMM3D

    PR0 GRAMM3D7 days ago


  51. skot skot

    skot skot7 days ago

    bruh when they were making wall e newer studies on human calories werent done yet

  52. Bogdan Krajišnik

    Bogdan Krajišnik7 days ago

    why the f do you make these stupid theries that is a fkn cartoon for children , god!

  53. Justin Hamlin

    Justin Hamlin7 days ago

    ... Energy to Matter converter aka a food replicator. Matt is trying to hard with this one as the ship is advanced it's not unreasonable to believe it has an energy to matter converter.

  54. Katie Fox

    Katie Fox7 days ago

    How do they get passed the first 120+ years if they originally only had 5 years food supply? Would enough people have been dying in the first 100 years? It seems like a long gap to have gone without a steady food supply.

  55. Christopher Gill

    Christopher Gill7 days ago

    Walton files Walton files Walton files Walton files Walton files Walton files

  56. Christopher Gill

    Christopher Gill7 days ago

    NoTiCe ThE SiGhNs MaTpAt I Am CoMiNg heheheheheheheh

  57. Mrdollyman567

    Mrdollyman5678 days ago

    Plot twist: the food is just a sloppy flavored goop, made to appear like food.

  58. Branden Diaz_Estrada

    Branden Diaz_Estrada8 days ago

    They can 3d print food and burn the bodys

  59. markeye

    markeye9 days ago

    Their skin is smooth because they are now EVOLVED to be “human babies.”

  60. crankpatate “crankpatate”

    crankpatate “crankpatate”9 days ago

    how can the humans not be elderly but get to ages like 150 years??? Please explain.

  61. Ronald dakin

    Ronald dakin9 days ago

    MatPat How Long You can Survive In a Restraunt?

  62. Unfortunate Son

    Unfortunate Son9 days ago

    Easy. Algae. Self replicating food source that can be served in a cup, kept in a tank, and lives in distilled recycled water.

  63. Erick Hernandez

    Erick Hernandez9 days ago

    If they thought about a worst case scenario and couldn’t come back to earth there plan for unlimited food is cannibalism. They thought about everything else, even if the robot acted on its own it must of had a back up plan for food.

  64. Christine Diaz

    Christine Diaz9 days ago

    look at this 1:32

  65. IronVader6

    IronVader69 days ago

    do they eat the bones?

  66. Eric Patum Pakingan

    Eric Patum Pakingan9 days ago

    They removed the bone

  67. Ashamatronic How

    Ashamatronic How9 days ago

    Hats off the Juan Pedro Franco getting healthy and able to walk again👍👏👏👏

  68. Ni ck

    Ni ck9 days ago

    Wonder how they get there vitamins and fight things off like scurvy if they are only eating people?

  69. Josh morroc

    Josh morroc9 days ago

    Human meat can be beat

  70. jet boy

    jet boy9 days ago

    Plot twist the guy from cloudy and the chance of meatballs was there

  71. Ashutosh Rana

    Ashutosh Rana10 days ago

    Seeing the Ronnie aesthetic in the old vid makes me smile. Whatta great guy, PBUH and RIP.

  72. Random Lurker

    Random Lurker10 days ago

    But to be fair, one of the characters says “I didn’t know we had a pool” Wouldn’t it be possible they didn’t notice a farm either?

  73. Sibbidy

    Sibbidy8 days ago

    He did say there would need to be more plants than humans so not at all. Also they didn’t know what a single plant was so they would’ve noticed at least one during their time on the ship

  74. Lorelei Wilson

    Lorelei Wilson10 days ago

    That food looks like a humans

  75. chris the saiyan

    chris the saiyan10 days ago

    My guess is 1200 Only a hundred off

  76. Arcadian Spark

    Arcadian Spark10 days ago

    Wait. Is WALL-E a robot? How is it cannibalism if he's a robot eating people?

  77. Austin James

    Austin James10 days ago

    Ok, clearly it's gonna be near-impossible to disprove this theory by going at the same perspective as Mat, so let's take this from a different point of view: Is there anything that truly confirms there isn't any plant life on the Axiom? Yes, the captain doesn't know what a plant is, but that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't plants on board. The captain barely knows the controls of the ship, so it's just as likely that he doesn't know the complete layout. Just like how cities and farms aren't located in the same areas, it's possible that the passengers are held in one area and plants in another, cultivated, cared for, and transported to the passenger area via robots. And, what's better, the cultivation area wouldn't even need to be that big, compared to the whole ship. They would only need to cultivate a select few plants, in order to account for all the necessary nutrients. Not to mention, the ships first took off in 2105, 84 years in the future from our current year, and with how quickly technology is advancing it's likely they'd've created a super food, one that provides all necessary nutrients, and even if they didn't have that in 84 years from now, they'd still have 5-10 years to create it (how long it would take for the original solid food supply to run out). Also, about the dead body issue, NASA is planning a system where they freeze the bodies of astronauts and have a robotic arm break the body apart. The Axiom likely implemented the same system, with the bits of the body then being expelled from the ship. This is a great theory and all but, after looking at the facts and possibilities, it just seems like a bit of a stretch to say wall-e is about cannibalism.

  78. Nicholas Cagle

    Nicholas Cagle10 days ago

    What about before the start of the movie how would they survive on cannibalism if they they weren't as chubby

  79. Dash Howler

    Dash Howler10 days ago

    Okay but what about reproduction, we don’t see any hospital related places, only a part where babies in a nursery kind of place exist- so where do they come from? Is motherhood and fatherhood just nonexistent? You never see pregnant people on the ship.

  80. Arnar Þór Skúlason

    Arnar Þór Skúlason11 days ago

    I feel like everyone forgot about algae and fungi... Sustainable, not plants, algae grow by photosynthesis and fungi on waste, together produce all necessary nutrients required by the human body and so on. Perhaps they originally had some other rations as well but the most logical thing to do is to have a backup plan (e.g. bioreactors) Incase they had a prolonged journey.

  81. Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear11 days ago

    my mind is just blown

  82. sean Spykes

    sean Spykes11 days ago

    Yay matpat destroyed another one of my favorite movies. Yo matpat i got a challenge for ya if you havent done it already DESTROY ANOTHER EPIC PIXAR MOVIE whats the dark secret behind toy story? Hmmmmmm?

  83. FreeLifeStruggles

    FreeLifeStruggles11 days ago

    I'm a bit confused. Matpat keeps saying that there's no elderly people onboard yet also states that the average lifespan of the people onboard is growing to 150 years and above. Am I missing something?

  84. King fry memes and gaming

    King fry memes and gaming11 days ago

    No its about pizza plants

  85. Karamjeet Kaur

    Karamjeet Kaur11 days ago

    everyone in the comment section: "we love quotes" me: what is it with robots and cannablism?

  86. Griffin Owings

    Griffin Owings11 days ago

    Just promise me you'll never get in this mindset ever again.

  87. Vaibhav Sapkota

    Vaibhav Sapkota12 days ago

    *Yes, more please...*

  88. Paul Nguyen

    Paul Nguyen12 days ago

    aha this is debunked of one part in his wall e is stan vid

  89. Alexander zero

    Alexander zero12 days ago

    Hey I'm doing a thing for school, can someone give me the link to the sources he uses for this episode.

  90. JJ M

    JJ M12 days ago

    Matpat is a legit and fun film critic, but not really a biblical scholar (no offense is intended). May i suggest listening to the June 7, 2021, "One Creation Story or Two", podcast of the Bible Project. Now, you don't have to believe in the authority of the bible to learn about it, in this case, understanding the biblical creation narratives in their cultural context. And who knows? It might help you with understand Pixar movies.

  91. Kraykkk

    Kraykkk12 days ago


  92. Oyun Tarihçisi

    Oyun Tarihçisi12 days ago

    but if a weight is high, the amount of calories to be taken will also be high. at least he's the same weight and still can't walk, otherwise he gets weaker. That's about 5000 calories for a 200-kilogram person. so i think it's a calculation error

  93. ok ko

    ok ko12 days ago

    Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  94. Tal0n

    Tal0n12 days ago

    i feel like that math wasnt quite right, because these guys are clearly not eating JUST the bare minimum calories. like theyre def over eating quite a bit

  95. endoverlord423

    endoverlord42312 days ago

    i am not sure if this question has been asked but if there are no elderly people on board, how come they can live over 140 years?

  96. Loservegetable

    Loservegetable12 days ago

    if their is 220,000 people fed, what about the other 380,000

  97. gmeletrk

    gmeletrk12 days ago

    Matpat you haven't talked about the laws of diminishing returns. Mainly the fact that the human body doesn't need JUST calories to survive. Those calories need to be compiled from specific quantities of various minerals and other such nutrients. Once you, me, or any other human has ingested and used those nutrients they do not reemerge as the same usable substances...that's why we have pee and poop. They're called waste products for a reason. So even if you start with a healthy robust population, after even one generation of ouroboros like existence you wind up with a population of starving, malnourished, fatties. Your theory (which, like what most people call theories, isn't a theory at all, at best it is a hypothesis, but I get it Film Hypothesis doesn't really make for a good roll off the tongue USloft channel name....anyway what was I saying...) goes up in flames without a supplemental supply of vitamins and nutrients. It's much more likely that the regenerative buffet is something much more like the sort of the protype replicators that were described as protein resequencers in the Star Trek series Enterprise. Now, where did the proteins come from to be resequenced? Perhaps that source of raw materials was cadavers, but then the finished product wouldn't really be people slushies anymore than a carrot that grows over someone's decomposing corpse would be considered a people carrot. The process would fundamentally change the initial substance. I can absolutely see a point to the idea that the all knowing nearly all powerful Auto would keep the people ignorant to this fact, in fact Auto would probably be keeping the people as dumb as possible to increase their dependence on the ship and its AI overlord. So it is totally believable that Auto could have designed and initiated the procedure to resequence the dead passengers and crew into a nutrient rich compound for consumption by the living, that isn't exactly the same as tossing cadavers into a BnL Blend-e and serving up cupcake flavored people smoothies. However, a glaring problem here is that presumably this technology would have had to be present at launch for Auto to make use of it, unless we assume Auto could invent new technology, which doesn't seem to be the case as the entire existence of the people of the Axiom has a just getting through this the best that we can kind of attitude. In fact it seems like the entire point of directive A113 was just to hang out and wait until a better solution presented itself (Which also brings up the question of how did Auto handle that conversations with Captain Reardon in 2110? "Alright Auto, it's day 1,825 time to go back to Earth!" "Oh that'll be fun, but Captain, I got an idea. Instead of going back to Earth, what if we just didn' ever." "Hmmm, that's kinda strange Auto, but hey why not." Also why does directive A-113 not cease sending the Eve robots to look for plant life on Earth if it directs the ship's AI to just keep the people in space indefinitely? 🤔).

  98. TheAdvertisement

    TheAdvertisement12 days ago

    5:00 This makes me think of that Model Citizen animation...

  99. TheAdvertisement

    TheAdvertisement12 days ago

    4:01 "But Matpat, couldn't they just mine the moon for cheese?"

  100. Kratos

    Kratos13 days ago

    Well going by the definition of Cannibalism. Even if they're using dead people to create their regenerative buffet, the food is no longer the flesh of their own species. It's smoothies, and whatever else they eat, but it'd be clearly processed so much to become good that it no longer qualifies as human flesh

  101. T3CHN0-BAB3 Teresa

    T3CHN0-BAB3 Teresa13 days ago

    What about flavoring? They have a bunch of different flavors (which could be made up) but the fact that theres so many different ones concerns me. Do they take certain components of the human body and combine them into different solutions to mimic cupcakes or burgers?

  102. phd6789

    phd678913 days ago

    But if there are no elder people, these guys aren't living up to 100 something years

  103. Glitch ’in

    Glitch ’in13 days ago

    “human meat, can’t be beat!” matthew do you realise what you’ve just said

  104. Last Flamed

    Last Flamed13 days ago

    Film theory idea: How do the humans on the Walle spaceship breath without plants?