The short film, directed by WALL-E lead animator Angus MacLane, was produced at the same time as WALL-E, and will be included as bonus material to the DVD and Blu-ray release. BURN-E will feature music composed and conducted by J.A.C. Redford, who was also orchestrator on the film WALL-E.
The short film will be based on a character who was briefly seen when WALL-E and EVE fly around the Axiom starliner, and enter through a door, locking a welder robot outside of the ship. This character is a robot named BURN-E, who is seen banging his fists against the door, and ultimately realizing that he has been locked out.This short film briefly shows several clips of WALL-E and EVE and the rest of the defective robots trying to escape the Axiom.