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Hal is a character in the movie WALL•E.


He is a cockroach that is WALL•E's friend and pet. Hal is extremely resilient: although he's accidentally stepped on by WALL•E a few times, and shot by EVE, he suffers no harm.

Hal likes eating Kremies as his food. He doesn't leave Earth when WALL•E leaves the planet because WALL•E orders him to do so.


  • Although Hal is never referred to on-screen by name, he is named after producer Hal Roach. This also provides homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000.[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
  • Hal also makes a cameo in Wreck-It Ralph, when Ralph looks for a medal in Tapper's washroom.

Hal's cameo in Ratatouille


  1. WALL•E press kit