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Robots (2005)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 March 2005 (USA)
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In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cappy (voice)
Pigeon Lady (voice)
Broken Arm Bot (voice)
Madame Gasket (voice)
Bigweld (voice)
Piper (voice)
Crank (voice)
Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton ...
Youngest Rodney (voice)
Young Rodney (voice)
Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz ...
Mr. Gasket (voice)


Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler. Written by IMDb Editors

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robots: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,045,301 (USA) (11 March 2005)


$128,200,012 (USA) (2 September 2005)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Fender steals Rodney Copperbottom's foot, 'Robin Williams' delivers the line "Foot don't fail me now" which is similar to the phrase "Feet don't fail me now" made famous by 'Stepin Fetchit' See more »


When Herb Copperbottom goes on stage near the end of the movie, he is wearing a white metal apron. After he starts playing the horn, the apron disappears. See more »


Bigweld: You know, your boyfriend here is quite the genius.
Cappy: Oh, he's not my... he is?
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In memory of David Byrd Brown. See more »


References When Harry Met Sally... (1989) See more »


Performed by Melanie Blatt
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Great animated film, adults will enjoy this one
5 March 2005 | by (bergen county NJ) – See all my reviews

I attended an advance screening for this film with my daughter and her friend (both 3). They enjoyed it, but I think older kids will be much more into it. There was also a lot of humor that will be appreciated by adults. I have seen all the computer animated films of recent years(Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Nemo, etc.) and I feel this one ranks up there with the best. This movie is visually stunning. The robot world created for this movie is unbelievable. There are some pinball like sequences that I found fascinating (Rube Goldbergesque for the older folks). This movie is quite funny. I am usually not a big Robin Williams fan, I find that he can be too in your face and distracting. That really was not the case in this film. The plot of Robots was good, but I did not walk out of the theater talking about the story lines. It was all about the visuals.

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