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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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Broken Arm Bot (voice)
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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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Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,613 (Hong Kong) (22 July 2005)

Gross:

$128,200,012 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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Rodney Copperbottom's design is inspired by an old Evinrude outboard motor in director Chris Wedge's garage, as well as on a Volkswagen van. An early version of Rodney makes a cameo as the green robot with the jet pack waiting in line during Bigweld's TV show. See more »

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When Rodney uses Wonder-bot to help his father wash dishes in the kitchen at the diner, his dad has 3 dirty plates already in his "stomach dishwasher". Wonder-bot adds 6 more plates, bringing the total of dirty plates inside dad to 9. Seconds later when Wonder-bot takes the newly cleaned plates out of dad's "stomach", there are only the 6 that were added. The original three are missing. See more »

Quotes

Lug: Hey, Fender, have you lost weight?
Crank: Lost weight? Look at... will you look at... He's a head in a basket!
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The producers wish to thank the following for their assistance: -The families of the Blue Sky crew for supporting us through the final rivet -LucasFilm Ltd. -United States Postal Service -Rendering hardware by Hewlett-Packard -Kent Beyda See more »

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LOVE'S DANCE
Written by Jimmy Jam (as James Samuel Harris III), Terry Lewis, and Tony L. Tolbert
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
Courtesy of Sanctuary Urban Records Group
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Technically Amazing, laugh-out-loud funny in other parts
11 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Robots is probably the most technically amazing computer-animated movie I've ever seen. When you stack it up against a movie like the original Toy Story, it's astounding how far they've come in about 10 years. There is a scene were a drum of tiny ballbearings falls over, and each ballbearing is rendered perfectly. Amazing.

The voice acting in Robots is just fine, with the ensemble cast providing a nice mix of auditory delights(although I saw Jim Broadbent's (the dad in Bridget Jones') name in the credits and was unable to identify him in the movie. Greg Kinnear did a fine job and Ewan MacGregor was also decent. The biggest question mark was Robin Williams. Before the movie I found myself wondering how he could top the 'Genie' performance in Aladdin. The answer is he doesn't, but his character is responsible for a few VERY funny bits and I think he pulled it off well.

Now humor in the movie... It was clear to me that at least 80% of the adults in the audience weren't getting many of the references. If you are old enough/smart enough to catch these, they are hilarious. My favorite being when Rodney is repairing Bigweld's head and Bigweld is singing 'Daisy' very slowly. Priceless.

All in all a great movie, and I also suspect this movie will improve with subsequent viewings. Where a Shark's Tale just becomes tiresome after one viewing, I am looking forward to viewing this movie again.

Lastly, my 6 year-old son LOVED the movie. We saw it in IMAX and it completely blew him away.


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