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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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Cappy (voice)
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Pigeon Lady (voice)
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Broken Arm Bot (voice)
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Madame Gasket (voice)
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Bigweld (voice)
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Piper (voice)
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Crank (voice)
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Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton ...
Youngest Rodney (voice)
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Young Rodney (voice)
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Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz ...
Mr. Gasket (voice)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robots: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The filmmakers wanted the music score to sound like it was recorded by the "Robot Philharmonic". To that effect, they hired performance artists Blue Man Group, known for performing on musical instruments made from industrial piping and other found objects, to do special percussion effects. See more »

Goofs

Just before Rodney takes the city ball express, you can see him standing on a giant cog turning downwards. In the wide shot, the cog above him clearly has a robot on it too, yet when Rodney hops off, the cog above him comes down, and there is no robot to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Fender: I know this town like the back of my hand
[looks at the back of his hand]
Fender: hey thats new
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In memory of David Byrd Brown. See more »

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Spin-off Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

WONDERFUL NIGHT (instrumental)
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Lateef Dumont/Lateef The Truth Speaker
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Astralwerks, Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not a lot of feeling
5 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm an animator and I can appreciate the work that went into this film. Its visually interesting, but at the same time cluttered. So from a technical stand point it had its pros. Overall the story was mildly interesting. It started out really slow and I wasn't sure whether I would be able to get through the whole movie. But it did pick up a little bit as the movie went on. Now for the major negative points.

  • There are too many characters. The supporting cast is numerous and


uninteresting. It comes off as if the art department designed a bunch of robots first then decided they didn't want to give up any of the designs.

  • The characters personalities are kind of flat. Even the main


characters don't really invoke an emotional connection. The secondary characters are just robots that happen to talk once and a while.

  • I don't know what is with the trend to put in popular music into


animated pictures but it just seems so off when you are watching in. When the story is progressing and then a bunch of characters break out into a dance routine set to a Britney Spears song its like someone suddenly turned on another TV in the room. And this kind of thing happens numerous times. Its even noticeable in the fight sequences and some others which appear to be designed to show funky and interesting animation rather than advance or even fit into the story.

Bottom line, Blue Sky Studios did a much better job on Ice Age. Just like PDI did a much better job on Shrek compared to Shark's Tale (Which was garbage). They just need to get some people involved who can trim the fat of the story and keep people who think they are directing a music video out of the editing room.


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