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Robots (2005)

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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)
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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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The biggest comedy ever assembled! See more »


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

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,045,301 (USA) (13 March 2005)

Gross:

$128,200,012 (USA)
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Trivia

In the chase sequence, while Big Weld is rebooting, he briefly sings the song "Bicycle Built For Two". This was the first song ever voiced by a computer, when in 1961, IBM programmed their 704 computer to sing it, to demonstrate their voice synthesis system. This is also the song sung in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), that Hal sings, while Dave deactivates him. 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

Ratchet: Why be you when you can be new?
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Crazy Credits

In memory of David Byrd Brown. See more »

Connections

References Ice Age (2002) See more »

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POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE
Written by Edward Elgar
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Planet of the Robots
7 December 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Robots' is an entertaining animated film that is both funny and delightful. The animation is wonderful and has its own style. Even though it's not exactly of the Pixar quality, that actually works for the film especially with the motions. Colour has also been impressively used. The robot world is spectacular to watch. The designing is brilliant e.g. the train station and robot city.

It includes a huge impressive ensemble of voice actors (sadly most of the cast is wasted) but not all the actors were efficiently used and many suffer due to poor character development. Ewan McGregor and Robin Williams have most of the lines and they do reasonably well.

The film has a soul but the screenplay doesn't stick to the main plot. There are several plot holes and perhaps (as fun as they are) too many characters that lack development. In spite of its flaws, it's very much watchable, especially with the family. It is visually stunning and there are many funny moments, but there's surely something missing. You don't take anything away with you after the film's finished.


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