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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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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

This is the first Blue Sky Studios' non-sequel/prequel film. See more »

Goofs

After surfing the waves of dominoes, Bigweld flies up into the air, and then lands. When he flies up, you can see dominoes fly up with him. But when he lands, no dominoes fall down after him. See more »

Quotes

Rodney Copperbottom: Well, then why is she called Aunt Fanny?
Fender: Couldn't call her Aunt Booty.
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Production babies are listed as "Blue Sky Babies Assembled During Production." See more »

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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

TELL ME WHAT YOU ALREADY DID
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Performed by Fountains of Wayne
Produced by Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood
Fountains of Wayne appears courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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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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