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Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mildred (voice)
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Lewis (voice)
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Lewis (voice)
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John H. H. Ford ...
Mr. Harrington (voice)
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Mr. Willerstein (voice)
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Coach / Gaston (voice)
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Stanley (voice)
Tracey Miller-Zarneke ...
Lizzy (voice)
Wesley Singerman ...
Wilbur (voice)
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Young Franny (voice)
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Bowler Hat Guy / Grandpa Bud / Tallulah (voice) (as Stephen John Anderson)
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Doris / CEO / Spike / Dmitri / Laszlo / Fritz / Petunia (voice)
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Storyline

Lewis an orphan wants to see what his mother looked like. So he invents a machine that looks through your brain so you can see your memories. But this weird kid says he's from the future and warns him about a guy in a bowler hat. The bowler hat guy messes with his invention and it fails. He decides that he's a failure and no one wants him. But the kid that warned him about the guy is here on a mission to find the bowler hat guy that wants to destroy Lewis. To prove he's from the future he takes lewis to the future. But the time machine breaks and he's stuck in the future until he fixes it. In the meantime he spends quality time with the family. But the bowler hat guy is about to alter time and it's up to Lewis to save the future. Written by Anonymous

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future | hat | bowler hat | memory | invention | See more »

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If you think your family's different, wait 'til you meet the family of the future. See more »


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Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Day with Wilbur Robinson  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£895,955 (UK) (30 March 2007)

Gross:

$97,821,064 (USA) (31 August 2007)
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Trivia

A picture of Walt Disney is seen in the orphanage. See more »

Goofs

After Mildred schedules the interview for Lewis, she is holding the phone in her left hand. After Goob replaces the coffee in her right hand with his juice box, she turns into Lewis's room. The juice box is still in her hand but the phone has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: Then, um, I didn't choose that one because it was gonna give me pimples so I choosed, um, another scary one cause for, um, all those years that I went for halloween I wasn't scary at all... I love baseball. It's my destiny to play that game. And I don't really care about winning. Well, like, now i do, cause, like, we've lost every game and I've gotten tired of it! I'm working like so hard, all the balls are getting thrown to me, I'm trying to catch like everyone. All of the people ...
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In the 3D version, most of the closing credits are in 2D; however, the credits for the people who created the 3D version are in 3D. See more »

Connections

References The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
Written by Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Produced by Stewart Levine
Orchestrated by Geoff Gascoyne
Recorded and Mixed by Rik Pekkonen
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You Can't Turn Away
2 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A heartwarming story with eye-popping 3D special effects. If you have the option of seeing this in 3D, you should opt for it. The story is strong, so you will enjoy it either way, but since 3D is a rare instance in this day & age, you should go that route. This movie has a stellar cast that may not be the big A-list names like the Dreamworks movies, but they are very talented and well cast in their roles. I prefer the subtlety of casting for quality versus stunt casting, and this movie delivered. You can tell that John Lasseter played an important role in this movie - "Cars" delivered the message that the journey is more important than the destination and "Meet the Robinsons" delivers a message about not living in the past...keep moving forward. John Lasseter should be commended for helping lift Disney features back to their glory days. I will be the first to admit that they are not there yet, but with his help and movies that focus on the story & the characters like "Meet the Robinsons", we won't have long to wait...


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