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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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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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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

At one point, Lewis mockingly refers to Wilbur as "Captain Timetravel". This is evidently an actual superhero character in Lewis' time, since this character appears on the lunch box he uses for the control panel of the memory scanner. The graphic even resembles a muscular, caped version of Wilbur. See more »

Goofs

When Doris sabotages the Memory Scanner, you see her turning a screw anticlockwise to remove it, but as the screw comes out you see it has a left-hand thread. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Soundtracks

The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)
Music and Lyrics by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Produced by Marius De Vries
Strings Arranged by Maxim Mostin
Recorded by Elliot Scheiner
Mixed by Andy Bradfield
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Inspiring the Uninspired....
1 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outside of the beautiful faces that I helped to create and another that made an honest man of me...I truly loathe most everything that passes as...anything, truly. I took two of my sons and a young friend of theirs to see Meet The Robinsons, today. Having never wanted to shout anything from a mountain top - let me just offer up a piece of advice for anyone looking for something uplifting, inspirational - heartbreaking but re-affirming...you must see this movie. I'm a braveheart guy, I love goodfellas and Will Ferrell movies - I'm an idiot; but I can't imagine hearing more beautiful words come out of my sons mouth than when we left the theatre and hearing him say "that movie made me feel good about myself". Poetry - from the mouth and mind of someone who doesn't know any better - or any worse. The movie is about - and this isn't a spoiler - family and caring for someone other than yourself. It isn't standard Disney stuff - even though that sounds EXACTLY like standard Disney. I'm running out space and I'm not completely making the most sense which is exactly how I feel at 37 anyway....

Do me a favor, do your drive to work tomorrow morning a favor...go see this movie. Take an extra second in the morning to smell your kids, kiss your spouse and lay off your horn...it's nice every once in a while to leave something...inspired, and feeling "really good about yourself" - even for just a second.


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