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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  30 March 2007 (USA)
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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:
Mildred (voice)
Lewis (voice)
Lewis (voice)
John H. H. Ford ...
Mr. Harrington (voice)
Mr. Willerstein (voice)
Coach / Gaston (voice)
Stanley (voice)
Tracey Miller-Zarneke ...
Lizzy (voice)
Wesley Singerman ...
Wilbur (voice)
Young Franny (voice)
Bowler Hat Guy / Grandpa Bud / Tallulah (voice) (as Stephen John Anderson)
Doris / CEO / Spike / Dmitri / Laszlo / Fritz / Petunia (voice)


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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Opening Weekend:

£895,955 (UK) (30 March 2007)


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

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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 »


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Another Believer
Music by Rufus Wainwright and Marius De Vries
Lyrics by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Produced by Marius De Vries
Orchestra Arranged by Marius De Vries
Additional Orchestration by Jennifer Hammond
Recorded by James T. Hill, Jason Boshoff, and John Brough
Mixed by Andy Bradfield
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All round feel-good family movie
25 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw an advance screening of 'Meet The Robinsons' today with the family and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. After getting a bit sick of recent CGI animal flicks (with the possible exception of Flushed Away), this was a refreshing change.

An intriguing storyline revolves around orphan Lewis who, as a 12-year old, is an up-and-coming inventor, and dreams of building a time machine to find out who his mother was. He meets a mysterious boy Wilbur Robinson who tries to save him from the equally mysterious man with the bowler hat. We are then drawn into a time travel story that, while having as many paradoxes as Back To The Future, ends with some interesting plot twists.

We saw the movie in 3D - and while there were a few "especially for 3D" visual effects, such as flying food - the 3D was not overdone and did not detract from the story.

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