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  • Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

    - Written by napierslogs
  • Hugo is an orphan who lives in a Paris railway station, tending to the station clocks during his uncle's mysterious absence. He scrounges food from the vendors and steals mechanical parts from the owner of a toy shop, Georges Melies. In fact, Hugo's father was a watchmaker and he has inherited his father's talents for all things mechanical. Years before, Hugo's father found an intricate mechanical man, but they could never figure out how it worked. Hugo befriends Melies's ward, Isabelle, and together they have an adventure, one that centers around Melies himself.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Hugo is an orphan boy who works on the clocks and is trying to survive while hiding from the relentless yet clumsy and stupid Railway Inspector in the train station in Paris in the 1930's. During these struggles Hugo gets interested and tangled in a mystery involving his Automaton left by his dead father.

  • Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

    - Written by Jwelch5742
  • In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

    - Written by Anonymous


In Paris in 1931, Hugo Cabret ( ), a 12-year-old boy, lives with his widowed father, a kind and devoted master clockmaker...

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