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Robots (2005)

Approved | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 11 March 2005 (USA)
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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.

Directors:

Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Ron Mita (story), Jim McClain (story) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Abdul ... Watch (voice)
Halle Berry ... Cappy (voice)
Lucille Bliss ... Pigeon Lady (voice)
Terry Bradshaw ... Broken Arm Bot (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Madame Gasket (voice)
Mel Brooks ... Bigweld (voice)
Amanda Bynes ... Piper (voice)
Drew Carey ... Crank (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ... Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton Dylan Denton ... Youngest Rodney (voice)
Will Denton ... Young Rodney (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Lamppost / Toilet Bot / Bass Drum / Microphone (voice)
Damien Fahey ... Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz ... Mr. Gasket (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Tim the Gate Guard (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can shine no matter what you're made of. See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robots: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,045,301, 13 March 2005

Gross USA:

$128,200,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,696,994
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nominated by the American Film Institute for: 2008 - AIF's Top 10 List: Best Animated Film. See more »

Goofs

When Wonder-Bot puts the second group of dishes into Rodney's father, they are facing to the right. When he takes them out, they are facing to the left. See more »

Quotes

Rodney Copperbottom: But you're Bigweld. You can fix anything.
Bigweld: I used to think so. To me the company was about making life better, but to Ratchet, it was making money that came first. I became old-fashioned, and outmode. Ratchet beat me, and he's gonna beat you.
Rodney Copperbottom: But...
Bigweld: The world you're looking for no longer exists. You missed it. Find some other foolish dream.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the following for their assistance: -The families of the Blue Sky crew for supporting us through the final rivet -LucasFilm Ltd. -United States Postal Service -Rendering hardware by Hewlett-Packard -Kent Beyda See more »

Alternate Versions

The international versions of the film play with no opening credits while the US release play with all the initial credits in the beginning and technical credits at the end. Therefore the credit length for the US version is shorter. See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's Dance
Written by Jimmy Jam (as James Samuel Harris III), Terry Lewis, Tony Tolbert (as Tony L. Tolbert)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
Courtesy of Sanctuary Urban Records Group
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*much* better than I was led to believe
18 April 2006 | by timmyp3See all my reviews

I don't think that (with the notable exception of one thread here on IMDb) this movie gets enough credit. The animation was darn good, and the humor had me laughing an awful lot. As a comedy this certainly hit the spot. I think if you enjoyed Ice Age, you could certainly find yourself enjoying this film as well.

Sure, as some have pointed out the "characters weren't really developed" and "there were a lot of characters involved". *shrug* Who cares? I didn't sit down to watch this expecting to have a well-written Shakespeare play acted out before me. I sat down expecting to enjoy myself, laugh, and forget about the world around me (for the time being, at least). This movie gets a check in all three columns.


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