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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.

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Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Ron Mita (story), Jim McClain (story) | 4 more credits »
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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

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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

This is the first Blue Sky Studios' non-sequel/prequel film. See more »

Goofs

When Rodney uses Wonder-bot to help his father wash dishes in the kitchen at the diner, his dad has 3 dirty plates already in his "stomach dishwasher". Wonder-bot adds 6 more plates, bringing the total of dirty plates inside dad to 9. Seconds later when Wonder-bot takes the newly cleaned plates out of dad's "stomach", there are only the 6 that were added. The original three are missing. See more »

Quotes

Ratchet: [after he's hit Bigweld over the head with the telephone] I'm as crazy as my mother!
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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

German version features the song "From Zero To Hero" by Sarah Connor over the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) 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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Tons Of Gags & A Good Message
25 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Animated movies are usually pretty good but nothing that great to me. However, this one is a "keeper." It gets high marks for all the jokes in here, lots of which are adult-style but not sleazy or filled with sexual innuendos, although there are a few of those, enough to make this PG, not G. However, the vast amount of clever lines is the main attraction here.

Actually, the jokes come so hard and fast, it's hard to keep up with all of them. The visuals aren't gorgeous, as many modern-day animated films have become, but they are interesting. Not only is there a ton of gags to hear, but there are to see, too. You almost have to stop it frame-by-frame to see all the funny stuff penciled in the artwork.

The story couldn't be simpler but it manages you keep your attention and doesn't overstay it's welcome, although I think animated films are more effective it they don't go over 80 minutes. This one is closer to 90.

There is a good message in here, too. Maybe I'm mistaken but what I heard was the idea that just because people might be old, decaying and not as productive for society, it doesn't mean you have to discard them. Life has value and is precious from conception to dying of old age. Amen to that!


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