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Robots (2005)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Watch (voice)
... Cappy (voice)
... Pigeon Lady (voice)
... Broken Arm Bot (voice)
... Madame Gasket (voice)
... Bigweld (voice)
... Piper (voice)
... Crank (voice)
... Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton ... Youngest Rodney (voice)
... Young Rodney (voice)
... Lamppost / Toilet Bot / Bass Drum / Microphone (voice)
... Stage Announcer (voice)
... Mr. Gasket (voice)
... 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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You can shine no matter what you're made of. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robots: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,045,301, 13 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,200,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,718,330
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Trivia

When Rodney first starts fixing the outmodes (after "Who wants to get fixed?"), the third robot, on which he works (fifth in the overall fixit sequence) is a reference to the children's game "Operation". Just as in the game, when Rodney is taking a wrench out of the character's left leg, he touches the tool to the rim of the hole. When he does, the "patient" robot's nose lights up and there's a background buzz. See more »

Goofs

After surfing the waves of dominoes, Bigweld flies up into the air, and then lands. When he flies up, you can see dominoes fly up with him. But when he lands, no dominoes fall down after him. See more »

Quotes

Bigweld: If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are 2-D drawings of robots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rio (2011) See more »

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Written by Shamar D. Daugherty, Alonzo E. Lee, Jr., Mischke, Houston Summers, Chingy (as Howard Bailey), Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel Hale), Bobby Sandimanie (as Bobby Sandimanie, Jr.), and Steve Prudholme
Performed by Houston featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg, and Bobby Sandimanie (as I-20)
Nate Dogg appears courtesy of Nate Dogg, Inc. / Love and Happiness Productions and Elektra Entertainment Group
Chingy and I-20 appear courtesy of DTP/Capitol Records, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Stupendous visuals only barely make up for a forgettable story and characters
14 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first 2005 film I've seen, and, really, it's the only one released so far this year that I have had even the littlest desire to see at the theater. It was worth seeing, but it's forgettable. The visuals are absolutely eye-popping. The film's best sequence is a Rube Goldberg-esque public transportation system across town. I think if that had gone on for 90 minutes, we would have had some kind of masterpiece on our hands. Instead, we get a dull story of a group of nearly outmoded robots rebelling against an evil company that is no longer building spare parts. The head of that company used to be all for the common folk, but he's disappeared and left a despot in his place. The underground area, where they melt scrap, is really cool, and reminded me of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Madame Gasket, who rules this part of the city, was the most interestingly designed character. Robin Williams is very annoying, but, to his credit, he is playing a character here, not just himself. I wasn't thinking "Man, is Robin Williams annoying," but rather, "Man, that character Robin Williams is playing is annoying." I doubt that could be taken as much of a compliment, though. All of the other main characters are especially forgettable, especially Halle Berry's character, who is supposedly the female lead. I think most of the audiences wanted the protagonist to end up with the second female lead, who is a tad more interesting. And I think the filmmakers realized this, too, because the hero only barely ends up with Berry at the end. The movie is also in need of laughs. I chuckled a bit, but that was all. The funniest moment is the robot who does the robot dance. As much as I can complain, though, I would still highly recommend (renting) it for the visuals alone.


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