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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

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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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Stephen J. Anderson (as Stephen Anderson)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Mildred (voice)
Daniel Hansen ... Lewis (voice)
Jordan Fry ... Lewis (voice)
Matthew Josten ... Michael "Goob" Yagoobian (voice)
John H. H. Ford John H. H. Ford ... Mr. Harrington (voice)
Dara McGarry ... Mrs. Harrington / Receptionist (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Mr. Willerstein (voice)
Laurie Metcalf ... Lucille Krunklehorn (voice)
Don Hall ... Coach / Gaston (voice)
Paul Butcher ... Stanley (voice)
Tracey Miller-Zarneke Tracey Miller-Zarneke ... Lizzy (voice)
Wesley Singerman Wesley Singerman ... Wilbur (voice)
Jessie Flower ... Young Franny (voice)
Stephen J. Anderson ... Bowler Hat Guy / Grandpa Bud / Tallulah (voice) (as Stephen John Anderson)
Ethan Sandler ... Doris / CEO / Spike / Dmitri / Laszlo / Fritz / Petunia (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Day with Wilbur Robinson See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,123,781, 1 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$97,822,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,333,034
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film played theatrically on over 600 REAL D digital 3D screens. See more »

Goofs

After Mildred schedules the interview for Lewis, she is holding the phone in her left hand. After Goob replaces the coffee in her right hand with his juice box, she turns into Lewis's room. The juice box is still in her hand but the phone has disappeared. See more »

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[first lines]
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: Then, um, I didn't choose that one because it was gonna give me pimples so I choosed, um, another scary one cause for, um, all those years that I went for halloween I wasn't scary at all... I love baseball. It's my destiny to play that game. And I don't really care about winning. Well, like, now i do, cause, like, we've lost every game and I've gotten tired of it! I'm working like so hard, all the balls are getting thrown to me, I'm trying to catch like everyone. All of the people ...
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In the 3D version, most of the closing credits are in 2D; however, the credits for the people who created the 3D version are in 3D. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the U.S. version, Wilbur tells Lewis that his father, Cornelius, looks like Tom Selleck, who happens to be the voice-actor. In the German version, Wilbur says his father looks like Thomas Gottschalk, who happens to be the voice-actor in this version. In the Latin American version, Wilbur says his father looks like José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma". In the Italian version, Wilbur says his father looks like Giovanni Muciaccia, the Italian Art Attack presenter, who is his voice-actor in this version. In the Spanish version, Wilbur says his father looks like Raphael. In the Japanese version, Wilbur says his father looks like Kazuhiko Inoue . See more »

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References Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
Written by Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Produced by Stewart Levine
Orchestrated by Geoff Gascoyne
Recorded and Mixed by Rik Pekkonen
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A fun, fast paced, positive movie
25 March 2007 | by dmjon23See all my reviews

I just saw this film on 25th of March with the 3D glasses in an advanced screening here in Australia. This film is extremely colorful and will send a powerful message to kids (keep moving forward). Im 21 years old and i wouldn't say there is much in this for adults, there is the odd joke here and there but it isn't the sort of "shrek", "toy story" movie where it is for everyone.

The story follows a young boy (Lewis) who is left at an orphanage practically from birth. He grows up with a passion to invent things. Day in and out he fails and never gets adopted but never gives up. As the movie goes on we find his main dream is to invent a time machine to find out who is mother was. At a science fair when he finally gets an invention to work (that shows what you are thinking on a TV in a particular period of time) a young boy, Wilbur, shows up and insists he is from the future and to watch out for "Bowler Hat Guy". Anyway this Bowler Hat Guy destroys Lewis' invention before he has a chance to show anyone and from there Wilbur gets Lewis to travel to the future with him, closely followed by the "Bowler Hat Guy" and the movie then takes a turning point.

CGI (Animation) - This is hard to judge here as i viewed the entire movie in 3D glasses, which i haven't done before, however the animation was very similar to that of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and was decent but not really anything new or groundbreaking. Definitely not up to Pixar's high standards.

A lot of the jokes in this movie felt as if they were trying to be funny rather then funny but the Dinosaur (i'm sure most of you have seen him in the trailer) and the "Bowler Hat Guy" really steal the show. The "Bowler Hat Guy" was quite dimwitted and really clueless yet still remained the ultimate bad guy. He reminded me of doctor octopus from Spiderman in that he is controlled by another object (in this case a flying hat) The title suggests that you will get to know this entire 'whacky' family from the future but you really only get to know Wilbur and never any of the other characters at all as we don't meet them until half way in the film (we get a 2 minute quick introduction which is fun but never goes anywhere else).

Overall this was a good movie for kids but i don't think it will appeal to anyone over 20-25 like other CGI movies. It was quite fast paced, excellent animation and an admirable main character but as mentioned above it doesn't really get anywhere, the plot does buildup rather well but never really takes off. Still a pretty good, colorful movie for kids with a decent story and a positive message behind it. Other than that there isn't much new here but still a lot of fun to be had in its own right.


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