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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mildred (voice)
... Lewis (voice)
... Lewis (voice)
... Michael "Goob" Yagoobian (voice)
John H. H. Ford ... Mr. Harrington (voice)
... Mrs. Harrington / Receptionist (voice)
... Mr. Willerstein (voice)
... Lucille Krunklehorn (voice)
... Coach / Gaston (voice)
... Stanley (voice)
Tracey Miller-Zarneke ... Lizzy (voice)
Wesley Singerman ... Wilbur (voice)
... Young Franny (voice)
... Bowler Hat Guy / Grandpa Bud / Tallulah (voice) (as Stephen John Anderson)
... 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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Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Day with Wilbur Robinson  »

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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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Trivia

Doris' first test subject is modeled after Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy duo, whose distinctive attire included bowler hats. See more »

Goofs

Fire sprinklers don't work as depicted in the gymnasium scene. They are set off by heat (flames) not just smoke, and only the affected sprinkler releases water, not every sprinkler in the room or building. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Wonders
Written and Performed by Rob Thomas
Produced by Matt Serletic
Recorded by Mark Dobson and David Thoener
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
String Arrangement by Matt Serletic
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Best in Every Way!!!
1 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Meet the Robinsons" is just superb in every way - plot, animation, characters, substance, and music. All put together in an astoundingly gorgeous film - easily enjoyed by ALL ages. Clever, clever humor and wit - many things that only adults may understand. Loved the way the story progresses and how it ends.

Love the music. Gorgeous "Little Wonders" by the fantastic Rob Thomas played at the end coordinated with the story ending - beautifully done. And the phenomenal Jamie Cullum doing 2 great songs for Frankie the Frog - 2 bouncy songs, done to perfection by a great artist. Enjoyed Rufus Wainwright's songs - fit in well with the story. And, Danny Elfman's score is wonderful. So, I also highly recommend the soundtrack!!! I really do not have enough superlatives for this movie. It could be my favorite Disney film, (and I've seen them all). I definitely plan on seeing it again in 3-D. But, even in 2-D, it is not to be missed!!


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