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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)

Writers:

Jon Bernstein (screenplay by), Michelle Bochner Spitz (screenplay by) (as Michelle Spitz) | 7 more credits »
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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 ... Lizzy (voice)
Wesley Singerman ... Wilbur (voice)
Michaela Jill Murphy ... Young Franny (voice) (as Jessie Flower)
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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Trivia

The Brain Scanner on the "Brain Scanners from Mars" poster on the building next to the orphanage looks almost exactly like Doris the Hat. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the Bowler Hat Guy is trying to pass off the memory scanner as his own, he is seen carrying the memory scanner in the box right side up, and then after the introduction is seen taking the box off the top, but in order to do that, either the box would have had to have been turned upside down, or the bottom would have had to been loose, in which case the memory scanner would have fallen out. See more »

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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 »

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Believer
Music by Rufus Wainwright and Marius De Vries
Lyrics by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Produced by Marius De Vries
Orchestra Arranged by Marius De Vries
Additional Orchestration by Jennifer Hammond
Recorded by James T. Hill, Jason Boshoff, and John Brough
Mixed by Andy Bradfield
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An eccentric, witty, inspirational and charming outing with the family
26 March 2007 | by themovieclubSee all my reviews

The Robinsons is a one weird family. It takes time to know them, and once you do, you will like them.

They come from the future, filled with colourful buildings, flying jets, travelling tubes that would remind you of the Jetsons. Everyone is strange in their own way, from Frannie who conducts frog band, Grandpa who wears his clothes backward and twins Dimitri and Spike who stay in flower pots. Plus a talking robot like C-3PO.

In Back to the Future style, 13th year old Wilbur Robinson brings a smart nerd Lewis to 2037 to recover his invention. Are you lost yet? Now, all these eccentric characters and story can be quite hard to understand. Everything happens so fast, so don't lose your attention.

Once you get past the initial stage, everything falls nicely into place like a jigsaw in this intricate story. Although there isn't one main character who will appeal to you like The Incredibles, the whole Robinsons family will charm you the same.

Some critics may say: Too many characters. Too much dialogue. Too confusing. Too many things happening at the same time. Indeed, there were points where young children may go "huh?". Nevertheless, the singing frogs, big-headed dinosaur, colourful setting and music from Danny Elfman makes it all quite likable.

With a strong "keep moving forward" educational message and a touching ending, this animation is recommended to families who will continue to enjoy this work from Disney.

(As a bonus, audience will also be brought back in time with a nostalgic cartoon featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy)

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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$97,822,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,333,034
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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