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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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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 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

Director Stephen J. Anderson and actor Ethan Sandler voiced a significant amount of the cast between them. Many of these characters interact, consequently, the two spent much time in voice-over sessions together. 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 »

Quotes

[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 »

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

References Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)
Music and Lyrics by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Produced by Marius De Vries
Strings Arranged by Maxim Mostin
Recorded by Elliot Scheiner
Mixed by Andy Bradfield
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"Funny, Cute, Touching and Overall Very Entertaining Disney Effort
18 January 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

For much of this film, even though I was being entertained by it, I thought it was geared mostly for kids.....and that's fine. That's what I always thought the target audience was in animated films. I just got spoiled with so many good ones in the last few years that also had a lot of funny material that adults enjoyed, too. Films like "Cars," "Madagascar," "Barnyard." "Chicken Little," "The Polar Express," and so forth. Well, in the end, I have nothing but praise for this film, too, because it had some touching qualities to it that would emotionally involve a person of any age.

This simply turned out to be - at least for me as an adult - a really nice film with a heartfelt message of friendship, family and a sense of belonging. At the same time, it still had enough jokes, charm and colorful animation to make it interesting all the way.

The film goes from so-so kid stuff to very good as soon as our hero "Lewis" and his new friend "Wilbur" go into the latter's world: the future. The most amusing segments of the film revolve around the Robinson family, an eccentric but extremely loving group. That family makes this film tick and, hopefully, we'll see more of them in some future feature-length film. These guys - The Robinsons - are just too entertaining to have their movie "careers" end with only this one film.

The story brings out a very thought-provoking theme to ponder. How would you react if, as a 12-year-old boy, you could meet yourself as an adult perhaps 25 years later....and vice-versa? How incredibly strange that would be? Or to see yourself face-to-face as a small baby?

This movie really digs into deep territory in the last third, which is why, as an adult, I found it getting better and better right to the end.


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