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Format: DVD
Sku: 40719561
UPC: 024543193845
UPC 14: 00024543193845
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Includes All-New Animated Short
Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings, rodney is considered a genius inventory. He dreams of 2 things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, master inventory bigweld.

"A trip worth taking...  Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"A visual delight.  Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"...its look is hypnotically visionary.  Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer

Editor's Note
The pixel-happy production company Blue Sky follows its successful feature ICE AGE with more animated antics in ROBOTS. Rodney Copperbottom (voiced by Ewan McGregor) is a talented inventor who hopes to make his fortune by moving to Robot City and working among the nuts and bolts of the robotics industry. Rodney fantasizes about building robots for his boyhood hero and master inventor Big Weld (Mel Brooks), but when he meets him, Rodney's dream threatens to turn rusty. Big Weld reveals that his company is now being run by the evil Phineas T. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear), a merciless moneymaker who wants to rid the world of the antiquated robots that clutter up the streets of Robot City. This leaves Rodney's aspirations needing a major oil change, and with little chance of finding work, he feels about as useful as a broken spare part. So he takes to the streets, where he finds some unlikely salvation in a group of robots lead by Fender (Robin Williams). Fender urges Rodney to help save them from the scrap heap, while Ratchet and his company create threatening new policies on robot reconstruction. The ensuing action leads to a breathtaking set of adventures in the futuristic city.

A fun, dizzying delight, ROBOTS benefits from the many voices of Robin Williams, who is the perfect comic foil to Ewan McGregor's central character. The special effects are masterfully handled, and the rendering of Robot City is a true sight to behold. A film that should find a broad audience among adults and children alike, ROBOTS is fast-paced animated entertainment at its finest.

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Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/12/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 89 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2229384
Video UPC UPC: 00024543193845
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amanda Bynes - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Chris Wedge, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Christopher Meledandri - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Drew Carey - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Ewan McGregor - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Greg Kinnear - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Halle Berry - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Ian Ball, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jerry Davis, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info John Carnochan - Editor
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Robin Williams - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Ron Mita, et. al. - Story By
Video Cast Info William Joyce - Production Designer

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]he movie bops along with a happy, jumping, kinetic vitality." 03/18/2005 p.41-42

USA Today
"ROBOT's visuals are its finest asset. The world populated exclusively by robots is an intriguing blend of the retro and the futuristic that often is dazzling..." 03/11/2005 p.3E

Sight and Sound
"There are great individual jokes and sequences, like a tour through Robot City's demented transport system that's straight out of Chuck Jones..." 05/01/2005 p.76-78

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 7 of 10
Robots is every bit as visually engaging as the best of the Pixar (or Dreamworks) digitally animated fare. The landscapes are stunning, the characters are intricately formed, there's plenty of break-neck action, and Robin Williams provides a helping of belly laughs. Despite these positive qualities, Robots never seems more than passably entertaining. In fact, it more often resembles the template for a video game (with the interactivity removed in theaters - no doubt that will be restored for the X-Box and PlayStation 2 discs) than a fully realized motion picture. It doesn't take long to uncover the culprit for Robots' lack of inspiration. The pedestrian plot is aimed squarely at five-year olds. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
Like Finding Nemo, this is a movie that is a joy to behold entirely apart from what it is about. It looks happy, and, more to the point, it looks harmonious. One of the reasons this entirely impossible world works is because it looks like it belongs together, as if it evolved organically. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mcgregor,Ewan
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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