Robots (w/Animated Short)

Directed By: Chris Wedge

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by Andre on 7/23/2013

This movie is good family fun that teaches about a higher sense of personal worth when an individual acts on the importance of doing the right thing for the right reasons. The fact that selfless actions can make all the difference in the world to those who can't see hope. The truth that anybody can rise up to be a hero. Read More

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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.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40719560
UPC 024543193913
UPC 14 00024543193913
Format DVD
Release Date 11/21/2006
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Fantasy Worlds
Love Affairs
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
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
Chris Wedge
Name Mcgregor,Ewan
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Amanda Bynes - Voice Of
Chris Wedge, et. al. - Director
Christopher Meledandri - Executive Producer
Drew Carey - Voice Of
Ewan McGregor - Voice Of
Greg Kinnear - Voice Of
Halle Berry - Voice Of
Ian Ball, et. al. - Original Music By
Jerry Davis, et. al. - Producer
John Carnochan - Editor
Mel Brooks - Voice Of
Robin Williams - Voice Of
Ron Mita, et. al. - Story By
William Joyce - Production Designer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 2229391
UPC 00024543193913
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review 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.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Mcgregor,Ewan
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News A trip worth taking...
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer A visual delight.
Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer ...its look is hypnotically visionary.
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