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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

Gross USA:

$97,822,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,333,034
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wilbur travels from 2007 to the year 2037, a thirty year period. This could be a reference to Tomorrowland at Disneyland, which was originally the idea of what 1985 would look like from the perspective of 1955, when the park originally opened. There is also a reference to this on a sign that says "Todayland" when Wilbur first arrives to the future. On a similar note, another Disney film, Tomorrowland (2015) was released in 2015, 30 years after when Tomorrowland at Disneyland was suppose to be set. See more »

Goofs

During the 'pop quiz' scene, where Wilbur is asking Lewis about all he knows about the Robinsons, Lewis refers to Wilbur's dad as 'your dad, Cornelius'. He does not meet Cornelius before this point and no one told him Wilbur's dad's name, yet he knew anyway. 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 »

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Give Me the Simple Life
Written by Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Produced by Stewart Levine
Orchestrated by Geoff Gascoyne
Recorded and Mixed by Rik Pekkonen
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You Can't Turn Away
2 April 2007 | by sstanfieSee all my reviews

A heartwarming story with eye-popping 3D special effects. If you have the option of seeing this in 3D, you should opt for it. The story is strong, so you will enjoy it either way, but since 3D is a rare instance in this day & age, you should go that route. This movie has a stellar cast that may not be the big A-list names like the Dreamworks movies, but they are very talented and well cast in their roles. I prefer the subtlety of casting for quality versus stunt casting, and this movie delivered. You can tell that John Lasseter played an important role in this movie - "Cars" delivered the message that the journey is more important than the destination and "Meet the Robinsons" delivers a message about not living in the past...keep moving forward. John Lasseter should be commended for helping lift Disney features back to their glory days. I will be the first to admit that they are not there yet, but with his help and movies that focus on the story & the characters like "Meet the Robinsons", we won't have long to wait...


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