• Robots (2005)


Release Date: March 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2005

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

In a world of sentient robots, striving young inventor Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) wants to work for the avuncular Bigweld (Mel Brooks), whose Bigweld Industries makes spare robot parts. But Bigweld has just been deposed as company head by the villainous Phineas T. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear), who wants to make all robots submit to profitable forced upgrades. In this animated adventure, Rodney and his friend Fender (Robin Williams) go underground to fight Ratchet's evil plans.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes

Director: Carlos Saldanha , Chris Wedge

Genres: Children , Animated , Science fiction , Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Blue Sky Studios, Fox Animation Studios

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Friend, Father, Quest, Lighthearted, Office, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    New York Post

    24-karat stuff, even if it has a soul of tin. With the voices of Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams and Mel Brooks, Robots is a giddy erector-set update of "Toy Story" with a splash of "The Wizard of Oz." show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    If sheer cleverness were everything, Robots would be the best computer-animated cartoon yet…Yet, unlike the very best CG animation, Robots doesn't quite connect with the emotions and humor for which one yearns in cartoons. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The video-game sequences are impressive, but you know that a 'toon is in big trouble when its most powerful theme is planned obsolescence.

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