Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Lewis (Jordan Fry) is an orphan and desperately wants to find a family. However, his inventions are more important to him at times and he is constantly working on something new. When an adoption appointment goes wrong, Mildred (Angela Bassett)- the Orphanage Mother, mistakenly says to Lewis that his birth mother loved him and gave him up because she couldn’t take care of him. Lewis believes that his mother might be the only one who would still want him so he sets out to make an invention to find memories of her in his head so he knows what she looks like. After working night and day on his project, something goes wrong at the science fair when he shows it off. Not long after, Lewis meets a young boy named Wilbur who claims he is from the future and looking for an evil man in a bowler hat. It turns out that Wilbur (Wesley Singerman) is telling the truth and Lewis is right at the center of everything.
Brought to us by Disney, Meet the Robinsons is a beautiful, wonderfully animated and fun story that is great for kids and adults alike. I love the witty humor between Wilbur and Lewis and found the addition of Tom Selleck as Cornelius priceless. Each of the members of the nutty Robinson family adds to the depth of the story and solidifies the ultimate message. The plot might be a little detailed for some younger viewers with the time travel, but the animation and zany antics will distract them for any kind of story. If you haven’t seen Meet the Robinsons, get it and watch it with your whole family. It’s a wonderful treat. Co-starring Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, and Nicole Sullivan.
9/10 Stars – Fun, witty and quite funny. Disney surprises us with a hidden gem… in 3D.
I would say that Meet the Robinsons is out of the norm for Disney. It wasn’t in association with Pixar. It wasn’t fairytale based and didn’t have talking animals. That said out of the norm turned out well for Disney, because I really enjoyed Meet the Robinsons. I wonder when watching it if the lead character is actually based a little on Walt Disney himself. While he wasn’t an inventor he did have forward thinking, futuristic ideas at times. I like to think my theory is confirmed by the quote at the end of the movie. Anyway, the story is great. The voice actors are phenomenal and the animation is up to par with what you would expect at least for this type of movie for sure. Any kid or adult would enjoy this one.
9/10 Stars – Cute, funny and all wrapped up in a neat bow with a lesson to boot, can’t miss!
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