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Robots (2005)
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08.04.09

Robots (2005) Life isn't that great in the Copperbottom family. Rodney keeps failing in getting his ideas noticed, and his father, Herb struggles with work and himself. In order to get his idea noticed and to make his parents proud, Rodney sets out to Robot City to showcase his idea to Bigweld. Once at Robot City, Bigweld is nowhere to be seen, as Rodney and his new friends start to suspect a terrible reason why.

Movie Tagline:
You can shine no matter what you're made of.

Also Known As:
Robots: The IMAX Experience

Title: Robots
Release Date: March 11, 2005
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Italian
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Sonics-DDP
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R

MPAA Rating: PG

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor.

Director(s):
Chris Wedge
Carlos Saldanha

Cast:
Paula Abdul ...Watch (voice)
Halle Berry ...Cappy (voice)
Lucille Bliss ...Pigeon Lady (voice)
Terry Bradshaw ...Broken Arm Bot (voice)
Jim Broadbent ...Madame Gasket (voice)
Mel Brooks ...Bigweld (voice)
Amanda Bynes ...Piper (voice)
Drew Carey ...Crank (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ...Aunt Fanny (voice)
Dylan Denton ...youngest Rodney (voice)
Will Denton ...young Rodney (voice)
Marshall Efron ...Lamppost / Toilet Bot / Bass Drum / Microphone...
Damien Fahey ...Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz ...Mr. Gasket (voice)
Paul Giamatti ...Tim the Gate Guard (voice)
Dan Hedaya ...Mr. Gunk (voice)
Jackie Hoffman ...Water Cooler (voice)
James Earl Jones ...Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)
Greg Kinnear ...Ratchet (voice)
Jay Leno ...Fire Hydrant (voice)
Natasha Lyonne ...Loretta Geargrinder (voice)
Brian McFadden ...Trashcan Bot (voice)
Ewan McGregor ...Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
Tim Nordquist ...Tin Man (voice)
Jansen Panettiere ...younger Rodney (voice)
Al Roker ...Mailbox (voice)
Alan Rosenberg ...Jack Hammer (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky ...Bigmouth Executive / Forge (voice)
Stanley Tucci ...Herb Copperbottom (voice)
Chris Wedge ...Wonderbot / Phone Booth (voice)

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Jerry Davis
John C. Donkin
Bob Gordon
William Joyce
Christopher Meledandri
Lorne Orleans

Writer(s):
Ron Mita
Jim McClain
David Lindsay Abaire
David Lindsay Abaire
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel

Composer(s):
John Powell




Trailer(s):
Robots Horror Film Trailer 1
Robots Horror Film Trailer 2
Robots Horror Film Trailer 3
Robots Horror Film Trailer 4
Robots Horror Film Trailer 5
Robots Horror Film Trailer 6
Robots Horror Film Trailer 7

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE"
"SILENCE"
"SHINE"
"RIGHT THURR"
"EYE OF THE TIGER"
"UNDERGROUND"
"I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT"
"TRISH TRASH POLKA"
"WALKIE TALKIE MAN"
"I LIKE THAT"

More Movie Taglines:
  • You can shine no matter what you're made of.
  • Repair for adventure!
  • Riveting in IMAX
Movie Quote(s):
  • Fender: Oh, it used to be a lot worse. They used to have this giant hammer... [Rodney screams] Fender: Hey, they brought it back!
  • Fender: [his arms have just fallen off] Oh, no, look at that, now they're arm wrestling. [the arms are wrestling each other] Fender: Could you please separate them? Hurry, my back itches.
  • Rodney Copperbottom: This is our moment to shine, to show them what we're made of. Fender: In my case it's a rare metal called afraidium. It's yellow, tastes like chicken... Buck-ah! [lays an egg] Fender: Whoa! Didn't know I could do that!
  • Fender: [to Rodney] You know, my last roommate jumped out THAT window.
  • Piper: Did I miss the butt wuppin'? Piper, Crank, Fender, Rodney Copperbottom, Lug, Cappy: [surrounded by menacing machines, everyone freeze, staring and then move again] No. Crank: Actually, you're a little early.
Movie Trivia:
  • When Fender and Rodney arrive at the ball to try and get past Tim, we get a glimpse of the guest list. The names featured on the list are Mr. Vandersmelt, Forge, Silvia Goldbot, Cappy, Mme Goldie Van Bot, Ann Droid and Mr. Silverleaf.
  • On the "Map of the Stars' Homes" that Fender tries to sell Rodney, the names of the stars are: Jeremy Irons, Orson Wheels (Orson Welles), Axle Rose (W. Axl Rose), Britney Gears (Britney Spears), Farrah Faucet (Farrah Fawcett), and M.C. Hammer.
  • At the start of the scene where Rodney is at the Rivet Town train station, the "ticket taker robot" can be seen picking his nose and examining his finger behind the booth window. On the commentary of the DVD, one of the commentators states this as being an Easter Egg.
  • Rodney Copperbottom's design is inspired by an old Evinrude outboard motor in director Chris Wedge's garage, as well as on a Volkswagen van. An early version of Rodney makes a cameo as the green robot with the jet pack waiting in line during Bigweld's TV show.
  • Originally, Rodney's co-passenger in the cross-town express sequence was an old lady knitting calmly. For some long shots, the old lady is simply colored red rather than replaced with Fender.
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Keywords:
Robot, Television, Obsolescence, Computer Animation, Dancing  ...[more]


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