March 11th, 2005



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In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.3/10 (43,938 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Chris Wedge

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks

Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler.

Writers: Ron Mita, Jim McClain

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 (voice)
Damien Fahey - Stage Announcer (voice)
Lowell Ganz - Mr. Gasket (voice)
Paul Giamatti - Tim the Gate Guard (voice)

Taglines: The biggest comedy ever assembled!

Release Date: 11 March 2005

Filming Locations: White Plains, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $36,045,301 (USA) (13 March 2005) (3776 Screens)

Gross: $128,200,012 (USA) (4 September 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

After Rodney is dumped outside Bigweld Industries by the giant magnet, all the metal shavings from the slogan sign stick to his head, just like the old-time Magnetic Face toys.

Continuity: When Rodney and Fender are pulling the lever, the rooms are located one above the other (i.e., arranged vertically). But during the "armpit farts" sequence, the light in Piper's room is to the left of the building, while Crank's is to the right.

Fender: Is there anything for me?
Mailbox: Oh, I've got something for you.
[slaps Fender]
Mailbox: That's from my sister!
Fender: I recognize the handwriting.

User Review

Superb! Classic Robin Williams!


Sure, this is mostly a kids movie but as you have probably read many times, there is enough humor aimed at the adults to keep them entertained while with the kids. This is definitely good for all ages.

Ewan McGregor stars as Rodney Copperbottom but it is clearly Robin Williams who steals the movie as Fender. He clearly overshadows McGregor, Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear and all others involved. Of course, this is really about the animation. Everything about Robots is rendered exquisitely. The time and effort that must have went into making this movie is astonishing.

I have read a few comments and reviews concerning Williams being annoying but that is absolutely 100% UNTRUE! I thoroughly enjoyed William's performance, which is saying something considering it is only his voice. Robot's marketing of William's character was not misleading. It is exactly as seen in the trailers. If you thought it was annoying, then why see it? Some people need to smarten up I suppose.

Don't believe the haters here. Most only want to go against the grain. If you did not enjoy Williams' performance in the trailer, then please don't be disappointed when you see the same thing in the movie. I can honestly say that this is a great movie-going experience for everybody.


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