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Meet the Robinsons
Directed by Steve Anderson
Produced by Dorothy McKim
Written by Michelle Spritz
Jon Bernstein
Starring Jordan Fry
Harland Williams
Tom Kenny
Steve Anderson
Angela Bassett
Tom Selleck
Nicole Sullivan
Music by Danny Elfman
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United Kingdom March 23, 2007
Flag of Israel March 29, 2007
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada March 30, 2007
Flag of France October 17, 2007 Flag of Spain September 5, 2007
Running time 92 min.
Language English
Gross revenue $158,935,516
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Meet the Robinsons is a computer-animated film and the 46th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. In the United Kingdom, the 3D version was released on March 23, 2007. It was released in standard and Disney Digital 3-D versions in the United States and in its standard version in the UK on March 30, 2007. It is based on the characters and events in the illustrated book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce. The film originally had the same title as the book. The voice cast includes Jordan Fry, Harland Williams, Tom Kenny, Steve Anderson, Adam West, Tom Selleck, and Angela Bassett. The film is rated G by the MPAA. It was released on DVD-Video and Blu-Ray on October 23, 2007.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (510x755, 110 KB) Movie poster for the 2007 film Meet the Robinsons. ... 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Contents

Plot summary

The film opens on a rainy night. A woman leaves her baby boy on the steps of an orphanage. Mildred (voice of Angela Bassett), the head of the orphanage, answers a knock at the door, and, seeing no one else outside, takes it in as one of the orphans. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... // An orphanage is an institution or asylum for the care of a child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ...


Twelve years later, in the present, Lewis (voices of Daniel Hansen and Jordan Fry), the baby, has become an avid inventor. He has bad luck trying to get prospective foster parents to adopt him. Confident that his mother abandoned him against her will, he attempts to invent a memory-scanner that will give him insight into his past, reunite with his mother, and finally leave the orphanage. He keeps his roommate, Michael "Goob" Yagoobian (voice of Matthew Josten), up every night working, which causes Goob’s Little League baseball team’s performance to suffer. Jordan Paul Fry (born 7 June 1993) is an American child actor. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... This article is about the sport. ...


At Lewis’s school science fair, arranged by his science teacher Mr. Willerstein (voice of Tom Kenny), Lewis is approached by a thirteen-year-old boy named Wilbur Robinson (voice of Wesley Singerman), who claims that he is a "time cop" from the future, and that a man wearing a bowler hat stole a time machine. The sinister Bowler Hat Guy (voice of Steve Anderson), for whom Wilbur is searching, sends Doris (voice of Ethan Sandler), a robotic hat with mechanical arms, to sabotage Lewis’s machine. A hyperactive lab scientist named Dr. Krunklehorn (voice of Laurie Metcalf) judges Lewis’s project. As Lewis begins demonstrating his machine, it explodes, throwing the science fair into chaos. Lewis runs out and leaves his machine, which Bowler Hat Guy steals. This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... The bowler hat is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown created for Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, in 1850. ... A time machine is a device for traveling through time. ... Steve Anderson is a member of the band Scratch Acid [1]. Formerly Kylie Minogues partner, he was a producer and co-writer of many of the songs on Impossible Princess and some of her earlier albums [2]. He was at one stage part of the due Brothers in Rhythm. ... Ethan Sandler (born 1973) is an American actor, currently best known for his recurring appearances on television series on Crossing Jordan (2005-present) as ADA Jeffrey Brandau. ... Lauren Laurie Ophelia Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ...


At the orphanage, Lewis goes to the roof, crushed by his "failure". Wilbur appears and tells Lewis to go back to the science fair and fix the machine. Lewis replies that if Wilbur can prove himself to be from the future, Lewis will go back to the science fair and fix the machine. Wilbur agrees, pushes Lewis off the roof onto a flying time machine, and uses it to take them to the year 2037, thirty years forward.


As a result of soaring through a world of flying cars, clean cities, robots, and fascinating machines, Lewis finally believes Wilbur. Lewis then says that he wants Wilbur to take him back to the day he was left at the orphanage, so he can stop his mother from leaving him. When Wilbur refuses, Lewis grabs the steering wheel, but only causes the machine to crash. Wilbur is devastated; he explains that there are only two time machines in existence, both made by Wilbur’s father. One of these is the one Lewis has broken, whereas the Bowler Hat Guy has the other. The two make a deal: if Lewis fixes the time machine, Wilbur will use it to take him back to see his mother.


They take the machine to Wilbur’s family’s garage where Lewis meets Carl (voice of Harland Williams), a talking robot. Carl screams at the sight of him and runs away. Wilbur hides Lewis’ hair underneath a tropical fruit hat, telling him that his hair is a dead give-away that he is from the past, and swears to keep that a secret. Leaving Lewis in the garage, Wilbur reveals to Carl that the deal he made with Lewis was a lie, to buy him some time. Carl agrees to play along with the charade, even though he knows the truth will eventually catch up with him. Harland Michael Williams (born November 14, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born comedian, actor, and radio personality. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ...


Meanwhile, back in the present, Bowler Hat Guy takes the memory-scanner to Invent Co., planning to pass off the invention as his own. Because he does not know how to switch it on, Bowler Hat Guy’s proposal is rejected. Bowler Hat Guy then goes to Lewis’s room to kidnap him, but finds an injured Goob there instead. Goob has been there since he returned from baseball, which he lost and so was beaten for losing by his teammates, though the coach (voice of Don Hall) assured him otherwise. Bowler Hat Guy, on learning of this, gives Goob a speech about holding the sadness inside his heart and converting it to rage. On the roof, Doris finds traces of the second time machine, and the two go forward in time to track down Lewis. Hawk and Dove are the titles of a number of DC Comics superhero duos who fight crime together despite the partners typically sharply differing methods and attitudes about violence. ...


In 2037 Lewis meets Grandpa Bud (voice of Steve Anderson), an old man who always wears his clothes on backwards. Asking Lewis to help him find his dentures, Bud takes him on a tour of the house. Lewis meets the rest of the strange and fun-loving Robinson family, including Bud’s wife, Grandma Lucille (voice of Laurie Metcalf), and the superhero/pizza delivery guy, Uncle Art (voice of Adam West). Finally, Lewis meets Wilbur’s friendly mother, Franny (voice of Nicole Sullivan), conducting her frog jazz band. The lead frog, Frankie (voice of Aurian Redson, singing voice of Jamie Cullum), is shown to be wearing Bud’s false teeth. Steve Anderson is a member of the band Scratch Acid [1]. Formerly Kylie Minogues partner, he was a producer and co-writer of many of the songs on Impossible Princess and some of her earlier albums [2]. He was at one stage part of the due Brothers in Rhythm. ... Lauren Laurie Ophelia Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Nicole Julianne Sullivan (born April 21, 1970) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian and occasional professional poker player, namely in the inaugural Celebrity Poker Showdown tournament, which she won. ... Aurian Redson is a United States animator who is best known for voicing the character of Frankie the frog in the 2007 Walt Disney film Meet the Robinsons. ... Jamie Cullum (born August 20, 1979) is an English jazz/pop pianist and singer-songwriter. ...


Assured him that no one Lewis met knows that he’s from the past, a relieved Wilbur explains that his father is a master inventor and invented practically everything, coining the motto "Keep moving forward". Lewis mentions that his father was the only Robinson family member he did not meet, since he is on a business trip.


Bowler Hat Guy and Doris try to sneak into the house. Doris spawns a miniature bowler hat, which Bowler Hat Guy controls. This "Mini-Doris" finds and takes control of Frankie, but proves to be a bad choice for a minion.


During dinner, Lewis pretends to be an exchange student from Canada. Franny is extremely nice and Lewis finds himself loving everyone very much. When Franny goes to remove Lewis’s hat, Wilbur initiates a kung-fu-like meatball fight between Franny and Gaston as a distraction. Lewis says that he is an orphan and wishes that he had a family like the Robinsons.


For dessert, Carl is about to serve peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches with a machine similar to the one Lewis made earlier. When it breaks, Wilbur has Lewis try to fix it, in order to raise his confidence. Lewis fails, whereupon the entire family applauds, seeing it as an opportunity to try again.


Bowler Hat Guy takes the time machine to the Cretaceous Period and returns with a T. Rex, intending to use it as a pawn to lure Lewis out of the house. The entire family attempts to stop the T. Rex (later named Tiny by the family) (voice of Joseph Mateo) from harming them, but he corners Wilbur and Lewis. Tiny is about to eat Wilbur when Lewis throws a shovel in his mouth to stop him.


When Lewis remarks that he must go, Franny loses her composure and says that she wants to adopt Lewis, whereupon Wilbur quickly knocks Lewis’s hat off. When everyone sees his hair, they are horrified. Franny takes back her adoption offer at once and says Lewis must go. Wilbur explains the situation with the time machines and adds that he never meant to take Lewis back to his mother. Lewis runs away and Wilbur has no one else to trust him.


Alone, Lewis is approached by Bowler Hat Guy and Doris and is told to fix the memory-scanner in exchange for the chance to see his mother. Wilbur tries to stop him; Lewis, still angry, flies off with Bowler Hat Guy.


In a dark room, Lewis repairs the memory-scanner and explains how to use it. He is then tied up by Doris. Bowler Hat Guy turns on the lights, revealing that they are in Lewis’s old room at the orphanage. Bowler Hat Guy reveals that he is Goob grown up. He explains that after Goob lost the baseball game 30 years ago, he suffered long-term depression and remained an orphan. Over the years, Goob blamed Lewis for his misfortune. Simultaneously, Wilbur’s father invented Doris, which he rejected for malfunctions. Doris escaped and found Goob. The two of them then decided to steal Mr. Robinson’s time machine and go back in time to steal Lewis’s first working invention, all because Wilbur didn't fully secure the garage door.


Lewis suddenly realizes that he is Mr. Robinson himself, and Wilbur's father. It is revealed that if Lewis does not invent the memory-scanner, the future experienced by him so far will not happen. Lewis realizes that his own attachment to his past will, if unbroken, ruin him just as Goob's fixation ruined Goob.


Carl and Wilbur rescue Lewis. Lewis then tells Wilbur that he knows of his own future. They are reconciled. Just as they reach the Robinson house, Doris attacks Carl. Bowler Hat Guy steals the memory-scanner and goes back to the past, and manages to propose the scanner again to Invent Co., where it is a success. The time line is therefore broken and Wilbur is destroyed.


The future is radically changed; Lewis finds the Robinson house empty. On the Memory Scanner's screen, Lewis sees that after taking credit for his invention, Bowler Hat Guy mass-produced Doris-like hats that enslave humanity. The original Doris then attacked her user and killed him.


Possessed by Doris hats, the Robinsons attack Lewis. Lewis climbs into the time machine as the family tries to push it off a ledge. Lewis suddenly fixes the machine and flies away; the entire Robinson house, now a giant Doris, chases after him. Millions of Doris robots also pursue him. Cornered by the Robinsons, Lewis angrily wishes that he had "never invented that stupid hat!" Realizing that he has the opportunity to fulfill this wish, he flies to the boardroom where Goob is about to take credit for Lewis’s invention. Lewis tells him that Doris will betray him, then tells Doris that he will never invent her. At that instant, she vanishes into oblivion.


Taking Goob with him, Lewis returns to the future. Since Goob realizes that Doris was never really his friend, the future is restored back to the way it was. Lewis explains his actions and tells Wilbur to adopt Bowler Hat Guy, only to find that he is gone. Lewis sees his checklist left lying on the grass, with all the previous objectives crossed out. There is a new entry, consisting of a question mark. Lewis finally meets his future self (voice of Tom Selleck), who finally convinces him to go back to the science fair. Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I.. He is recognizable by his 6 ft 4 (193 cm) height...


Lewis returns, accompanied by Wilbur, to the night wherein Lewis' mother left him at the orphanage. He is about to talk to his mother as she puts the baby down, but stops, realizing that he already has a family. He slips on the stairs and hides, producing the noise that startled her. The mother leaves. It is revealed that it is Lewis who knocks on the door instead of his mother, and to which Mildred discovers the baby.


Lewis returns to the day of the science fair and bids Wilbur farewell, promising to never forget him. Lewis stops to see Goob’s baseball game. He wakes the sleeping Goob in time to catch the ball that wins the game, implying that Goob will never become evil in his own future.


At the fair, Lewis successfully demonstrates his machine to Dr. Krunklehorn. Images are displayed of her wedding to Bud, from which Lewis deduces that Dr. Krunklehorn, his adoptive mother, and Grandma Lucille are one and the same. He bumps into a young Franny, who says that she is training frogs to sing, against all expectations.


Lewis is adopted by Lucille and Bud. They move into a large building named the Anderson Observatory, which will one day be the Robinson residence. Lewis sees the empty room that will be filled with all his inventions and begins building the robot that will be Carl.


Reception

Realmovienews stated that it has "a snappy plot that demands close attention as it whizzes back and forth in the space-time continuum, touching on serious ideas and proposing some rather disturbing alternate realities. And the witty story twists are handled with rare subtlety and intelligence. In the end it may get a little weepy and inspirational. But it's so charming that we don't mind at all." [2] Danny Minton of the Beaumont Journal said that "The Robinsons might not be a family you want to hang out with, but they sure were fun to meet in this imaginative and beautiful 3-D experience."[3] And Andrew L. Urban of Australian Urban Cinefile said that "Walt Disney stood for fantasy on screen and this is a loving tribute to his legacy." [4] On the other hand, A.O. Scott of the New York Times wrote: "Meet the Robinsons is surely one of the worst theatrically released animated features issued under the Disney label in quite some time,"[5] while Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly felt that "This is one bumpy ride."[6] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


While the movie has not reached the box office heights of animated films such as Aladdin, Hercules, or the The Lion King, it has nevertheless grossed over $152 million worldwide. This article is about the Disney film. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 14, 1997. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ...


Disney Digital 3-D

Main article: Disney Digital 3-D

Over 600 REAL D Cinema digital 3D-equipped theaters presented the stereoscopic third-dimensional version of the film.[7] The 3D version is preceded by the 1953 Chip 'n Dale 3D short Working for Peanuts.[8] In late 2005, Disney released Chicken Little in the same process, but in only 84 theaters.[7] According to the trade figures discussed on line and in the press, that film earned nearly three times as much per screen as the standard release and encouraged Disney to release the new film on a larger scale. [citation needed] Disney Digital 3-D is a brand used by the The Walt Disney Company to describe digitally animated three-dimensional films shown exclusively using digital projection. ... Real D Cinema is a new digital 3D stereoscopic projection technology which does not require two projectors, unlike some older 3D stereoscopic projection technology. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Chip n Dale are two fictional, animated chipmunks created by The Walt Disney Company. ... Working for Peanuts is a 1953 animated short produced by Walt Disney. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ...


Credits

Voice cast

Jordan Paul Fry (born 7 June 1993) is an American child actor. ... Wesley Singerman (born August 23, 1990) is an American voice actor. ... Aurian Redson is a United States animator who is best known for voicing the character of Frankie the frog in the 2007 Walt Disney film Meet the Robinsons. ... Jamie Cullum (born August 20, 1979) is an English jazz/pop pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Hawk and Dove are the titles of a number of DC Comics superhero duos who fight crime together despite the partners typically sharply differing methods and attitudes about violence. ... Ethan Sandler (born 1973) is an American actor, currently best known for his recurring appearances on television series on Crossing Jordan (2005-present) as ADA Jeffrey Brandau. ... Harland Michael Williams (born November 14, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born comedian, actor, and radio personality. ... Jessie Flower (born August 18, 1994 in Indiana) is an American actress. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Lauren Laurie Ophelia Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Nicole Julianne Sullivan (born April 21, 1970) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian and occasional professional poker player, namely in the inaugural Celebrity Poker Showdown tournament, which she won. ... Steve Anderson (born Stephen John Anderson) is a Disney storyboard artist and director of such animated films as Meet the Robinsons. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I.. He is recognizable by his 6 ft 4 (193 cm) height...

Crew

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... A Day with Wilbur Robinson is a 1990 childrens picture book (slightly expanded for a 2006 reissue) written and illustrated by William Joyce. ... William Joyce (b. ... Steve Anderson (born Stephen John Anderson) is a Disney storyboard artist and director of such animated films as Meet the Robinsons. ...

Other media

DVD & Blu-ray release

The DVD & Blu-ray Disc versions were both released on October 23, 2007. Both versions feature 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, plus music videos, the "Family Function 5000" game, deleted scenes, and other bonus features. The Blu-ray also includes uncompressed 5.1 audio and a BD-J game, "Bowler Hat Barrage!". You can see more details on the releases here for DVD[1] and Blu-ray[2]. The UK release was in September, and became number one in the DVD charts. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... A Blu-ray Disc (also called BDray) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... BD-J, or Blu-ray Disc Java, is the interactive platform supporting advanced content for Blu-ray Disc. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack album was released by Walt Disney Records on March 27, 2007. Contributors to the album beyond the Danny Elfman score include The Jonas Brothers, Rufus Wainwright, Rob Thomas, Jamie Cullum, The All-American Rejects, and They Might Be Giants. The Track "Little Wonders", recorded by Rob Thomas, has reached #5 on the Billboard AC chart. Meet The Robinsons is a soundtrack for the 2007 Disney animated film of the same title. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: needs extereme work, seems prone to vandalism If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... For other persons of the same name, see Rob Thomas. ... Jamie Cullum (born August 20, 1979) is an English jazz/pop pianist and singer-songwriter. ... The All-American Rejects is an American power pop band from Stillwater, Oklahoma formed by Tyson Ritter (lead vocals, bass) and Nick Wheeler (vocals, guitar) when they were in junior high school. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Little Wonders is a 2007 song by Rob Thomas recorded for Disneys latest animated feature Meet the Robinsons. ...


Video game

Disney's Meet the Robinsons is available from Buena Vista Games for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS and PC. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Buena Vista Games is the video game publishing division of The Walt Disney Company. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... NDS redirects here. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ...


Trivia

  • This is the first Disney animated feature in their line-up to use their new opening company sequence since they changed the name of their studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios. Instead of Cinderella's castle over a blue background, this opening features Mickey from Steamboat Willie whistling and driving the boat.
  • In the scene with Aunt Billie and Uncle Gaston, Lewis times them using a Mickey Mouse stopwatch.
  • Wilbur tells Lewis that his father 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.
  • The 3-D version is preceded by the 1953 Donald Duck/Chip 'n Dale short Working for Peanuts, which was originally made in 3-D.
  • At several times the camera focuses on DOR-15's red "eye". This is a reference to the camera eye of HAL 9000 from the Space Odyssey series.
  • It is possible that the spelling of DOR-15's name (which is simply pronounced "Doris") is a reference to leetspeak, which occasionally uses the numbers one and five to (respectively) replace "i" and "s".
  • Lewis's school is called Joyce Williams Elementary, an obvious reference to the original book's author, William Joyce.
  • The Little League team Goob plays on, the Dinos, is a reference to another of Joyce's books, Dinosaur Bob.
  • In the background of the baseball field when Goob is sleeping during the game, Mowgli on Baloo's stomach from The Jungle Book can be seen. In the same scene a poster of Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from Toy Story 2 can also be seen.
  • In the scene where Lewis runs away from the family, in the background you can see one of the hedges shaped as Mrs. Pots and Chip from Beauty and the Beast.
  • The scene where Lewis is chased by the Doris bowler hats in the alternate future appears to be inspired by The Matrix.
  • The Song "This Much Fun" by Cowboy Mouth, which was featured in the trailer for this movie, wasn't in the movie or on the soundtrack.
  • Wilbur's voice changes from the film's trailers to the theatrical release, possibly since the character's voice actor, Wesley Singerman, had his voice continuously maturing during production.
  • For the 3D version, the credits are still the same as in the 2D version, and are even in 2D, except the final credits of the people who converted it to 3D are listed in 3D.
  • Space Mountain and the Rocket Jets, attractions of Disneyland's Tomorrowland, appear in "Todayland". Also, right after we see Space Mountain the Time Machine goes through a set of lit rings that simulate a tunnel that begins the Space Mountain ride.
  • The name of Lewis' new home is called Anderson Observatory after the film's director Steve Anderson.
  • This is the first Disney animated film to have the director do the voice of the villain, which is Steven Anderson as the Bowler Hat Guy.
  • Bud imitates Charlie Chaplin's dancing breadrolls gag, (but with meatballs) during the dinner scene.
  • In the scene after Bowler Hat Guy and Doris sabotages the Memory Scanner and destroys the science fair, you see Bowler Hat Guy place the memory scanner in a red wagon and drag it away. The red wagon says "Radio Flyer" on the side and shows a boy riding a wagon. This references the movie "Radio Flyer" which is about a boy who converted a red "radio flyer" wagon into a makeshift plane.
  • In Meet the Robinsons, Harland Williams voices a robot named Carl, which has a slight resemblance to the art style of the robots in the 2005 animated movie Robots. Both films are executive produced by William Joyce (writer). Late in production, the design for Carl was changed and re-animated so he would look less like the Robots characters. Also, In the movie Robots Harland Williams voices a robot named Lug.
  • In the scene where the older Mike Yagoobian(Bowler-hat Guy) tells Lewis of his meeting with Doris, when they're in the Playtime Planet restaurant discussing revenge on Cornelius Robinson, the castles etched on the seat embroidery resembles Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Orlando, Fl.
  • Will Robinson is another young science fiction character who is friends with a robot (Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!) in the television series "Lost In Space."

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  2. ^ Real Movie News
  3. ^ Beaumont Journal
  4. ^ Australian Urban Cinefile
  5. ^ The New York Times
  6. ^ Entertainment Weekly
  7. ^ a b HollywoodReporter.com New dimension at Real D Accessed 12 March 2007
  8. ^ /Film 3D Meet The Robinsons Advertisement, Featurette, and Fun Facts Accessed 31 March 2007

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Craig and June Robinson are scientists hailing from Woodland Hills, California, USA, whose family is chosen as the crew for Space Station One.
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