Meet the Robinsons 2007

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Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson who whisks him away in a time machine. Together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Starring:
Angela Bassett,Ethan Sandler Anderson
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Steve Anderson
Starring Angela Bassett, Ethan Sandler Anderson
Supporting actors Stephen John, Jessie Flower, Wesley Singerman, Tracey Miller-Zarneke, John H. Ford
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By brainleek007 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Jan. 2008
Format: Blu-ray
This is one of those films that I think succeeds really well in entertaining the whole family. It looks like a kids film but there's plenty here to keep adults entertained too.

The story centres around a young orphaned boy, Lewis, who is desperate to be adopted but whose overzealous demonstrations of his not always working perfectly inventions scare many would be families off!

Lewis is also desperate to meet his mother but since nobody ever saw her leave him on the steps of the orphanage nobody knows what she looks like - except Lewis. He is convinced that somewhere in his mind he has an image of his mother locked away and sets about inventing a brain scanning machine so he can find out what she looks like and track her down. This is where the fun really starts as the machine Lewis builds is of great interest to a shady character wearing a rather unusal bowler hat...

Once the adventure kicks off Lewis is whisked away into the future by a new friend who is trying to convinve Lewis of the importance of him finishing his brain scanning machine and, yes, ultimately saving the world!

I don't want to give any more away of the plot, it's not mind bending but some smaller children may be a little confused by the time travel aspect of the plot but I can't see it mattering much as the film has so much to hold their attention.

The picture on Bluray is again simply astounding. In fact this is the cleanest looking film I've ever seen. With the film being computer generated there is no film grain or normal/natural analogue noise in the picture anywhere as it's existed in digital form from the studio to the home. The colours are amazing - everything is so bright and clear and sharp, utterly beautiful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Le Wrat on 5 April 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Maybe not as many jokes for the adults but this is still a great family film.
Image quality is clean and crisp with good colour.
Sound is also clean though did not notice much use of the surround channels. Maybe that's a good sign?!
Rented this and recently my youngest (8) asked if we still had it to watch again, so it must be pretty good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A quality family film and beautifully rendered too.

But British parents and fans should be aware that the 'US' special editions on 20th Century Fox of both the standard 2D and the 3D issues are REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' which most aren't.

Plumb for the UK versions instead - and avoid costly mistakes...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Williams on 4 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
I first had the pleasure of watching this film on holiday, and I must say i'm addicted. The surreal and hilarious film about Lewis, the orphan inventor and his adventures in the future when he gets stuck there. The humor is fast, the setting (and the Robinsons themsleves) brilliantly imagined, and the villan is absolutely ace. you can't help but love him and his bowler hat sidekick, Doris. (Yes, you heard me right).
There are some moments of comic genius (just look out for what the frog and T-rex say - it had me in stitches) - but it is a kids film. It blatantly is, and that's what charges it with such energy. It can be enjoyed by anyone.
Not only that, but it's got a few twists in it that you really don't see coming (and a couple you do).
Either way- a throughly enjoyable way to find your inner child :)
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By Andrew Berry on 8 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I purchased this film for myself as I enjoy Disney films and the time travel genre.

Lewis is a budding young inventer who was given up by his mother as a baby. As he grows up he tries his hand at building inventions much to the annoyance of his roommate, Michael Yagoobian.
His adventure starts when a boy from the future arrives in the present and insists that Lewis goes with him to stop a nasty man called Bowler Hat Guy.

I watched this with my 2 year old neice and she loved the film up until the point where Wilbur is in the mouth of the T-rex trying to stop it from eating him and Lewis.
My neice got very upset at seeing this and immediately threw herself into my arms almost crying.
I had to double check the age certificate on the DVD cover to make sure it really was appropriate for for young children and not a PG.
Overall it is an enjoyable film.
If anybody else has children who got upset at that one scene please let me know. I'm curious to know if other children behaved in asimilar way to my neice.
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By B. Alcat on 27 Aug. 2008
Format: DVD
"Meet the Robinsons", directed by Stephen Anderson, is an excellent film for kids, and also for the kind of adults that love good animated movies. I am one of them :)

The main character is Lewis, a 12-year old orphan that is a science whiz. Lewis' biggest dream is to have a family of his own, but he hasn't been able to get adopted. When, after a particularly stinging rejection from a prospective family due to an experiment gone wrong, Lewis fails miserably at a science fair, his confidence is crushed and he ready to give up on science. Life has many surprises in store for him, though, among them a trip to the future and tons of new friends, that will teach him that, in order to achieve success, all you really need to do is keep moving forward.

On the whole, I can say that I really liked this quirky and engaging Disney movie. It is a family film with a very good message, that also happens to be lots of fun. Recommended...

Belen Alcat
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