Robots 2005

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(92) IMDb 6.3/10
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For the first time ever, an animated feature presents a totally imagined world - a wondrously clanky universe populated solely by mechanical beings.

Starring:
Ewan Mcgregor, Halle Berry
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Robots

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Product Details

Genres Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Chris Wedge
Starring Ewan Mcgregor, Halle Berry
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Sep 2005
Format: DVD
I have just finished watching one of the best cartoons I have ever seen and that cartoon is ROBOTS! From start to finish it is a visual treat, with enough gags to interest and provide novelty even after repeated viewings. The characters are heartwarming, Robin Williams voices a full blown nutjob as usual, and the films climax will have you cheering as the "little man" triumphs over the forces of greed. Ratchet is a villain in the Macbeth mould; infirm of purpose but motivated by Mommy in the pursuit of profit; mommy in this case being a diabolical robot of darkest motive.
Oh yes in Robots we have the feelgood DVD of late 2005....
get thee hence and buy it now! you'll not regret it.
The extras aren't bad, the previews quite good but with a main feature THIS GOOD it can stand on its own anyway.
Um...did I mention it was good?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 1 July 2007
Format: DVD
Robots is a beautifully computer animated movie about... Robots. Basically, the main robot in the story, Rodney (voiced by Ewan McGregor), decides to go to the big city to meet up with his childhood hero, Bigweld (voiced by Mel Brooks), and to get his invention out to the other robots. His invention is basically another robot but this is pretty much a fairy tale anyways, right? Rodney runs into Fender (voiced by Robin Williams) upon his arrival in the big Robot City when Fender tries to take advantage of Rodney and soon after, tries to steal his foot! I guess that is the robot equivalent of stealing shoes by the thieves here in the real world. Little things like that made the movie a unique experience. You can tell that a lot of thought went into the little parts, like the "making the baby" scene at the beginning. I thought that was ingenious, especially for a kids movie and still keeping it clean. The best looking robots were the sharp looking corporate robots. Ratchet (voiced by Greg Kinnear) was the main villain here and Cappy (voiced by Halle Berry) was the female corporate robot on the side of good, eventually helping Rodney in his quest.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. WARE on 2 Sep 2005
Format: DVD
This will never be a Pixar beater, but it is funny in it's own way.
Ewan McGregor voices Rodney Copperbottom, who tavels to the big city to get his invention created, only to find a company that is over-run by greed and wants to stop robot upgrades - meaning that all robots will have to buy their products or become ruined, rusty and abandoned. So Rodney, with his new found city friends, tries to stop them.
First off, the graphics are great. The city is huge and bustling, and vibrant - it could be a real fantasy place! It is here that the humour really takes place, just little things that you might miss out of the corner of the screen are usually the funniest, but there are some true stand out moments.
When Rodney becomes magnetic is hilarious, and easily my favourite part in the film. Other great moments come courtesy of a climactic chase sequence, and a quiet moment ruined by...a fart!
I saw this film with two young children, and they both loved it. They laughed all the way through - the humour is more orientated towards the younger generation,but there are a handful of adult orientated jokes courtesy of Robin William's character.
All the characters are loveable, and it was a easy time to pass 90minutes. If you have a family, I would definately reccommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chas-g on 23 Jan 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This animation will please many people from little kids to big. Well I was 50 when I first watched it so that must make me a big kid!! I was enchanted from start to finish & at no point did I get bored. Some animations can get very syrupy but not this one, the action, comedy & excellent voice artists will keep you glued to the screen.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MJ King VINE VOICE on 17 April 2006
Format: DVD
Great looking & sounding. For some the story might be a bit lacking but others (me too) will find it charming & entertaining.

The colours thru out are lovely - bright, giving a real 3D effect.

The sound is used really well & the James Brown jam at the end of the film is almost worth the cost of the film itself.

Give it a try - its a bit diferrent!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
ROBOTS [2005] [Blu-ray] [US Import] THRILLING! FUNNY! TERRIFIC! AND IMAGINATIVE!

Fasten your seat bolts and gear up for a hilarious, heart-warming comedy that's "fun for the whole family!" says Clay Smith of Access Hollywood.

With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they're made of.

Featuring an all-star voice cast and a ground breaking visual style that pushes the boundaries of animated filmmaking, Robots is a dazzling, fun-filled feast for the eyes and a riveting good time for all ages.

FILM FACTS: The film was nominated for many awards in the category of best animated film, as well as awards for character design, best animated character, voice casting, and sound editing. However, it only won one, the MTV [Mexico] Movie Award for best song, "Un Héroe Real".[

Voice Cast: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Jennifer Coolidge, Harland Williams, Jim Broadbent, Dianne Wiest, Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Giamatti and Dan Hedaya

Director: Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha [co-director]

Producers: Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin and William Joyce

Screenplay: Babaloo Mandel, David Lindsay-Abaire and Lowell Ganz

Composer: John Powell

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital, French: 5.1 DTS, German: 5.1 DTS, Italian: 5.1 DTS, Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Danish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Dutch: 5.1 DTS, Danish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Norwegian: 5.
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