Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th Disney animated feature film, it was released in standard and Disney Digital 3-D versions. The film is loosely based on characters from the children's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce.
It was the first film released after then-Pixar executive John Lasseter became chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Boy genius Lewis gives up hope of retrieving his latest invention, which was stolen by Bowler Hat Guy, then a young time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson arrives on the scene to whisk Lewis away in his time machine. The boys spend a day in the future with Wilbur's eccentric family and uncover an amazing secret at the same time.
Why it Rocks
- Great story with tons of great moments, hilarious jokes and pop-culture references.
- Beautiful animation and wonderful visuals that really made the city of Tomorrowland pop out.
- Good voice-acting from the likes of Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, and many more.
- Plenty of funny and hilarious moments.
- The characters are very likable, funny and interesting.
- The film teaches us to learn from your failures and to never give up.
- Great soundtrack.
- It managed to bring Disney back to its glory days.
- Incredible world-building from the future aspect.
Rotten Tomatoes reports that 67% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 139 reviews with an average score of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus states "Meet the Robinsons is a visually impressive children's animated film marked by a story of considerable depth."
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".