REVIEW: MEET THE ROBINSONS
"Meet the Robinsons" was the
second release from Disney Animation Studios without having
Pixar on their side. In its theatrical release the film was
offered in 3D, which gave the film another reason to watch
it and to forget about the disappointment release of Chicken
Little. The film marks the 46th animated film produced by
Disney Studios Animation.
Based on the illustrated book "A Day with Wilbur Robinson"
by William Joyce. "Meet The Robinsons" is the story of
brilliant inventor, 12 year old orphan kid named Lewis. After
his difficulty on getting adopted, Lewis decides to create a
memory scanner in order to remember the face of his mother
before he was abandoned at the door of the orphanage when he was
a baby. As Lewis is getting ready to showcase his invention
in the school’s science fair, he is approached by a kid from
the future named Wilbur Robinson. He will help Lewis protect
his invention from the Bowler Hat Guy. Lewis will have the
opportunity to travel to the future, where he will meet the
wacky Robinsons family.
One of the main problems with films of this type in recent
years, is that the bar set up by films like Toy Story and
Sherk is very high. Therefore, every time a new computer animated
movie comes out, the immediate reaction is to compare it to
those films. “Meet The Robinsons” doesn’t come close to those
films, but still manages to create a nice and entertaining
story for kids and parents.
What is mainly disappointing in this film is the story line.
The story doesn’t flow smoothly like in other Disney films.
The writer's idea of creating a little twist at the
end of the film probably will be confusing for young kids.
Also the adult comedy that audiences are used to in this type
of movies is totally missing in this film.
Overall the film doesn’t have the Disney Classic seal and it
is probably not going to make it to the Disney Vault. But
it is guaranteed to be a fun ride for kids.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Enhance for 16x9 TVs
Digital 5.1 Surround - English Spanish French,
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
Deleted Scenes - There are
about 3 deleted scenes with an on camera explanations by the
director Steve Anderson. The deleted scenes are Arriving in the Future,
and Bowler Hat Guy’s
Redemption. These scenes don't add too much to the
story. The only worth seeing is Meeting Carl (7:09)
Keep Moving Forward:
Inventions that Shaped the World -Meet real life
inventors and visionary thinkers (including Walt Disney,
himself) who changed the world and our lives forever. This
is a nice short documentary for kids.
“Little Wonders” Rob Thomas music video
“Kids of the Future” Jonas Brothers music video
Family Function 5000: Family
Tree Game – Lewis’ new invention organizes his enormous
family tree so he can keep track of his family to be.
Unfortunately, like most prototypes there are some bugs that
haven’t been worked out and it may self-destruct! Help him
before his family is erased forever. (6:25)
Inventing the Robinsons
– Follow the development of the film from William
Joyce’s original creations through the animation process and
Audio Commentary by Director Stephen
Anderson (with a special guest appearance)
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