I'll admit to not enjoying Meet The Robinsons as much as many others It's not all that didn't match up for me, once we hit the future. . Bowler Hat Guy, who had unfortunately had his best scenes revealed in trailers and clips. Meet the Robinsons () tells the story of a young inventor, LEWIS, whose search for I remember freaking out in the movie theater with my best friend over the . Goob fell asleep during the game and lost the whole thing. Meet the Robinsons is a computer-animated family film produced by Take a good look around, Doris, 'cause your future's about to change. . [sound doesn't match her lips, like a poorly dubbed martial arts Japanese movie]: Gaston : Impressive, little sister. [After above scene]: Lewis: Is dinner like this every night?.
The rest of the look of the film works as well as it has to. It works, but I felt the threat could have been bigger and more of a build up to a proper showdown. Doris really needed, and deserved, a slightly grander ending, with Bowler Hat Guy being given a little more resolve too. Where he fails is in not actually being evil enough, or able to carry out his plans: Even the near-legendary Adam West is kept in check as a suitably loony character.
I enjoyed all apart from Wilbur himself, who came over as being too old, and possibly Lewis, who was too whiny for someone with a never give up attitude. Most of the second act — meeting the Robinsons themselves — are elements I recognised from the book, but with a book one can read and turn the pages at their own pace, not being as so frantic and allowing the artwork to work its own charm.
This is why the second viewing is a must. Meet The Robinsons is certainly more wondrous again, where the characters that have little emotional impact can present themselves anew, but with already acknowledged reasoning. Meet The Robinsons, then, spins its many wonders much more confidently in its second time out, not least because the fates of heroes and villains are both known up front, allowing for these extra new angles to play out as they repeat the storyline for the audience.
But in the context of the movie itself, coming as it does at the end of a powerfully charged conclusion, it seems just the right thing to be saying, even if it does still slightly feel like some kind of justification by bribe, if you will, via direct words from the man himself.
However, with all the talking animals, cars, bugs and penguins in such current fare, it feels fresh just to be able to return to good old human family values, and Meet The Robinsons gives families a very good reason to sit down together again.
Is This Thing Loaded? Before we move onto the supplements proper, we must take a moment to discuss the new Walt Disney Animation Studios logo that graces — and made its debut on — the front of Meet The Robinsons.
I have to say again that it made more of an impression on me seeing it for a second time on this DVD. As with the new Walt Disney Pictures castle logo that was introduced last year, I have to say that neither ultimately inspire the magic we usually associate with Disney Studios, and I was interested to note that the print version does indeed thicken up that D a little more.
The disc starts up with the usual force-fed Sneak Peeks, also available from their own menu, offering previews for the new reissue of Peter Pan: This actually is far from the fun it might sound, and is actually a little embarrassing: While sticking with alternate audio tracks, I was surprised to find a totally unpublicised inclusion of a full-length sound effects track, which presents the entire film sans music and vocals hidden in the Audio Options of the Set Up menu.
Surely, with the following Elfman has, any space for such an extra track would have been much better served in allowing his wonderfully unique and original music score to shine instead of a bunch of bells, whistles, crashes, whizzes and bangs?
Moving into Backstage Disney, and the Inventing The Robinsons featurette provides the now customary production overview that seem to be the norm on single disc Disney DVDs. Inventions That Shaped The World takes a six-minute look at the real life creators and developments that might have inspired Lewis himself, mixing a plethora of Disney images old and new.
A small peek at versions of scenes altered from how they appear in the final movie are among the three Deleted Scenes presented next. Yes, I am, 'cause you're 12 and I'm 13! That makes me older! Well, I was born in the past, which makes me older and the boss of you! I am so dead. I'm not allowed to look at this thing, let alone drive it! Mom and Dad are gonna kill me, and I can tell ya this - i t will not be done with mercy!
Isn't there, like, a Time Machine Repair Shop, or something? Well, somebody's gonna have to fix this. I can't fix this thing! You broke it, you fix it! You didn't even follow through on our last deal!
How can I trust you?! Well, you told me you were a Time-Cop from the future. How can I trust you? None may enter unless they speak the royal password! Carl, what are you talking about? We don't have a password!
I made one up while you were gone! Then how am I supposed to know what it is? If my family finds out I brought you from the past, they'll bury me alive, and dance on my grave!
Yes I am, but that's not the point! The point is, your hair's a dead givaway! That is an excellent question! Wait, where are you going?! Hey, ring my Doorbell! No, no, no, no, ring my doorbell! Look at this door bell. That's an accidental ring. It's in the rule book. Well, hey, there, little fella! Now, I know what you're thinking, and my clothes are not on backwards.
They didn't laugh, either.
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Anywho, what's your name, fruit-head? Well, say, Lewis, you haven't seen any teeth around here, have you? Been digging holes all day. Can't find them anywhere. All right, look, old man, I need to get back to the garage. Wilbur left me down there, and I wasn't supposed to leave, and these monsters attacked me on the porch and There's no monsters on the porch, you ninny.
Of course, I also didn't think there was a woodchuck living on my arm, and lookie there! Hope he ain't got rabies. Old man, I need to get to the garage! Well, sure, I'll get you there in a jiffy. I know a shortcut! And five and six and seven and eight. Keep those tummies tucked. This isn't the garage. I don't think the garage is in here, either. A very grave matter, indeed. Quad Four, Alpha Omega Galaxy, needs a large cheese-and-sausage thin-crust?
I'll be there in 30 minutes, or it's free. Laszlo, you stop painting my hat, or I'm telling Ma! Ah, lighten up, sis. Lasz, I mean it! Your mother's trying to take a nap. What is all the yelling out here?! I don't want to hear any more!
I'm going for a drive. She usually takes the Harley. Why is your dog wearing glasses? Oh, because his insurance won't pay for contacts. I think you'll like her.
You ask me over And over and over. Have you seen My peacock-feathered hat? Taught them everything they know.
Franny, this is Lewis. Nice to meet you, ma'am. We need someone on maracas. Where is your heart at? Even though you've him, her, me and an army searching. I've got a feeling, You will be reeling. When you are bad and the circus comes to town Grandpa, I think I found your teeth. And you see me leaving dressed up as a magician or something like that. My teeth are back! Well, glad I could help with the teeth, but, wow, look at the time.
Lewis, I told you to stay in the garage! I did, but I went up the tube, and I ran into your family and I— Wilbur: Who have you met, and what have you learned? Bud, Fritz, and Joe are brothers. Fritz is married to Petunia, and is she?
Tallulah and Lazslo are their children, Joe is married to Billie, Lefty is the butler, Spike and Dimitri are twins, and I don't know who they're related to. Bud is married to Lucille, and Cornelius is their son. Wilbur is the son of Franny and Cornelius. And no one realized that you were from the past? Hold your applause, thank you very much.
I mean, this stuff is way too advanced for me. And what if I can't fix this, what are we gonna do? Why do you keep saying that? And don't just say "keep moving forward". It's my dad's motto. Why would his motto be "keep moving forward"? It's what he does. What's that supposed to mean? That is an excellent question. Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research and-design factory.