Director: Steve Anderson
Cast: Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland
Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler, Tom Kenny
RunTime: 1 hr 42 mins
Released By: BVI
Official Website: www.meettherobinsons.com
"Meet The Robinsons" Soundtrack Review
Day: 5 April 2007
Based on the book A Day with Wilbur Robinson. Lewis
is an orphan who dreams of finding a family. His journey takes
an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbur
Robinson whisks him away to a world where anything is possible…THE
There, he meets an incredible assortment of characters and
a family beyond his wildest imagination, The Robinsons, who
help lead him on an amazing and hilarious adventure with heartfelt
This reviewer remembers that faithful day 18 years
ago in 1989, when he first experienced the wonderful world
of Disney on celluloid. Red-haired Ariel from Ron Clements
and John Musker’s The Little Mermaid affectionately
belted out the uplifting song “Part of Your World”,
and the magic never left.
years later, after several princesses and princes have come
and gone, the House of Mouse is still at its charming best.
Disney Pictures’ second full-length CG feature tells
a story so delightful (“Don’t bring up the critically-panned
mess that was Chicken Little!” we can almost hear the
studios execs shouting), it will please the kid in you.
on William Joyce’s illustrated book “A Day with
Wilbur Robinson”, the 103-minute movie follows Lewis,
a 12-year-old orphan, as he travels to the future by chance
to meet a wacky family. The brilliant inventor also has to
find time to deal with a mysterious baddie, and to find out
why his mother left him at the orphanage years ago.
it sounds like the dozens of other family-friendly Disney
flicks you have seen before. Remember the one where the protagonist
does something wrong and the whole world misunderstands him?
Remember the one where the protagonist goes through some kind
of test and withstands all the difficulties to come out triumphant?
Remember the one where the bad guy is defeated and everyone
cheers at the happy ending?
this is a Disney movie, these predictable plotlines are inevitable
here. But despite knowing what is in store, you’d still
find yourself going with the flow, engaging yourself in the
boy’s exciting and witty adventures. It’s like
going on an adventure you never had.
also be laughing at the zany cast of characters which includes
a gang of singing frogs, an adorable couch potato and a seemingly
senile ventriloquist. These among others are just some of
the colourful characters that only the folks at Disney can
come up with.
animation used here isn’t too bad at all either. It
is definitely an improvement over the rather flat chick in
Chicken Little (“Do they have to bring it up again?”
we can almost hear the studio execs shouting) in 2005. We
realized why when a check with the end credits tells us that
John Lasseter, the vice president of Pixar Animation Studios,
served as the movie’s executive producer.
than the relatively unknown cast who provides effective voice
acting, as well as Danny Elfman’s energetic score, what
makes this animated movie a notch above the rest are the messages
it has in store for viewers like you and me.
makes a real friend? What makes a real family? What is failure?
What is letting go of the past?
are just some of the relevant lessons you can take home with,
whether you are a kid or an adult.
when the movie concludes with a personal quote from Mr. Walt
Disney himself, you realize that his brand of magic never
(An entertaining and inspiring movie that brings you on a
trip as you’ve only imagined - Disney animation is definitely
back in form)
by John Li