Meet the Robinsons
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Cast: Angela Bassett, Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Matthew Josten, John H. H. Ford
Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Journey to the future and meet the wildest assortment of characters imaginable in Meet the Robinsons, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc® October 23rd from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. This hilarious animated adventure for the whole family includes space age bonus features and games that will surely send you out of this world!
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the fantastical world of 2037, hip-hoppin frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can’t save it alone, he’ll need every bit of help he can get from the wonderfully wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.
Meet the Robinsons’ space age DVD bonus features include deleted scenes, “Keep Moving Forward: Inventions that Shaped the World”, Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas’s “Little Wonders” music video, “Kids of the Future” music video by the Jonas Brothers, “Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game”, “Inventing the Robinsons” and director Stephen Anderson’s audio commentary.
The Blu-ray Disc® edition of the film has even more amazing features: extra deleted scenes and an additional game “Bowler Hat Barrage!” Watch Out! The Bowler Hats are trying to take over! Navigate Lewis’ time machine through armies of bowler hats to save the city of the future, and fire through the ranks to reach the big boss hat at the end of each level.
Space Age DVD Bonus Features Include:
Blu-ray Disc® Bonus Features:
- Deleted Scenes - Find out what scenes got cut and why with fascinating on-camera explanations by the
- Arriving in the Future
- Meeting Carl
- Bowler Hat Guy’s Redemption
- 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.
- Music Videos:
- “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.
- Inventing the Robinsons – Follow the development of the film from William Joyce’s original creations
through the animation process and production.
- Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Anderson (with a special guest appearance)
- All the bonus features available on DVD plus:
- Even More Deleted Scenes
- Bowler Hat Barrage! Game - Watch out! The Bowler Hats are trying to take over! Navigate Lewis’ time
machine through armies of bowler hats to save the city of the future and fire through the ranks to reach the
big boss hat at the end of each level.
Disney fans will not only marvel at Meet the Robinsons’ richly detailed, animated futuristic setting, but also get a hoot out of the many quirky characters. Wilbur’s bubbly mother Franny has developed a method for teaching frogs, such as ‘goodfella’ amphibian Frankie the Frog, to sing. When Frankie’s not belting out hits he’s a mafia don. And then there’s Tiny the Dinosaur. The T-Rex’s huge head and big heart more than make up for his cartoonishly small arms.
Daniel Hansen (“Stuart Little 2”) speaks for Lewis with Wesley Singerman (“7th Heaven”) voicing Wilbur. Other notable cast members include Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) as the highly caffeinated science fair judge Dr. Krunklehorn and Academy Award ®-Nominated Angela Bassett (Best Actress “What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as compassionate orphanage housemother Mildred. Adam West (“Family Guy”) as Uncle Art and Tom Selleck (“Boston
Legal”) as Cornelius round out the star-studded voice cast. Based on the book “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” by acclaimed author and illustrator William Joyce, Meet the Robinsons was directed by Stephen J. Anderson, who also voiced Bowler Hat Guy. Anderson is an experienced animator and storyboard artist, having worked on Disney’s “Brother Bear,” “Emperor’s New Groove” and “Tarzan”.
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