MEET THE ROBINSONS (2007 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Meet the Robinsons turns into a fair to middling animated feature despite its less than original storyline and choppy presentation. It takes a while to figure out who the characters are and how they are related, but the voices are great and the characters are well developed with interesting personalities that will be appreciated by adults and children.

Storyline

Lewis Robinson (voices of Daniel Hansen and Jordan Fry) needs a family to adopt him, but his proclivity toward inventing things that malfunction scares away prospective parents. He finds help from his time-traveling, future son Wilbur (voice of Wesley Singerman) and rectifies a few wrongs in the process.

Additional Thanks


Thank you to Director Stephen J. Anderson for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers John Lasseter, William Joyce, and Clark Spencer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mildred (voice of Angela Bassett), Michael Yagoobian (voice of Matthew Josten), Mr. Harrington (voice of John H. Ford), Mrs. Harrington/Receptionist (voice of Dara McGarry), Mr. Willerstein (voice of Tom Kenny), Lucille Krunklehorn (voice of Laurie Metcalf), Coach/Gaston (voice of Don Hall), Stanley (voice of Paul Butcher), Lizzy (voice of Tracey Miller-Zarneke), Young Franny (voice of Jessie Flower), Bowler Hat Guy/Grandpa Bud/Tallulah (voice of Stephen J. Anderson), Doris/CEO/Spike/Dmitri/Laszlo/Fritz/Petunia (voice of Ethan Sandler), and Carl (voice of Harland Williams).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s worth at least one viewing despite some holes in the storyline.

Ben Meyers 

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