Meet the Robinsons (2007, Disney Movie) – 4/10 review

Cast / crew
Director: Stephen John Anderson
Producer: Dorothy McKim
Writer (Screenplay): Jonathan Bernstein
Writer (Screenplay): Michelle Spitz
Writer (Screenplay): Don Hall
Writer (Screenplay): Nathan Greno
Writer (Screenplay): Aurian Redson
Writer (Screenplay): Joseph Mateo
Writer (Screenplay): Stephen John Anderson
Writer (Original Book) A Day with Wilbur Robinson: William Joyce
Executive Producer: William Joyce
Angela Bassett: Mildred
Daniel Hansen: Lewis
Jordan Fry: Lewis
Stephen John Anderson: Bowler Hat Guy
Ethan Sandler: Doris / CEO / Spike / Dmitri
Supervising Animator Lewis: Nik Ranieri
Supervising Animator Wilbur: Dale Baer
Supervising Animator Bowler Hat Guy: Dick Zondag
Supervising Animator Doris and Little Doris: Jay N. Davis

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Orphan Lewis is whisked away by a time-travelling boy called Wilbur Robinson to the future. It’s not as creepy as it sounds. Well, not quite.


While it’s certainly not devoid of merit, ideas, or, eventually and surprisingly, emotion (director Stephen John Anderson has clearly poured himself into this), it is ostentatiously unfunny which is a big problem for almost the entire movie. It also seems to be lacking detail in design and character animation and feels more like a very crisp-looking television animation or one of those direct-to-video Disney knock-offs. Voice work for the children is consistently excellent and the human baddie (voiced by the director) is the movie’s contribution to the Disney canon. It ends with a quote from Walt Disney himself but, it is sad to note, the company he created is currently at an all-time artistic and entertainment low. Since the turn of the millennium it has had absolutely no idea about how to make a decent animated film just, sadly, how to turn a good profit from past glories.

This movie contains written inferred sexual swear word, adult dialogue.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.


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