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.

4/10

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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