Robots (2005)

Robots (2005) Poster

You can shine no matter what you're made of.

Comments on Movie: Robots (2005)
"Endearing follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs". - Nell Minow, Common Sense Media.

"The sophistication of its humor is at the level of The Simpsons, and the computer animation is a wonder, down to every scratch and screw." - Kyle Smith, The New York Post.

"Will keep adults amused while the kids focus on Robot City's highway system." - Richard Corliss, TIME.

"For a movie that supposedly values people's character over their appearance, it's ironic that the only thing memorable about Robots is how wonderful it looks." - Jon Niccum,

"The film is suffused with clever visual ideas but on a storytelling level, Robots is in dire need of an upgrade." - Scott Foundas, LA Weekly.

"The innovative look is undercut by the predictable story and a drawn-out, overblown ending." - Claudia Puig, USA TODAY.

"Don't be fooled by the movie poster; the animation is much vivider and livelier than it looks. At first I thought it might be boring but boy, I was wrong!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Adventure Comedy Sci-Fi 3D Animation Animated Feature

Robots (2005) Trailer

Robots (2005) at a glance
Robots (2005) is a visually pleasing and entertaining film. It sets in an entirely mechanical world, where each and every robot is unique in their own ways. This film, the second by Blue Sky Studios is certainly way way way finer than the first Ice Age film. They should have been rewarded a most improved studio kind of award!

Robots (2005) Synopsis
It's the story of Rodney Copperbottom, a small-town robot with big dreams and a big talent for inventing. Inspired by Bigweld, the greatest robot inventor in the world, Rodney sets off to Robot City ready to make his mark. But once he arrives, Bigweld is nowhere to be found and nothing is quite how he imagined. Along with the help of some quirky mechanical friends, Rodney must find out what he's really made of and tweak his dreams into a working reality.

Movie Review: Robots (2005)
Robot selfie!?

I loved the concept and visuals, it is quite entertaining to watch as a whole as it is mechanically gorgeous but in terms of story and character creations, it is a little...lacking. For example, I did not know there was a specific love interest for the main character until I read up on it cause I don't see any obvious chemistry or hint. *lol*

Copperbottom family.

Nonetheless, the film does have an inspiring message and there are some scenes in the film that left me dumbfounded; their version of baby making is hilarious and the fast paced Robot City's cross town express is surely epic. Hence, don't be fooled by the movie poster; the animation is much vivider and livelier than it looks. At first I thought it might be boring but boy, I was wrong!

Let's build a baby!

PS. I find some of the robots adorable and pretty!!

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
This film is quite artsy but generally robots and androids lovers will like this!

Details of the movie
Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Jerry Davis, William Joyce, John C. Donkin
Story: Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire
Screenplay: David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Lorne Orleans
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: John Powell
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Robin Williams
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Comic Sci-Fi
Running time: 91 mins
Budget: USD 75,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 260,718,330 est.

Official website(s)

Blue Sky Studios
Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon

Robots (2005) Behind the Scenes

Favorite Movie Character

Robots (2005) Movie Quotes
Special thanks to Script-O-Rama for the movie transcript.
  1. I'm gonna be a dad!
  2. I just talked to my wife. My baby's gonna be delivered any minute.
  3. Congratulate me.
  4. Did you hear the news?
  5. You missed the delivery.
  6. Making the baby's the fun part.
  7. No, I don't need to see the directions.
  8. Twelve hours of labor.
  9. He's got your mom's eyes and my dad's nose.
  10. I knew we were smart to save those parts.
  11. What's that extra piece?
  12. We did want a boy, right? 
  13. This won't hurt a bit, son.
  14. Are those my big-boy parts?
  15. They're not shiny.
  16. They're hand-me-downs from your cousin Jeffrey.
  17. That, Rodney, is Bigweld. The greatest robot in the world.
  18. I thought you were the greatest robot in the world. 
  19. No, besides me.
  20. He invents things that make everyone's life better.
  21. Me? I work in a big, fancy restaurant. I'm a dishwasher.
  22. I had to bring work home with me again, I'm sorry.
  23. This here is the front gate. Kind of cute, ain't it?
  24. We never shut the gate, Tim. Shutting this gate means shutting out fresh ideas.
  25. See, every day, robots come here from hither and yon bringing us new ideas. And I listen to every single one of them. So remember, whether a bot is made of new parts, old parts or spare can shine no matter what you're made of. 
  26. He's talking to me, Dad.
  27. You know, I love to tinker but all the tinkering in the world isn't useful unless it starts with a good idea. So look around for a need and start coming up with ideas to fill that need.
  28.  One idea will lead to another, and before you know've done it. 
  29. See a need, fill a need.
  30. That's it, Dad. I have to look for a need.
  31. They are from your cousin Veronica.You know how popular she is.
  32. Soon as you reach the age where your warranty expires, you start falling apart. Pretty soon there's gonna be more duct tape than me.
  33. I invented it for you.
  34. Oh, that. My son made it.
  35. It's wrecking my kitchen!
  36. You're the hand-me-down son of a dishwasher, and that's all you'll ever be.
  37. Somebody scrape this crud off of me. And serve it to the customers.
  38. There you are. I told you I'd find him. It's a mother's instinct. 
  39. Instinct? He left us a note: "I'm leaving. I'll be at the train station."
  40. I'm never gonna be someone here. I wanna be an inventor. I wanna meet Bigweld. I wanna be somebody.
  41. Rodney, did you know that when I was your age, I wanted to be a musician? I played pretty well too but my dad was worried I wouldn't be able to make a living. So I got refitted to be a dishwasher.
  42. Now, I'm not complaining. But I've always said to myself if I could do it over again, I would follow my dream. You've got greatness in you, Rodney. Never doubt it. You go to Robot City. You go meet Bigweld, and you show him your big ideas.And, Rodney never, never give up.
  43. I won't let you down, Dad. I'll make you proud. I know you will.
  44. A beautiful picture of your first moment in Robot City.
  45. Come on, work with me, work with me. More pout, less pose. Great. Inside of you is a fashion model waiting to throw up. Give me those eyes. Big eyes, big eyes. Give me big anime eyes. Yeah! Loving it, loving it, loving it!
  46. Don't buy us, we're fakes.
  47. Please tighten all spools, nuts, bolts and detachable appendages. Riders with high oil pressure are advised to take the local.
  48. Good luck in the big city. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. And if you can't make it here, welcome to the club.
  49. Stick with me. I know this town like the back of my hand.
  50. You really think I'm gonna let you in. But I'm not. 
  51. Sorry, kid, nobody gets in. Company rules.
  52. Those days are over.
  53. My advice: Come back two years ago. Then the job is yours.
  54. So remember, whether a bot is made of new parts, old parts or spare can shine no matter what you're made of.
  55. We're not a charity.
  56. Now, let's get down to the business of sucking every loose penny out of Mr. and Mrs. Average-Knucklehead.
  57. Why be you when you can be new?
  58. I'm just wondering, why would robots buy new upgrade if parts are so much cheaper?
  59. Do you know what I call robots who can't afford upgrades? Scrap metal.
  60. You see them on the streets, misshapen and rust-covered. They turn your insides out. You wanna run home and scrub yourself.
  61. Now, Cappy, I want your department to push our new slogan. In fact, I'm moving you into the office right next to mine. We'll be working very, very closely together on this one.
  62. Are you hungry? Can I get you something? You look thin.
  63. So long, son. Good luck with your dastardly plans.
  64. If you think you can mess with my big brother, you're... You're kind of cute.
  65. We've told you a hundred times: "Don't talk to strange men."
  66. I talk to you. Who's stranger than that?
  67. You have been officially outmoded.
  68. Look, pull yourself together. All you need is an upgrade.
  69. We are not junk, we are not scrap, and we will not be treated this way.
  70. I can fix you easy.
  71. She just takes in bots who are broke. Bless her little heart.
  72. She's a little artsy-fartsy.
  73. They're hard to do, because we're metal, but that's where the skill comes in.
  74. "Never try, never fail." Those are the words I live by.
  75. Crank, the idol of millions is gone, and no one seems to care. There should be an angry mob out there.
  76. Wow, that was great, psychic friend. Now say, "Money should be falling from the sky." Say it. Say it.
  77. There you... Easy, tiger. Hey! Take it easy. Hey, what are you trying to do, kill me?
  78. I came up the air shaft. I know you don't like anybody here to see me.
  79. Think. Use those brains I stole for you.
  80. And by the way, I brought you a little something for your desk.
  81. Fine, we will go. You'll explain to your superiors why we were not able to attend your little luau, barn dance, whatever it is.
  82. The count hit you? The arrogance of some people. I will hit you on his behalf.
  83. If anything goes wrong, we'll signal each other.
  84. Anyone dressed as badly as you are must be an eccentric billionaire.
  85. Could you keep it down? We're not supposed to be here.
  86. Young man, nobody likes a chatterbox.
  87. Son, I've gotta tell you, you're making a lousy first impression.
  88. I said "give up," but "quit" works just as good.
  89. The world you're looking for no longer exists. You missed it.
  90. Yeah, I can see that. All I ever wanted was to grow up to be like him.
  91. Listen, I know it isn't easy, Rodney but a dream that you don't fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life.
  92. Your father loves you very much.
  93. Fighting never solved anything. Quitting isn't so productive either.
  94. I use the Brazilian wax. It makes me feel like every day's a fiesta.
  95. No, no. Tell him I'm not here. Tell him anything, just don't let him in.
  96. Run out of dominoes? I'll send you more.
  97. This job is my life. It means everything to me. You don't know what I've done to get here. The lies I've told. The lives I've ruined. This isn't helping me.
  98. Oh, my gosh. I'm as crazy as my mother.
  99. I'm the prettiest girl at the Harvest Moon Ball.
  100. This is our moment to shine. This is where you show what you're really made of. 
  101. In my case, it's a rare metal. It's called "afraidium."
  102. I am tired of just complaining and never doing anything.
  103. Ladies and gentlebots ... Mr. and Mrs. Copperbottom, I came all this way to tell you in person that your son, Rodney, the man who got me off my big titanium is now my right-hand bot and my eventual successor.
  104. Dad, I know you kind of felt bad when I was growing up that you couldn't give me a lot of stuff. But you gave me the most important thing: You believed in me. 
  105. From the second you were born.
  106. Well, Dad, now I want your dream to come true. Dad, you always wanted to be a musician. Now be one, for everyone to hear.
  107. It's a fusion of jazz and funk. It's called "junk."


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