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I'll admit to not enjoying Meet The Robinsons as much as many others safer to set the future scenes yet a further generation or two forward in time, A moment with some big-band happy singing frogs still feels totally out of .. on (with only a free haircut as a kickback, with strings attached), and an insert. "Meet the Robinsons" opens with a baby abandoned on an Oh, and frogs sing jazz. Ferrell wears a towel dangerously low in one scene. . cut down from under warriors; strongly implied rape (camera cuts away before it. See more ideas about Meet the robinson, Disney films and Disney movies. Meet the Robinsons I live mah life by dat Meet The Robinsons Quote, Robinsons Movie The RobinsonBob StylesFrogsCheerMoviesDisney Cruise/planThe O' jaysShort Hair Styles . Meet the Robinsons the talking singing frogs were awesome.
Even Carl calls out on this more than once that Wilbur shouldn't be digging himself deeperor there would be consequences. By the time Wilbur learns his lesson and comes clean, it's too late. Wilbur gives Lewis a long lecture about all the prototypes Cornelius Robinson had to go through building the time machine, but he's missing the critical detail that each prototype had to improve on the last.
Compare Syndrome's Kronos montage from The Incredibleswhich makes this very clear without words and in less time. Lewis finds out about Doris' evil plan, and realizes that in the future, he invented Doris but rejected her for being disobedient, so dumped her in a failed inventions museum and forget about her.
He uses a Temporal Paradox to say she never existed, instead of reminding himself in the future to improve Doris' programming and make her better, while subsequently dropping a baseball into Goob's hand so he doesn't actually have to apologize to Goob for being an inconsiderate roommate, effectively solving the main conflict of the movie by denying they ever happened as opposed to correcting them responsibly.
Meanwhile, the antagonist of the movie, Bowler Hat Guy, does take note of where his previous schemes had failed and addresses them accordingly in the next attempt. The reason he regularly fails to succeed is because he only thinks one step ahead of his current problem. From Bowler Hat Guy. Frankie and the other singing frogs toss the mini-DOR in the back of a car with a shovel, the implication being they're going to bury it alive.
Bowler Hat Guy aims to become one of these. He's not very good at it. The tone of the movie drastically changes in the third act from being a quirky comedy to a surprisingly dark and heartwarming dramedy. Real Life Writes the Plot as Lassester ordered a large chunk of the script being rewritten. To Wilbur, Cornelius looks like Tom Selleck his voice actor. This is what sets off the plot. After the Disastrous Demonstration that results, Lewis's belief in his ability to invent is so shattered that he gives it up.
To preserve the future, Wilbur has to restore his self confidence. When the Big Bad brings a T-Rex into the future, it's unable to attack Lewis when he stands in the corner of a building.
Weaponizing one is how Lewis ends up defeating DOR The poster at the top of the page gave the impression that Lizzy was a member of the Robinson family in the future when she's actually just a classmate of Lewis in the present who is only on screen for under a minute in total.
Also, the T-Rex doesn't become the Robinson family's pet until the movie's ending. Create Your Own Villain: Bowler Hat Guy, eventually revealed to be Lewis' old roommate Mike Yagoobian, became this as a result of Lewis' tireless efforts to invent his memory scanner, which ironically results in Yagoobian falling asleep in the sandlot from insomnia and missing an outfield hit: How did you end up like this?
Well, it's a long and pitiful story, about a young boy with a dream. A dream of winning a Little League championship. A dream that was ruined in the last inning. We lost by one run because of me. Later on in the flashback: It was then that I realized it wasn't 'my' fault If you hadn't kept me up all night working on your stupid project, then I wouldn't have missed the catch! So I devised a brilliant plan to get my revenge.
Then, just as I was on the brink of destroying Robinson Industries, I met We retreated to our villainous lair, where Doris spun a tale of deception and woe. Apparently, you invented her to be a helping hat, a slave to humankind But Doris knew she was capable of so much more However, you didn't see her true potential So you shut her down We both had a score to settle with you, and while my plan for revenge was brilliant, Doris' was Together we made the perfect team.
Doris and all the humans enslaved by Doris in the Bad Future. Bowler Hat Guy "I know! I'll turn him into a duck! Yes, yes it's so evil!
I don't know how to do that I don't really need a duck. Goob is one until he takes the advice of his future self. Doris lets one out when she gets erased from existence. Department of Redundancy Department: Krunklehorn says "One of your students may invent the next integrated circuit, or microprocessor, or integrated circuit Oh wait, I said that already! Justified since she is sleep deprived and only awake due to her caffeine patches. As Wilbur lets Lewis know, he keeps inventing until something works, even if he fails spectacularly hundreds of times in the process.
His motto isn't "Keep Moving Forward" for nothing. Didn't Think This Through: Pretty much Bowler Hat Guy's main defining characteristic. The first time it's a CEO. The second time it's a talking frog. The third time it's Tiny the Tyrannosaur innocently lampshading it, finally causing Bowler Hat Guy to have a minor Villainous Breakdown. I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through, Master.
Lewis was dropped off at the orphanage's doorstop as an infant, and a good chunk of his motivation in the film is to find out who his mother is. Abuse, Female on Male: Aunt Petunia and Uncle Fritz. Of course, she's also a puppet that he controls, so Parodied when Bowler Hat Guy dramatically rips his clothes before Lewis to reveal he is still wearing the same baseball uniform that he used when he was Goob, Lewis' roommate at the orphanage.
A more serious one happens earlier, when Wilbur removes Lewis' hat and the rest of the Robinsons realize that Lewis is Cornelius' past self, although none of them admit it due to not wanting to cause a Temporal Paradox. While Tiny the T.Meet The Robinsons Meatball Fight
The result of the Bad Future where Doris successfully manipulates everyone into making and wearing mind-control hats. The Bowler Hat Guy's initial plan to get back at the Robinson family is throwing eggs at their house while shouting "You stink, Robinson! The buildings in the Bad Future are all hat-shaped. For one thing, he has Doris hover outside the windows and acting as his teleprompter, and when she has to hide to avoid being noticed, Bowler Hat Guy must claim that the sun is in his eyes, unintentionally causing the CEO to lower the blinds, sending him off the rails completely.
Therefore his attempt to demonstrate the product doesn't go well at all because he doesn't know what does what, eventually resulting in him running the really comfy headphones all the way across the table to the CEO. When the timer runs out, the machine falls off his end and Bowler Hat Guy and the CEO end up wrapped together in the headphone cords. So, where do I sign?
Even Bowler Hat Guy only wanted to ruin one kid's future, and never wanted to enslave humanity, as Doris ends up doing in the Bad Future. Bowler Hat Guy wants to ruin Lewis' life because he's really Goob and believes Lewis ruined his life because Lewis' invention made him sleepy during a game which made him bitter and which turned off prospective parents.
Expanded States of America standard: Face Death with Dignity: At the end, Bowler Hat Guy quietly leaves Lewis without saying goodbye, knowing that preventing his younger self from missing the baseball will cause this version of himself to be Ret Gone from existence.
The huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is named During the science fair, a girl's bunch of frogs is scattered all over the floor. It won't be the last time you see a bunch of frogs; it won't be the last you see of that girl, either. Or, if you look real hard you can see some of the billboards contain a few.
The "Brain Scanners from Mars" directly inspires the creation of the Memory Scanner, but it also bares a remarkable resemblance to Doris' mind-control hat-apocalypse.
Only two characters have Exhausted Eye Bags as part of their designs: Goob and Bowler Hat Guy. Additionally, Bowler Hat Guy's demotivational speech to Goob, telling him to hold onto his grudges forever until it poisons him is a hint to the fact that Bowler Hat Guy really is Goob.
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Not to mention, Goob never told Bowler Hat Guy he was in a game. Plus his face says more. Carl using an upgraded but still buggy peanut butter and jelly gun is a hint to the fact that Lewis is Cornelius Robinson. Another example of the movie's motto of "Keep Moving Forward" and shows the dangers of holding a grudge.
Case in point, the Bowler Hat Guy aka Goob. One of the "to do" items on Bowler Hat Guy's list is "Ruin science fair". That's where he succeeded. Bowler Hat Guy has one. Doris the helper hat is just evil. Lewis calls Franny "Mom". Which gets slightly odd when we learn she's his future wife.
In the dystopian alternate-future. You know they're Future Badass because the ladies all sport black lipstick. Otherwise, they're just hat-zombies. AKA boy genius, child prodigy, whiz kid Lewis graduates college at fourteen. Especially impressive when you remember that Lewis was adopted when he was twelve. Although it probably helped that his eventual adoptive mother is a scientist This conversation between Bowler Hat Guy and Frankie the frog: You are now under my control!
I am now under your control. Hee hee hee hee! Hee hee hee hee. Don't repeat everything I say! I won't repeat everything you say. Uh, did you just say "excellent" because I said "excellent"? The fact that she invented a caffeine patch doesn't help matters.
Surrounding the Future City, with the Robinson house on top of one of them.
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Lewis is down after another family refused to adopt him and believes that his own mother didn't want him. Mildredthe director of the orphanage, tries to cheer him up by telling him that maybe his mother did want him but had no choice other than to give him up.
However, Lewis takes this in the meaning that definetly wanted him and decides that his only hope of a happy family is to track her down. In the Bad Futurewhen Bowler Hat Guy is horrified by what Doris has done, he calls her out on it but is swarmed by a cloud of hat-drones and pulled down out of view. Then another one appears onscreen, with her very sharp claws at the ready, and that's all we get to see.
The director's commentary states that jealousy of Cornelius Robinson is Bowler Hat Guy's entire motivation for his villainy. Lewis manages to find a family in the end. As the movie shows, he grows to love every weird bit of it. Goob looks well on his way to this after Lewis wakes him up in time to catch the fly ball and win the game for the Dinos.
Until he meets Doris, and even then he is hopelessly incompetent at being evil. Just after the whole Time Travel adventure has succeeded in setting right what once went wrong, Cornelius Robinson, Lewis' future self, arrives home just in time to see the time machines missing and Lewis standing with the rest of the family. Well, he's home early.
Because you can totally crack the hippocampus with a TV screen, a fan, a vacuum cleaner, a bottle of Mountain Dew and a Discman. Oh, and really comfy headphones. Parodied during a food fight between Franny and her brother, where they talk like characters in a badly dubbed Martial Arts Movie and their lip movements don't match what they're saying. The truth is a lot more sinister: Uh, what do you hope to accomplish with this? Oh, nothing of consequence, I simply wish to Uh, after that, it's You mean you haven't thought this through?
Frankie the Frog, B. Now, my slave, seize the boy! Bring him to me. Did you not hear what I said, you idiot? Grab the boy and bring him! Well, it's just that there's a million people over there, and I have little arms. I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through Now, go get that boy!
Why aren't you seizing the boy? I have a big head Ugh, stupid, stupid, stupid! It Runs in the Family: And it runs in about four different actual families. Averted with Goob, whose evolution into a villain is only due to his constant dwelling on a painful event and subsequent refusal to keep doing what he loves, implied to be baseball.
Played somewhat straight with the gym teacher, but even he acknowledges Lewis' achievement in the end. Played straight when Goob loses the game by missing his catch and his teammates beat him up, calling him names. Later averted by older Goob's schoolmates, who are nice to him and invite him to "hang out".
Unfortunately, by that time, he has spent so much time pitying himself that he's become too bitter to notice when people are genuinely nice to him. It's implied that Bowler Hat Guy will be Ret Gone from existence when he saves his younger self from dropping the baseball and thus turning evil.
The way he leaves Wilbur without saying goodbye implies that he knows this and doesn't want to make a fuss about it. While "Keep Moving Forward" is clearly the moral here, it's not exactly clear if that's always a good idea. Meet The Robinsons, then, spins its many wonders much more confidently in its second time out, not least because the fates of heroes and villains are both known up front, allowing for these extra new angles to play out as they repeat the storyline for the audience.
But in the context of the movie itself, coming as it does at the end of a powerfully charged conclusion, it seems just the right thing to be saying, even if it does still slightly feel like some kind of justification by bribe, if you will, via direct words from the man himself. However, with all the talking animals, cars, bugs and penguins in such current fare, it feels fresh just to be able to return to good old human family values, and Meet The Robinsons gives families a very good reason to sit down together again.
Is This Thing Loaded? Before we move onto the supplements proper, we must take a moment to discuss the new Walt Disney Animation Studios logo that graces — and made its debut on — the front of Meet The Robinsons.
I have to say again that it made more of an impression on me seeing it for a second time on this DVD.
As with the new Walt Disney Pictures castle logo that was introduced last year, I have to say that neither ultimately inspire the magic we usually associate with Disney Studios, and I was interested to note that the print version does indeed thicken up that D a little more. The disc starts up with the usual force-fed Sneak Peeks, also available from their own menu, offering previews for the new reissue of Peter Pan: This actually is far from the fun it might sound, and is actually a little embarrassing: While sticking with alternate audio tracks, I was surprised to find a totally unpublicised inclusion of a full-length sound effects track, which presents the entire film sans music and vocals hidden in the Audio Options of the Set Up menu.
Surely, with the following Elfman has, any space for such an extra track would have been much better served in allowing his wonderfully unique and original music score to shine instead of a bunch of bells, whistles, crashes, whizzes and bangs? Moving into Backstage Disney, and the Inventing The Robinsons featurette provides the now customary production overview that seem to be the norm on single disc Disney DVDs. Inventions That Shaped The World takes a six-minute look at the real life creators and developments that might have inspired Lewis himself, mixing a plethora of Disney images old and new.
A small peek at versions of scenes altered from how they appear in the final movie are among the three Deleted Scenes presented next. With introductions from director Stephen Anderson, who explains why and what was changed, the clips run for just over a seven-minute total. There are some strong lines in Arriving At The Future that could well have been kept in allowing for the change in direction towards the end of the moment, though Meeting Carl the robot was wisely shortened.
Best of all is an alternate take on Goob winning his baseball game, with a highly amusing additional line from Bowler Hat Guy that refers to his size and smarts over Lewis. It should be pointed out that the Blu-Ray edition, for some reason, includes additional scenes.
The design is fairly pleasing too, giving the right amount of coverage to each character and retaining the theatrical feel even if not the poster art verbatim. Unlike Chicken Little, which was tinkered with to produce a 3D-enhanced theatrical version after production wrapped, Meet The Robinsons was designed from the outset with the 3D presentation in mind.
A Blu-Ray disc edition is also available, promising an even higher resolution closer to the original files created by the filmmakers. The inclusion of the sound effects-only track is a curious one for a single disc release, when space might have been better employed on a DTS mix, for example, or the wished for isolated Elfman score.
The Dolby Digital 5.