This great little movie
was an instant hit to me with it’s fabulous animation and instantly
likeable characters. Robots tells the tell of a hand me down young robot
by the name of Rodney Copperbottom (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who goes to
the city to show the greatest robot of all time his wonderous invention
(a dishwashing robot).
What follows is a
fantastic journey of the “little people” taking the good fight against
the corporation. It’s not something that has never been done before,
however Blue Sky Studios have brought this little world to such glorious
life that I was utterly enthralled the whole time from the very start to
What will amaze a lot of
geeks is the high level of name talent that they pulled together to make
this movie happen. There’s Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel
Brooks as the amazing Bigweld, Drew Carey, Amanda Bynes, Jim Broadbent,
and Robin Williams as the rogue Fender.
You are guaranteed to
see some of the best animation that is currently on the go in DVD with a
transportation sequence that has to be seen to be believed. I’m not
going to go into the whole film too much as essentially it is a no
brainer but trust me, I watched it with my two year old (she’s almost 3)
and we were both transfixed for the entire show.
The audio is flawless,
the video to die for, with a soundtrack that is just begging to be
played over and over again. There are a stack of extras on this disc as
well, however for the most part they are just filler. I’ve no doubt that
there will be a two disc edition at some stage (it certainly deserves
it) with proper commentary by the stars, well I hope so anyway.
This is a MUST have
release. It is brilliant and simply a ton of fun for the whole family,
with a neat tale with true morals and lessons about family and
Get it! Get it! Get it!
Audio Commentary by the
Animation Crew of Blue Sky Studios
"Discontinued Parts" – 3
"The Voices of Robots" –
Local Language Dubbing Featurette
Robots Public Service