1 hour, 32 minutes
G General Audiences.
Deleted scenes - Find out what got cut and why; Inventions That Shaped the World - Meet real-life visionaries thinkers who changed the world; Family Function 5000 Game - Help Lewis before his family is erased forever; Music videos: "Little Wonders" performed by Rob Thomas, "Kids of the Future" performed by Jonas Brothers; Inventing the Robinsons - Follow the development of the film from concept to creation; Audio commentary - by director Stephen Anderson (with a special guest appearance)
In this computer animated sci-fi adventure, Lewis is a 12-year-old orphan whose latest inventions keep scaring off potential adoptive parents. When Lewis enters his school science fair with a memory machine (designed to help him remember his mother), he attracts the attention of a sinister man in a bowler hat, who has come from the future to steal Lewis' machine for his own evil purposes.
However, help is at hand in the form of 13-year-old Wilbur Robinson who whisks Lewis into the future to help foil Bowler Hat Man's evil plan. Along the way, Lewis encounters the wacky members of the Robinson family, who encourage him to realize his potential as an inventor.
The biggest trouble with this movie is that although kids may have not seen the superior sci-fi films that inspired it, most of its space-age hardware and evocation of a time-twisted reality have been lifted from The Matrix, Back to the Future and countless other time-traveling adventures. Disney's 3D computer images have unusual depth and plasticity that creates its own crazy world, but the plot lacks focus and the humor is random, at best.
Angela Bassett ... Mildred
Daniel Hansen ... Lewis
Jordan Fry ... Lewis
Matthew Josten ... Michael "Goob" Yagoobian
John H. H. Ford ... Mr. Harrington
Dara McGarry ... Mrs. Harrington/Receptionist
Tom Kenny ... Mr. Willerstein
Laurie Metcalf ... Lucille Krunklehorn
Don Hall ... Coach/Uncle Gaston