Robots (2005, USA) C-91m. *** D: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha. Starring (the voice of) Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Stanley Tucci, Dianne Wiest, Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Hedaya, James Earl Jones, Natasha Lyonne, Lowell Ganz, Paula Abdul, Jay Leno, Stephen Tobolowsky. Superbly designed computer animated movie that transports the viewer to a world of robots and metal parts and creates the world as it would look like if everything was made of metal. In the plot, a young robot (voiced by McGregor) travels to the big city to achieve fame as an inventor, but finds that the good-natured industrialist Bigweld (voiced by Mel Brooks) has been overthrown by a greedy, capitalist executive. While the plot is only standard, the production design is impressive and the voice cast flawless. Good fun. From the creators of ICE AGE (2002).


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