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aka ROBOTS: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast (voice talents of): Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti, Dianne Wiest, Jay Leno, Dan Hedaya, James Earl Jones, Al Roker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Terry Bradshaw, Cat Deeley, Vernon Kay, Terry Wogan OBE, Eamonn Holmes, Chris Moyles, Lucille Bliss, Dylan Denton, Will Denton, Marshall Efron, Jackie Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Tim Nordquist, Jansen Panettiere, Alan Rosenberg, Chris Wedge, Harland Williams, Crawford Wilson, Lara Cody, Cooper Cowgill, David Crommett, Darin Depaul, Dann Fink, Timothy Gulan, Alexander Haney, Angela Haney, Ray Iannicelli, Sondra James, Vanessa Lemonides, Anthony J. Lewis Jr, Marcus Maurice, Jennifer Perito, Kristin Reeves, David Rossmer, Lyla Stone, Bruce Winant
Director: Chris Wedge
Co-Director: Carlos Saldanha
USA & UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG for some brief language and suggestive humor
UK Certificate: U contains mild language and innuendo
USA Release Date: 11 March 2005
UK Release Date: 18 March 2005
Acclaimed director Chris Wedge, who created the Academy Award® winning short film BUNNY and the worldwide box-office smash ICE AGE™, now brings his innovative filmmaking magic to ROBOTS™, taking the computer generated animated film genre to an exciting new level. For the first time ever, an animated feature presents a totally imagined world - a wondrously clanky universe populated solely by mechanical beings.
And never has a cast of this caliber, encompassing five Oscar® winners, as well as Emmy® and Tony® honorees, been brought together for an animated feature. Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, and Robin Williams voice the principal roles. Also taking on key parts are Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti and Dianne Wiest.
ROBOTS marks Robin Williams' return to feature film animation, following his role in 1992's ALADDIN. In addition, ROBOTS is Mel Brooks' debut voicing effort in an animated feature. Special "cameo" voices include Oscar nominee Jay Leno, Dan Hedaya, James Earl Jones, TODAY's Al Roker, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Terry Bradshaw. Other British names to lend their voices are Cat Deeley, Vernon Kay, Terry Wogan, Eamonn Holmes and Chris Moyles.
In the film you'll meet memorable bots Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor), a young genius inventor who dreams of helping robots everywhere; Cappy (Halle Berry), a beautiful, dynamic and savvy bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten; the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) who locks horns with Rodney; Bigweld (Mel Brooks), a master inventor who has lost his way; and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender (Robin Williams) and Piper Pinwheeler (Amanda Bynes). Fender's head, arms, and legs routinely fall off at the most inopportune moments. As Rodney fulfils Fender's ongoing need for repairs, the two become fast friends. Piper is Fender's tomboy kid sister, who surprises everyone with her determination and strength.
The result is a timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with physical humor and soul, and a heart-warming story that proves that a robot can shine no matter what he or she is made of.
The release of ROBOTS in IMAX theatres will mark Fox's first picture to be released day and date on IMAX and conventional 35mm screens utilizing IMAX's unique DMR process. Each of the amazing and heart-warming characters in Robots will become 'larger than life' on the big screen and deliver audiences a truly remarkable movie going experience."
ROBOTS: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE is the second IMAX DMR film Fox has distributed to IMAX cinemas. With The IMAX Experience, moviegoers will experience this animated adventure in a whole new way. In fact, once the IMAX DMR process is complete, the ROBOTS: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE film format will be 10 times larger than its original, enhancing audiences peripheral view. The sheer size, combined with the IMAX projection technology and remarkable sound system, will provide IMAX moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary cinematic experience.