List of songs recorded by Rufus Wainwright - Wikipedia
The columns Song, Album, and Year list each song title, the official release on which the song "Another Believer", Meet the Robinsons, , , Wainwright .. "Across the Universe", Poses [US], , , Lennon– McCartney. Meet the Robinsons () SoundTracks on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more. Meet the Robinsons is a American computer-animated science fiction . The song "This Much Fun" by Cowboy Mouth, which was featured in the trailer, was . and recurring animated characters in the Walt Disney universe of animated shorts, .. She traveled across the United States and also to Brazil and Argentina.
Plot Lewis is an aspiring year-old inventor at an orphanage whose inventions have been scaring off potential parents.
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He works all night on a machine to scan his memory to locate his mother, who abandoned him at the orphanage when he was a baby. While taking the scanner to his school's science fair, Lewis meets year-old Wilbur Robinson, a mysterious boy claiming to be a time cop from the future. Wilbur needs to recover a time machine that a man wearing a bowler hat has stolen. Lewis tries to demonstrate the scanner, but it has been sabotaged and falls apart, throwing the science fair into chaos.
Lewis leaves while the Bowler Hat Guy, with the help of a robotic bowler hat named Doris, repairs and steals the scanner.
Wilbur meets Lewis at the orphanage and asks him to repair the scanner. Lewis agrees to do so only if Wilbur can prove he is telling the truth, which Wilbur does by taking them to the year in a second time machine. When they arrive, he and Wilbur get into an argument and crash. Wilbur asks Lewis to fix the time machine, but Lewis has another condition: Wilbur has to take him to visit his mother afterwards. Reluctantly, Wilbur agrees and hides Lewis in the garage.
Lewis does not stay there for long, however, and ends up meeting the rest of the Robinson family except for Cornelius, Wilbur's father, who is away on a business trip. The Robinsons offer to adopt Lewis, but change their mind when they learn that he is from the past. Wilbur admits to lying to Lewis about taking him back to see his mom, causing Lewis to run off in disgust. Lewis then discovers that Cornelius Robinson is, in fact, a future version of himself, and Wilbur is his future son.
Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The film uses "Hitomi Hiraite" by Mitsuki as the Japanese theme song. All the Helping Hats. It is possible that each one is an exact copy of, or under the control of, the evil Doris.
Shown at the end to be a part of a quote by Walt Disney. Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Carl lists the consequences of Wilbur leaving the garage door ajar — a time machine got stolen by Bowler Hat Guy, the time stream may now be altered irreparably, and someone took Carl's bike.
Wilbur's reasons for not adopting Bowler Hat Guy: Doris rewrites her own future: Plus, the environment has become a heavily polluted industrial complex with tower-like structures in Doris' likeness. Appears to be Bowler Hat Guy at first. It's really Doristhe bowler hat. Uncle Joe is incredibly fat, but he's the only one in the future we see who is. When Lewis learns of Doris' rise to power. Bowler Hat Guy's binder features a cute sparkly unicorn with big eyes, which is sure to remind older viewers of something or other This movie dedicated two lectures and a musical number to its Aesop, which makes it all the more jarring to see how clumsily it was handled.
Keep Moving Forward implies learning from prior mistakes, however Wilbur keeps repeating the Robinsons' mantra, but his method of fixing his mistakes is to buck-pass them onto Lewis.
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.
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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. 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. 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.
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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.
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.
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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?
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