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Reminded Me of the Old Gumby Cartoons

  • May 3, 2009
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 really enjoyed this movie. The visual effects are so good that I didn't really care if there was a good story. However, there was! The son of an out-dated diswasher robot goes to the big city to find the great robot inventor and share some ideas that he has. Along the way he meets up with Robin Williams who is a type of con-man robot with old parts and who is literally falling apart. Williams is excellent in this role and is the first cartoon role where I could understand him without being out of breath.

The trip to the big city parallels for the robot inventor parallels Dorathy's trip to Oz in search of the elusive wizard. In fact there is a door guard that kind of reminds you of the door guard from The Wizard of Oz.

We find that the great inventor has disappeared and an evil robot has taken over and has decided to force all old robots to the scrap heap, in an effort to sell robot upgrades instead of replacement parts.

The movie pokes fun at big business and their constant downsizing and cutbacks in service to increase their bottom line.

There are some amazing scenes such as a spectacular fall of dominoes and the trip that the young robot takes with the Robin Williams robot to the city.

This movie is very different than the usual "taking animal" animations that seem to be mandatory in these types of films these days. With likeable characters and some good music and a good feel that kind of reminded me of a souped up version of the old Gumby cartoons.

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