Theatrical Release: March 11, 2005
DVD Release: September 27, 2005


In this 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 fulfills 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.

Dove Review

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have outdone themselves with the wonderfully funny script that they created for this film. There is no objectionable language in this picture and the only thing even remotely in bad taste is a “fake farting” scene. Aside from that, you will be amazed by the extraordinary detail the animators have given to the robot world that they created. This action-packed adventure will delight all who attend. We give this one a whopping 4 out of 5 Doves! And remember, “You can shine no matter what you are made of.”

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Some mild scenes during a fight between the robots for control of Robot City.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Several fart jokes.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Mitam Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe