Robots is a 2005 American computer-animated science fiction comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Chris Wedge, co-directed by Carlos Saldanha, and produced by Jerry Davis, William Joyce, and John C. Donkin, and stars the voices of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Coolidge, Harland Williams, Paul Giamatti, Dianne Wiest, and Robin Williams. The film follows a robot named Rodney Copperbottom who attempts to meet his idol at his company in Robot City, only to unravel a plot by its new owner to force older robots to buy expensive upgrades.
In a world populated by sentient robots, Rodney Copperbottom, son of Herb and Lydia Copperbottom from Rivet Town, is an aspiring young inventor who idolizes Bigweld, a famous inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose company, Bigweld Industries, hires other inventors and provides robots with spare parts. Following Bigweld's example to "see a need, fill a need", Rodney develops a small, flying robot, named Wonderbot, to assist his father, who works as a dishwasher at a restaurant in town. When Herb's supervisor confronts them, Wonderbot malfunctions and wreaks havoc in the kitchen, leaving Herb in debt. To help Herb pay for the damages, Rodney decides to move to Robot City, hoping to present Wonderbot to Bigweld Industries in order to get a job there. Upon his arrival at Robot City, Rodney is ejected from Bigweld Industries by the company's current head Phineas T. Ratchet, who in Bigweld's absence has stopped producing spare parts in favor of expensive "upgrades", thereby "outmoding" robots who are unable or unwilling to pay for them. Ratchet's mother, Madame Gasket, runs the Chop Shop, a place that collects scrap and spare parts (and sometimes outmoded robots) and melts them to create ingots for Upgrades.
|author||Babaloo Mandel David Lindsay-Abaire Lowell Ganz|
|director||Carlos Saldanha Chris Wedge|
|genre||adventure comedy science fiction|
|keywords||capture ceiling chain chop shop crush flugelhorn fly get up offa that thing melt ne\'er-do-well plan spare part train station trying to escape|
|producer||Jerry Davis John C. Donkin William Joyce|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox Animation Blue Sky Studios|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|