Meet the Robinsons

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Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 computer-animated family film produced by Walt Disney Pictures about an inventive orphan boy named Lewis, whose world is changed when a boy called Wilbur takes him on a trip to the future to meet Wilbur's family, The Robinsons.

Directed by Stephen Anderson. Written by Don Hall and Nathan Greno.
If you think your family's different, wait 'til you meet the family of the future.

Dialogue

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Lewis Robinson: I mean, there's so many things in the world that can be improved. Just think of it. Moving sidewalks, flying cars. The possibilities are endless.
Mr. Harrington: Flying cars? Yeah, that's a good one.
Lewis Robinson: All it takes is some imagination and a little science, and we can make the world a better place.
Mr. Harrington: Well, these are all interesting ideas. So, what's your favorite sport?
Lewis Robinson: Well, does inventing count as a sport?

Mr. Willerstein: Dr. Krunklehorn, I know you're very busy there at Inventco Labs, and we're just so excited to have you as a judge.
Dr. Krunklehorn: It's my pleasure, Mr. Willerstein. Hey, you never know. One of your students may invent the next integrated circuit or microprocessor or integrated circuit. [stops Mr. Willerstein, realizing something] Oh, wait! I said that already. Well, I just don't get out of that lab very much. [looks down at Mr. Willerstein's bow tie he's wearing] Is that a bow tie? I like bow ties. I haven't slept in 8 days!
Mr. Willerstein: Well, can I offer you a cot?
Dr. Krunklehorn: Nope. [places a sticker with a picture of a coffee mug on Mr. Willerstein's forehead] I've got the caffeine patch. I invented it myself. One patch is the equivalent to twelve cups of coffee. You can stay awake for days with no side effects. [screams, scaring Mr. Willerstein] Sorry. Who's that?

Mr. Willerstein: Okay, next up is Lizzy and her fire ant farm.
Lizzy: That's right.
Mr. Willerstein: Lizzy, we talked about the fire ants. You know that they have a tendency to bite people.
Lizzy: Only my enemies.
Mr. Willerstein: Keep moving, shall we? Top notch, Lizzy! Let's not anger her, or make her jumpy in any way.

Lewis Robinson: [clears throat] Have you ever forgotten something, and no matter how hard you tried, you couldn't remember it? Well, what happens to these forgotten memories? I propose they're stored somewhere in your brain, and I built a machine that can retrieve them. I call it… the Memory Scanner! [pulls off the blanket, revealing his invention]
Dr. Krucklehorn: It's shiny!
Mr. Willerstein: So, Lewis, how does the Memory Scanner work?
Lewis Robinson: First, you input the desired period of time on this keypad. Then, a laser scans the cerebral cortex where memories are stored. The retrieved memory is then displayed on this monitor.
Dr. Krucklehorn: Wrap him up. I'll take two.
Lewis Robinson: Now, I'm going back twelve years, three months and eleven days. [inputs the desired time period on the keypad]
Coach: Why that particular day? You didn't think I was paying attention, did you?
Lewis Robinson: Well, that was the day… Let's just say that was a very important day of my life.
Coach: Fair enough. Play ball.
Lewis Robinson: [starting up his invention] It'll just take a second to get the turbines going.

Lewis Robinson: Would you quit that, please? I know you're not a pigeon.
Wilbur Robinson: [quickly covers Lewis mouth] You're blowing my cover!
Lewis Robinson: We're the only ones up here.
Wilbur Robinson: That's just what they want you to think. Now, enough moping. Take this back to the science fair and fix that Memory Scanner.
Lewis Robinson: Stop! Stop! Get away from me!
Wilbur Robinson: Maybe you've forgotten, I'm a time cop from the future. Should be taken very seriously.
Lewis Robinson: [swipes the "badge" out of Wilbur's hand] That's no badge. This is a coupon for a tanning salon! You're a fake.
Wilbur Robinson: Okay, you got me. I'm not a cop, but I really am from the future, and there really is this Bowler Hat Guy!
Lewis Robinson: [groans] Here we go again.
Wilbur Robinson: He stole a time machine, came to the science fair, and ruined your project!
Lewis Robinson: My project didn't work because I'm no good. There is no Bowler Hat Guy, there is no time machine, and you're not from the future! YOU'RE CRAZY!
Wilbur Robinson: [exclaiming] I am not crazy!
Lewis Robinson: Oh, yeah, Captain Time Travel? Prove it.
Wilbur Robinson: Uh… um…
Lewis Robinson: Yeah, that's what I thought. I'm just gonna lock myself in my room and hide under the covers for a couple years.
Wilbur Robinson: If I prove to you I'm from the future, will you go back to the Science Fair?
Lewis Robinson: [sarcastically] Yeah, sure, whatever you say. [Wilbur pushes him on to the edge of the roof] Hey, let go of me! What are you doing, let go of me!
Wilbur Robinson: Okay! [pushes Lewis off the roof]
Lewis Robinson: [screaming; stops in midair, resumes screaming; Wilbur presses a button and a time machine appears] What is this?! Where are we going?!
Wilbur Robinson: To the future!

Lewis Robinson: Wilbur, this is a Time Machine! Why should I fix my dumb invention when you can take me to see mom, now, in this ship?
Wilbur Robinson: Uh… um…
Lewis Robinson: I could actually go back to that night and stop her from giving me up.
Wilbur Robinson: The answer is not a time machine. [holds up the drawing of the Memory Scanner] It's this!
Lewis Robinson: This? You want to know what I think about this? [tears up the drawing]
Wilbur Robinson: What are you doing?!
Lewis Robinson: I'm sorry, Wilbur. [moves up to take the wheel] You don't know what I've lived through.
Wilbur Robinson: Lewis, no!
Lewis Robinson: Let go!
Wilbur Robinson: You let go!
Lewis Robinson: You're not the boss of me!
Wilbur Robinson: Yes, I am! 'Cause you're 12 and I'm 13! That makes me older!
Lewis Robinson: Well, I was born in the past, which makes me older and the boss of you! [accidentally rips off the steering wheel]
[The Time Machine crashes into a building, damaging one of its wings; Lewis and Wilbur scream while bracing for impact and they crash into a green hill outside the city]
Wilbur Robinson: [holds up the steering wheel] I am so dead. I'm not allowed to look at this thing, let alone drive it! Mom and Dad are gonna kill me, and I can tell you this, it will not be done with mercy!
Lewis Robinson: Isn't there, like, a Time Machine Repair Shop, or something?
Wilbur Robinson: No! There's only two Time Machines in existence, and the Bowler Hat Guy has the other one!
Lewis Robinson: Well, somebody's gonna have to fix this.
Wilbur Robinson: Good idea! You're smart, you fix it.
Lewis Robinson: [speechless] Are you crazy?! I can't fix this thing.
Wilbur Robinson: Yes, you can. You broke it, you fix it.
Lewis Robinson: [thinks for a moment] Alright, under one condition. I fix it, you take me back to see my mom.
Wilbur Robinson: What?! You didn't even follow through on our last deal! How can I trust you?
Lewis Robinson: Well, you told me you were a Time-Cop from the future! How can I trust you?
Wilbur Robinson: [long pause] Touche!
Lewis Robinson: So do we have a deal?

[The screen reads "Watch out!"]
Bowler Hat Guy: Watch out! [the Memory Scanner crashes on him] Doris, it's all over! All our hopes and dreams dashed, like so many pieces of a broken machiney thing.
[Doris squeaks]
Bowler Hat Guy: You're right! Success is still ours for the taking! We must find that boy.

[Carl runs away screaming upon seeing Lewis]
Lewis Robinson: Well. That was unexpected. [Wilbur quickly slams a fruit hat on Lewis' head] As was that.
Wilbur Robinson: If my family finds out I brought you from the past, they'll bury me alive, and dance on my grave. I'm not exaggerating! Well... Yes, I am, but not the point! The point is, your hair's a dead giveaway!
Lewis Robinson: [confused] Why would my hair be a dead giveaway?
Wilbur Robinson: That is an excellent question! [runs off]
Lewis Robinson: Wait, where are you going?
Wilbur Robinson: Another excellent question! [runs under the travel tube and is sucked up]

Uncle Spike: Hey, ring my doorbell.
Uncle Dimitri: No, no, no, no, ring my doorbell. Ring it! Ring it! Ring it! Look at this door bell! Ring it! Yes!
Uncle Spike: Uh... That was accidental. That's an accidental ring. It doesn't count. It's in the rule book. Look it up.
Uncle Dimitri: Flat head.
Uncle Spike: Short roots.
Uncle Dimitri: Evergreen.

Carl: What do you mean, don't go to the family? How can we not go to the family in this time of family crisis? By leaving the garage door unlocked, you let the time machine get stolen, and now the entire time stream could be altered! That and someone took my bike.
Wilbur Robinson: Look, I told you. It's gonna all work out. First, we keep Lewis in the garage away from everybody. I show up and give him the pep talk of the century. Then he fixes the time machine.
Carl: Why is it an acorn?
Wilbur Robinson: I didn't have time to sculpt everything. Okay, now, the time machine is fixed. His confidence in inventing is restored. He goes back to the science fair, fixes his Memory Scanner, thus restoring the space-time continuum.
Carl: What about taking him back to see his mom?
Wilbur Robinson: I just told him that to buy some time.
Carl: Oh, yeah, can't see that one blowing up in your face.
Wilbur Robinson: Trust me. I got it under control. Wilbur Robinson never fails. But on the slight chance that I do...
Carl: "On the slight chance," yeah. You know what? I'll run the numbers.
Wilbur Robinson: What is it?
Carl: Well, it's not. It doesn't pertain to anything in. You know, there's not necessarily, there's a 99.999999% chance that you won't exist.
Wilbur Robinson: What?
Carl: And I didn't want to tell you, but I did.
Wilbur Robinson: I won't exist?
Carl: And where does that leave me? Alone, rusting in a corner.
Wilbur Robinson: What am I worried about? Now, blueprints?
Carl: If this thing ever blows over, I really gotta get away from you and get some quiet time.

Grandpa Bud: What's happening?! Oh! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Well, hey, there, little fella! Now, I know what you're thinking, and my clothes are not on backwards. My head is! [laughing] Oh, I used to tell that one to my science students. They didn't laugh, either. Anywho, what's your name, fruit-head?
Lewis Robinson: Well, Lewis, but...
Bud: Lewis, huh? Well, say, Lewis, you haven't seen any teeth around here, have you?
Lewis Robinson: Teeth?
Bud: Yeah, my teeth. [Lewis exclaims in disgust] Been digging holes all day. Can't find them anywhere.
Lewis Robinson: All right, look, old man, I need to get back to the garage. Wilbur left me down there, and I wasn't supposed to leave, and these monsters attacked me on the porch and...
Bud: Monsters? There's no monsters on the porch, you ninny.
Lewis Robinson: Listen to me!
Bud: Of course, I also didn't think there was a woodchuck living on my arm, and lookie there! Hope he ain't got rabies.
Lewis Robinson: Old man, I need to get to the garage!
Bud: Well, sure, I'll get you there in a jiffy. I know a shortcut!

Lewis Robinson: This isn't the garage.
Bud: I know.
Lewis Robinson: I don't think the garage is in here, either.
Uncle Art: Egads! A very grave matter, indeed.
Bud: That's Uncle Art.
Lewis Robinson: A real superhero?

Tallulah: Laszlo, you stop painting my hat, or I'm telling Ma!
Laszlo: Ah, lighten up, sis.
Tallulah: Lasz, I mean it!
Uncle Fritz: Children, please! Your mother is trying to take a nap.
Aunt Petunia: What is all the yelling out here?!
Tallulah: [in unison] He started it!
Laszlo: [in unison] She started it!
Aunt Petunia: I don't want to hear any more!
Uncle Fritz: [nervously] Now, sweetie…
Aunt Petunia: [smacks him in the face] Don't you "sweetie" me! I'm going for a drive. [the sound of a car roars away]
Bud: That's strange. She usually takes the Harley.

Lewis Robinson: Why is your dog wearing glasses?
Bud: Oh, because his insurance won't pay for contacts.

Lewis Robinson: Right. Well, glad I could help with the teeth, but, wow, look at the time. [starts to run and bumps into Wilbur]
Wilbur Robinson: Lewis, I told you to stay in the garage!
Lewis Robinson: I did, but I went up the tube, and I ran into your family and I–
Wilbur Robinson: [panicked noise] You met my family?! [grabs Lewis by the ear and drags away into a dark room] Pop quiz. Who have you met, and what have you learned?
Lewis Robinson: Okay. Bud, Fritz, and Joe are brothers. Fritz is married to Petunia, and is she…? [makes hand-puppet gesture]
Wilbur Robinson: Cranky? Yes.
Lewis Robinson: Tallulah and Lazslo are their children, Joe is married to Billie, Lefty is the butler, Spike and Dimitri are twins, and I don't know who they're related to.
Wilbur Robinson: Neither do we. Go on.
Lewis Robinson: Lucille is married to Bud, your dad Cornelius is their son. [pause; curiously] What does Cornelius look like?
Wilbur Robinson: [thinks for a moment] Tom Selleck.
Lewis Robinson: [beat] Okay, Cornelius is married to Franny, and her brothers are Gaston and Art.
Wilbur Robinson: You're forgetting something.
Lewis Robinson: Forgetting-? Oh, right! Wilbur is the son of Franny and Cornelius.
Wilbur Robinson: And nobody realized that you were from the past?
Lewis Robinson: Nope. [Wilbur sighs with relief] Thank you, thank you! Hold your applause, thank you very much.

[Doris open the window. Bowler Hat guy giggles and shut window on nose]
Bowler Hat Guy: Doris, get it off! Get it off! Oh! I got you now! LEWIS!
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: No, Lewis is my stupid roommate.

Lewis Robinson: [to Wilbur while fixing the time machine] I don't even know what I'm doing.
Wilbur Robinson: Keep moving forward.
Lewis Robinson: I mean, this stuff is way too advanced for me.
Wilbur Robinson: Keep moving forward.
Lewis Robinson: And what if I can't fix this, what are we gonna do?
Wilbur Robinson: Keep moving forward.
Lewis Robinson: Why do you keep saying that? And don't just say "keep moving forward".
Wilbur Robinson: It's my dad's motto.
Lewis Robinson: Why would his motto be "keep moving forward"?
Wilbur Robinson: It's what he does.
Lewis Robinson: What's that supposed to mean?
Wilbur Robinson: That is an excellent question. Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research-and-design factory. My dad runs the company. They mass produce his inventions. His motto, "keep moving forward". It's what he does.
Lewis Robinson: What has he invented?
Wilbur Robinson: Everything. Carl, the time machine, the travel tubes.
Lewis Robinson: Your dad invented the time machine?
Wilbur Robinson: Yep. Five years ago, Dad wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. Wants to build a time machine. So he starts working! We're talking plans, we're talking scale models, we're talking prototypes!
[shows Lewis a small scrap of metal]
Lewis Robinson: That's a prototype?
Wilbur Robinson: The very first… Or, what's left of it.
Lewis Robinson: Yikes.
Wilbur Robinson: Yeah. Dark day at the Robinson house. Prototypes two and three, not much better. Number six, 58, 212, 485, 952, and they all end the same way. [shakes him for emphasis] But he doesn't give up! [pause; looks at the fruit hat] Dude, I can't take you seriously in that hat. [Lewis is now wearing an average cap] He keeps working and working until finally, he gets it. The first working Time Machine. Then, he keeps working and working until finally, he gets it again. The second working time machine.
Lewis Robinson: Kind of small.
Wilbur Robinson: I'm assuming that's a joke. I'm ignoring you for time reasons. This, my friend, is merely a model, because unfortunately, time machine #2… is in the hands of the Bowler Hat Guy.
Wilbur Robinson: Pretty amazing story, huh?
Lewis Robinson: Yeah.
Wilbur Robinson: Now, are you ready to start working?
Lewis Robinson: I think that's it. I did it!
Wilbur Robinson: I knew you could. Nice work, my friend. [The time machines flies up, but then it's broken again] Well, you know what they say! "Keep moving…"
Lewis Robinson: [angrily interrupting] DON'T SAY IT! [sighs]
Franny Robinson: Boys, dinner time!
Wilbur Robinson: Not now, Mom.
Franny Robinson: If you aren't up here in five minutes, I'm gonna come down and get you.
Wilbur Robinson: We'd better get up there.

Gaston: And so it begins. Ready? Aim... FIRE! [fires a meatball at Franny in the cheek]
Franny Robinson: Ha. Surely that is not the best you can do. [sound doesn't match her lips, like a poorly dubbed martial arts Japanese movie]
Gaston: Impressive, little sister. Your skills are strong, but not strong enough.
Franny Robinson: Your words do not threaten me, brother.
Gaston: Then enough words. Now the real battle begins.
Franny Robinson: Your meatballs are useless against me.
Gaston: Then perhaps it's time for spicy Italian sausage.
Franny Robinson: [gasps] No!
[After above scene]
Lewis Robinson: Is dinner like this every night?
Uncle Art: No. Yesterday we had meatloaf.

Bowler Hat Guy: Ah, yes! You are now under my control!
Frankie: I am now under your control.
Bowler Hat Guy: [laughs; Frankie does monotone laughing] Stop laughing!
Frankie: Stop laughing.
Bowler Hat Guy: Don't repeat everything I say!
Frankie: I won't repeat everything you say.
Bowler Hat Guy: Excellent!
Frankie: Excellent.
Bowler Hat Guy: Uh, did you just say "excellent" because I said "excellent"?!
Frankie: [lying to Bowler Hat Guy] Uh, no.
Bowler Hat Guy: Excellent!
Frankie: Excellent.

Bowler Hat Guy: What's going on?! Why aren't you seizing the boy?!
Dinosaur: [in dinosaur language] I have a big head and little arms. I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through. [Bowler Hat Guy is dumbfounded] Master?
Bowler Hat Guy: Ugh, stupid, stupid, stupid!

Franny Robinson: Lewis. Lewis, look at me. You're… You're a great kid, and we would never do anything to hurt you, but I'm sorry. You have to go back to your own time.
Wilbur Robinson: Yeah, about that… um… one of the time machines is broken, and the other one was stolen by a guy with a bowler hat, which, uh, kind of explains the dino.
Franny Robinson: I'm calling your father.
Lewis Robinson: Wait. If I have to leave, can I at least go back and find my mom? Wilbur promised.
Franny Robinson: You promised what?
Wilbur Robinson: I was never gonna do it! I swear! [gasps and covers his mouth]
Lewis Robinson: [shocked and hurt] You lied to me?
Wilbur Robinson: No! [nervously] Yes. [Lewis grunts angrily over being lied to and starts to storm off] Lewis! Lewis, wait!
Lewis Robinson: [enraged] I can't believe I was dumb enough to actually believe you were my friend! [resumes running far away]
Wilbur Robinson: I am your friend!
Franny Robinson: [to Wilbur; offended] Mister, you're grounded till you die.

Lewis Robinson: Why are you doing this to me? I never did anything to you!
Bowler Hat Guy: [amused] You still haven't figured it out!
Lewis Robinson: Figured out what?
Bowler Hat Guy: Let's see if this rings a bell. Father of the future, inventor extraordinaire, "Keep moving forward"?
Lewis Robinson: That's not me, that's Wilbur's dad! [Bowler Hat Guy stares at him expectantly. Lewis' eyes go wide in realization] Are you saying that… I'm Wilbur's… Dad?
Bowler Hat Guy: Oh, give the boy a prize! You grow up to be the founder of this wrenched time. So I plan to destroy your destiny! Easy-peasy, rice and cheesy!
Lewis Robinson: [flabbergasted] Wait. So, if I'm Wilbur's dad...
Bowler Hat Guy: Keep going...
Lewis Robinson: Uh, if I'm Wilbur's dad...
Bowler Hat Guy: [irritated] Yes, thank you, we've established that!
Lewis Robinson: But... What does it have to do with you?
Bowler Hat Guy: Aha! Allow me to shed some light on the subject. [turns on light, revealing their old room]
Lewis Robinson: [gasps] My old room!
Bowler Hat Guy: I think you mean OUR old room.
Lewis Robinson: [confused] What?
Bowler Hat Guy: [removes his cloak, revealing his tiny, filthy Little League Baseball uniform] Yes! Yes, it is I, Mike Yagoobian!
Lewis Robinson: Ugh!
Bowler Hat Guy: I know! I'm disgusting! But one learns to love it!
Lewis Robinson: How did you end up like this?!
Bowler Hat Guy: Well, it's a long and pitiful story, about a young boy with a dream. a dream of winning a Little League championship. [flashback to a Little League baseball game, Goob is asleep in the outfield; a sleepy Goob fails to catch a ball headed his way] A dream that was ruined in the last inning. We lost by one run because of me.
Baseball player: Get him!
[changes to Goob in the orphanage]
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: If I hadn't fallen asleep, I would have caught the ball! And we would have won! Do you understand?!
Bowler Hat Guy: For some reason, no one wanted to adopt me.
Student 1: Hey Goob, what's up? Cool binder.
Student 2: Hey Goob, want to come over to my house today?
Bowler Hat Guy: They all hated me. Eventually, they closed down the orphanage and everyone left... except me.
Reporter: Whiz kid Cornelius Robinson graduates from college at age 14 - This year's Nobel Prize goes to a young Cornelius Robinson - Cornelius Robinson rebuilds Inventco - Robinson reaches out to - Cornelius Robinson - Cornelius Robinson is now - Now here's another amazing...
[30 years later]
Bowler Hat Guy: It was then that I realized it wasn't my fault. It was yours! 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 revenge.

Bowler Hat Guy: And now all that's left is to return to Inventco, where I'll pass off your little gizmo as my own.
Lewis Robinson: But you have no idea what that could do to this future!
Bowler Hat Guy: I don't care. I just want to ruin your life.
Lewis Robinson: Goob! I had no idea!
Bowler Hat Guy: Shut up! And don't call me "Goob"! How many evil villians do you know that can pull off a name like "Goob"? Bleh!
Lewis Robinson: Look, I'm sorry your life turned out so bad. But don't blame me you messed it up yourself. You just focused on the bad stuff when all you had to do was... let go of the past and keep moving forward...
Bowler Hat Guy: Hmm, let's see... take responsiblity for my own life or blame you? Dingdingdingdingding! Blame you wins hands down! [laughing]

Wilbur Robinson: I bet you're glad to see me! [Lewis punches him] OW!
Lewis Robinson: That's for not locking the garage door!
Wilbur Robinson: Ah! [awkwardly] You know about that?!
Lewis Robinson: I know everything.
Wilbur Robinson: You gotta admit, this'll be a great story to tell me someday.

Bowler Hat Guy: [Doris brings the Memory Scanner back to the Bowler Hat Guy's time machine] Take a good look around, boys, because your future is about to change. [heads to the past to pass the memory scanner as his own]
Wilbur Robinson: Lewis, you have to fix the Time Machine!
Lewis Robinson: No, no, I–I can't! [In the past, the Bowler Hat Guy has entered Inventco] What about your dad? You could call him!
Wilbur Robinson: You are my dad!
Lewis Robinson: But that's in the future!
Wilbur Robinson: There won't be a future, unless you fix the Time Machine! [In the past, Bowler Hat Guy is showing off the memory scanner] Look, I messed up. I left the garage unlocked and I've tried like crazy to fix things... But now it's up to you. [In the past, Bowler Hat guy is signing a contract] You can do it, Dad! [starts to vanish] Lewis? Lewis! [flys into the sky turns into a ball of light, flies over the Robinson yard and is sucked into the sky]
Lewis Robinson: Wilbur? Wilbur! Wilbur.

Lewis Robinson: Why did I even invent of the stupid hat?! Take a good look around, Doris, 'cause your future's about to change. [heads to the past to stop Bowler Hat Guy as he finishes signing the petition with the Memory Scanner] Goob, stop! You don't know what you're doing!
Bowler Hat Guy: [angrily] YES, I DO! I'm ruining your future!
Lewis Robinson: She's using you, Goob! And when she gets what she wants, she'll get rid of you!
Bowler Hat Guy: What? What?
Lewis Robinson: [facing Doris; bravely] I am NEVER going to invent you. [Doris vanishes] Come on, Goob. I've got to show you something.
[As Lewis and Bowler Hat Guys enter the future]
Bowler Hat Guy: [hurt and betrayed, understanding that Doris was using him] Doris? I thought she was my friend.

Wilbur Robinson: You did it, Lewis, you did it! [sees Bowler Hat Guy, gasps, and attacks him] Stop! I'll hold him while you run for help.
Lewis Robinson: [pries Wilbur off the Bowler Hat Guy and Wilbur is struggling to get free] Let him go!
Wilbur Robinson: Wh-what are you doing? He's the bad guy!
Lewis Robinson: No, he's not, he's my roommate.
Wilbur Robinson: What?
Lewis Robinson: [pulls Wilbur aside] He's my old roommate, and I really think you guys should adopt him.
Wilbur Robinson: Are you nuts?
Lewis Robinson: Give me a good reason why not.
Wilbur Robinson: I'll give you three good reasons. He stole our time machine, tried to ruin your future, and he smells like he hasn't showered in 30 years!
Lewis Robinson: [grabs Wilbur by the ear; whispering sternly] May I remind you, I'm your father, and you have to do what I say.
Wilbur Robinson: Okay, Mr. Yagoobian, do you want to be a Robinson? [turns to see that Future Goob has disappeared and is nowhere to be seen] Where'd he go?
Lewis Robinson: Goob? Goob! Goob.

Cornelius: [in the garage] Franny, they're gone! Oh, this is terrible!
Franny Robinson: Oh, boy...
Bud: Well, he's home early!
Cornelius: Franny, where are you?! [runs out to the rest of his family] The Time Machines are gone! [sees Lewis] Oh, oh! [Lewis waves awkwardly at him, who does the same thing, before looking questioningly at everyone else; Wilbur tries to make his escape, but Franny grabs him by the arm and points to him; gives him an unimpressed look] Mm-hmm.
Wilbur Robinson: [disappointed] Ratted out by the old lady. Harsh.

Carl: Have a safe trip, little Lewis.
Lewis Robinson: I will.
Carl: Hey, while I got you here, just a couple of little suggestions regarding my design.
Lewis Robinson: Let's face it, these skinny limbs don't exactly make the teapot whistle.
Carl: All that really matters is, hey, don't forget to invent me.
Lewis Robinson: Are you kidding? No way!
Carl: I love you.
Lewis Robinson: There's so many things I wish I could ask you.
Wilbur Robinson: Excuse me. Time travel now, questions later.
Lewis Robinson: But I...
Lucille: Don't worry. Just get back to that science fair, and we'll see you real soon.
Lewis Robinson: Oh, right. Right, okay, I will. Bye!
Bud: Goodbye, son!
Lewis Robinson: Thanks again for everything!
Franny Robinson: Wait! Lewis, one more thing.
Lewis Robinson: Yeah?
Franny Robinson: Just a little tip for the future. I am always right. Even when I'm wrong, I'm right.
Cornelius: She's right. I'd just go with it if I were you. And I am.
Lewis Robinson: Then you're absolutely right. [Wilbur honks the horn] All right, I'm coming.
Wilbur Robinson: Well, it's not like you're never gonna see them again. They are your family, after all.

Lewis Robinson: Wait a minute. You're supposed to take me back to the science fair.
Wilbur Robinson: I know.
Lewis Robinson: Well, I think you punched in the wrong numbers.
Wilbur Robinson: We agreed that, if you fixed the Time Machine, I'd take you back to see your mom.
Lewis Robinson: What?
Wilbur Robinson: A deal's a deal.

Bud: Pleased to meet you… but you don't look like a "Lewis": you look more like…
Lewis Robinson: "Cornelius". I get that a lot.

Man: Over here? There he is. Kid, we'd like to get a story on you for the local paper. You've got a bright future ahead of you.
Lewis Robinson: Yeah.

Carl: Stupid.

About Meet the Robinsons

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  • So we had some different challenges: we had skin texture we had to work out, we had to grow hair off of characters' heads and we had to find an animation style that was still fun and loose and had some caricature to it, but could portray humans in a believable way. The Incredibles was a definite inspiration for this. It was eye-popping to me, and certainly part of my education in 3D and how to do character animation with all of its subtleties.

    One really interesting technique that we used is occlusion. It creates shadows based on the proximity of one object to another. It's a way to avoid that glowy feel that computer animation has or the way mouths look like they're illuminated from inside. Occlusion, because it's a closed space in there, will darken that mouth immediately. Then when we add our texture and lighting on top of that, you have a bit more real look to the images you're creating. It's that extra layer of believability that computer animation is so great at.

  • You could see it in the animation of 2008's Bolt, the first film Lasseter and Catmull touched: The characters were more visually appealing, more believable, funnier than the characters in Disney's previous film, Meet the Robinsons. And crucially, the acting was more nuanced: The characters didn't feel like caricatures.
  • Caitlin Roper, Wired [Roper, Caitlin (October 21, 2014). "Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar's Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation". Wired. Condé Nast.]

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