Ian Watson & Brian Aldiss
June 29, 2001
March 5, 2002 (Region 1 - North America)
March 12, 2002 (Region 1 - North America)
Amblin Productions, Dreamworks SKG, Stanley Kubrick Productions, Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. (USA - Theatrical), Dreamworks (USA - DVD)
In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve humanity. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid who is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his "mother", Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, with David being the "fake" boy who desperately wants to become "real".
Question me, you pay the fee. Two for five, you get one for free!
If a fairy tale is real, wouldn't it be a fact? A flat fact?
Say no more. New Category. Combine "Fact" with "Fairy Tale." Now. Ask your question.
How can the Blue Fairy turn a robot into a real, live boy?
"Come away, O human child
To the water and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."
Your journey will be perilous, but the reward worth the price. In his book "How Can a Robot Become Human," Professor Allen Hobby writes of the process that will turn MECHA into ORGA. Our "Blue Fairy" does exist in one place only, at the end of the world where the lions weep. This is the place where dreams are born.
"David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not."
August 17, 2001 - November 18, 2001
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Won - 2001 - Future Film Festival Digital Award (Steven Spielberg)
Won - 2002 - Best Character Hair Styling in a Feature
Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Music (John Williams)
Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Haley Joel Osment)
Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Science Fiction Film
Won - 2002 - Saturn Award - Best Writing (Steven Spielberg)
Won - 2002 - BMI Film Music Award (John Williams)
Won - 2001 - Public Choice Award (John Williams)
Won - 2001 - World Soundtrack Award - WSA Soundtrack Composer of the Year (John Williams)
Won - 2002 - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Jake Thomas)
Nominated for a further 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award, 4 AFI Awards, 1 British Academy Award, 3 SFCA (Chicago), 4 Empire Awards, 1 Motion Picture Sound Editors, 4 OFCS Awards