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General Information

Poster for Robots
  • Directed by

    Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha

  • Screenplay by

    Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel

  • Music Composed by

    John Powell

  • Theatrical Release Date

    March 11, 2005

  • DVD Release Date

    September 27, 2005 (Region 1 - North America)
    October 19, 2005 (Region 2 - UK)

  • Production Companies

    20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios

  • Distribution Company

    20th Century Fox

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams


  • Ewan McGregor

    Rodney Copperbottom

  • Halle Berry


  • Greg Kinnear


  • Mel Brooks


  • Drew Carey


  • Amanda Bynes


  • Jim Broadbent

    Madame Gasket

  • Dianne Wiest

    Mrs. Copperbottom

  • Stanley Tucci

    Mr. Copperbottom


Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings, Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things: making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler.

Beyond the scope, freshness and vibrancy of an incredible world populated solely by mechanical beings, Wedge and his team are creating memorable robots, each with "his"/"her" own distinct personality. The result is a timeless tale that pushes the boundaries of animation, while introducing characters rich with whimsy, heart and soul.


Extra Info

"We took the script around to Robin, and he clamped onto the part of Fender," says Wedge, who allowed Robin lots of room for verbal doodling. "You just put the script in front of him, close the door and hope."

Robin says Fender, a walking junkyard of found objects, is "a self-made man - made from others. He is trying to hold it together, literally."

Fender is a robot whose head, arms and legs fall off at the most inopportune moments.


  • Fender

    I tell ya, the things that fall off of me... it's embarrassing!

  • Fender

    I ran all this way in cha-cha heels...

  • Fender

    If I seem to be getting smaller, it's because... I'm running!

  • Rodney

    There should be an angry mob out there.[angry mob runs past window]

  • Fender

    Wow! That was great, psychic friend! Now say, "Money should be falling from the sky"? Say it!

  • Rodney

    Why is she called Aunt Fanny?

  • Fender

    Well, we couldn't call her Aunt Booty.

  • Rodney

    When was the last time you got oiled?

  • Fender

    Yeah, I can't really answer that in front of my kid sister.

  • Aunt Fanny

    Where's your friend, dear?

  • Fender

    He's been rear-ended.

  • Fender

    Good luck in the big city. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, and if you can't, join the club.

  • Fender

    How many times have I told you not to talk to strange men?

  • Piper

    I talk to you, and you're stranger than him.

  • Fender

    My name used to be Bumper, but I had to change it when my family moved into the country.

  • Crank

    Well, there goes our happy ending.

  • Fender

    Are you crazy? It's a junction of jazz and funk... called junk.

  • Rodney

    Why do you have two noses?

  • Fender

    One's for showin', one's for blowin'.



You can shine no matter what you're made of.


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DVD Extra Features

  • Commentary by director Chris Wedge and producer William Joyce
  • Commentary by technical director and animator
  • "Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty" animated short
  • Inside Look at the Making of Ice Age 2 - exclusive to DVD
  • Xbox Exclusive Multi-Player Racing Game
  • 3-5 Set-Top Games
  • Discontinued Parts (deleted scenes) with Optional Commentary by Chris Wedge
  • The Original Robots Short (original short that sold the movie to the studio)
  • "You Can Shine No Matter What You're Made Of" (character inspiration featurette)
  • The Blue Man Group Featurettes
  • Meet the Bots: Character Bios, Characters 3-D Turnaround, Character Interviews Profiles, Character Design Gallery
  • DVD Rom Link
  • PSA 15 sec. spot that was shown internationally in theaters (Fender is sitting in the movie theater, his nose rings and it says to turn off your cell phones)
  • Ice Age 2 Teaser Trailer

Filming Info

  • Dates

    March 24, 2003 - unknown

  • Locations

    White Plains, NY

International Release Dates

  • Russia
    Czech Republic

    March 17, 2005

  • Sweden

    March 18, 2005

  • Belgium

    March 23, 2005

  • Argentina

    March 24, 2005

  • Brazil

    March 25, 2005

  • France

    April 6, 2005

  • Hong Kong

    July 28, 2005

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $128,200,012 (USA)
    $132,518,318 (international)
    $260,718,330 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $36,045,301 (3,776 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    3,776 theaters

  • In Release

    182 days / 26 weeks

  • Closing Date

    September 5, 2005

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