Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha
Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
March 11, 2005
September 27, 2005 (Region 1 - North America)
October 19, 2005 (Region 2 - UK)
20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios
20th Century Fox
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.
"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.
I tell ya, the things that fall off of me... it's embarrassing!
I ran all this way in cha-cha heels...
If I seem to be getting smaller, it's because... I'm running!
There should be an angry mob out there.[angry mob runs past window]
Wow! That was great, psychic friend! Now say, "Money should be falling from the sky"? Say it!
Why is she called Aunt Fanny?
Well, we couldn't call her Aunt Booty.
When was the last time you got oiled?
Yeah, I can't really answer that in front of my kid sister.
Where's your friend, dear?
He's been rear-ended.
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.
How many times have I told you not to talk to strange men?
I talk to you, and you're stranger than him.
My name used to be Bumper, but I had to change it when my family moved into the country.
Well, there goes our happy ending.
Are you crazy? It's a junction of jazz and funk... called junk.
Why do you have two noses?
One's for showin', one's for blowin'.
You can shine no matter what you're made of.
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$36,045,301 (3,776 theaters)
182 days / 26 weeks
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