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Chris Wedge (2005)

U Certificate


Our Score
Co-directors Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha swap Pleistocene-era laughs for futuristic fun in their enjoyable follow-up to Ice Age. This visually inventive romp through a world populated entirely by robots uses inspired computer animation to revitalise a familiar story. Leading an eclectic voice cast, Ewan McGregor gives boyish charm to idealistic small-town robot Rodney Copperbottom, who journeys to the big city to make his fortune as an inventor, only to find things are not as easy as he'd hoped. In a crisply created environment that bursts with colour and visual texture, the sci-fi style of the 1950s rubs shoulders with more contemporary designs and landscapes, giving the movie a very attractive sheen. There are a number of ingenious set pieces, too, while the comedy is both light and mischievous. Robin Williams is especially funny and buoyant as Copperbottom's dilapidated street pal Fender, though some of the movie's in-jokes and references will be too obscure for younger viewers.


Rodney the robot heads for the city, hoping to find an investor for his latest invention. Instead, he winds up clashing with an evil business mogul intent on stopping a manufacturer from making spare parts needed for ageing robots - so Rodney teams up with assorted rusty rejects to put the matter right. Animated adventure, with the voices of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Greg Kinnear and Amanda Bynes.

Cast & Crew

Rodney Copperbottom Ewan McGregor
Cappy Halle Berry
Fender Robin Williams
Phineas T Ratchet Greg Kinnear
Bigweld Mel Brooks
Crank Drew Carey
Madame Gasket Jim Broadbent
Piper Amanda Bynes
Aunt Fanny Jennifer Coolidge
Herb Copperbottom Stanley Tucci
Mrs Copperbottom Dianne Wiest
Tim the Gate Guard Paul Giamatti
Loretta Geargrinder Natasha Lyonne
Director Chris Wedge
Co-Director Carlos Saldanha
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 18 Mar 2005

Childrens Drama

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