2005 PG 1h 29m DVD


2005 PG 1h 29m DVD
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Young robot inventor Rodney Copperbottom dreams of making the world a better place -- until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent, Jennifer Coolidge, Harland Williams, Paul Giamatti, Lucille Bliss, Dianne Wiest, Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Dan Hedaya
Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Robots has cartoon-style peril and violence with some thrill-ride-ish special effects. There's a little potty language ("booty," "fanny") plus some potty jokes, including an extended fart joke sequence. There's also some mild sexual humor, including jokes about cross-dressing and "fixing" a dog. Great messages abound about following your dreams and not giving up.

Sexual Content

Some flirtatious behavior between two sets of characters. A very few humorous sexual references (i.e. cross dressing) that will most likely go over the heads of most youngsters.


Cartoon chases, falls, captures, and battles take place. Because all the players are robots, the most serious threat is that of being melted down in a "chop shop's" fiery oven and turned into scrap metal. Many of the action sequences are funny in that the characters' vulnerable body parts are metal and made of a variety of ordinary objects (pots, pans, screwdrivers, utensils). The two villains, a mother and son combination, are greedy, ruthless corporate types who may look or sound scary to the very youngest viewer.


No actual swearing or coarse language with the exception of a short sequence of farting, which includes a fart contest. Other words used are "fanny," "booty," and a pun when one robot "gets screwed."

Social Behavior

In this familiar story with a twist (robots instead of people) there are several clearly stated messages: "Follow Your Dreams"; "Never, Never Give Up"; and "You Can Shine No Matter What You Are Made Of." When the greedy corporation adapts the slogan "Why be you when you can be new," the heroes counter that slogan and everyone learns the value of repairing and revitalizing the old, sturdy favorites.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

In one party scene, robot characters are seen drinking "oil" from martini glasses and champagne flutes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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