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Meet the Robinsons (2007)



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Disney animation sadly hadn't been as reliable through the early 2000s as it had been in the 1990s. But they hit it out of the park with Meet the Robinsons, an unrelenting joy ride through a world of time travel, black-hatted villains, crazy inventions, and -- why not? -- dinosaurs. This is surely one of the most energetic movies I've ever seen; there is simply no upper bound on its creativity. It's the kind of thing that could easily be laid on too thick, but the movie never forgets that its environment isn't what the story is about, only where it takes place. In an age where so many animated movies are hyperactive noise, here is one that...well, it is hyperactive, but there's a real story and a heart driving it all.