Meet The Robinsons Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or animated time travel movie
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney". 'Meet The Robinsons': Keep Moving Forward at Disney We keep moving forward " In fact, the movie ends with the full quote from Disney, yet.
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“Meet the Robinsons” Awakens Walt Disney’s Spirit and Offers Wisdom for Naperville’s Own Future
Quad Four, Alpha Omega Galaxy, needs a large cheese-and-sausage thin-crust? I'll be there in 30 minutes, or it's free. Laszlo, you stop painting my hat, or I'm telling Ma! Ah, lighten up, sis. Lasz, I mean it! Your mother's trying to take a nap. What is all the yelling out here?! I don't want to hear any more! I'm going for a drive. She usually takes the Harley. Why is your dog wearing glasses? Oh, because his insurance won't pay for contacts.
I think you'll like her. You ask me over And over and over. Have you seen My peacock-feathered hat? Taught them everything they know. Franny, this is Lewis.
Nice to meet you, ma'am. We need someone on maracas. Where is your heart at? Even though you've him, her, me and an army searching. I've got a feeling, You will be reeling. When you are bad and the circus comes to town Grandpa, I think I found your teeth.
And you see me leaving dressed up as a magician or something like that. My teeth are back! Well, glad I could help with the teeth, but, wow, look at the time.
Lewis, I told you to stay in the garage! I did, but I went up the tube, and I ran into your family and I— Wilbur: Who have you met, and what have you learned? Bud, Fritz, and Joe are brothers. Fritz is married to Petunia, and is she? Tallulah and Lazslo are their children, Joe is married to Billie, Lefty is the butler, Spike and Dimitri are twins, and I don't know who they're related to. Bud is married to Lucille, and Cornelius is their son.
Wilbur is the son of Franny and Cornelius. And no one realized that you were from the past? Hold your applause, thank you very much. I mean, this stuff is way too advanced for me. And what if I can't fix this, what are we gonna do? Why do you keep saying that? And don't just say "keep moving forward". It's my dad's motto. Why would his motto be "keep moving forward"?
It's what he does. What's that supposed to mean? That is an excellent question. Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research and-design factory. My dad runs the company. They mass produce his inventions.
His motto, "keep moving forward". What's going on, why aren't you seizing the boy?!? I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through. And so it begins. Surely that is not the best you can do. Your skills are strong, but not strong enough. Your words do not threaten me, brother. Now the real battle begins. Your meatballs are useless against me. Then perhaps it's time for spicy Italian sausage. Is dinner like this every night? Yesterday we had meatloaf. You are now under my control.
I am now under your control. We could then bake it out and then simplify the baking out so that the animator could use every bit of it or hand-tweak [what they don't like] themselves, or run a simulation on that part if they like.
Just ways to speed things up and give them more time for the performance, because that's where Steve and I really wanted to focus.
That's why he hired assistants to deal with wrinkles and interpenetrations of characters. With Lewis, you get much more grounded, traditional Disney animation, classic Peter Pan, strong anticipation, nice round arcs, whereas the future with Wilbur is much snappier, to look at characters like Daffy Duck, where you get into a one-frame pose, very sharp, very abrasive in their nature.
We had a nice time playing with those two worlds in animation. With Bowler Hat Guy, he fits into both nicely, and we really had a lot of deformers within the rig to bend him around until he gets nice S shapes, say, in his arm or his spine to really distort him, not that you're reading that distortion, but in fast movements, it's a very snake-like quality.
That is the hardest stuff to do in animation -- it isn't just moving the character from point A to point B. The character has to emote and you have to get that to an audience. And when you haven't had the chance to learn the rig and understand that character, that's a tall order to get. But Anderson did not dismay when reviewing the set of notes. It simplified the process and made it more emotional.
Without knowing it, they helped us return to an idea we had very early on for this particular moment [when he finds her], so it was interesting to come full-circle and take it a different way. What is the relationship between Doris, the bowler hat, and Bowler Hat Guy?
He's a villain, but he's really not that evil or bungling, which one are we going to choose? So the relationship between them became more of a mother and son where she's really the evil one.
We were able to make the notes our own. We pushed the emotion and got a real sense of family with the Robinsons. It could've been demoralizing, but since we were well into the film and knew these characters, we were prepared to beef up certain shots or redo certain sequences.
What was really great was that the crew reacted to it positively: Watching how the crew handled that adversity was my proudest moment. Things were pulled out and put back in. Emotional beats such as the rooftop or the interplay between Mildred and Lewis at the orphanage wasn't previously there.
Bowler Hat Guy's thread through the story was improved. Were able to play up Lewis' emotional journey and confidence. And build off of key moments. And it'll be the largest 3-D rollout ever, on more than screens domestically.
However, this time, 3-D preparation began early in production. Stereoscopic supervisor Phil McNally, who will now spearhead rival DreamWorks Animation's nascent 3-D program, oversaw the restrained approach at greater depth of field. Plus, I'm gonna be 13 next year, and you know how hard it is for a teenager to get adopted. I have no future. No one wants me. That's not true, Lewis! My own mother didn't even want me. You do not know that.
Then why'd she give me up? She may not have been able to take care of you. Did you ever think of that? I am sure that she was only thinking about what was best for you. I never thought of it that way. Maybe she wanted to keep you, but she had no choice.
My real mom is the only person who's ever wanted me. What are you talking about? I have to find her, Mildred, and when I do, she'll take me back, and we'll be a family again! Lewis, you can't do that. No one knows anything about her. No one even saw her. I saw her once. I just have to remember. Hello I got something to tell you But it's crazy I got something to show you So give me just one more chance One more glance And I will make of you Another believer Guess what?
You got more than you bargained Ain't it crazy? You got more than you paid for So give me just one more chance One more glance One more hand to hold You've been on my mind Though it may seem I'm fooling Wasted so much time Though it may seem I'm fooling What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do about it? You've been on my mind One more chance Wasted so much time One more chance So tired.
We'll see you at 2: He'll be so excited you're coming. Those guys are a bunch of bums.
Meet the Robinsons () - Quotes - IMDb
I just hope I can stay awake. He was up all night working on his stupid project, but that's what happens when you get a science geek for a roommate. Ah, that's good joe. All right, Einstein, you owe Michael big time. Well, unlocking the secrets of the brain took a lot longer than I expected, but it's finished, Mildred.
I recalibrated the headset. Now the neural circuits will connect. I've cracked the hippocampus! Now to test it out. Wait a minute, Lewis. I almost forgot what I came up here for. I know you have a lot on your plate today, but I've scheduled an interview for you this afternoon. Sweetheart, this is about being adopted, and you will be back here clean, happy and on time.
I'm done with interviews, Mildred. I'm not gonna be rejected anymore. Listen, I know where your head is, but I'm telling you, you have got to get out of the past and look to the future.
I am, and this is it. This is my future. Dr Krunklehorn, I know you're very busy there at Inventco Labs, and we're just so excited to have you as a judge. It's my pleasure, Mr Willerstein. Hey, you never know. One of your students may invent the next integrated circuit or microprocessor or integrated circuit. I said that already. Well, I just don't get out of that lab very much. Is that a bow tie?
I like bow ties. I haven't slept in eight days! Well, then can I get you a cot or something? Nope, I've got the caffeine patch.
Each patch is the equivalent of 12 cups of coffee. You can stay awake for days with no side effects. This is one of our students, Stanley Pukowski. I just want to bite his chubby little cheeks! What's with the dress, Pukowski? It's actually a toga, sir. Coach, nice to see you, sort of. What are you doing here? Judging a science fair. What's it look like I'm doing?
And what makes you qualified to judge a science fair? Behold the awesome power of Mount Vesuvius! The toggle switch isn't toggling. Barium, cobalt, Einstein, Kool-Aid! I don't know what she just said, but this project is unacceptable! Now, give me 20 laps around the gym! Okay, next up is Lizzy and her fire ant farm. Lizzy, we talked about the fire ants. You know that they have a tendency to bite people. Just keep moving, shall we?
Let's not anger her or make her jumpy in any way. This area's not secure. Have you been approached by a tall man in a bowler hat? Special Agent Wilbur Robinson of the T. Now, tall man, bowler hat, approached you?
I could lose my badge for this. He's a suspect in a robbery. What did he steal? I've tracked him to this time, and my informants say he's after you. The boys back at HQ haven't figured out a motive yet.
And by "HQ," I mean "headquarters. You're a smart kid. That might keep you alive, for now. Just worry about your little science gizmo and leave the "perp" to me. You're not gonna get away with it, kid with science project. Dude, you almost busted my solar system! That's the last of them. Annoying little girl, I don't have time for this. I'm on a very important Don't sass me, boy.
Next up is Lewis. Lewis, tell me this thing is not gonna It's gonna work this time. I won't let you down, I promise. All right, Lewis, I trust you. That was a figure of speech.
Please don't kill anyone. Okay, stand back, everybody. This next project will knock your socks off. Seriously, you might wanna stand back a little. Have you ever forgotten something, and no matter how hard you tried, you couldn't remember it? Well, what happens to these forgotten memories? I propose they're stored somewhere in your brain, and I built a machine that can retrieve them.
I call it the Memory Scanner. So, Lewis, how does the Memory Scanner work? First, you input the desired period of time on this keypad. Then a laser scans the cerebral cortex, where memories are stored. The retrieved memory is then displayed on this monitor. Now, I'm going back 12 years, three months and 11 days. Why that particular day? You didn't think I was paying attention, did you?Keep Moving Forward
Well, that was the day Let's just say, that was a very important day in my life. It'll just take a second to get the turbines going. Coach, suck it up, okay? Let us conduct ourselves in a way that we'll all be proud of tomorrow. Okay, and we are walking in a calm, orderly fashion toward the exits. Hey, what are you doing up here? Would you quit that, please?
I know you're not a pigeon. You're blowing my cover. We're the only ones up here. That's just what they want you to think.
Take this back to the science fair and fix that Memory Scanner. Get away from me! I'm a time cop from the future, should be taken very seriously. This is a coupon for a tanning salon! Okay, you got me. I'm not a cop, but I really am from the future, and there really is this Bowler Hat Guy.
Here we go again. He stole a time machine, came to the science fair and ruined your project. My project didn't work because I'm no good. There is no Bowler Hat Guy, there is no time machine, and you're not from the future! I am not crazy. Oh, yeah, Captain Time Travel? Yeah, that's what I thought.
I'm just gonna go lock myself in my room and hide under the covers for a couple years. If I prove to you I'm from the future, will you go back to the science fair?
Yeah, sure, whatever you say. Hey, let go of me! Let go of me! Where are we going? The future has arrived The future has arrived today The future has arrived The future has arrived today Is this proof enough for you?
I never thought that time travel could be possible in my lifetime, and here it is, right in front of me! The truth will set you free, brother. This is beyond anything I could've imagined.
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This means I could really change my life. Next stop, science fair, to fix your Memory Scanner. Hey, I'm not gonna fix that stupid Memory Scanner. Why should I fix my dumb invention when you can take me to see my mom now in this ship? I could actually go back to that night and stop her from giving me up. The answer is not a time machine. You want to know what I think about this? What are you doing? I'm sorry, Wilbur, but you don't know what I've lived through.
Yes, I am, 'cause you're 12, and I'm That makes me older. Well, I was born in the past, which makes me older and the boss of you! I am so dead. I'm not allowed to look at this thing, let alone drive it! Mom and Dad are gonna kill me, and I can tell you this. It will not be done with mercy. Isn't there like a time machine repair shop - or something?
There's only two time machines in existence, and the Bowler Hat Guy has the other one! Well, somebody's gonna have to fix this. I can't fix this thing. All right, under one condition. I fix it, you take me back to see my mom.
You didn't even follow through on our last deal. How can I trust you? Well, you told me you were a time cop from the future. So do we have a deal? I must speak with the man in charge immediately. I'll let Smith know, and I'll have your dry cleaning delivered directly to your suite.
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What time is your appointment? Big hand is on the Mary is short for Oh, I love checklists. The board is ready to see you now.
What am I going to say? I'm never gonna remember that. Why don't you go? You do it so much better than me. A hat without a head couldn't really pass off an invention as its own. I'm so glad I have you! Prepare to be amazed! You have two minutes. Well, I like to call it my To call it my The sun, in my eyes. Well, then let me close the blinds. We can quibble about names at a later date. The point is, what I have here is special, unique.
Yes, you must love it and buy it and mass produce it, and the best part is, it's got really comfy headphones. I wonder, could you lean forward just a little bit, please? Yes, they are quite comfortable. What do you hope to accomplish with this? Oh, nothing of consequence. I simply wish to crush the dreams of a poor little orphan boy!
After that, it's all a little fuzzy. You mean, you haven't thought this through? Allow me to show you how it works. First, we turn it on. So where do I sign? Doris, it's all over. All our hopes and dreams dashed, like so many pieces of a broken machiney thing.
Success is still ours for the taking. We must find that boy. We'll sneak this thing into the garage. You'll have all the tools you need. What about your parents? Mom never goes in there, and Dad's on a business trip until tomorrow morning. You've got till then to fix it.
Well, fine, but I'm gonna need some blueprints or something for this. I got someone who could help us with that. Who dares to disturb my sanctuary? None may enter unless they speak the royal password. Carl, what are you talking about? We don't have a password. I made one up while you were gone. Well, then how am I supposed to know what it is? Welcome back, little buddy. So what's up with the stolen time machine?
Did you find it? Apparently not, and you managed to bust this one as well. It'll be fixed before Dad gets home. And how do you suppose that's gonna Well, that was unexpected. If my family finds out I brought you from the past, they'll bury me alive and dance on my grave. Well, yes, I am, but not the point.
The point is, your hair's a dead giveaway. Why would my hair be a dead giveaway? That is an excellent question. Where are you going? But I don't just want to sit here. Hey, ring my doorbell. No, no, no, no, ring my doorbell. Look at this door bell. That's an accidental ring. It's in the rule book. What do you mean, don't go to the family?
How can we not go to the family in this time of family crisis? By leaving the garage door unlocked, you let the time machine get stolen, and now the entire time stream could be altered!
That and someone took my bike. Look, I told you. It's gonna all work out. First, we keep Lewis in the garage, away from everybody. I show up and give him the pep talk of the century. Then he fixes the time machine. Why is it an acorn?
I didn't have time to sculpt everything. Okay, now, the time machine is fixed. His confidence in inventing is restored. He goes back to the science fair, fixes his Memory Scanner, thus restoring the space-time continuum. What about taking him back to see his mom? I just told him that to buy some time. Oh, yeah, can't see that one blowing up in your face. I got it under control. Wilbur Robinson never fails. But on the slight chance that I do I'll run the numbers.
It doesn't pertain to anything in You know, there's not necessarily And where does that leave me? Alone, rusting in a corner. What am I worried about? If this thing ever blows over, I really gotta get away from you and get some quiet time.