Saturday, March 31, 2007


Animated cartoon

Angela Bassett: orphanage caretaker Mildred
Daniel Hansen : Lewis, an orphaned 12-year-old boy-inventor
Matthew Josten: his roommate Michael “Goob” Yagoobian, a baseball player
Stephen Anderson: the wicked Bowler Hat Guy
Ethan Sandler: Doris, his diabolical companion
Wesley Singerman: Wilbur Robinson, a space traveller from the future
Stephen Anderson: his slightly weird Grandpa Bud
Adam West: Uncle Art, the speedy pizza man
Harland Williams: the house robot Carl
Nicole Sullivan: Wilbur’s musical mom Franny

Although Disney Studios have produced many movies that have become classics, this is not going to be one of them. As starters, it doesn’t. Too much time is spent on one of Lewis’ inventions and hardly anything else happens until he gets to the school Science Fair. But that’s one-third of the movie gone already.

Things finally get going when they zoom off into the future to meet a bunch of oddballs and there are some mildly amusing moments. But no real laugh per se.

As expected of any Disney production, there are lessons to be learned. In this case, don’t give up.


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