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Meet the Robinsons Zooms to DVD October 23

By Evan Jacobs — June 19th, 2007

October is going to give us The Robinsons!

In a story from The Digital Bits, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has picked October 23 to bring out Meet the Robinsons.

This release will be on Standard DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Synopsis:

Based on William Joyce's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, this comedic-adventure follows Lewis, a brilliant twelve-year-old with a surprising number of clever inventions to his credit. His latest and most ambitious project is the Memory Scanner, which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother and maybe even reveal why she put him up for adoption. But before he can get his answer, his invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his diabolical hat - and constant companion - Doris.

Lewis has all but given up hope in his future when a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson whisks our bewildered hero away in a time machine and travel forward in time to spend a day with Wilbur's eccentric family. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of the Robinson family.

If you think your family is different, wait until you Meet the Robinsons, the family from an amazing, hilarious, inventive future where anything is possible. In this time-traveling blast of a comedy event, Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest digital animation technology will jet audiences to an inventive, unexpected techno realm of tomorrow where the wildest dreams come true ... including those of a young inventor in search of a home.

The story begins with Lewis, a boy genius with a love of gizmos and gadgets and an undying hope of finding the family he never knew. But Lewis' journey is about to take him to a place even he couldn't have imagined, a place where the impossible no longer exists: the future. When Lewis encounters a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, he's in for the time-travel of his life and will be whisked off to meet a family unlike any other -- the sublimely fun and futuristic Robinsons -- who will help him to discover a series of amazing and heartfelt secrets about his own limitless potential. But his incredible trip will also bring him into conflict with a villain who gives evil a bad name: the bungling Bowler Hat Guy, who steals Lewis' only way home. Filled with unforgettable characters, clever contraptions, classic villains and all kinds of eye-popping exuberance, Meet the Robinsons continues in the beloved Disney legacy of looking ahead to a dazzling world of tomorrow -- as it unfolds a story about believing in family, yourself and the wide-open future.

While we don't know what extra features this release will have we do know that the Blu-ray release will have "a new BD-Java interactive game entitled Bowler Hat Barrage."