Thoughts on Meet the Robinsons (Including a Hidden Mickey!)

30 Mar

Heading out to see “Meet the Robinsons?” Watch for a hidden Mickey! Shortly after you meet Uncle Art, he’ll be timing Uncle Gaston being shot out of a cannon against a locomotive. Notice the shape of the timer Art pulls out!

And by the way, if you’re a Disney Visa holder, you probably want to go take the MTR trivia quiz, and see if you win a free CD. They Might Be Giants have a cover of There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow on the Meet the Robinsons Soundtrack, but much to my dismay you don’t get to hear it in the film.

MouseExtra has some good commentary today on reviews for the film. I’m inclined to agree with Dave that there will be a real divide between those who see the film in 3D, and those who don’t. If you’re going to see it at all, you need to see it in digital 3D. Plus, that means you get to see the 1953 Donald Duck cartoon Working for Peanuts in its original 3D — for this Disney geek, that alone was worth the price of admission.

I know the thrill of seeing the PeopleMover transporting citizens through the city of tomorrow will eventually wear off. And when I think back more critically on Meet the Robinsons, once the jet lag and caffeine overdose from this week’s business trip have worn off, I have a hunch it’s not gonna hold up real well. But ya know, I might just go see it again this weekend, have an extra sip of Kool-Aid and try not to let my critical mind spoil the fun too soon.

4 Responses to “Thoughts on Meet the Robinsons (Including a Hidden Mickey!)”

  1. Joe Fratianni April 14, 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    If some members of our party do not want to see it in 3D can they simply not wear the glasses or is it like the 3D of yesterday where the picture is blurry without glasses?

    I would personally like to see the 3D. Do we need to go to seperate theaters?

  2. Kitty-chan April 14, 2007 at 1:24 pm #

    To see it in 3D, you do actually have to go to a theater that’s showing it in that format.

    It’s not exactly the 3D of yesteryear, in that they’re using polarized light to alternate left and right eye images (as opposed to the red/green 3D many of us grew up with). It won’t look right without the glasses, as the “view” will be shifting from left to right eye super-fast as you’re watching. Here’s an explanation from the MTR review on

    Movie-goers have always loved the idea of 3D, but the reality of it has never quite been able to match up to the dream, until now. In the brave new world of digital cinema, 3D has finally come of age. In general, 3D films work by projecting a double image: one for the right eye and another for the left, which creates the rich sensation of real-life depth. Traditionally, this was achieved by using two projectors. Disney Digital 3D™, however, takes advantage of advances in digital projection technology by needing just one projector, which rapidly shifts between images for the left eye and the right eye, so quickly (144 times per second) that the brain is not even aware of it. Using polarized light, the images are crisper, clearer and more immersive than any 3D process in history.

  3. Robert November 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    There is another hidden Mickey in the “Meet the Robinsons” DVD. After time is brought back to normal and Cornelius’s son is about to ask Goob to be a Robinson, take a look at the hedge behind them. It is a Mickey Mouse head symbol that is Upsidedown. Most people don’t catch things in that orientation. However, it is clearly there for all to see.

  4. Jennifer November 25, 2008 at 9:34 pm #

    Awesome, thanks Robert!

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