Meet the Robinsons
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Trivia: In the closeups of Goob on the baseball field, there are two billboard advertisements on the fence behind him - one is Jungle Book featuring Mowgli with Baloo, and the other is Toy Story 2 featuring Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye.

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Trivia: The elementary school is named Joyce Williams as a reference to William Joyce, the writer of the book on which the film is based.


Trivia: When discussing Wilbur's family, he says his dad Cornelius looks like Tom Selleck. Tom Selleck is the one who provides the voice for the adult Cornelius Robinson.


Trivia: There is an alternate ending where Lewis tries to see his mother's face using the memory scanner.


Trivia: The paintings in the Robinsons' place are signed by Ruppel, aka Robh Ruppel, the art director of the film.


Trivia: The logo of the baseball team where Goob plays is a tribute to the book Dinosaur Bob, also written by William Joyce.


Trivia: A reference to the DeLorean from Back to the Future - on Louis' notebook there is a drawing of a flying car with the tires in horizontal position.


Trivia: Towards the end while Louis and Wilbur are calling Goob, on the bushes there is the Mickey Mouse logo but head down.


Trivia: Director Stephen J. Anderson plays the voice of Bowler Hat Guy, Grandpa Bud and Tallulah.


Continuity mistake: During the scene where Lewis is first on the roof-top, and Mildred comes up to speak with him, the box he is sitting next to is plain wood on one side, and tallied on the other. When there is a close-up of Lewis' legs and the torn paper, when he's ripping the pages out of his book, the box has stencilled writing that is upside down. (00:06:25 - 00:18:30)

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Bowler Hat Guy: Now, to lure him out of the house... I know! I'll blow it up! Yes! Yes, and... uh... no... no. That won't work. Then he'll be dead. Oh, I know! I'll turn him into a duck! Yes, it's so evil! Oh... I don't know how to do that... and I don't really need a duck... this may be harder than I thought.

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Question: Is the dog in glasses a reference to Mr. Peabody, or just a coincidence? I thought if it was, the commentary would mention it, but there was no mention of the gag at all.

Answer: There's no indication that the dog had anything to do with Mr Peabody (especially since the dog didn't speak or do anything other than sit there). It was just a front for a throwaway joke.


It's a coincidence because Mr. Peabody and Sherman was not released until 2014 and Meet the Robinsons came out in 2007.

But that film is based on the Peabody's Improbable History segment from the 50s/60s TV show The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.

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