Big Hero 6(2014)
Action packed Disney animation with a lovable robot and a cool teenage scientist.
The development of robots and their many potential uses is explored in this thrilling film about a young robotics genius who comes up with a highly coveted new invention – but finds himself reliant on a cuddly robot to take care of him.Read more
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A small, rather hopeless looking robot is left alone on Earth to clean up the mess left by humans, in this wonderful Pixar animation.
This animation explores what earth may look like in the near future if humans continue to treat it as they do – with robots left behind to do their dirty work.Read more
The Iron Giant(1999)
Superbly animated adaptation following young Hogarth's discovery of a colossal, friendly robot, and his plight to protect him from government agents.
This adaptation of Ted Hughes’s story The Iron Man transplants the action to 1950s America, with a backdrop of Cold War tension with the Space Race and advances in weaponry causing fear. When a huge robot appears in this atmosphere, it takes an innocent young boy to believe he’s capable of more than just destruction.Read more
Animation set in a world entirely made up of robots in which an inventor leaves his hometown to make a name for himself in Robot City.
This wonderfully creative and colourful animation engages with inventions and product design in a beautifully imagined robot world.Read more
Animated fable about toymaker Geppetto and his wooden puppet Pinocchio, who is brought to life after he wishes for a son.
This classic traditional tale has provided the source material for many futuristic films that grapple with ideas about what it means to be human.Read more
Tim Burton's update on the Frankenstein story is also a brilliant and strikingly-designed satire on suburban values.
The potential to create life is explored in this gothic tale transplanted into a candy-coloured landscape, where Edward must learn to negotiate the suburban society he finds himself in.Read more
The sophisticated storytelling and lavish camera work in this superb family adventure combine to create a loving postcard to the power of film.
A mysterious automaton is just part of a series of fascinating clues that leads orphaned boy Hugo to the heart of a mystery that’s wrapped up in incredible inventions and the dawn of cinema itself.Read more
Ratchet & Clank(2016)
Mechanic Ratchet is given the chance of a lifetime when he is recruited by the Galactic Rangers to help protect his planet from evil Chairman Drek.
Ratchet’s companion Clank was a robot on a production line designed to create evil machines, who was declared faulty and escaped to find allies against the villain who created him.Read more
When Victor loses his beloved pet, he conducts an experiment to bring him back to life. When he succeeds, things escalate beyond Victor's control.
An eccentric disney update of the Frankenstein story with the monster replaced with a beloved pet dog. Shot in black and white and with lots of references to the original 1930s version, it offers an accessible way in to classic film for younger members.Read more
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