Roboy is a 1989 American animated musical comic science-fiction buddy film produced and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It was directed by Toby Bluth. It featured the voice cast of Wil Wheaton, John Lithgow, Robyn Lively, Chris Rock, Will Smith, Matthew Broderick, David Prowse and Johnny Cash.
The film was released on January 2, 1989. It received mixed reviews and grossed $27,100,027 at the box office. On December 24, 1999, TBD. Since 2000, the film was later aired on television (such as HBO and Cartoon Network). The film was never get its home video release until March 7, 2001.
Set in futuristic city of Manhattopolis, ROB15, aka Roboy, (voiced by Wil Wheaton) a teenage robot was created by the quirky scientist, Professor Loc Venter Roman (voiced by John Lithgow) and befriend with Venter’s beloved and kind-hearted 16-year-old daughter, Glinka Roman (voiced by Robyn Lively) as the CEO of KnightTech, Julian Knight (voiced by David Prowse) wants to capture the robot to create an army of robots similar to it.
In the future setting in the year of 2089, in the city of Manhattopolis,
- Wil Wheaton as ROB15/Roboy, a young robot boy.
- Robyn Lively as Glinka Roman, TBD
- John Lithgow as Professor Loc Venter Roman
- David Prowse as Julian Knight
- Kevin Michael Richardson as M1 and M2, Julian's robot minion duo.
- June Foray as Lancy
- Don Messick as Rascal
- Charles Nelson Reilly as Battly
- Chris Rock as Hippo, a cool rapper as a comic relief who would help Robbie in many cases.
- Will Smith as Rappo, Hippo’s aid.
- Matthew Broderick as Matt, Glinka’s friend and love interest.
- Johnny Cash as Mr. John Cash, Glinka’s school teacher.
Release and reception
- December 24, 1999 (10th Anniversary)
Glinka: (voice-over; narrating) A hundred years forward in the future, year 2089, to be precise, to begin my story. Well, actually not only my story, but you’ll find out who in the moment. So then to start with, I lived in the metropolis city of Manhattopolis, formally called Manhattan, case you’re confused, a war caused the old Manhattan to become more advanced, more technological. TBD
Robbie: (repeated line) Busted Gearbox!
Robbie: (repeated line) Gear up.