Disney Movie \"Meet the Robinsons\"

Posted on: Fri, 03/30/2007 - 11:11pm
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I was looking forward to taking the kids to see the new Disney movie "Meet the Robinsons", but in a review in the Boston Globe, there's a mention that the main character, a kid, invents a peanut butter and jelly sandwich making machine which causes problems with a prospective adoptive father's peanut allergy.

Have any of you seen the movie yet, and, if so, can you tell me if the issue is handled non-offensively? (Meaning, physical symptoms of a reaction are not shown and certainly not played for laughs.)

Thanks so much,
Debbie

Posted on: Fri, 03/30/2007 - 11:29pm
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Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b]I was looking forward to taking the kids to see the new Disney movie "Meet the Robinsons", but in a review in the Boston Globe, there's a mention that the main character, a kid, invents a peanut butter and jelly sandwich making machine which causes problems with a prospective adoptive father's peanut allergy.
Have any of you seen the movie yet, and, if so, can you tell me if the issue is handled non-offensively? (Meaning, physical symptoms of a reaction are not shown and certainly not played for laughs.)
Thanks so much,
Debbie[/b]
lol. My cubs saw this with hubby yesterday. (I didn't go, when I came home, I fixed dinner and watched baby---she's had the sniffles)
They loved it, including hubby. No one mentioned this part to me. . . Not even my detail oriented cubs. I guess they were "ok" with it. Must have been like anything else in the movie. Ordinary everyday stuff of life.

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 7:44am
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I just got back from seeing the movie and I had no clue about the scene, my son 5 has a pa/tna. The machine blows up and peanut butter and jelly goes everywhere, it hits the adoptive Father and his face gets red and swells up then you see a needle go in to his thigh, then they leave the room. I didn't think they made a joke out of it. I was glad to see they mention a PA and add the needle too. My son on the other hand got a little nervous, he got very quite when he heard there was pb in the machine, he sat back and just watched and didn't say anything for a while. He enjoyed the movie and hasn't mentioned anything about it yet. I asked him if he enjoyed the movie and the inventions to see if he woukd bring it up but all he said was thet he liked the movie. So I am wondering if I should say anything about the scene. Other wise it was a good Movie but I think a little too old for my niece 3 and son 5.

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 9:47am
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Interesting. Food allergies ( especially PA ) are getting a lot more coverage in media these days, not just news but movies and TV as well.

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 9:07am
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Hi everyone. I took my daughters (ages 3.5 and 5) to see this movie yesterday. I agree with antre-- that her neice and son, ages 3 and 5, might be too young for the film. I think the movie is best suited for children ages 7 and up, but mainly because the script (well written) and the message (really superb) are both too difficult for children that young to comprehend. The animation is amazing too. My only criticism of the film is the scene in question here. Again, antree is right in her description of the scene-- Lewis invents a PB & Jelly dispenser/machine that malfunctions and the PB & Jelly goes eveywhere. As Lewis holds the machine up to demonstrate what it does, the prospective adoptive parents begin to act concerned. I knew at that moment what was coming next and I covered my 3.5 y.o. PA eyes (was I right to have done that? Dunno, that's for a different discussion, I guess). Once the PB hits the prospective father, his face swells up and then the prospective mother pulls out what is supposed to be an EpiPen (looks more like a hypodermic needle) and sticks him with it...and the scene ends. The writer suggests in the next scene that this is why Lewis ultimately is not adopted by the couple. Lewis asks the woman who runs the orphange: "Did I kill him?" And the woman gently replies (paraphrasing here): "No, you didn't kill him. He's fine. I just talked to him." In my opnion, the scene was slapstick and played for laughs. It rubbed me the wrong way. I felt that the writer could have thought up a different reason why Lewis couldn't have been adopted by that particular couple. My 3.5 y.o. never mentioned it after the film ended -- for obvious reasons!! My 5 y.o. said she didn't like the scene and had many questions. I'm not against the concept of PB and anaphylaxis on film/tv if handled more seriously. Anyway, that's my take on the scene in an otherwise wonderful film. Perhaps I'm being overly-sensitive? I'd be interested in hearing other's opinions.

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 9:48am
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I saw the movie last night.I really enjoyed it. I was glad they put the PA scene in there. I used it as another learning experience with DS. He even said that could happen to me huh Mom? He was glad to see they used the needle to save him. He said I am glad I have one of those Mom. I wasn't the least offended by the scene.
Glad we went. Glad to see PA is getting some exposure.
Lori

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 3:40am
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Hi all,
We saw the Meet the Robinsons movie yesterday as well. I was prepared for the scene because I had read this thread before we went. My 8 year old PA daugter did not appreciate it. Her 12 year old brother and twin brother were disturbed as well. The theatre that we went to also had a short Disney cartoon before the film that was about Chip and Dale stealing peanuts from a circus elephant. The elephant blows peanuts at and then away from Chip and Dale for most of the twenty minute cartoon. We saw both in 3D. It was very unnerving to see peanuts "floating" in the air around the theatre. The peanut butter and jelly scene was also all around us in 3D. I had told my daughter about the movie before we went and let her make the choice whether to see this movie or Firehouse Dog. We thought the brief PB&J explosion was all there was to worry about. She chose but was not happy after we saw it.
On another interesting note, my daughter is also extremely allergic to fire ants and the science fair scene shows a teacher being attacked by fire ants from a science project. This was all a little to much! We should had tried another movie.

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 6:01am
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Yeah, its nice to see PA get some publicty, so everyone can see how serious it is, that he didn't have to eat it, but just getting it on his face, he was red and swollen up, and how fast an epi pen can work...but later in the movie, when the child asks how was he, Did he kill him? that was bad.

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:31am
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Quote:Originally posted by Shuleran:
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The theatre that we went to also had a short Disney cartoon before the film that was about Chip and Dale stealing peanuts from a circus elephant. The elephant blows peanuts at and then away from Chip and Dale for most of the twenty minute cartoon. We saw both in 3D. It was very unnerving to see peanuts "floating" in the air around the theatre. [/b]
I know that cartoon! I knew that i heard that they were opening Meet the Robinson's with a Chip & Dale short, but I didn't know that it was this one. I remember seeing that years ago (before kids & PA) at Disney World. They had it in one of the 3-D theaters there. It was old at that time, I believe first made in the 50s.
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Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 4:00pm
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Boy am I glad I popped over to this board for a moment. We won't be seeing that one!

Posted on: Sat, 04/07/2007 - 7:51am
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i wish i had read this before this afternoon. we went to see the movie and had i read this i would have atleast warned my son. he is 4 and this scene scared him to death. his eyes were big and his mouth open in horror and i am really surprised he didnt cry. he jumped in my lap and sat there the rest of the movie and when the machine was pulled out again he stiffened up and hugged me. i felt so bad for him. i think he enjoyed some other parts of the movie but he wont talk about it at all. it isnt going to be a family favorite i dont think. otherwise it was cute and as we are in the process of adopting kind of interesting for the kids that way (pointing out the way things are not done and done etc.)
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