Crunchy goodness: 4

Elevator pitch: "It's Star Wars meets Forbidden Planet...but a lot more Star Wars, what with the robots the kids are into these days."

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Stunt casting: Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens as the voices of the robots V.I.N.C.E.N.T. and Bob, respectively.

Design breakthrough: Though the filmmakers decided to use more traditional techniques for the models rather than the newfangled motion-control systems, the opening titles used CGI.

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