This was one of the less than classic period Disney movies I'd missed, when the studio I have adored and held above all others since sitting entranced watching a revival run of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", my first trip to the cinema, and being first in the queue from then on.
The beautiful traditional animation had been part of that, but mainly it was the heart and the wonderful storytelling, and with the shift to cgi and trying to keep up with It's partnership with Pixar and rivals like Dreamworks it seemed to lose that.
All this meant I didn't have high hopes, but "Meet the Robinsons" really surprised me. It's wildly inventive, has some wonderful, quirky animation and ideas (the bubble transport, the rat pack frogs) and, crucially, it has heart and a traditional story.
Add in a lovely Danny Elfman score and, wonderfully, Rufus Wainwright songs and you have an overlooked gem.
I'm glad I met the Robinsons.