Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit 'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler.
|nudity||Despite the PG rating, the film got away with a lot of innuendo. Herb's wife says that "making a baby's the fun part" and we then see that they've received a "build a baby" box from which they're going to construct their child. The statement implies sex, in which intercourse is actually the "fun part". As they do so, we see the baby's bare bottom piece (a hunk of plastic or metal shaped like buttocks), the mother comments on 12 hours of labor, and then wonders about a leftover piece on the floor (that we don't see). Herb then asks, "We did want a boy, right?" and then picks up the piece, tells the robotic baby it's not going to hurt and apparently slaps his unseen baby boy part onto the small robot's crotch area, referring to gender anatomically. Whilst panning across, a female robot on the phone states that she prefers a Brazilian wax, and that "it makes every day feel like a fiesta". This is obviously put in as a little joke: A bikini wax (or Brazilian wax) is actually the removal of pubic hair. Aunt Fanny is a robot who has an oversized behind, a sexy alizarin and possibly a reference to sex appeal. Rodney accidentally mispronounces his last name as "bigbottom" as a result. He is later backed up against a wall and grabs onto it for a second, as a little mishap but possibly is an allusion to sex again, possibly anal because of her oversexualization. Fanny refers to Bigweld as a "lot of robot", referring to his penis imploringly. Fender later slaps Tim, which causes him to flip upside-down, revealing his underwear and causing a woman to faint. In the middle of the movie, Fender loses his bottom half. He puts another bottom half on, but it's a dress. He continuously uses it for innuendo, like saying "I came all this way in cha-cha heels!". Later, he dances to a Britney Spears song in her style with the skirt still on. Bigweld later says to Rodney that "I like women with large...". Before being cut off, it's possible that he is only interested in big-booty women sexually. When Bigweld comes back to his office one of the robots stumbles into the woman's room. On the outside of the door it had an outlet and on the mens' room it has it had a plug, referring to anatomical parts. Toddlers may not get it. When Rodney says he's going to fix people a dog covers his crotch and whimpers. This is a implication of neutering a dog, which is removing the testicles of a dog.|
|violence||There is a scene where Ratchet maniacally strikes Bigweld over the head with a telephone headset knocking him unconscious. Fender is nearly destroyed in Madame Gasket's underground factory. He makes it out alive (albeit with a different part).|
|profanity||Some robot-influenced name calling, like "bucket of bolts". Also words like heck, crap and fanny.|
|alcohol||Rodney's dad places metal cigars in a few robots mouths over his excitement of becoming a dad.|
|frightening||Younger kids may worry when Fender suddenly expresses concern ("We're going to crash") that an enclosed, but open ball he and Rodney are traveling in suddenly falls off a large contraption and plummets downward (but it's just part of their transport routine and Fender says he was just kidding about the worry). Various characters are caught between two large vehicles that each sport large magnets that equally pull on all of them as the vehicles race down the "road," with Rodney trying to unplug Ratchet's magnet from his. The one with the good characters crashes and slides along the floor, with Bigweld sliding into a smelting area (with the door to it then closing). The rest of the characters then have to save him before he's melted down and/or chopped up, but find themselves massively outnumbered by bad robots.but when they get back-up it leads to an intense fight Young viewers might be somewhat frightened by the Madame Gasket's Chop Shop scenes, especially the last one.|