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* CompanyCrossReferences: In the baseball field where Goob is playing, a banner with [[Disney/TheJungleBook Mowgli and Baloo]] is seen on a sign.

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* ScienceIsGood: Cornelius's inventions and scientific prowess are outright credited for making the future as wonderful as it is.
-->'''Wilbur:''' Robinson Industries, the world's leading scientific-research and-design factory. My dad runs the company. They mass-produce his inventions. His motto, 'Keep moving forward.' It's what he does.

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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: [[spoiler:Bowler Hat Guy only wanted to get revenge by ruining Lewis' future, not have the world enslaved by Doris and her hats]].


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* TakeOverTheWorld: [[spoiler:Turns out this was Doris' real plan, unlike simple revenge like Bowler Hat Guy wanted. In a BadFuture, all humans are controlled by her helping hats and the world has turned into a industrial dystopia]].

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* MistakesAreNotTheEndOfTheWorld: Exaggerated. The whole family ''celebrates'' whenever someone fails.


* {{Retraux}}: has a very 50s/60s aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow

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* {{Retraux}}: has a very 50s/60s aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow"Space Age" type aesthetic


* {{Retraux}}: has a very 50s/60s of aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow

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* {{Retraux}}: has a very 50s/60s of aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow


* Retraux: has a very 50s/60s of aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow

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* Retraux: {{Retraux}}: has a very 50s/60s of aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow


* Retraux: has a very 50s/60s of aesthetic, heavily borrowing from Walt Disney's Futurism and Plans for The Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow



* {{Zeerust}} - Very fifties. Just look at the poster.


* BrokenAesop: This movie [[{{Anvilicious}} dedicated two lectures and a musical number]] to its Aesop, which makes it all the more jarring to see how clumsily it was handled. ''Keep Moving Forward'' implies learning from prior mistakes, however...
** Wilbur keeps repeating the Robinsons' mantra, but his method of fixing his mistakes is to buck-pass them onto Lewis. Even Carl calls out on this more than once that Wilbur shouldn't be [[DiggingYourselfDeeper digging himself deeper]], or there would be consequences. By the time Wilbur learns his lesson and comes clean, it's too late.
** Wilbur gives Lewis a long lecture about all the prototypes Cornelius Robinson had to go through building the time machine, but he's missing the critical detail that each prototype had to improve on the last. (Compare Syndrome's Kronos montage from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', which makes this very clear without words and in less time).
** Lewis finds out about Doris' evil plan, and realizes [[spoiler: that in the future, he invented Doris but rejected her for being disobedient, so [[DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle dumped her in a failed inventions museum and forget about her]].]] He [[spoiler: uses a TemporalParadox to say she never existed, instead of reminding himself in the future to improve Doris' programming and make her better, while subsequently dropping a baseball into Goob's hand so he doesn't actually have to apologize to Goob for being an inconsiderate roommate]], effectively solving the main conflict of the movie by ''denying they ever happened'' as opposed to correcting them responsibly.
** Meanwhile, the antagonist of the movie, Bowler Hat Guy, does take note of where his previous schemes had failed and addresses them accordingly in the next attempt. The reason he regularly fails to succeed is because he only thinks one step ahead of his current problem.


* TomTheDarkLord: Wilbur can't take the fact that the city is now ruled by someone called "Emperor Stanley" seriously.

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* TomTheDarkLord: Wilbur can't take the fact that the city Magma City is now ruled by someone called "Emperor Stanley" seriously.


* AdvertisedExtra: Lizzy, the female goth student in the poster above only has two lines in the film and appears for only about 10 seconds! She and Stanley (the chubby kid at the science fair with the volcano) [[AscendedExtra played more prominent roles in the video game, however]]. The present-day version of Dr. Krunklehorn is also featured on the poster alongside many characters who appear in the future, which is odd because she ends up being [[spoiler: Lewis' adopted mother]]. Many of the Robinson family members were featured prominently in the promotional materials yet are basically background characters with no handle on the story. In particular, the Robinsons' dog Buster (the one who wears glasses) was also prominently shown in advertisements, despite having only one scene. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the entirety of the dog's screen time.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Lizzy, the female goth student in the poster above only has two lines in the film and appears for only about 10 seconds! She and Stanley Pukowski (the chubby kid at the science fair with the volcano) [[AscendedExtra played more prominent roles in the video game, however]]. The present-day version of Dr. Krunklehorn is also featured on the poster alongside many characters who appear in the future, which is odd because she ends up being [[spoiler: Lewis' adopted mother]]. Many of the Robinson family members were featured prominently in the promotional materials yet are basically background characters with no handle on the story. In particular, the Robinsons' dog Buster (the one who wears glasses) was also prominently shown in advertisements, despite having only one scene. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the entirety of the dog's screen time.




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* TomTheDarkLord: Wilbur can't take the fact that the city is now ruled by someone called "Emperor Stanley" seriously.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In the alternate future created by Doris, Lewis views a video of how it got to be that way. One of them was of [[spoiler: Goob/]]Bowler Hat Guy protesting to Doris that it (i.e. her taking over the world) wasn't what he wanted, he is then swarmed by a mass of smaller hats who (offscreen) either turn him into a mindless slave or... (more strongly implied) [[GoryDiscretionShot kill him]]. Luckily Lewis reverses everything, so that never gets a chance to happen.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In the alternate future created by Doris, Lewis views a video of how it got to be that way. One of them was of [[spoiler: Goob/]]Bowler [[spoiler:Goob/]]Bowler Hat Guy protesting to Doris that it (i.e. her taking over the world) wasn't what he wanted, he is then swarmed by a mass of smaller hats who (offscreen) either turn him into a mindless slave or... (more strongly implied) [[GoryDiscretionShot kill him]]. Luckily Lewis reverses everything, so that never gets a chance to happen.



* Prequel: The plot of the game is set before the events of the film, as it shows Wilbur's adventures before he met Lewis in the past.
* PlotHole: Near the end of the game, the future changes to Doris's apocalyptic world. This however, raises some confusing questions, such as the fact Wilbur and Carl still exists despite Lewis never marrying and never becoming an inventor. There also the fact that Doris somehow created enough hats to enslave the world, even though this is a prequel to the film, meaning she and Bowler hat guy didn't successfully sell the memory scanner yet.

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* Prequel: {{Prequel}}: The plot of the game is set before the events of the film, as it shows Wilbur's adventures before he met Lewis in the past.
* PlotHole: Near the end of the game, the future changes to Doris's [[spoiler:Doris's apocalyptic world. world]]. This however, raises some confusing questions, such as the fact Wilbur and Carl still exists exist despite Lewis [[spoiler:Lewis never marrying and never becoming an inventor. inventor]]. There also the fact that Doris [[spoiler:Doris somehow created enough hats to enslave the world, even though this is a prequel to the film, meaning she and Bowler hat guy Hat Guy didn't successfully sell the memory scanner yet.
yet]].


* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Inverted. The Bowler Hat Guy [[UnreliableNarrator claims that this was the case with his classmates]] back when he was Goob, but the footage clearly shows that ''he'' shut ''them'' out.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Inverted. The Bowler Hat Guy [[UnreliableNarrator claims that this was the case with his classmates]] classmates shut him out]] back when he was Goob, but the footage clearly shows that ''he'' shut ''them'' out.

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*AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Inverted. The Bowler Hat Guy [[UnreliableNarrator claims that this was the case with his classmates]] back when he was Goob, but the footage clearly shows that ''he'' shut ''them'' out.

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