Fox Gears Up for Robots Special

Fox Television is set to offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming 20th Century Fox animated feature, Robots. An all-new, half-hour special titled Assembling Robots: The Magic, the Music and the Comedy will premiere Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

From director Chris Wedge and other creators of Ice Age, Robots stars Ewan McGregor as the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, an android inventor in a world populated entirely by automatons. With hopes of meeting master inventor Bigweld (Mel Brooks), Rodney journeys into Robot City, where he finds adventure and meets a variety of interesting characters. The voice cast also includes Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear and Amanda Bynes. The feature was designed and exec produced by writer/illustrator William Joyce (Rolie Polie Olie).

The special will feature a look at the computer animation process, as well as commentary from the filmmakers, interviews with the voice cast and an exclusive first look at an extended scene from the movie. Viewers will also be treated to the world-premiere of the Robots music video.

Produced by Fox Animation, Robots is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, March 11.