starsfam (6k image)Nearly a year before its March 2007 theatrical release, Starz Kids & Family viewers will get an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney’s Meet the Robinsons on Friday, April 14 at 4:28 pm and 7:39 pm (ET/PT). The preview will play through Sunday, April 23.

About the film: “Based on William Joyce’s book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, this comedic-adventure follows Lewis, a brilliant twelve-year-old with a surprising number of clever inventions to his credit. His latest and most ambitious project is the Memory Scanner, which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother and maybe even reveal why she put him up for adoption. But before he can get his answer, his invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his diabolical hat – and constant companion – Doris.

mtrobinsons (82k image)Lewis has all but given up hope in his future when a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson whisks our bewildered hero away in a time machine and travel forward in time to spend a day with Wilbur’s eccentric family. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of the Robinson family.

Directed by Stephen Anderson and produced by Dorothy McKim, Meet the Robinsons features a voice cast that includes Angela Bassett, Kelly Ripa, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Adam West, Tom Kenny and Ethan Sandler. Danny Elfman does the score and singers Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright compose original songs for the soundtrack.”

pictured left to right: Aunt Petunia and Uncle Fritz, Cousin Tallulah, Cousin Lazslo, Uncle Art, Uncle Gaston, Uncle Joe (seated), Aunt Billy, Grandma Lucille, Grandpa Bud, Franny, Wilber Robinson, Uncle Spike & Uncle Dimitri (back, in planter) and Carl.