Meet the Robinsons Bowler Hat Guy - Fashionable Hats Blog
The Bowler Hat Guy from “Meet the Robinsons” is one of the most recent villains to sport the stylish bowler hat. He's evil, hateful and downright. Meet the Robinsons () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, Bowler Hat Guy / Grandpa Bud / Tallulah (voice) (as Stephen John Anderson). Michael "Goob" Yagoobian, AKA the Bowler Hat Guy, is the secondary antagonist of Disney's animated feature film Meet the Robinsons. He was introduced as the main antagonist (only to be replaced by Doris after he changed the future). As a year-old boy, Michael is more.
Upon discovering that Wilbur had followed them to the past, and was now gone, they return to the future and land invisible in the Robinsons' lawn. When Doris leaves to get Lewis out of the Robinson house, she gives him control of a mini-Doris so that he can accompany her without leaving the time machine. After spying Lewis, Doris flies off on her own, while Goob ponders how to get him out of the house. After finding a bar of frogs, he has an idea of taking control of Frankie and using him to intercept Lewis and bring him to Goob.
This fails as Frankie is too small to grab Lewis. After dismissing Frankie, a garden structure gives him the idea to go back in time and steal a T-Rex named "Tiny". He then sends him controlled by Mini-Doris after Lewis.
With the help of the Robinsons, Lewis and Wilbur defeat Tiny and Mini-Doris is taken away by the frogs to her presumed destruction, while Doris chastises Goob for his plan. However, they seize their chance when Lewis is walking away from the Robinson family after being seemingly betrayed, Goob promising to use the time machine to take him back to see his mother if he will repair the memory scanner.
Wilbur's arrival makes Lewis angry enough to agree, and Goob flies them in the time machine to his old orphanage home. After Lewis fixes the memory scanner, Doris ties him up and takes him prisoner, and then Goob tells his story. Carl and Wilbur save Lewis, but before they can reach the house, Doris impales Carl and steals back the memory scanner, and Goob pauses just long enough to taunt them before going back to the past.
Goob successfully passes off the memory scanner as his own, and then presents the idea of helping hats to Inventco. Sometime shortly afterwards, the helping hats begin terrorizing and enslaving the people, and Goob is horrified about it, as he only wanted to ruin Lewis' future, not condemn the humanity.
But Doris, having no more use for Goob, sics several hats on him and presumably kills or enslaves him. This future is ultimately edited, however, after Lewis uses the time machine to go back to before it was set in motion. At the point in time immediately after Goob signs the contract and makes the invention his own, Lewis appears and tells him that Doris is using him and will kill him after getting what she wants.
Goob sees Doris being destroyed after Lewis promises he will never invent her. Lewis then shows Goob the industrial, smog-filled future that Doris would have created, which fades after a few seconds thanks to Lewis' intervention in the past, restoring the original, peaceful future. As Wilbur is restored into existence, he attacks Goob on sight, until Lewis pulls him and tells his future son of his association with Goob.
Then Goob leaves, wondering what to do next despite Lewis getting Wilbur to offer to have the Robinsons adopt him. He leaves his binder behind with his checklist and one unchecked box that has a question mark next to it, feeling extremely remorseful for his past actions against Lewis. Upon returning to the past, instead of going straight to the Science Fair, Lewis heads to the ball field where young Goob is sleeping.
Lewis yells at him, waking him up and Goob catches the ball he missed before, winning the game and negating the events that led to his transformation into the Bowler Hat Guy. Goob is shown as a much happier person afterwards, no longer having a reason to be so furious. He is seen carrying around his trophy and getting adopted by the Hendersons, a couple that had previously interviewed Lewis and having an amicable goodbye with Lewis when he leaves the orphanage. It's completely unknown what will happen with Goob in the future, but given thanks to Lewis that he won the baseball game and was saved from became evil, he never transformed into the Bowler Hat Guy and surely became a more nicer and succesful person.
Disney Parks Upon the release of the film, the Bowler Hat Guy made meet-and-greet appearances throughout some of the Disney theme parks. He usually appeared alongside Lewis and Wilbur. Why are you doing this to me? I never did anything to you! You still haven't figured it out! Let's see if this rings a bell - Father of the future, inventor extraordinaire, "Keep moving forward"?
- Michael "Goob" Yagoobian
- Stephen J. Anderson: Bowler Hat Guy, Grandpa Bud, Tallulah
- Bowler Hat Guy
That's not me, that's Wilbur's dad! Bowler Hat Guy stares at him expectantly. Lewis' eyes go wide in realization: Are you saying that Oh, Give the boy a prize! You grow up to be the founder of this wrenched time So I planned to destroy your destiny!
Easy-peasy, rice and cheesy! Bowler hat guy removing his cloak revealing his tiny, filthy Little League Baseball uniform Yes! Yes, it is I, Mike Yagoobian! Lewis gasps I know, I'm disgusting. But one learns to love it. How did you end up like this?
Meet the Robinsons Bowler Hat Guy
Well it's a long pitiful story, about a young boy with a dream. We lost by one run because of me. Goob wakes up and finds himself surrounded by his teammates as they began to beat him up Baseball kid: Goob angrily telling his day at the orphanage to many parents: If I hadn't fallen asleep, I would have caught the ball!
And we would have won!! For some reason, no one wanted to adopt me.
Meet the Robinsons / Characters - TV Tropes
Reporter over radio as Goob listens: Whiz kid Cornelius Robinson graduates from college at age 14 - This year's Nobel Prize goes to a young Cornelius Robinson Goob walks through the hallway as student greet him but was too angry to notice Student 1: Cool binder Hey Goob, want to come over to my house today? They all hated me. Eventually, they closed down the orphanage and everyone left Years go by as Goob listens on the radio of Lewis' successes and comes to a realization.
It was then that I realized it wasn't my fault.
If you hadn't kept me up all night working on your stupid project, then I wouldn't have missed the catch, So I devised a brilliant plan to get my revenge. Then, just as I was on the brink of destroying Robinson Industries, I met 'her'. We retreated to our villainous lair, where Doris spun a tale of deception and woe.
Since then is has donned a villainous style, at least in Hollywood movie culture. Hats have become synonymous with different style niches. Baseball hats adorn sporty types, and floppy hats are worn by beachgoers and Kentucky Derby fans. A man in bowler hat is dapper and a bit enigmatic. Doris knows that they do.
She has a mission that goes beyond protecting human heads.
He is also an orphan. As a child, Lewis is obsessed with his inventions, which often scare away potential parents at the orphanage. His passion for inventing grows as he becomes an adult. In his 40s, Lewis has changed his name to Cornelius Robinson, and he is a kindhearted inventor with a mission to help people. His successful creations change lives. However, his failed gadgets are scrapped and ignored. Doris was one of those devices. Instead of sticking to the menial tasks that she was created to perform, she took control over the wearer.