If there was ever a time when we actually needed a “Street Judge” (see Judge Dredd), it was for the people who did not see this instant animated classic. Directed by Brad Bird, who co-writes with Tim McCanlies, the focus is on nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes (voiced by Eli Marienthal), who encounters any kid’s ultimate fantasy: a giant robot who becomes his best friend. That would be the title character (voiced by Vin Diesel), a fifty-foot tall robot who has forgotten that he was created to be a weapon. Through his journey with Hogarth as they try to elude a government agent and the army, he eventually comes to realize that the choice is his to “be a gun or be Superman.” His answer is heartbreakingly poignant. Other voice cast members include Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr. and Christopher McDonald.