June 29, 2001
Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
In "A.I.," a futuristic society has begun to develop lifelike androids for the purposes of companionship. A couple grieving the comatose state of their son decides to adopt an android named David. When the lonely mother decides to imprint herself on the robot boy, he becomes fiercely emotionally bonded to her. However, after their biological son makes a miraculous recovery, their sibling rivalry disturbs the parents, and they decide to abandon David. Thus begins a terrifying journey in which David's only companion is a weathered talking teddy bear. David is obsessed with finding the Blue Fairy and asking her to make him a real boy, as in the story "Pinocchio." Along the way, he meets the charming android Gigolo Joe and dodges vicious robot destroyers.