The Robject Movie: The Rise of Stella (Japanese: オブジェクトムービー：ステラの台頭) or also known as Robject: The Rise of Stella in Canada, India, South Korea, and Mexico, is a Japanese animated fantasy film based on the franchise, Robject. It is the first Robject feature film. It was produced by Toei Animation Co., LTD and Robject Animation Studios. It was distributed by Toho, in Japan and Warner Bros, Pictures in United States, but later replaced by 20th Century Fox in the remakes
It was released in Alexonia, Japan and Vlokozu Union on July 1983 and in United States on September 6, 1985. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics and earned ¥86.8 million ($786 million) on a $51.2 million budget making it a box office hit.
The Robject Movie: The Rise of Stella was released into Japanese theaters on July 15, 1983. It distributed by Toho in Japan only, while it was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, overseas.
- The trailer was released on March 5, 1983 and digitally in the United States on June 18, 1993.
The Robject Movie: The Rise of Stella was released on VHS on January 21, 1986 and on DVD on May 18, 1999. It was re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 15, 2013 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
30th Anniversary Re-Release
The Rise of Stella was re-released on July 5, 2013 by 20th Century Fox and Toho in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, for it's 30th anniversary of the film.
45th Anniversary of Robject Re-Release
The Rise of Stella will be re-released on June 1, 2018 by 20th Century Fox and Toho in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, for the 45th Anniversary of Robject, running since 1973.
The Robject Movie: The Rise of Stella mostly received positive reviews. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 88% based on 183 reviews with an average rating of 7.4/10. The site's consensus states: "When it comes to this imaginative and clever Japanese film, The Robject Movie: The Rise of Stella is colorfully animated and has a wonderful plot." On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 75 out of 100 based on 46 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.
Reception in Japan