Like most middle schoolers, Barney just wants to fit in. And fitting in means having a B-Bot, an extremely advanced technological friend that’s somewhat similar to Baymax from “Big Hero 6.” It’s like an iPhone that can have a conversation with you. But Barney’s dad doesn’t get him a normal B-Bot. He gets him Ron, who doesn’t work right. He doesn’t do what Barney says, he’s always glitching out, and he’s embarrassing. He’s exactly what Barney needs, because Barney needs to stop worrying so much about what other people think.
Here’s the official description: “20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘Best Friend out of the Box.’ Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.”