Thursday, October 29, 2009

Astro Boy (film)

Astro Boy is a 2009 computer-animated 3-D film loosely based on the long-running Japanese series of the same name by Osamu Tezuka. It was produced by Imagi Animation Studios the animation production company of TMNT. The studio announced the project in September 2006. It was directed by David Bowers and produced by Maryann Garger with Pilar Flynn as associate producer. Freddie Highmore provides the voice of Astro Boy in the movie. The film also features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, and Nicolas Cage. A trailer of the movie was shown in the North American Home Theater of PlayStation Home from December 28, 2008 to January 8, 2009. The movie was released first in Japan on October 10, 2009, and in the US on October 23, 2009.


The film begins In Metro City, a city that floats above of a robot junk-infested Earth. Toby Tenma finishes a physics pop quiz ahead of all his classmates and is free to leave. Outside he is greeted by Orrin (the family servant robot) and then greeted by a hologram of Dr. Tenma, Toby's father, who once again cancels plans they had because of a demonstration at the Ministry of Science and Dr. Tenma tells Toby not to come. Toby disobeys his father anyway and heads to the Ministry of Science.

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