Astro Boy tells the story of a youthful robot boy - Astro - modeled after the deceased son of a research scientist, Dr. Tenma. Originally intended to be kept a secret, the atomic-powered ... See full summary »
Tabitha St. Germain,
This cartoon show was typical of the many 1960's cartoon shows that came from the time that tried to be appealing to both children and adults.
When I was young, I was amazed by the cool robots and monsters.
When I saw it later, I was surprised by the sophisticated themes that were presented under the science fiction cartoon genre. Some themes were runaway technology; obedience to morality and programming; science can lead to both good and bad.
Time warp: apparently a tv show back in the 1960's only had 30 seconds of commercials per half hour!
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