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,
A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, ... See full summary »
The first animated television series to be shown overseas from its originating country. See more »
In the first episode, it's the year 2000 when Dr. Tenma/Boynton starts building Astroboy. One year passes as Dr. Tenma builds Astroboy, and several years pass as Astroboy is supposed to be growing up. However, later episodes in the series say it's still the year 2000. See more »
While there are no major flaws with this series plot-wise, but when compared to other cartoons from the same time period (I.E. Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbara) the animation quality is lax. Somewhat like modern Japanese cartoons, there is very little in the way of organic movements of the characters.
Instead, characters will be drawn holding a pose with only their mouths or eyes moving, or movement scenes may be looped. It's a good period study of Japanese film, but so far as animations go, not particularly good. If you're looking for a good quality 60's cartoon, doesn't compare to American cartoons.
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