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Astro Boy (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Family  |  23 October 2009 (USA)
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When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him his time's greatest hero.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
Astro / Toby (voice)
Orrin (voice)
Dr. Tenma (voice)
President Stone (voice)
Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
Mr. Squeegee / Scrapheap Head / Stinger Two (voice)
General Heckler (voice)
Bob Logan ...
Stinger One (voice)
Trashcan (voice)
Cora (voice)
Zane (voice)
Sludge (voice)


Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Astroboy  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,702,923 (USA) (23 October 2009)


£3,378,087 (UK) (26 February 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Japanese version, Megumi Hayashibara was the only one who provided voice work for an Astro Boy anime. See more »


The number of reporters waiting for president Stone near the end of the movie keeps changing from 11 to 16 between shots. See more »


Astro Boy: I was made ready
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a card stating "When in Hong Kong, visit Imagi Studios" The art is the same classic style as the opening, with a tram touring a back lot. This is much like what Universal studios did at the end of their films. See more »


Breezy Day
Composed by Roger-Roger (as Roger Roger)
Courtesy of APM Music LLC
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User Reviews

Charming story and visuals, give it a try.
15 January 2010 | by (Saigon, Vietnam) – See all my reviews

For some reason my expectations were not high for this movie, the IMDb rating was pretty average and there was not much hype surrounding it's release. It seems any computer animated movie that is neither Pixar nor Shrek has a difficult time getting noticed. Having seen this movie now I can whole heartedly say that this movie is as fun and action packed as any movie from the Pixar stable.

The visuals are excellent and on a par with the latest computer generated movies, the story is heart warming and touches on philosophical themes often related to more adult titles like Blade Runner or even Ghost in the Shell, the action is well handled and true to the cartoon origins of the title and ultimately there is enough depth and charm in this movie to satisfy both kids and adults. The only drawback I feel this movie has is the somewhat out of place voice acting of some of the main characters, it seems that the producers wanted the film to be attached to some big name actors rather then finding voice actors that would suit the specific characters,specifically I felt that Bill Nighy voice was out of place as the Professor and perhaps Nic Cage could have brought more energy to the role. It did feel as though the voice work was done after visuals and not vice versa which led to a somewhat flat performance by some actors. That, however is just me being ultra critical, overall this is a top draw movie and worth a look. Give it a try.

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