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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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'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
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Astro / Toby (voice)
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Orrin (voice)
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Dr. Tenma (voice)
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President Stone (voice)
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Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
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General Heckler (voice)
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Stinger One (voice)
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Trashcan (voice)
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Cora (voice)
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Zane (voice)
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Sludge (voice)
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Storyline

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

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23 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,091,872 (UK) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

£3,378,087 (UK) (26 February 2010)
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Trivia

In summer 2006 the Hong Kong animation firm Imagi Animation Studios picked up the property as part of a three picture deal with Warner Brothers that also included TMNT (2007). Colin Brady was attached to direct. When Summit Entertainment took over the distribution rights in 2008, Brady had been replaced as director by David Bowers. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Elefun: Everybody has their destiny, Toby.
Astro Boy: Didn't you hear him? I'm not Toby.
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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 »

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Simply Awesome
6 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know who said they thought this was a Rip-Off of Pinnochio but it isn't and never was. I don't know why people insist on taking movies and trying to find other movies "they ripped off". For me as a kid it was one of my favorites and every time my 11 year old grandson comes over we watch one of the old B&W episodes I have on DVD. I took him to the theatre to see this just me and him and we were both like a couple of kids.(I'm 55) I'm not going to spoil it for anyone that has not seen it but I believe it is a great family movie, or at least one you can let your child watch without supervision. I enjoyed it a lot. My Grandson looks forward to our weekly viewings now with his Grandpa. As a long time ASTROBOY Fan I wish we could figure out if it is one word or two ? All my old stuff the ASTROBOY runs together. Anyway I believe this is a fun entertaining movie and not for all, but give it a try for your kids and grandkids. I think they will enjoy it.


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