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Astro Boy -- Blast off with Astro Boy, the thrilling tale of a true hero! In futuristic Metro City, scientist Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage) creates an amazing robot boy with hidden talents unlike anything you've ever seen. Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) has super strength, x-ray vision, incredible speed and the ability to fly. But, what he really wants is to know where he belongs. When the world needs saving, he'll discover he was made for the challenge.  Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent, it's high-flying adventure that soars to new heights!
Astro Boy -- Rejected by his scientist father, a young, super-powered robot embarks on a personal journey before he returns home to save his hometown of Metro City.
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Astro Boy -- Rejected by his scientist father, a young, super-powered robot embarks on a personal journey before he returns home to save his hometown of Metro City.
Astro Boy -- Rejected by his scientist father, a young, super-powered robot embarks on a personal journey before he returns home to save his hometown of Metro City.


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Osamu Tezuka (manga)
David Bowers (story)
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Release Date:
23 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Charming story and visuals, give it a try. See more (74 total) »


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Directed by
David Bowers 
Writing credits
Osamu Tezuka (manga)

David Bowers (story)

Timothy Harris (written by) (as Timothy Hyde Harris) &
David Bowers (written by)

Produced by
Pilar Flynn .... line producer
Maryann Garger .... producer
Francis Kao .... executive producer
Cecil Kramer .... executive producer
Ken Tsumura .... executive producer
Paul Wang .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Ottman 
Cinematography by
Pepe Valencia 
Film Editing by
Robert Anich  (as Robert Anich Cole)
Casting by
Linda Lamontagne 
Production Design by
Sam Michlap 
Art Direction by
Jake Rowell 
Costume Design by
Jane Poole 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Kathy Cavaiola .... production supervisor (Script/Recording) (as Kathy Cavaiola-Hill)
Desmond Chan .... production manager
Greg Emerson .... production supervisor
Sefine Leung .... production manager
Romney T. Marino .... production supervisor
Tony Matthews .... production manager
Charlie Sweitzer .... production supervisor
Emerald Wong .... production manager
Art Department
Brian Beppu .... visual development artist
Jun Falkenstein .... storyboard artist
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist
Elizabeth Ito .... storyboard artist
Kevin Johnson .... head of story
Mark Lefitz .... visual development artist
Donald Reich .... visual development artist
Scott Seeto .... visual development artist
Nicolas Weis .... visual development artist
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Tim Atkins .... original dialogue mixer
Paul Aulicino .... supervising foley editor
James Bolt .... sound mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Mike Chock .... sound effects editor
Ryan Cole .... recordist
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor (as Daniel Hegeman)
Thomas Jones .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Michael Kalifa .... audio layback technician
Roy Latham .... original dialogue mixer
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... sound assistant
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
George Simpson .... sound effects editor
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialogue mixer
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Walston .... sound designer
Larry Winer .... original dialogue mixer
Visual Effects by
Robert Burden .... visual effects
Brooks Campbell .... matte painter
Desmond Chan .... supervising technical director
Lan-Fang Chang .... senior technical director
Yan Chen .... visual effects supervisor
Thomas R. Dickens .... concept artist / modeler
John Dillon .... motion graphics artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Joseph Lam .... senior lighting artist
Shun Sing Edward Lee .... senior lighting supervisor: IMAGI Studios
Jimmy Leung .... effects artist: Imagi Studio
Daniel Li .... fx td: Imagi Studio
Wai Kwong Lo .... lighting technical director (as Ken Lo)
Patrick Paul Mullane .... matte painter
Kino Scialabba .... matte painter
Jesse Silver .... lead matte painter
Marlon Sutherland .... senior lighting artist
Waikit Wan .... assistant cg supervisor
Don Wong .... assistant cg supervisor
Sheung Leung Yeung .... visual effects artist
Animation Department
Stuart Allan .... layout artist
Lorenzo Russell Bambino .... final layout lead
Lorenzo Russell Bambino .... rough layout
Dominic Bisignano .... layout artist
Roger Borelli .... visual development artist
Pablo Calvillo .... layout artist
Lai Lok Chau .... supervising animator
Tim Cheung .... head of animation
Kathy Kit Ying Choi .... character animator
Will Finn .... storyboard artist
Maximilian Graenitz .... animator "Our Friends The Robots"
Luis Grané .... character designer
Marianne Hayden .... layout artist
Earl A. Hibbert .... senior layout artist
Andreas Hikel .... senior layout artist
Jakob Hjort Jensen .... animation director
Jakob Hjort Jensen .... supervising animator
Wong Joe .... supervising animator
Yanni Ko .... animator
Yung Ting Lam .... character animator
John Lee .... layout artist
Matt Lee .... layout artist
Paul Ming Tak Lee .... animator
Randy Link .... animator
William Maurer .... production supervisor: animation production
Kim Ooi .... animation director
Kevin Scharff .... layout artist
Hock Wong .... layout artist
Chun Wing Vincent Yu .... animator
Michael Zavala .... story coordinator: Imagi Animation Studios
Adam Holmes .... layout artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
James Ahern .... digital intermediate editor
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor
Anthony Durazzo .... assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Adam Hawkey .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Tiffany L. Kurtz .... second editor (as Tiffany Hillkurtz)
Peter Mayer .... digital intermediate producer
Ray Hansel Morales .... production supervisor
John Venzon .... additional editor
Music Department
Thomas Bowes .... orchestra leader
Andrew Crowley .... musician
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Kristopher Gee .... additional arrangements
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Larry Groupé .... orchestrator
Dave Hage .... score librarian
Todd Homme .... music supervisor
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Lewis Jones .... score assistant engineer
Jo Ann Kane .... copyist
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Jason Livesay .... orchestrator
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
Charlotte Matthews .... assistant orchestra contractor
Jenny O'Grady .... choirmaster
Sam Okell .... assistant mix engineer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Roxana Pope .... score assistant engineer (as Roxy Pope)
Patrick Savage .... musician
Jeffrey Schindler .... conductor
Jeffrey Schindler .... orchestrator
Casey Stone .... music engineer
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Casey Stone .... score recordist
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation (uncredited)
Other crew
Carly Berezin .... production coordinator
Lan-Fang Chang .... technical director
Itzzia Cohen .... marketing coordinator
Michael Davison .... assistant: Nicolas Cage
John Christian de Leon .... technical director
Zeba Fahid .... production accountant
Brett Feeney .... vice president of production
Lawrence Gan .... assistant to executive producer
Maximilian Graenitz .... title designer: end credits
Jono Hirsch .... assistant production accountant
Mary Howie .... layout production assistant
Danny Johnston .... first assistant production accountant
Tim Kwan .... production coordinator
Michael Lachance .... story consultant
Zachary Lam Wing Ho .... system engineer
Victor Lew .... technical director
Maude Lewis .... production executive
Bianca Margiotta .... production coordinator
Volney McFarlin .... assistant: Mr. Jackson
Christina Miller .... executive assistant: executive producer
Stephen Martin Paull .... executive assistant: Maryann Garger (as Stephen Paull)
Jake Rowell .... title designer: main title sequence
Yoshihiro Shimizu .... creative consultant
Mark Tarbox .... production executive
Macoto Tezuka .... creative consultant
Peter John Vaughan .... technical director
Erik Feig .... special thanks
Anthony Stacchi .... special thanks

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Rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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In the Japanese version, Megumi Hayashibara was the only one who provided voice work for an Astro Boy anime.See more »
Continuity: Astroboy's hair-spikes change position from left to right and vice versa throughout the whole movie.See more »
Dr. Tenma:We have to go.
Astro Boy:This is it. This is what I was created for. This is my destiny.
Dr. Tenma:Toby, now!
Astro Boy:I'm sorry but this is who I am. Onward and upward... Dad.
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Charming story and visuals, give it a try., 15 January 2010
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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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