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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.
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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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Director:
Writers:
Osamu Tezuka (manga)
David Bowers (story)
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Release Date:
23 October 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Have a blast. See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A good achievement for Japan's icon. See more (74 total) »

Cast

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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-Hill .... production supervisor (Script/Recording)
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
Dominic Bisignano .... layout artist
Roger Borelli .... visual development artist
Pablo Calvillo .... layout artist
Lai Lok Chau .... supervising animator
Tim Cheung .... head of animation
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
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
Yu Chun Wing Vincent .... animator
Hock Wong .... layout artist
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)
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
 
Thanks
Erik Feig .... special thanks
Anthony Stacchi .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language
Runtime:
94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" are referenced a few times throughout the film. They are first mentioned when the RRF are introducing themselves to Astro. The laws, paraphrased, are as follows: 1) A robot may not harm a human being, or through inaction, allow a human to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey orders given it by a human being, as long as doing so does not conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not interfere with the First or Second Law.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: According to Dr. Tenma, Astro was programmed with all of Toby's memories (which is a crucial part of the plot), but it is never explained where those memories came from. Although it's implied that the memories came from Toby's hair, this isn't possible, because memories are not encoded into DNA.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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Soundtrack:
Marching Down the FieldSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A good achievement for Japan's icon., 11 January 2010
Author: emasterslake from United States

Astro Boy has always been the symbol of the golden era of anime as well as the golden era of American licensing of anime. This movie presents Astro Boy in a slightly new way.

The story for it is rather simple, but doesn't fail in keeping one entertain throughout it's time run. Those who seen the three anime adaptations would already know the origin of Astro Boy's creation. That's still included as well as appearances of a couple of recognizable characters. And a couple of new additions that fit in for this movie.

Now to list the good and bad thing about this movie. The good thing is this movie remains true to the concept and Astro Boy a like. It still takes place in the future where robots and humans live together. As well as robot civil rights which was a common topic in the previous Astro Boy adaptations on robots being questioned whether they should have the same rights as humans or not.

Bad thing is that the movie could of been a whole lot more if the writers made the movie feel more close to the anime with the addition of more characters or have Dr. Elefun & Daddy Walrus have either bigger parts or have at least have the same feel as their anime counterparts. I also think this movie tried too hard in Americanizing it by adding certain human characters that look like they belong in a different movie or the fact that they were trying to make it look more American by having the characters eat pizza instead of tempura.

The die hard fans of Astro Boy will likely to still enjoy this movie. It's not a mirror copy of it's anime counterpart but doesn't fail in being entertaining. To me it's something that will make popcorn taste better while watching it.

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