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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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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
Seyed Alireza Meraji .... lead animator
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
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Thomas Bowes .... orchestra leader
Andrew Crowley .... musician
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Kristopher Gee .... additional arrangements
Rick Giovinazzo .... supervising orchestrator
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Larry Groupé .... additional 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 .... additional orchestrator
Jason Livesay .... additional orchestrator
Frank Macchia .... additional orchestrator
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
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)
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Patrick Savage .... musician
Jeffrey Schindler .... additional orchestrator
Jeffrey Schindler .... conductor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music engineer
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Casey Stone .... score recordist
John Ashton Thomas .... additional orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Joe Zimmerman .... music preparation
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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Before activating the Peacekeeper for the second time, president Stone says that 50 reporters are waiting for him outside. The next scene shows those reporters, and there are less than 20 of them.See more »
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41 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Nice family movie, 29 October 2009
Author: (yannigk) from NJ

I never expected to see some high-art film when I saw the trailer for the movie. It's Astro Boy, the kid fighting evil aliens or robots on Saturday mornings. I expect it to be just a movie about a young super kid fighting.. well.. robots and aliens.

So when I walked into the movie I was pleasantly surprised that there are more than fighting in the movie. I was touched in many places where the father (Dr. Tenma) and son (Toby/ Astro)'s bittersweet relationship is shown. The acting is GREAT! Both by the actors (Nicholas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, they're all great) and by the animators in Hong Kong.

There are also many funny moments, although not enough time was given to laugh at them. I wish the pacing was a bit slower at the start of the movie (but I read many people were bored at the start of the movie). Well.. the problem is that they need to zip in all the story about the beginning of Astroboy, in about 15-20 minutes time.

I love the little robots like Trash Can and the RRF. They are such relief makers in the movie. Most of the funny moments came from them.

I read reviews about certain political agendas etc, in the movie. But i disagree. Those statements are only made to support the story, and shouldn't be looked at with too much thought. Remember this is a kid's movie, and should be taken lightly as an entertainment source, don't think too much about it.

I don't really get why the box office for this movie is so bad. I mean, this is WAY BETTER THAN Bee Movie, or Space Chimps, or Open Season 2... SERIOUSLY. It deserves better.

I went to see this movie on a Saturday and there were a lot of parents with kids in the cinema. When the movie finished the kids were happy and thrilled and said "That was awesome!" Take your kids to this movie. They'll love it.

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