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Astro Boy (2009)

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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 the greatest hero of his time.

Director:

David Bowers

Writers:

Osamu Tezuka (manga), David Bowers (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... 'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
Freddie Highmore ... Astro / Toby (voice)
Ryan Stiles ... Mr. Moustachio / Burning Robot (voice)
Eugene Levy ... Orrin (voice)
Nicolas Cage ... Dr. Tenma (voice)
Donald Sutherland ... President Stone (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
David Alan Grier ... Mr. Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Mr. Squeegee / Scrapheap Head / Stinger Two (voice)
Newell Alexander ... General Heckler (voice)
Bob Logan Bob Logan ... Stinger One (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Trashcan (voice)
Kristen Bell ... Cora (voice)
Moises Arias ... Zane (voice)
Sterling Beaumon ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [China] | See more »

Country:

Hong Kong | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astroboy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,702,923, 25 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,548,064, 17 January 2010
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scarlett Johansson was set to voice Cora but was (for unknown reasons) replaced by Kristen Bell. See more »

Goofs

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 fewer than 20 of them. See more »

Quotes

Math Cowboy: Howdy!
[singing]
Math Cowboy: Hey, that fractal's looking fair. Cosine, tangent, there's a square! Is that secant high or low? Watch me as I do-si-do!
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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 »

Connections

Version of Astroboy (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Breezy Day
Composed by Roger-Roger (as Roger Roger)
Courtesy of APM Music LLC
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Lots of fun
27 October 2009 | by David RobertsonSee all my reviews

This was a really good movie. I really enjoyed this. Granted I'm not a fan of Astro Boy, but I still enjoyed this film. The voice actors delivered great performances. Nathan Lane was brilliant as Ham Egg, as was Kristen Bell as Cora. Freddie Highmore did great as Astro, and as much as everyone groans whenever Nicolas Cage is mentioned, he did a wonderful job as Dr. Tenma. The action in this film was great. I was never bored during the film. It had a lot of great stuff, and some funny moments. It's a great animated film that delivers on action, great performances and awesome sequences. I had a great time with Astro Boy. I hope it does for you too.


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