First sketched by Osamu Tezuka in 1956, “Astro Boy” became an instant classic of the Japanese-invented manga-style comics with its tale of a powerful little robot boy built by a scientist in the image of his deceased son.
First broadcast in Japan from 1963 to 1966, “Astro Boy” was adored by the children across the globe because of his extraordinary charisma and courage.
And now, this world-famous Asian-based animation which will take on Hollywood film screen on Oct, 23rd, 2009 in computer-animated 3-D way presented by HongKong-based Imagi Animation Studios.
In the up-coming movie, the filmmakers have taken the traditional story — which saw Astro Boy abandoned to a circus and then reborn as a superhero — and updated it not only with modern 3-D CGI technology but also with modern themes.
This is going to be an excellent Astro Boy story with action, humor, courage, touching moments and heart. It will be totally new for North American audience, but very familiar for Asian audience.
Three of the worldwide box office’s top10 hits so far this year have been made in 3-D CGI technology—“Up”coming in 3rd, “Monsters vs Aliens” at 6th and “Ice Age3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” at 7th. Let’s see what surprise our favorite “Astro Boy” will bring for us!
Watch the 2009 Astro Boy Trailer Right Now and Right Here: