This is an animated film by British Director David Bowers about the legendary Japanese Anime Superhero Astroboy.  Astroboy was created by Osamu Tezuka also known as the “God of Anime ” during the 1960’s.

The biggest challenge with recreating Astro Boy was the protagonist, because he had to meet the approval of not only the director, but also Tezuka’s son. Luis Grane, its character designer, was also behind the movies Spiderman 2, The Matrix” and Pixar’s “Ratatouille”.

The film story tells of the beginnings of the boy robot with human feelings who undertakes a journey in search of his identity before returning to futuristic Metro City to reconcile with his estranged creator, genius scientist Tenma. 17-year-old Freddie Highmore, known for his title role in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” will give life to Astro Boy’s character through his voice. Other cast includes Nicholas Cage as Tenma, Kirsten Bell as Cora, Nathan Lane as Ham Egg, and Donald Sutherland as General Stone.

The Astroboy movie will be shown in Theaters this coming October 23, 2009.


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