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Astro Boy

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers. Powered by positive "blue" energy, he is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, high speed and flight. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and embraces his destiny. Learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy must try and save everything he cares abo ...

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Released: Oct 23rd, 2009
Budget: $65,000,000.00
Revenue: $44,091,067.00

Astro Boy Main Cast

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Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
plays 'Our Friends' Narrator (v…
Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
plays Astro / Toby (voiced)
Ryan Stiles
Ryan Stiles
plays Mr. Moustachio / Burning Robot (v…
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
plays Orrin (voiced)
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
plays Dr. Tenma (voiced)
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In 1999, Sony Pictures Entertainment purchased the film rights to Astro Boy from Osamu Tezuka Productions, intending to produce a combination live-action/animatronics/CGI feature film alongside Jim Henson Productions originally slated for a Christmas 2000 release, with Eric Leighton (Dinosaur) attached to direct. This came to no result, and in June 2004, Leighton was replaced with accomplished animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack) with a scheduled 2007 release. However, some time after this announcement was made, Tartakovsky left the film to produce The Dark Crystal's sequel, The Power of the Dark Crystal (2011), also for Jim Henson Productions.
  • 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.
  • As Astro Boy is under construction, the blueprint plan briefly seen has been drawn exactly as the character appears in the original "Astroboy" (1963) television series.
  • Entertainment news reports in late January, 2009 stated that production had appeared, at the time, to have shut down, possibly due to the recession.
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