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Astro Boy Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A young robot with incredible powers, super strength, and the purest spirit on the planet discovers the joys of being human while embarking on a worldwide journey to discover his true potential in this animated update of Osamu Tezuka's classic anime story. Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is a young robot from futuristic Metro City. Created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage), and powered by pure positive "blue" energy that gives him such abilities as x-ray vision, inhuman speed, and flight, the wide-eyed android longs to find his true place in the world. He sets out on an epic journey that brings him face to face with an underworld army of robots and some of the strangest creatures ever to walk the Earth, and along the way learns to experience human feelings and emotions. Astro Boy's remarkable mission of discovery is suddenly cut short, however, when he learns that his friends and family back in Metro City are in grave danger. As Astro Boy prepares to face off against his greatest adversary in order to save everything he cares most about, he realizes that only through victory will he finally discover what it takes to be a hero. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 2009

Cast

Freddie Highmore
as Astro Boy
Kristen Bell
as Cora
Nicolas Cage
as Dr. Tenma
Bill Nighy
as Dr. Elefun
Nathan Lane
as Hamegg
Donald Sutherland
as President Stone
Eugene Levy
as Orrin
Ryan Stiles
as Mr. Moustachio
Madeline Carroll
as Widget
Matt Lucas
as Sparx
Bill Nighy
as Robotsky
David Bowers
as Mike the Fridge
Elle Fanning
as Grace
Samuel L. Jackson
as Zog
David Alan Grier
as Mr. Squirt
Alan Tudyk
as Mr. Squeegee
Dee Bradley Baker
as Trashcan
Moisés Arias
as Zane
Bob Logan
as Stinger One
Newell Alexander
as General Heckler
Sterling Beaumont
as Sludge
Charlize Theron
as "Our Friends" Narrator

Crew

David Bowers
Director
Maryann Garger
Producer
David Bowers
Screen Story
David Bowers
Screenwriter
Timothy Hyde Harris
Screenwriter
Pepe Valencia
Cinematographer
Todd Homme
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Ottman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Anich
Editor
Samuel Michlap
Production Designer
Jake Rowell
Art Director
Paul Wang
Executive Producer
Ken Tsumura
Executive Producer
Cecil Kramer
Executive Producer
Francis Kao
Executive Producer
Tony Matthews
Production Manager
Emerald Wong
Production Manager
Linda Lamontagne
Casting
Elliot Tyson
Sound Mixer
Jim Bolt
Sound Mixer
Luis Grané
Character Design
Maude Lewis
Production Executive
Kim Ooi
Animation Director
Yan Chen
Visual Effects Supervisor
Tim Cheung
Supervising Animator
Jakob Hjort Jensen
Animation Director
Pilar M. Flynn
Line Producer
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
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