Astro Boy


1h 34m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Set in futuristic Metro City, this is the tale of a young robot with incredible powers, created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma. Powered by positive "blue" energy, he is endowed with super-strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acc

Film Details

Also Known As
Astro, Astroboy, Atom
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Set in futuristic Metro City, this is the tale of a young robot with incredible powers, created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma. Powered by positive "blue" energy, he is endowed with super-strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.

Crew

James Ahern

Cgi Artist

Chau Yun Ai

Animator

Todd Alcott

Other

Newell Alexander

Adr

Rosemary Alexander

Adr

Stuart Allan

Layout Artist

Steve Alterman

Adr

Richard L Anderson

Supervising Sound Editor

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Yvonne Au

Production Supervisor

Purehay Au-yeung

Matte Painter

Paul Aulicino

Foley Editor

Lorenzo Russell Bambino

Layout Artist

Michael Baum

Production Supervisor

Brian Beard

Cgi Artist

Bella Yan Beina

Production Coordinator

Brian Beppu

Visual Effects Designer

Carly Berezin

Production Coordinator

Courtney Bishop

Sound Recordist

Dominic Bisignano

Layout Artist

Marissa Blanchard

Adr

James Bolt

Sound Mixer

Roger Borelli

Cg Supervisor

Allana Botley

Other

Valerie Botta

Other

David Bowers

Other

David Bowers

Story By

Thomas Bowes

Original Music

Colin Brady

Story By

Sharon Bridgeman

Storyboard Artist

Gaetan Brizzi

Storyboard Artist

Paul Brizzi

Storyboard Artist

Bruce D. Buckley

Cg Supervisor

Ko Man Bun

Animator

Pablo Calvillo

Layout Artist

Brooks Campbell

Matte Painter

Rick Canelli

Adr

Mitch Carter

Adr

Drake Carter-nelson

Adr

Kathy Cavaiola-hill

Script Supervisor

Alex Chan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ankoe Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Ballchi Chan

Animator

Chris Chan

Animation Director

Desmond Chan

Production Manager

Desmond Chan

Animation Director

Empire Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Erica Chan

Production Coordinator

Faikee Chan

Animator

Fanny Chan

Animation Director

Iris Chan

Production Coordinator

Jeffrey Chan

Modelmaker

Jimmy Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Karen Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Kenneth Chan

Software Engineer

King Chan

Animator

Mable Chan

Production Supervisor

Matthew Chan

Animator

Miranda Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Mo Chan

Animator

Ray Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Rebecca Chan

Other

Ricky Chan

Software Engineer

Ruby Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Sandy Chan

Production Supervisor

Terry Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Wendy Chan

Animator

Gary Chang

Animator

Lan-fang Chang

Animation Director

Yung-lo Chang

Cg Supervisor

Cathy Chau

Digital Effects Artist

David Chau

Modelmaker

Yan Chen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Carmen Cheng

Digital Effects Artist

Edwin Cheng

Digital Effects Artist

Miles Cheng

Visual Effects

Wicky Cheng

Other

Ye Zhi Cheng

Software Engineer

Ho Sui Cheong

Production Coordinator

Ng Ka Cheong

Animator

Siu Kwok Cheong

Animator

Wong Yiu Cheong

Digital Effects Artist

Au Hoi Cheuk

Animator

Echo Cheung

Finance Manager

Ethan Cheung

Software Engineer

Harley Cheung

Visual Effects Designer

Helen Cheung

Digital Effects Artist

Jason Cheung

Animator

Jenson Cheung

Software Engineer

Kenny Cheung

Visual Effects

Kinson Cheung

Other

Lomeo Cheung

Digital Effects Artist

Lui Chin Cheung

Visual Effects

Selina Cheung

Production Coordinator

Simon Cheung

Animator

Siu Wai Cheung

Animator

Stephanie Cheung

Other

Tim Cheung

Animator

Chiu Wing Chi

Modelmaker

Kathy Chi

Digital Effects Artist

Mak Pui Chi

Animator

Chan Shi Chiu

Modelmaker

Raymond Chiu

Visual Effects

Taft Chiu

Animator

Grass Cho

Animator

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Kate Choi

Animator

Lingo Choi

Digital Effects Artist

Chen Ka Chong

Digital Effects Artist

Cherie Chong

Visual Effects

Olay Chong

Modelmaker

Eddie Chow

Modelmaker

Eric Chow

Digital Effects Artist

Mona Chow

Animator

Agnes Choy

Visual Effects

Laqueen Choy

Digital Effects Artist

Josephine Chu

Production Supervisor

Mew Chu

Modelmaker

Oliver Chu

Animator

Cheung Chi Chuen

Digital Effects Artist

Jojo Chuk

Production

Chan Ka Chun

Production Supervisor

Cheng Hei Chun

Modelmaker

Ng Sze Chun

Visual Effects

Anthony Chung

Software Engineer

Dennis Chung

Animation Director

Lois Chung

Production Coordinator

Sara Chung

Production Coordinator

Wong Chi Chung

Software Engineer

Robert Cole

Editor

Ryan Cole

Sound Recordist

Gareth Coombes

Song

Makenna Cowgill

Adr

Emanuela Cozzi

Animator

Michael Davison

Assistant

John Christian De Leon

Animation Director

John M Dillon

Motion Control

Holly Dorff

Adr

Kathy Chappell Dossett

Other

Moosie Drier

Adr

Anthony Durazzo

Assistant Editor

Chris Dusendschon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Greg Emerson

Production Supervisor

Rio R Enriquez

Finance Manager

Robert Espanto Domingo

Animator

Zeba Fahid

Production Accountant

Ho Chun Fai

Digital Effects Artist

Kan Hang Fai

Visual Effects

Kwan Cho Fai

Animator

Lam Tak Fai

Animation Director

Ma Kam Fai

Animator

Szeto Fai

Animator

Tse Wing Fai

Digital Effects Artist

Tse Kwok Fai

Digital Effects Artist

Jun Falkenstein

Storyboard Artist

Tsang Siu Fan

Animation Director

Yim Kwok Fan

Software Engineer

Alex Fang

Visual Effects Designer

Rylee Fansler

Adr

David Feiss

Storyboard Artist

Kimberly Ferguson

Casting Assistant

Bruce Ferriz

Animator

Jon Finch

Cg Supervisor

Will Finn

Storyboard Artist

Brian Flynn

Production Assistant

Pilar Flynn

Line Producer

Leo Fok

Modelmaker

Kelvin Fong

Digital Effects Artist

Denise Blakely Fuller

Visual Effects Designer

Fung Wan Fung

Animator

Ho Yiu Fung

Modelmaker

Leung Chin Fung

Software Engineer

Ng Yip Fung

Animator

Sam Fung

Animator

Tsang Chun Fung

Digital Effects Artist

Alexis Van Der Gaag

Other

Lawrence Gan

Other

Maryann Garger

Producer

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Rick Giovinazzo

Original Music

Daniel Goffey

Song

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Maximilian Graenitz

Animator

Maximilian Graenitz

Titles

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Luis Grane

Character Designer

David Greenberg

Other

Isobel Griffiths

Original Music

Jurgen Gross

Storyboard Artist

Larry Groupé

Original Music

Nicholas Guest

Adr

Michael Guttman

Layout Artist

Anas Hadrez

Software Engineer

Dave Hage

Music Scoring Mixer

Lau Chi Hang

Animation Director

Shiu Wai Hang

Digital Effects Artist

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Timothy Harris

Screenplay

Adam S Hawkey

Film Lab

Marianne Hayden

Layout Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Astro, Astroboy, Atom
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The Jim Hensen Company previously attached to co-produce.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 16, 2010

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.

Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Alice in the City - Preview) October 15-23, 2009.

Based on the comic strip "Astro Boy" created by Omasu Tezuka in 1951.

Eric Leighton was previously attached to direct.

Genndy Tartakovsky was previously attached to direct.

Colin Brady was previously attached to direct.

Columbia Pictures reportedly paid between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 for the rights to "Astro Boy." Previously in development at Columbia Pictures and Angry Films.

"Astro Boy," an American version of the Japanese cartoon, debuted on NBC in 1963 and lasted a single season.

Project will combine animation, animatronics and live-action.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 16, 2010

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Alice in the City - Preview) October 15-23, 2009. )