Film

Astro Boy



Images © 2009 Imagi Crystal Limited and Summit Entertainment, LLC. Original Manga © Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Japan Society and Summit Entertainment hosted a special preview screening of the new adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's world-famous manga: ASTRO BOY.

Few characters have made as powerful or as lasting an impression on international popular culture as Astro Boy. The little robot first appeared in 1951 as a character in the celebrated artist and animator Osamu Tezuka’s legendary manga. He became an instant icon and was subsequently featured as the star of his own television series in both black-and-white and in color, eventually airing in over 40 countries.

Astro Boy was first introduced in the U.S. as an English-dubbed TV series on NBC, in 1963.

He created the standard for a new form of animation that has become world famous as anime.


Images © 2009 Imagi Crystal Limited and Summit Entertainment, LLC. Original Manga © Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

With the voices of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage as “Dr. Tenma.”

In theaters October 23, 2009

95 min. | 35mm | Rated PG | Directed by David Bowers

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