Metro City floats peacefully in the
sky, a father has his heart broken and a
young boy undergoes a transformation
that is to change his life. On the Earth
below, robot graveyards spring up as a
once-barren planet begins to heal itself.
In Metro City, life is better than ever as
robots tend to Mans every need...
ANIMÉ JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER the poignant, funny, fast-paced
and highly watchable Astro Boy is a new super hero who's just
as exciting and appealing to the young at heart as he is spellbinding to children
Toby Tenma (voice of Freddie Highmore: The Spiderwick Chronicles; Charlie
And The Chocolate Factory) is the highly intelligent son of Head of the
Ministry of Science Dr Bill Tenma (voice of Nicolas Cage: Kick-Ass; G-Force),
a brilliant scientist and father of modern robotics. Desperate to be with his
father, Toby goes to his father's workplace to see an experiment with the positive
'blue core' that has been isolated by Doctor Elefun (voice of Bill Nighy: G-Force;
The Boat That Rocked; Hot Fuzz).
But President Stone (voice of Donald Sutherland: Dirty Sexy Money) is
so desperate to be re-elected that he will do anything to make certain that
he remains in charge of the futuristic Metro City even if it means harnessing
the negative power of the dangerous 'red core'. While Stone takes over Elefun's
demonstration there is a terrible incident and Dr Tenma's life will never be
the same again.
A traumatised Dr Tenma creates an incredible young robot with amazing powers
powered with the positive blue core energy. His super-strength, X-ray vision,
phenomenal speed and ability to fly take him above and beyond the capabilities
of other robots and give him an edge as he faces a different life from the one
he believed was his.
The cold-hearted Stone is mad with power and cruelly disposes of robots he does
not need. But he wants the blue core in Toby's body and the young robot
now known as Astro is equally determined that he will restore order to
Having been rejected by his father, Astro finds himself on the surface. But
will the young orphans Cora (voice of Kristen Bell: Couples Retreat; Heroes;
Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Zane (voice of Moises Arias) and their friends
accept Astro? And will the little robot dog Trashcan (voice of Dee Bradley Baker)
give him away as being a robot?
Astro comes up against the Robot Revolutionary Front and rescues a robot called
Zog (Samuel L Jackson: The Spirit; Iron Man) from a robot graveyard.
His quest to defeat Stone and find acceptance for himself is fraught with danger
but the little guy with a big heart has a trick or two up his sleeve!
As a boy on a mission, Astro meets many colourful characters and learns the
joys and emotions of being human while finding the strength to fulfil his destiny.
Harnessing his awesome superpowers, Astro returns to Metro City to save his
new-found friends, his family and everything he holds dear and he begins
to understand what it takes to be a super-hero.
Astro Boy also stars Charlize Theron (The Road; Hancock) as the
'Our Friends' Narrator; Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland; Little Britain)
as Sparx; Eugene Levy (Night At The Museum 2; Over The Hedge; American Pie)
as Orrin; and Nathan Lane (The Producers) as Hamegg. Also featured as
the voices of: David Allen Grier as Mr Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot; Madeleine
Carroll as Widget; Elle Fanning as Grace; Sterling Beaumon as Sludge; Victor
Bonavida as Sam; Tony Matthews as Cora's Father; Ryan Stiles as Mr Mustachio;
Alan Tudyx as Mr Squeegee; Bob Logan as Stinger One; and David Bowers as Mike
The Fridge. Astro Boy is Directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away)
and co-written by David Bowers and Timothy Harris (Space Jam, Kindergarten
Cop; My Stepmother Is An Alien; Twins; Trading Places)
One of the most seminal, iconic and coolest animé creations of all time, Astro
Boy is brought to vivid life in a brand new futuristic Pinocchio-style tale
as a CGI animated feature film jam-packed with action, adventure, comedy and
heart. Astro Boy will delight and enthral audiences of all ages especially
those that enjoyed such similar futuristic CGI animated features as WALL-E,
The Incredibles and Robots. This film is full of heart-warming charm
and universal appeal that is guaranteed to keep everyone enthralled. Poignant,
spellbinding, funny and fabulously super-charged that's Astro Boy.
Astro Boy has attracted much praise,
including a four-star review in The Sunday Times. Now, following a highly
successful £3.6 million run at UK cinemas, the hit family movie Astro Boy
soars onto DVD and is also available as a Blu-ray plus DVD Combi Pack, released
by independent international entertain group Entertainment One Ltd on 31 May
(2010). RRP: DVD £17.99; Blu-ray plus DVD Combi Pack £22.99 | Certificate: PG.
Special Features Include: 2 All-New Animated Sequences, Astro vs The Junkyard
Pirates & The RFF in The New Recruit | Inside The Recording Studio | Designing
A Hero | Building Metro City | Getting The Astro Boy Look | Image Gallery |
Creating A Global Icon | Dolby 5.1 Audio | Optional English Subtitles For Hard