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Astro Boy

Author: David BowersMaryann GargerTimothy HarrisJohn OttmanRobert AnichAll authors
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in futuristic Metro City. When a brilliant scientist's young son dies, he secretly creates a powerful robot boy he names Astro Boy. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, Astro Boy embarks on a journey in search of acceptance. Along his way he experiences betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.
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Genre/Form: Animated films
Feature films
Fantasy films
Science fiction films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Bowers; Maryann Garger; Timothy Harris; John Ottman; Robert Anich; Samuel Michlap; Jake Rowell; Pepe Valencia; Tim Cheung; Freddie Highmore; Kristen Bell; Nathan Lane; Eugene Levy; Matt Lucas; Bill Nighy; Donald Sutherland; Charlize Theron; Nicolas Cage; David Alan Grier; Ryan Stiles; Osamu Tezuka; Summit Entertainment.; Imagi Animation Studios.; Endgame Entertainment (Firm); Tezuka Purodakushon.
OCLC Number: 496026054
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the original manga by Tezuka Osamu.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Inside the recording booth; Designing a hero; Building Metro City; Astro Boy image gallery: creating a global icon; Getting the Astro Boy look; Astro vs. the Junkyard Pirates (animated short); The RRF in: the new recruit (animated short).
Credits: Music by John Ottman ; editor, Robert Anich ; production designer, Samuel Michlap ; art director, Jake Rowell ; director of photography, Pepe Valencia ; head of animation, Tim Cheung.
Performer(s): Voices: Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Nicolas Cage, David Alan Grier, Ryan Stiles.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for some action and peril, and brief mild language.; Board of Film Censors, Singapore: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer.
Other Titles: Astro Boy (Motion picture : 2009)
Responsibility: Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios present ; in association with Endgame Entertainment ; an Imagi Studios film ; directed by David Bowers ; produced by Maryann Garger ; story by David Bowers ; written by Timothy Hyde Harris & David Bowers ; [Tezuka Production Company].

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Set in futuristic Metro City. When a brilliant scientist's young son dies, he secretly creates a powerful robot boy he names Astro Boy. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, Astro Boy embarks on a journey in search of acceptance. Along his way he experiences betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.

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