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Astro Boy

Author: Maryann GargerTimothy HarrisDavid BowersFreddie HighmoreKristen BellAll authors
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment : Distributed by E1 Entertainment, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : Elementary and junior high school : 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: Fantasy films
Children's films
Animated films
Science fiction films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Osamu Tezuka; Osamu Tezuka
Material Type: Animation, Elementary and junior high school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maryann Garger; Timothy Harris; David Bowers; Freddie Highmore; Kristen Bell; Nathan Lane; Eugene Levy; Matt Lucas; Bill Nighy; Donald Sutherland; Nicolas Cage; John Ottman; Osamu Tezuka; Imagi Animation Studios.; Tezuka Purodakushon.; Summit Entertainment.; E1 Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 670880992
Language Note: Auio tracks in English and French with subtitles in English.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the original comic strip series by Osamu Tezuka.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: "Drawing a hero" featurette; "The real Metro City" featurette; "Inside the recording booth" featurette; "Getting the Astro Boy look" featurette.
Credits: Director of photography, Pepe Valencia ; editor, Robert Anich Cole ; music, John Ottman.
Cast: Voices: Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nicolas Cage.
Target Audience: Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer.
Other Titles: Astro Boy (Motion picture : 2009)
Responsibility: Imagi Animation Studios ; Tezuka Production Company ; produced by Maryann Garger ; screenplay by Timothy Harris, David Bowers ; directed by David Bowers.

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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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