[Trailer] Astro Boy

First full-length trailer for David Bowers and Imagi Animation Studios CGI adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy.

The film, which features the vocal talents of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Donald Sutherland, Matt Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, and Charlize Theron, is due for wide release October 23, 2009.

Obviously the important thing here is the voice talents of Kristen Bell.  This is probably the closest we’ll ever come to some sort of Mega Man movie, so I guess I’ll just have to live with it.  For background on the original Astro Boy, this site has loads of information, and you can also watch episodes of the TV series (1980-81 and 2003-04) on YouTube. Some of the ’60s Astro Boy stuff is there as well; here’s the very first episode.

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