Astro Boy didn’t get the most glamorous film debut when Imagi put out its kiddy CGI adaptation last year, but now the boy robot is getting another chance to fly. No, not in another Astro Boy movie, but in a live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of Pluto, a reinterpretation of the Astro Boy series that finds the characters engaged in a murder mystery featuring a string of robot and human deaths. Read More »

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Astro Boy Movie Trailer

Astro Boy

Summit Entertainment have released the first full feature trailer for their big screen computer animated adaptation of Astro Boy (you might remember we previously posted the second teaser trailer here).

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Astro Boy Teaser Trailer #2

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Summit Entertainment has released a second teaser trailer for Imagi Animation Studio’s computer animated adaptation of Astro Boy. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Two New Astro Boy Images

The rumors of IMAGI Animations Studios death have been somewhat exaggerated. Summit Entertainment will be at the New York Comic Con this weekend to promote the upcoming computer animated adaptation of Astro Boy. AICN has two brand new images from the film. Click on over to see them in high resolution. Astro Boy is due to hits theaters on October 23rd 2009

The capitalist world is in a new kind of mess, and filmmakers are getting stiffed in the stink just like everybody else.

The highest profile case was possibly David O. Russell’s Nailed, which was shut down on multiple occaisons over funding shortages; Spielberg’s Tintin also suffered from notorious trouble raising it’s budget too; and just this week, Spielberg had to dip into his own pocket to help fluff up the Dreamworks coffers.  Less obviously though, there will have been several close calls behind the scenes, and Forbes magazine have detailed just one: the production of Imagi’s Astro Boy.

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Astro Boy Teaser Trailer

Summit Entertainment has released the first teaser trailer for Astro Boy. It looks like it could be cool, but then again, so did IMAGI’s TMNT, and that film ended up being a focused more towards young audiences than everyone was expecting. Check out the trailer after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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Astro Boy in October 2009

Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios have announced a release date for the computer animated Astro Boy feature film. Mark your calendars for October 23rd 2009. The film will hit theaters the same day as Mira Nair’s Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia and the Phillip Noyce-directed adaptation of Dirt Music. Check out the full press release after the jump.
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