Astro Boy Trailer #2 - Plus a New Movie Poster
03.26.09 by REELZ
To get some early hype for the computer animated feature Astro Boy, which will be released in October, IMAGI has released the 2nd trailer for the film, PLUS an all-new movie poster.
For those not familiar, Astro Boy is an adaptation from the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka.
Credited as one of the very first incarnations of what has become known as Japanese Anime, Astro Boy crossed continents to thrill American youths as a popular cartoon series in the '60s.
The tale is Pinnochio-esque, about a robot boy powered by pure positive "blue" energy. Astro Boy, voiced by Freddie Highmore, is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly -- not to mention the purest spirit on the planet. His adventures will taken him across the universe in a search to find his purpose, only to realize that saving his friends back on earth from otherworldly danger is what makes him "human."
See also: Astro Boy not to be confused with Big Boy.