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A brilliant scientist created a young robot who is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. The robot goes on a journey in search of acceptance and meets many people. He learns his family and friends are in danger and returns home in an effort to save them.
Action Animated Sci-Fi - This is an animated action/sci-fi adventure based on the beloved Japanese animated television series. Some fans of the original show may be disappointed that this is done in the modern computer animated style and not the classic hand-drawn anime style. The target audience is kids, particularly boys.
Freddie Highmore (Voice of Astro Boy) Kristen Bell (Voice of Cora) Nathan Lane (Voice of Ham Egg) Eugene Levy (Voice of Orrin) Matt Lucas (Voice of Sparx) Bill Nighy (Voice of Dr. Elefun) Donald Sutherland (Voice of General Stone) Nicholas Cage (Voice of Tenma)
Roger EbertFull Review Good "Astro Boy" is yet another animated comedy in which the hero, who is about the same age as his target audience, is smarter, braver and stronger than the adults in his world.
USA TodayFull Review Average Though some scenes may be too intense for children, the action is slick, with robot clashes and airborne chases leaving the strongest impression.
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Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named TENMA (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive "blue" energy, ASTRO BOY (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.
Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.