Astro Boy Trailer Blasts Off

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astro boy poster Astro Boy Trailer Blasts Off

The first Astro Boy trailer is already out, but we at Screen Rant never posted it because apparently I’m the only Astro Boy enthusiast on staff, and I didn’t know the trailer was out until yesterday. No matter though, for those of you who have been curious about how the CGI adaptation of Astro Boy is shaping up, I have the trailer solely for your viewing pleasure.

Ok, so a few things to talk about. First, the animation is pretty good! Certainly not better than say, the trailer for Pixar’s UP (which blew me away), but pretty good.

And ok, maybe this trailer doesn’t give you all the robot-on-robot smackdown action we’ve been promised Astro Boy is going to deliver, but it does a good job of showing you who the loveable main character is (Astro Boy), what he’s all about (roboting it up) and the sort of visual eye-candy we can expect from the film. The music (which I think might be Astro Boy‘s theme) is also pretty cool. Verdict: I’m still psyched for this film.

Here’s the rundown on Astro Boy, in case you don’t know:

In a distant future, a brilliant inventor (voiced by Nicholas Cage) creates the world’s ultimate battle robot, in the guise of his dead son. Hoping to win his “father’s” affections, Astro Boy sets off on a heroic journey, battling other robot gladiators and defending Metro City from the villains who would destroy it. He even manages to find a girlfriend along the way (voiced by Kristen Bell).

Astro Boy is currently slated for release on October 23, 2009. In addition to Cage and Bell, the film will feature the voice work of Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy, with Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles) voicing Astro Boy. David Bowers (Flushed Away) is directing a script  written by Timothy Harris (Trading Places, Kindergarten Cop).

Let us know what you think about the trailer.

Source: Hulu

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  1. AWESOME!!! All of my boyhood heroes on the big screen.

  2. i thought his guns came out of his butt?

  3. Ok why would they come out of his butt?? This is not a Hentai.

  4. Looks promising. I plan on taking my kids to see it, I just hope that the US audience FINAL gives Astroboy a go. But I guess I can see why a half naked boy in red hooker boots and shorts is kinda sorta weird and perverted.

  5. awesome, however it did say nic cage was in it, but im still looking forward to it

  6. awesome! would be even more awesome if it wasn’t hulu since those p….. don’t let anybody who’s not from the USA actually SEE the trailer…

  7. @ Adrian

    Lol Red Hooker Boots. Nice one.

  8. The trailer did actually make me nostalgic for the show I watched as a kid. And it looks like they’re taking a nice, innocent approach to it, which I like.


  9. I had never heard of this until it was brought up on SR. Looks like I’ll be taking my 2 boys.