Thursday, July 30, 2009

Astro Sounds

A big announcement has just been made today regarding the audio of the upcoming cg animated Astro Boy movie. The award winning composer John Ottman, who's work can be heard in movies like Superman Returns, Fantastic Four, and X2: X-Men United, will be scoring the film! Also, Sound Designer Richard Anderson is on board, bring his Oscar-nominated experience from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sounds good to me!

To the right is a photo of the orchestra performing the Astro Boy score, posted on director David Bowers' Twitter account.

Read the full press release by clicking the link below.

Imagi Studios Keys in Award-Winning Composer John Ottman and Sound Designer Richard Anderson for Upcoming Animated Feature 'ASTRO BOY'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagi Studios has signed composer John Ottman and sound designer Richard Anderson for the studio's upcoming animated feature film "Astro Boy," scheduled for domestic release via Summit Entertainment on October 23, 2009. The announcement was made today by "Astro Boy" producer Maryann Garger.

Ottman has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a BAFTA Award for "The Usual Suspects." Most recently he received a Saturn Award(R) for his work on "Superman Returns." Ottman's credits include a variety of motion picture and television projects, including "Valkyrie" and films in the "Superman Returns," "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" comics-genre franchises.

Anderson's work has been nominated for two Oscars(R), including winning a Special Achievement Award for his work on "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Anderson has worked on numerous mega-blockbusters including "Shrek the Third," "The Lion King," "Star Trek" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Imagi Studios is currently in post-production on "Astro Boy", produced by Maryann Garger and directed by David Bowers ("Flushed Away"). Set in the future, the CG-animated feature film is about a young robot with incredible powers and is based on the iconic character which has enjoyed great acclaim and success around the world for over 50 years. "Astro Boy" features the voices of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland and Nicolas Cage as 'Dr. Tenma'. Slated for theatrical release on October 23, 2009, Summit Entertainment will distribute "Astro Boy" worldwide except for Imagi's reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China.


Imagi International Holdings Limited (Stock Code 585, Pink Sheets: IINHY) is a listed company on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Imagi Studios' principal business is the development and production of CG-animated theatrical feature films. Imagi's first theatrical movie "TMNT" was released in March 2007, opening #1 in U.S. box office revenue, the first time in history that an Asian animated film achieved that honor. Imagi's CG production studios are located at its Chai Wan (Hong Kong) corporate headquarters with development and marketing operations based in Los Angeles, California, and an office in Tokyo. "Astro Boy" is Imagi's next motion picture for worldwide theatrical release in October 2009. For further information, please visit