Tuesday, March 24, 2009


What a way to start a new day with some HUGE updates on the upcoming CG Astro Boy movie by Imagi.

First off, we've got a new poster for the US market. Very mysterious and cool. Makes the film look like something more than just another animated kids' movie. It's very classy and I like it!

Next, we've got a brand new trailer. This one gives us more of a look at the story, the setting, and some of the characters. There is some narration and we also get to hear a bit of the voice acting too! It's much more robust than the original teaser trailer.

Right now the trailer is streaming in the US via Hulu, but is unavailable there for international viewers. But, I found an alternative source!

Thanks to Cinema Beacon! This is the only screen resolution I can find right now. I'll update when higher quality versions come out.

There's lots of imagery to take in here, but something special stood out to me right away. Look at around the 1:00 mark. Notice a familiar face? That's a CG version of Osamu Tezuka! Imagi's Felix Ip tells me that he's one of the scientists who works with Dr. Tenma and Dr. Elefun. It was a hope of mine that Tezuka would be seen as a character in this movie, and there he is!

This new poster and trailer are generating a lot of buzz! More updates as they develop!

UPDATE: Yahoo Movies now has high quality versions of this trailer up for viewing. Thanks to Nekrosoma for the tip.


Anonymous said...

OMG I saw Tezuka as well. So cool! And I like the voice work so far. I had been worried that Freddie Highmore would have made Astro sound older than he should. All in all this is pretty exciting. And I'm looking forward to the higher resolution version of the trailor.

Mutant_Sabu said...

More The Incridibles than Tezuka, but still cool. Who will be the main villain? Pluto? Atlas? Blue Knight? Or a all-new character like the trash-can-dog or the girl with purble hair?

Nekrosoma said...

The trailer is available now in all HD sizes on Yahoo movies.

Ninjatron said...

Nekrosoma: Thanks!

Mutant Sabu: The villain is a robot called "Peacekeeper", who can be seen briefly in this trailer.