Monday, September 21, 2009

Astro Boy Movie Premiere Dates

The North American release of the Astro Boy animated movie from Imagi is only a month away! But, before that, there will be a number of special premier events.

Astro's home country of Japan goes first, with its premiere on October 5th. The film will be officially released on October 10th.

Then, in Imagi's home base of Hong Kong, the film will premier on October 17th. It is confirmed that members of the Cantonese voice cast will be in attendance.

Shortly afterward will be the North American premier, taking place in Los Angeles on October 19th. Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell and Nicolas Cage are set to be in attendance. How about sending an invite to a certain Toronto ninja, hmm?

It is said that this will be the first ever Hong Kong produced movie to be released across 4 continents and 20 markets in the same month! Not bad for a little robot kid!

Source: Blast Magazine


dedasaur said...

in Italy the premiere was yesterday, october 18th at the Rome film festival.
The tickets for the event were 10 euros and the Italian voice actors attended too.
It's a cute movie, there were many kids and they seemed to like it very much.
I managed to go on invitation because I have the Italian fansite on Osamu Tezuka (
The security was very tight to avoid people taking pictures and videos... they said it was because it's a World Premiere... so I replied: It's the European premiere maybe because the movie already premiered in Japan and HOng kong.
Of course I know this thanks to your blog! Which I like very much.
Thanks for the hard work,

Ninjatron said...

Thank you for the info, Deda!
I have always been very envious of anime fans living in Italy. That really seems like a great place to be a fan.