AstroBoy

‘Astro Boy’ Spin-Offs: The Movie vs. ‘Pluto’
Since its creation in 1952, Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" manga has become a certified worldwide phenomenon, featured in multiple television series, movies, and books. 2009 alone saw the introduction of two new takes on the "Astro Boy" mythos: a CGI "Astro Boy" movie aimed…
The Real Astro Boy Story: Depressing as Hell
With the new Hollywood CGI Astro Boy now out in theaters, the usual question comes to mind: how close will it be to the original comic? And the answer for most US comic fans is..."who the heck actually read Astro Boy?" Well, we did. And we're betting the movie's changed a…
Comic Book Sushi: Cartoon Bento Boxes from Japan
The "Astro Boy" movie is out, and how better to celebrate the Hollywood debut of one of the most beloved manga characters in history than by eating his face for lunch? There is no better way.
This Tezuka treat comes from the pages of "Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Ja…
Kristen Bell Talks About Astro Boy’s Butt
The "Astro Boy" movie hits theaters on October 23rd, and ComicsAlliance had a chance to talk to both Director David Bowers and voice stars Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Heroes") and Freddie Highmore ("The Spiderwick Chronicles) about t…
Why Is the ‘Astro Boy’ Film Not Anime? Why?
So, the "Astro Boy" trailer is out, and I can't pretend to be happy about this totally misconceived Pixar knockoff. You'd think that the most famous manga of all time might be a pretty good candidate to become, say, an amazing anime movie by Miyazaki rather than yet anoth…
SDCC: ‘Astro Boy’s Kristen Bell and Freddie Highmore
Among the upcoming films on display here at Comic Con is Astro Boy, based on the popular Japanese manga series. From Todd's recent report on Astro Boy footage: "Astro Boy is based on Osamu Tekuza's 1952 manga, which was developed into a television series in 1963 and subsequently e…
The Best of Cinematical from Comic-Con
While our partner blog TV Squad has John Scott Lewinski fighting his way through hordes of overweight Rorschachs and pre-pubescent Chun Lis we'd also like to highlight that Cinematical is in the house doing a bang-up job.
The movie side of the annual pop-culture cavalcade opened with one of the bigg…