A special edition ASTRO BOY t-shirt will also be distributed to anime fans on
a limited basis at the show which will be held July 3-6 at the Los Angeles
Slated for worldwide theatrical release in 2009 from Summit Entertainment,
ASTRO BOY will feature the voices of Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage,
Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore
in the title role. David Bowers is directing from a screenplay written by
Timothy Harris, with Maryann Garger producing.
ASTRO BOY was created by the "god of manga", Japan's Osamu Tezuka, in the
early 1950s. The iconic character has since found wide popularity around the
world as the hero of three acclaimed animated television series spanning over
four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for
merchandising. Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot
with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist. Our hero embarks on a
journey in search of adventure in a netherworld of robot gladiators before he
returns to save Metro City. ASTRO BOY is the second CG-animated feature film
from Imagi Studios, following on the success of its 2007 box office hit, TMNT.