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Old 12-25-08, 02:26 PM
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Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

Apple has released the teaser trailer for this CGI movie that's coming out next year.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/

I used to love the cartoon as a kid and I'm wondering how it will compare with it.
Old 12-25-08, 06:53 PM
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Nic Cage just will not quit.
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Oh snap a midget Ironman

Looks cute!
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Sure it's become an internet cliche, but Nicholas Cage in anything.
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looks cool.
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Looks very cool, and unlike some other anime-turned CGI projects, the CG animation looks perfectly faithful to the original animation. At least in the 30 seconds of it we can see.
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Originally Posted by RoboDad
Looks very cool, and unlike some other anime-turned CGI projects, the CG animation looks perfectly faithful to the original animation. At least in the 30 seconds of it we can see.
Except that he looks fully clothed instead only wearing boots and underwear. Probably a sign of the times.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Except that he looks fully clothed instead only wearing boots and underwear. Probably a sign of the times.

...or just one part of the story.


Why so interested in seeing a young boy robot in underwear with no shirt? Should we start calling you Father TomOpus?
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

This movie is now in limbo.

UPDATE: Imagi Couldn't Make Payroll So Halts 'Astro Boy' & Lays Off 80 Animators
WRITETHRU, NEW INFO: What happened is that Imagi Animation Studios lost some investor funding in September, got it back in late fall, expected new money sometime in January or February, and then needed a bridge loan to keep up and running, which they claim to have secured but has been late in coming. So the financially squeezed Hong Kong-based studio responsible for TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) realized Friday night that it couldn't make its Los Angeles payroll, called everyone on Saturday and laid off almost 80 union animators out of the 120 staff in the LA office, and halted production on the upcoming CGI-animated feature film Astro Boy for Summit Entertainment. Behind the scenes, the company is privately assuring Summit that this won't affect the pic's release this year. Imagi is expecting the bridge loan to come through on February 3rd. An insider just told me, "Our No. 1 concern is to finish Astro Boy with this incredible team." I'm hearing that the fiscal crisis could also affect 2010's Gatchaman. Just to add more insight, Imagi not only is having financial problems with its production, but it does not have money to release the film. The deal with Summit is a "service deal" meaning that Summit is simply releasing the film and Imagi has to put up all the P&A. Imagi, with the help of WMA, has been going around town trying to raise $30 million of P&A. It's really an unfortunate mess.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

Poor Kristen Bell. First Fanboys and now this.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

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Poor Kristen Bell. First Fanboys and now this.
i'm beginning to think she really is cursed.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

the posters are cool:



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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

Why hasn't Freddie Highmore's voice changed yet? Isn't he like 17 by now?
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

A few posts ago, we learned the film was in limbo. Is it back in production or not?
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

Originally Posted by LorenzoL
I used to love the cartoon as a kid and I'm wondering how it will compare with it.
I'd be happy if they just released the old cartoons and be done with it.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

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A few posts ago, we learned the film was in limbo. Is it back in production or not?
They moved the production TO Limbo. To save money with unbaptised child labor.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

Originally Posted by JOE29
I'd be happy if they just released the old cartoons and be done with it.
There was a legit boxset of the original Astro Boy cartoons a few years ago. I'm not sure how many episodes were in it, but I'll say 52 (about half of the ones that were originally shown in the U.S.) as what I recall. English dubs only, though.
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Re: Astro Boy (October 2009) -- Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Cage, Kristen Bell

according to a green tag teaser on youtube the film is slated for an October 2009 release.

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