ASTRO BOY gets a Theatrical Standee

     November 14, 2008




Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub



Thanks to a reader named James, we’ve got our first look at the Astro Boy standee that’ll be displayed in movie theaters. As far as I know, this is our first look at what Astro Boy is going to look like. And to go along with the standee, I’ve also posted all the images and posters I’ve been given so far.



Finally, if you missed Cal’s interview with Astro Boy Director David Bowers and Producer Maryann Garger, click here.


And for those not familiar with “Astro Boy”…



“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.













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