Imagi Animation Studios has provided us the first look on the high res AstroBoy CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) movie which will be released on 2009. As we know, AstroBoy was based upon the popular Japanese Manga (comic book) and television anime series which was created by Osamu Tezuka. The original Japanese title “Manga” or Tetsuwan Atom was translated in English as Mighty Atom. It was first published by Tezuka in 1951 and was being saw in the comics field for more than twenty years. It was also seen on television in series of shows until 2004.
AstroBoy tells a story of powerful robot boy, which was created by a brilliant scientist in replacement to his lost son. Intended to be his own personal secret, AstroBoy finds acceptance in the human world thus discovering a true friendship as he ended up using his extraordinary abilities such as flight via jet-powered boots, strength, invulnerability, lasers that shoot out of his fingers, super-hearing and much more incredible powers to become a world-famous superhero. There, this hero arrives just in time, saving the earth from all evil alien races.
One more year and AstroBoy (a.k.a. AstroBoy (USA)) will be seen again on spotlight, directed by a long-time animator Colin Brady. 🙂