background img

The New Stuff


Little Astro Boy blasts off in 2019; first look inside

A couple of months back we showcased Little Astro Boy, a new take on the classic Osamu Tezuka robot superhero from the French studios Planet Nemo Animation and Something Big. Produced in collaboration with Tezuka Production and aimed at upper preschoolers, the new 11-minute 52 episode series will debut sometime in 2019. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect:

The eco-systems of planet Earth are endangered. Lucky for us, a super-powered robot boy is flying to rescue! astro in on a mission to help anyone anywhere in the world with a problem involving natural phenomena. Go little Astro Boy ! GO !

Production began in April before moving full steam ahead in June. Animation work is scheduled to go beyond February of next year. Virgile Trouillot handled the character designs and serves as the creative director. Little Astro Boy will be available in English, French and Japanese. The Weinstein Company has signed on to distribute the series internationally.

The latest iteration in the franchise that has generated over $2.6 billion in retail sales draws some inspiration from the earlier 2014 Little Astro Boy anime. Tezuka super fans may also notice the first animated appearance of Atom Cat (known as Astro Kitty in the English version). The project is independent of Caribara Production, Monaco’s Shibuya Productions, and Tezuka Production’s Astro Boy Reboot series.

The following two tabs change content below.

Recently Published


Little Astro Boy blasts off in 2019; first look inside

A couple of months back we showcased Little Astro Boy, a new take on ...


Disney Resumes Negotiations Over Fox Assets

According to recent reports from and the Wall Street ...


First Batch of Images for My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Unveiled

It was only last week that the new My Hero Academia game, dubbed ...


Bakugan to Return with a New Series Soon

As far back as 2015, toy manufacturer Spin Master has already ...


WATCH: Batman Ninja Trailer Released

A couple of new trailers has just been released for the upcoming ...


Dragonball FighterZ Excessive PC System Requirements Confirmed as Placeholder

Despite the massive hype surrounding the release of Bandai Namco and ...


Live Action Daphne and Velma Movie in the Works

According to a recent announcement, Warner Bros. Television Group’s ...


1001 Nights to Debut on VME Kids

Big Bad Boo Studios’ hit animated show 1001 Nights will be debuting ...


New Animated Christmas Ad from Barbour Charms Viewers

The extremely talented crew at Lupus Films has recently produced a ...

Skip to toolbar