background img

The New Stuff

1391 Views

Planet Nemo’s Astro Boy series gets new name


Late last year, we provided an update on Planet Nemo’s Little Astro Boy. Now, here’s another: the France-Japan co-production has been retitled to Go Astro Boy Go! The 52 x 11-minute series aimed at preschoolers is still scheduled to debut sometime in 2019. The new title may be a way for Planet Nemo and Astro Boy-creator Tezuka Productions to disassociate this series from the seemingly unrelated 2014 Little Astro Boy anime.

If you’re unfamiliar with the new project, here’s a recap:

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 on the new series began in the Spring of 2017. Virgile Trouillot handled the character designs and serves as the creative director. Go Astro Boy Go! will be available in English, French and Japanese. The Weinstein Company had originally signed on to distribute the series internationally, though it’s difficult to know the status of that agreement after the company’s bankruptcy and subsequent rebirth as Lantern Entertainment.

The new series is the latest entry in Tezuka Pro’s initiative to create more international versions of Astro Boy. As previously mentioned, in 2014 the company launched Little Astro Boy with Nigerian broadcaster Channels TV. Additionally, Astro Boy Reboot is in development with companies from France, Monaco and Japan. Since debuting as a manga authored by legendary artist Osamu Tezuka in 1952, the Astro Boy property has generated over $2.6 billion in retail sales and has inspired multiple earlier animated adaptations.

 

Recently Published

»

Miraculous: Awakening feature film launches in 2021

Ladybug and Cat Noir are going feature length. The hit CG series ...

»

Super BOOMi heads to Treehouse

Chinese CG-animated series Super BOOMi is about to make its Canadian ...

»

Super Dinosaur suits up for Australian launch

The 26 x 22-minute CG-animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman and ...

»

Netflix Secures Rights to Rocko & Zim Movies

During Viacom’s Q2 Earnings conference last Saturday, President ...

angry birds
»

New Clip for Angry Birds Movie 2: Frienemies

Sony has just released a new sneak peek for the upcoming CG animated ...

»

DC Super Hero Girls Exclusive Interviews! New Episodes in May!

New Episodes of DC Super Hero Girls are coming to Cartoon Network, ...

»

New Ben 10 Heroes mobile game soft launches

A new Ben 10 game for Android and iOS devices is heading your way! ...

»

Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets first trailer

The first trailer for the live-action/animated Sonic the Hedgehog ...

»

Starstorm: The U.S. Live-Action Saint Seiya Pilot

With Netflix’s upcoming CG-animated reboot of Saint Seiya due ...

Skip to toolbar