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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 ...


New Astro Boy series enters production

Production has begun on an all-new Astro Boy animated series. Unlike the prior shows, Osamu Tezuka’s lovable robot isn’t being handled by Japanese animators. French companies Planet Nemo Animation and Something Big are partnering up with Tezuka Productions for Little Astro Boy, a new series aimed at preschool audiences that’ll have 52 eleven minute episodes. The eco-systems of ...


Astro Boy to be Rebooted

Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom) isn’t exactly new to reboots, with the recent CG film managing to introduce the franchise to a new generation, albeit in a form that many long time fans find to be somewhat way below the mark as far as quality is concerned. Fortunately, it seems like the Astro Boy franchise will get another chance to introduce itself to fresh new eyes, as news from ...


Cross Media International to Bring Tezuka IPs to North America

California-based production and creative management company Cross Media International has recently signed a new partnership deal with Tezuka Productions of Japan in order to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka’s portfolio of popular properties within North America. Osamu Tezuka is known as the “godfather of anime” in Japan, and has created many manga and anime franchises that ...

VIKI to Stream The Rose of Versailles and Tezuka Library

VIKI to Stream The Rose of Versailles and Tezuka Library

Global crowd-sourced TV site Viki, Inc. has just announced an exclusive deal with Right Stuf, Inc. in order to stream the iconic anime, The Rose of Versailles, which was created over 30 years ago by Riyoko Ikeda. Viki will provide a sneak peek of the first episode at the NY Comic Con on October 13, with ANN and Tufts University anime expert Professor Susan Napier. ...

Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity in 2012

Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity

Stop motion animation, despite the technology being older than majority of Toonbarn’s readers, is still very timely and movies that have used it has aged well, since it produces an animation style that intentionally looks crude and dated. Portland’s LAIKA animation studio knows this, which is why it chose stop motion animation as the style to use for its 2012 movie, ParaNorman. Scheduled for ...


Astro Boy in US theaters October 23rd

The “countdown to Astro Boy” is now at a mere 10 days. Even though we’re incredibly excited, it’s only waiting ten more days on something nearly 60 years in the making, from when the manga was first crafted in the early 1950s. Now, Imagi Animation Studios and Summit Entertainment have crafted a CG animated tale starring Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, ...


Astro Boy just a few days away

The closer we get to October 23rd, the happier us ToonBarners get. Why? Because that’s the release date for the Imagi Animation Studios CG animated film, Astro Boy. Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma. Powered by positive blue energy, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, ...


Astro Boy gets some audio

Astro Boy is now less than 3 months from hitting theaters in the US, and we’re starting to get some of the final details on the CG film. This time around, its information on the audio portions of the movie, which will debut October 23rd. Composer John Ottman (who worked on Superman Returns) and sound designer Richard Anderson (who worked on Superman Returns, X-Men, and Fantastic Four) ...


Astro Boy: The Videogame – Adventure Trailer

We’re just a few months away from the Astro Boy feature film, which will hit theaters on October 23rd. As a double bonus, that means we’re only a few months away from the Astro Boy videogame, which will hit consoles (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Playstation 2, PSP) at around the same time. High Voltage Software and D3Publisher is now featuring a few video clips and trailers, so check ...


Astro Boy: the video game

High Voltage and D3Publisher are just about complete with their upcoming Astro Boy video game for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2. In the game, players take control of Astro Boy, taking to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil. Swoop around to destroy President Stone’s evil robot army and protect the people! Astro Boy will be in ...


Astro Boy video game

As the much hyped Astro Boy movie hits theaters, gaming company High Voltage will be bringing a video game version of the lil’ robot kid to Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP, and PS2 owners. The Imagi Studios film is set to debut on October 23rd, so it’s likely the game will be released that same week. No better way to start up a whole new army of Astro Boys …and Astro Girls! ...

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