PG | | Animation, Action, Comedy
When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.
Astroboy is called by his title name only by Hamegg, and only twice throughout the entire movie. Otherwise he's called Astro, Toby, Robot Boy, or Boy Robot.
Stop! The Laws of Robotic! You can't hurt a human! It's been that way for 50 years!
Zog: I'm old school.
According to Dr. Tenma, Astro was programmed with all of Toby's memories (which is a crucial part of the plot), but it is never explained where those memories came from. Although it's implied that the memories came from Toby's hair, this isn't possible, because memories are not encoded into DNA.
After the end credits, a card stating "When in Hong Kong, visit Imagi Studios" The art is the same classic style as the opening, with a tram touring a back lot. This is much like what Universal studios did at the end of their films.
$6,702,923 (USA) (25 October 2009)
$19,548,064 (USA) (17 January 2010)