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.
In summer 2006, the Hong Kong animation firm Imagi Animation Studios picked up the property as part of a three picture deal with Warner Brothers that also included TMNT (2007). Colin Brady was attached to direct. When Summit Entertainment took over the distribution rights in 2008, Brady had been replaced as director by David Bowers.
Everybody has their destiny, Toby.
Astro Boy: Didn't you hear him? I'm not Toby.
The number of reporters waiting for president Stone near the end of the movie keeps changing from 11 to 16 between shots.
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)