Like many kids, I was exposed to reruns of the 1960’s Japanese cartoon Astro Boy in my youth. Part of me liked it, another part of me kind of hated it. I could never put my finger on it, but something about Astro Boy just creeped me out. Maybe it was the fact that he was a purpose built half-naked robot boy, or maybe it was just the corny English dubbing. In any event there is an Astro Boy CGI film coming out later this year, and I still don’t know how I feel about the little robot boy that could.
Astro Boy is from the same studio that animated the recent CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and arrives in theatres this Fall.