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.
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Astro Boy is from the same studio that animated the recent CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and arrives in theatres this Fall.