Astro Boy (1980)

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Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1981)

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Astro Boy (1980)

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It is the year 2030. A brilliant robotics engineer creates a robotic boy with robotic powers in the image of his own dead son. The show examines the robotic boy's adventures as he comes to terms with living among humans.
  • JAPAN'S BELOVED TV CARTOON CHARACTER WILL SEARCH FOR ACCEPTANCE IN MOVIE THEATERS.

    Astro Boy Rockets to the Big Screen

    After decades of laying dormant in American pop culture, the first big screen production Astro Boy will come to theaters in the United States on Oct. 23, 2009. Astro Boy has been to Japanese culture what Mickey Mouse is to America's -- except even more influential. Since it's debut as a manga comic book created by cartoonist and animator Osamu Tezuka in 1951, Astro Boy has sparked deep interest in the man-machine relationship and done much to inspire Japan's unique expertise in the field of robotics.

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    Classics, genius inventor, Pre-Teens, Kids Fantasy, child hero