Los Angeles, July 16, 2008 – Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment will be at COMIC CON in San Diego, booth # 3530, introducing its upcoming CG-animated motion picture ASTRO BOY. The film's director, David Bowers and producer, Maryann Garger will be attending Comic-Con on Saturday, July 26, and will be available for media interviews at booth # 3530.
A special-edition ASTRO BOY oversized BAG will also be distributed to anime fans on a limited basis at the show, July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit the Imagi booth #3530 between 11 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, July 26, for our "ASTRO BOY Hair Makeover." Fans will be transformed by getting the superhero's iconic, black pointed-hair look!
Slated for worldwide theatrical release in 2009 from Summit Entertainment, ASTRO BOY will feature the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers (SHARK TALE) is directing from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris, with Maryann Garger producing (MADAGASCAR).
ASTRO BOY was created by the "god of manga", Japan's Osamu Tezuka, in the early 1950s. The iconic character has since found wide popularity around the world as the hero of three acclaimed animated television series spanning over four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for merchandising. Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist. Our hero embarks on a journey in search of adventure in a netherworld of robot gladiators before he returns to save Metro City. ASTRO BOY is the second CG-animated feature film from Imagi Studios, following on the success of its 2007 box office hit, TMNT.
Imagi's first theatrical movie, TMNT was released in March 2007, opening #1 in U.S. box office revenue, only the third time in history that an Asian-made film has achieved that honor. Imagi has development operations in Los Angeles, California, and CG production studios at its Hong Kong headquarters.