Monday, December 01, 2008

Astro Boy Goes To IDW

Imagi Studios announced today that it has signed worldwide licensing agreements with IDW Publishing, American Greetings, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Jazwares Inc., and D3Publisher for Astro Boy, its upcoming CG-animated film based on the adventures of the superhero icon. The studio's agreement with American Greetings also extends to future Imagi films. Astro Boy, slated for domestic release on October 23, 2009, is being distributed worldwide by Summit Entertainment except for Imagi's reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China. "The strategic partnerships with these product category leaders speak volumes about Astro Boy and its reach to fans of all

IDW to publish Astro Boy comic books and graphic novels

About IDW PUBLISHING
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.

2 comments:

Ninjatron said...

I will be submitting artwork to IDW.
Was going to do that anyway, because of Transformers, but now that they've got Astro, I guess I absolutley have to!

Sayonara.

Andrew said...

This was actually announced a few weeks ago, but still very cool. I'm looking forward to see who they announce as writer and artist for the Astro Boy comic series. I'm so used to Tezuka's original work that it will be strange to see someone else doing it, but I'm hopeful. :]

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