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Still shot from the movie: Astro Boy.

Astro Boy

Based on the TV cartoon series with the same name, Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) is a robotic child built by a grieving scientist (voiced by Nicholas Cage) who has lost his son. When he fails to fill the empty place in his human father's heart, the young robot sets off on a journey of self-discovery. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 23 Oct 2009
Video Release: 16 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How are politicians and military personnel portrayed in this film? Do these stereotypical depictions color the way we see real government officials and soldiers?

How has technology changed over the past decade? How are mechanical devices becoming more interactive and user friendly? What would people do if robots took care of all the daily activities we presently engage in?

How does Astro Boy help break down differences between humans and robots in this story?

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