Astro Boy parents guide

Astro Boy

Overall B+

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.

Release date October 23, 2009

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Astro Boy rated PG? The MPAA rated Astro Boy PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language.

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Astro Boy
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Astro Boy rated PG? Astro Boy is rated PG by the MPAA for some action and peril, and brief mild language.

Robots in this film provide all kinds of help from household chores to soldiering. Some are outfitted with weapons. An evil politician attempts to force the upcoming election in his favor by making scientists use their experiment for military purposes. A research trial results in the death of a child. A father is shown grieving for his son. A robotic character is rejected by his human creator and later runs away from home. Orphaned children are shown living on their own. Robots engage in gladiator-like entertainment for humans. A scientist removes the energy core from a robot, rendering it lifeless. A gigantic android attempts to kill Astro Boy, destroys parts of the city and terrifies the inhabitants. Explosions are shown. Brief, mild profanities are used. A cartoon character is shown with his pants down in a doctor’s office. Astro Boy comments about his derriere.

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Astro Boy
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Astro Boy"

Cast and Crew

Astro Boy is directed by and stars Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Astro Boy movie is March 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 16 March 2010
Astro Boy is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray with the following extras:
- Two new animated sequences: Astro vs. The Junkyard Pirates and The RRF In: The New Recruit.
- Inside the Recording Booth
- Designing A Hero
- Building Metro City
- Astro Boy Image Gallery: Creating a Global Icon
- Getting The Astro Boy Look

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Other mechanical objects also have emotional and human traits attributed to them in movies with similar themes. In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, a young budding scientist uses metal, bolts and nuts to fashion a high-tech pet that can play dead as well as fetch. A little android is left to clean up after the humans who’ve destroyed the Earth’s resources in WALL-E. Robin Williams stars as a robot who has developed a love of classical music and a penchant for painting in Bicentennial Man. Another father wishing for a son fashions a boy out of wood, in the classic fairytale Pinocchio.

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