A new trailer for the Astro Boy movie by Imagi, the same company who produced the last TMNT movie, has appeared in some theaters preceding Madagascar 2.
From Topless Robot:
Madagascar 2 has been out for what, a week? And the teaser trailer for the American-made, CG Astro Boy movie has been in front of it all this time, yet only last night did someone get around to putting it on the intertubes. It’s not a good sign for little Astro’s popularity, that’s for sure—which is fine, because the filmmakers have already f***ed it up. Astro Boy does not wear shirts, and he sure as hell does not wear pants.
I also hope this is the only time in my life where I’m pissed off because a little boy is wearing too much clothes. It’s very unsettling.
To which I had to reply:
And here I thought Astro Boy was dead to you. ;P
Anyway, Astro Boy doesn’t always go around in the buff; in the recent animated series, at least, he’d wear clothes when going to school and hanging out in public, as I recall. They just never lasted very long in battle. And since we don’t see him battling anything here…
Anyway, I’m eager to see how it turns out.