Imagi Studios, the animation company behind TMNT, has signed Flushed Away director David Bowers to helm its CG-animated Astro Boy feature. Based on the classic comics and anime series created by Japan’s “the godfather of manga,” Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy will be released worldwide in 2009 by Warner Bros.
You can never really tell from a still, but if this image is any indication of the render quailty of the 3D Astro, then Wow! It certainly has me chompin' at the bit...
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