Astro Boy is a 2009 Hong Kong/American computer-animated action-comedy film loosely based on the manga series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. It was produced by Imagi Animation Studios, and directed by David Bowers. Freddie Highmore provides the voice of Astro Boy in the film. The film also features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage. The film was released first in Hong Kong on October 8, 2009, Japan on October 10, 2009 and in the United States on October 23, 2009. The film received mixed reviews from film critics and it earned $41,636,243 on a $65 million budget.
- Freddie Highmore as Toby Tenma / Astro, Dr. Tenma's son who is tragically killed in the introduction. Astro is a robotic replica of Toby built in his image and with his memories. Rejected by his father, Astro is trying to find his place in the world. He runs on Blue Core energy in the film.
- Nicolas Cage as Dr. Bill Tenma, Toby's father, creator of Astro, and head of Metro City's Ministry of Science
- Kristen Bell as Cora, a tomboy kid who lives on the Surface and is Astro's best friend.
- Bill Nighy as Dr. Elefun, Dr. Tenma's friend & associate and as Robotsky of the Robot Revolutionary Front.
- Donald Sutherland as President Stone, the former ruthless President of Metro City who is running for re-election and serves as the film's main antagonist.
- Samuel L. Jackson as ZOG, a 100-year-old construction robot brought back to life by Astro's blue-core energy
- Nathan Lane as Hamegg, a surface-dweller who repairs machines and then uses them in his fighting tournament
- Matt Lucas as Sparx, the leader of the Robot Revolutionary Front
- David Bowers as Mike the Fridge, a talking refrigerator and third member of the Robot Revolutionary Front.
- Charlize Theron as "Our Friends" Narrator, of an educational video seen at the film's beginning
- Eugene Levy as Orrin, Tenma's cowardly robotic and household servant
- Moisés Arias as Zane, a surface-dwelling child
- Alan Tudyk as Mr. Squeegee, a cleaning robot
- David Alan Grier as Mr. Squirt, a cleaning robot
- Madeline Carroll as Widget, Sludge's twin
- Sterling Beaumon as Sludge, Widget's twin
- Dee Bradley Baker as Trashcan, a dog-like robot who serves as a literal bin
- Elle Fanning as Grace, a girl from Hamegg's house who kicks President Stone in the leg
- Ryan Stiles as Mr. Mustachio, Toby's teacher.
- Newell Alexander as General Heckler, President Stone's head of military.
- Victor Bonavida as Sam, a teenage boy from Hamegg's house
- Tony Matthews as Cora's father
- Bob Logan as Stinger One, President Stone's pilot minion who leads a group of aircraft with suction tubes and wants to capture Astro
- Ryan Ochoa as Rick, another teenage boy from Hamegg's house
Astro Boy (2009)
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