Astro Boy (1980) (Dub.VHS 1 of 9)
Title: Astro Boy (1980)
Volume: Dub.VHS 1 / 9
Running time: 125
Distributor: Manga Entertainment
Release date: 2002-05-28
Suggested retail price: $19.95
Age rating: nr
Professor Tenna designs a robot in the likeness of his young son, tragically killed in an automobile accident. Disappointed in the robot child's inability to nurture and grow, he sells it to a robot circus.
Christened Astro Boy, he quickly becomes a public spectacle, experiencing humiliation and distress in the process. In the midst of his despair, a sympathetic professor at the circus seeking to save the boy robot from his plight, takes Astro Boy under his wing, educating him and introducing a robot family to his life.
With a new, strong sense of self, Astro Boy overcomes contradictions and discrimination in human society by fighting for justice and peace for mankind.
(added on 2002-03-15, modified on 2002-03-15)
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