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CG Astro Boy Teaser Added to Madagascar 2, Bolt

posted on by Egan Loo
Kadokawa to distribute David Bowers' US$65-million film in Japan in October

Update: The Variety entertainment trade news source reports that the teaser trailer for IMAGI's computer-animated Astro Boy film has been put before DreamWorks' Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and will be added to Disney's Bolt. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened in North America this past Friday as the weekend box office's #1 film, and Bolt will open on November 21. Felix Ip, the creative director of the IMAGI animation studio, has updated his personal blog on Sunday with confirmation of the news. David Bowers is directing this US$65-million adaptation of robot boy hero created by the "God of Manga," Osamu Tezuka (Jungle Emperor/Kimba the White Lion, Metropolis, Black Jack).

Variety also reports that Kadokawa Pictures has acquired the rights to distribute the film in Japan. Kadokawa will release the film next October, the same month as Summit Entertainment's North American opening for the film. Golden Harvest and Enlight Pictures have the rights to distribute in Hong Kong and China.

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