Summit Entertainment to Release “Astro Boy” on DVD and Blu-Ray March 16, 2010

"Awesome! ASTRO BOY is a total blast." - Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV

Los Angeles (February 9, 2010) — Summit Entertainment is proud to announce the March 16, 2010 DVD release of ASTRO BOY. Presented by Summit Entertainment and IMAGI Studios, ASTRO BOY features an all-star cast of voice talent including Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage as “Dr. Tenma.” Based on the beloved manga and anime created by Osamu Tezuka, ASTRO BOY is directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), and written by Timothy Hyde Harris (Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam, Trading Places) and Bowers. Summit Entertainment released ASTRO BOY theatrically in the U.S. on October 23, 2009.

Blast off with ASTRO BOY, the thrilling tale of a true hero! In futuristic Metro City, scientist Dr. Tenma (Cage) creates an amazing robot boy with hidden talents unlike anything you've ever seen. Astro Boy (Highmore) has super strength, x-ray vision, incredible speed and the ability to fly. But, what he really wants is to know where he belongs. When the world needs saving, he'll discover he was made for the challenge. ASTRO BOY is high-flying adventure that soars to new heights!

Street Date: March 16, 2010
Pre-Order: January 5, 2009
Run time: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating (USA): PG
Genre: Animation / Family

Bonus Features:
Two all new animated sequences:
- “Astro vs. The Junkyard Pirates”
- “The RRF In: The New Recruit”
Three featurettes introduced by Freddie Highmore:
- “Designing A Hero”
- “Building Metro City”
- “Getting The Astro Boy Look”
“Inside the Recording Booth” featurette with the all-star cast
Astro Boy Image Gallery: Creating a Global Icon

DVD Specifications
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital / LAS 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH & LAS Subtitles
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (2:35) Letterbox
SRP: $26.99

Blu-Ray Specifications
Audio: English DTS -HD Master Audio / LAS 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH & LAS Subtitles
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (2:35) Letterbox
SRP: $34.99

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About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.

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