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Steamboy (2005)

Steamboy

Overview


Genre

Animation, Action

Release Date

March 18, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

126 min.

Production Budget

$22 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Producer

Shinji Komori, Hideyuki Tomioka

Screenwriter

Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring

Story


A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. The lush Victorian interiors and the elegance of the era's mechanical design allows Otomo to create dazzling visual backgrounds and machines for this film. With more than 180,000 drawing and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is sure to be one of the most elaborate animated features of 2004.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a thrilling, innovative piece of animated storytelling..”
by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
“..extraordinarily explosive..”
by Rex Roberts [Film Journal International]
“..curious combination of retro cautionary tale about science vs. capitalism..”
by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]