'Astro Boy' Lands in L.A. for Premiere

The red carpet of this CG-animated film's Los Angeles premiere sees the life-size Astro Boy and the arrival of stars, including Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell.

AceShowbiz - A week shy of its theatrical release, "Astro Boy" has got a red carpet treatment for its Los Angeles premiere. Held Monday, October 19, the special screening event took place at Mann Chinese 6 and was made merry with the attendance of a life-size Astro Boy to greet the stars upon their arrivals at the red carpet.

Three of the major voice cast, %cFreddie Highmore%, %cKristen Bell% and %cBill Nighy%, were spotted attending the premiere and posing with the Astro Boy for the press. While %cNicolas Cage% who provides voice to Dr. Tenma wasn't seen around, other voice cast members like %cEugene Levy%, %cMadeline Carroll%, %cMoises Arias% and %cSterling Beaumon% were present.

Also coming to the special screening event were director David Bowers, producer Maryann Garger and Summit Entertainment's Co-Chairman/CEO Rob Friedman. Meanwhile, the guests joining the celebration included %cKoji Yakusho%, the actor who voices original robot boy, and Macoto Tezuka, the son of "Astro Boy" creator.

An adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga, "Astro Boy" tells the story of a young robot with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. On a journey in search of acceptance, he finds himself returning to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero. This CG-animated film will open wide in U.S. theaters this Friday, October 23.

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