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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 2 years ago

Astro Boy Reboot's page on Shibuya Productions' website has been scrubbed of a lot of info, but the company reaffirmed that the show is still in development:

https://www.shibuya-productions.com/en/ ... t.html,038

https://twitter.com/ShibuyaProd/status/ ... 6309338112

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 2 years ago

Several websites have confirmed that Astro Boy Reboot is now going to be produced by Thomas Astruc, who is known for Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Method Animation (Mediawan) is also listed as a producing company. Shibuya Productions and Tezuka Productions are still on board, while Caribara and Cake Entertainment are no longer associated with Astro Boy Reboot.

It is now scheduled to be released in 2024 and is being produced with a budget of US$23 million.

There will be 52 episodes that are each 26 minutes long, and the show will now be made exclusively in CGI-3D.

Here are the announcement links:

Le Figaro (French entertainment website)
Variety
Crunchyroll
Shibuya Productions (Twitter)
Mediawan (Twitter)
Tezuka Productions (English Twitter)

Here are the new teaser posters for Astro Boy Reboot:

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby adrian _68 » 2 years ago

This is awesome news! Is this the same reboot that was announced back in 2015? I guess that "reboot" never really materialized over the years

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 2 years ago

adrian _68 wrote:This is awesome news! Is this the same reboot that was announced back in 2015? I guess that "reboot" never really materialized over the years


Technically it is the same Reboot that was announced in 2014 since Shibuya Productions is still making it, but the 2D/3D version of Astro Boy Reboot that was being made by both Shibuya Productions and Caribara is canceled. A graphic designer and director for that version, Florian Thouret, has that version of Astro Boy Reboot listed as "canceled" on his website:

http://florian.thouret.com/project/astroboy-reboot/

It never surfaced as to why that version never materialized, but if I had to speculate it was probably due to production issues and being stuck in development hell.

By the way, for anyone reading this, I've updated the first post of this thread with info about the old and new versions of Astro Boy Reboot. If you want to know anything about Astro Boy Reboot, check out that post.

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 2 years ago

New page for Astro Boy Reboot is up now on Shibuya Pro's site. No new info listed on the page that we didn't already know:

https://www.shibuya-productions.com/en/ ... t.html,038

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 1 year ago

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Likely canceled animated series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 1 month ago

June 8, 2024 marks 10 years since the initial announcement of the original version of Astro Boy Reboot.

Many signs are pointing towards the new version of Astro Boy Reboot also being canceled; as such, I have updated the title of this thread accordingly.

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future animated series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 1 month ago

...or not. I've updated the thread title again, as Astro Boy Reboot has gotten another news update from Annecy 2024. The details about it can be read here:

https://tf1pro.com/actualites/article/a ... -animation
https://astroboyart.tumblr.com/post/753 ... family-was

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Staff comments:

Yann Labasque, director of youth programs at TF1.
“Welcome Astro Boy to the TFOU family! We are delighted to launch the development of this new animated series with Mediawan Kids & Family,” rejoices Yann Labasque , director of youth programs at TF1. “A series rich in promises of action and adventure, but also of emotions through the eyes of this little robot boy with a human heart who will have to find his place in a divided society and the solutions within him. Themes with great stories to tell and great values ​​to convey."

Katell France, General Manager and Content Director of Method Animation.
"We are very happy to be able to develop the reboot of Astroboy, an iconic character created by Osamu Tezuka, with our historic partner TF1 who has supported us for many years on the Miraculous franchise with the success that we have known. Astroboy is a legendary character whose values ​​such as the cohabitation of technology and nature, tolerance and friendship, perfectly embody those that we defend at Mediawan Kids & Family. This series responds to our strategy of creating a great franchise for young people and families. We look forward to bringing Astroboy back to life through this reboot, and new stories in which all children today will recognize themselves.”

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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future animated series)

Postby jeffbert » 1 month ago

So, this is Japanese / French?
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Re: Astro Boy Reboot (Future animated series)

Postby Shiyonasan » 1 month ago

jeffbert wrote:So, this is Japanese / French?


Correct, though mainly French made.


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