Astro Boy Fans Meet Talent Behind Show & Celebrate Ongoing Legacy Of Beloved Character

by Jay Cochran
June 23, 2004

Producer, Writer and Voice Talent from Popular Astro Boy Series Celebrate Launch of
Bandai America’s Toy Line and Success of Show

What: To celebrate the success of Sony Pictures Television anime series Astro Boy, and the launch of the new toyline from Bandai America, creative heavyweights from both companies are gathering to examine the history of the Astro Boy phenomenon with a look at the character’s origins and his most recent incarnation. Producing, writing and voice talent will be on hand to answer questions, sign autographs, and join in the festivities. Additionally, representatives from Bandai America will unveil the new toyline, Sega will showcase its upcoming Astro Boy videogame, and Astro himself will pose for pictures. Astro Boy airs Saturdays at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

Who: Interview opportunities include:
 Joe D’Ambrosia – Executive Producer of Astro Boy
 Marc Handler – Writer/Story Editor for Astro Boy
 Candi Milo – Voice of Astro on show
 Lori Moreno – Senior Marketing Manager for Bandai America

Where: Metreon – A Sony Entertainment Center
Level 101 Fourth St. (at Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94103

When: Saturday, June 26, 2004

12:00 pm Screening of original black and white Astro Boy cartoon, followed by screening of never-before-seen episode from new Astro Boy series

1:00 pm Panel discussion and Q&A with talent behind the new Astro Boy series

1:40 pm Unveiling of Bandai America’s Astro Boy toyline at Bandai Shop/Talent autographs

© 2004 Tezuka Productions/Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. ASTRO BOY character and related indicia: TM & © 2004 Tezuka Productions. All rights reserved. Distributed by Sony Pictures Television.


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