If you're in China and an Astroboy fan... Well, Good News for you!

Astroboy flight in China not barred.

If you happen to be residing in Mainland China and happens to be a fan of semi-naked little boy robots(hmmm... that didn't sound well), there's good news from you as stated by this article from SHH:


Imagi International Holdings, a leading producer of CG-animated feature films with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that it had secured mainland China co-production status for its film Astro Boy.

China's Film Bureau, which acts as the gatekeeper for foreign films seeking distribution in China, has awarded Astro Boy co-production status. The Film Bureau typically "blacks out" release windows around major national holidays. These windows are reserved for domestic and co-produced films.

"Co-production status means 'Astro Boy' can be released on the mainland in October, something foreign films are not permitted to do," said Chiong Kit Phoon, executive deputy chairman of Imagi. "Not only does co-production mean we get access to release windows not available to foreign films, we also receive a higher percentage of box office receipts."

Astro Boy will be released in mainland China on October 23, the same date Imagi's distribution partner, Summit Entertainment, is releasing the film internationally. "We are happy that audiences in China will be able to watch 'Astro Boy' at the same time as audiences around the world, especially since the People's Republic of China will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in October," said Phoon.

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I just have a passing familiarity with Astroboy, but the CG does look nice. I'll watch this come opening night(though not in China I supposed).

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