Fanboys and families alike should get ready for 'Astro Boy.' The Japanese anime icon -- apparently he's the Mickey Mouse of Japan -- is getting his first feature-length film. It's not out till Oct. 23, but we recently got a sneak peek. Though we won't speak for the manga-loving crowd, we can (and will!) say that in terms of kid appeal, 'Astro Boy' looks to be ready for his close-up.

You're surely familiar with Astro Boy and his side-spiked 'do, whether from the comic book that originated in 1951, the black-and-white TV show in '63, the reincarnations of the series, in '82 and again in '03 ... or at the very least, from hipster T-shirts or ironically iconic lunchboxes.
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