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Astro Boy: Retrorocket Excellence

Directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), the brilliant Astro Boy comes to life with modern animation techniques, great voice acting and a story that suits both the original theme and today’s audiences.


Ponyo: Another Miyazaki Masterpiece

Hayao Miyazaki is known for some of the best anime ever made. From his humble beginnings working on animated adaptations of traditional English fictions such as Treasure Island and Puss ‘n Boots to modern genre classics including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, Miyazaki has achieved an almost unparalleled mastery of animation and storytelling.