Production Company: Steamboy Committee / Studio 4C / Studio VAP
Studio: Toho Films / Sony / Columbia / TriStar Pictures
Cast: Voices talents of: Robin Atkin Downes as David (English version), Kiyoshi Kodama as Robert Stephenson, Manami Konishi as Scarlett, David S. Lee as Jason, Alfred Molina as Eddie Steam (English version), Katsuo Nakamura as Loyd Steam (Ray’s Grand Father), Anna Paquin as Ray Steam (English version), Ikki Sawamura as David, Patrick Stewart as Lord Steam (English version), Anne Suzuki as Ray Steam, Susumu Terajima as Freddie and Masane Tsukayama as Eddy Steam (Ray’s Father)
Crew: Katsuhiro Otomo (co-writer and director); Sadayuki Murai (co-writer); Shinji Komori and Hideyuki Tomioka (producer); Shigeru Watanabe (executive producer)
A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. The lush Victorian interiors and the elegance of the era’s mechanical design allows Otomo to create dazzling visual backgrounds and machines for this film. With more than 180,000 drawing and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is sure to be one of the most elaborate animated features of 2004.
Film Fetish trivia:
Steamboy used 180,000 individual drawings.
A total of eight years was spent on the making of Steamboy.
From the director of Akira…
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Release Dates: JULY 2004 (JAPAN) / MARCH 18, 2005 (USA)
Genre: ANIMATION / FAMILY / ACTION / ADVENTURE