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Astro Boy and The Iron Giant by ninjatron Astro Boy and The Iron Giant by ninjatron
Digital painting of this epic crossover done for The Iron Giant Project: [link]

Apparently this was hanging up at The Labyrinth in Toronto [link] but I didn't get down there to see it.

The Iron Giant is one of my all time favorite movies. When the opportunity came along to do a piece of artwork to celebrate the film and have it showcased, I had to do something. Of course I left it to the last minute so it's not as good as it could be. Colors turned out more purple than I intended due to monitor calibration.

The idea here is to present the Iron Giant in his rightful place among the great robots of pop culture by having him meet Astro Boy. You just know that they would be great friends. I wanted to include Mazinger Z and Optimus Prime too, but ran out of time.

I guess it works well having Astro there since his own animated movie is likely to go down the same historical path as a low box office cult classic that the Iron Giant did.

Hey, if you're a fan, check out AstroBoy World![link]
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ArtKing3000 Feb 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, it has both my favorite robots from movies
januschb Jan 24, 2014  New member
I LOVE THIS!!!! :)
It's two of my favorite robots in one picture!  Awesome! La la la la 
RECNEPSRC Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
D'aw! Cute!
This is so adorable! :D Such an excellent crossover and yeah, they would be best friends!
EmmetEarwax Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In re the AstroBoy World link:
The sketch on the home page reminded me of an early Osamu Tekui work: the New Treasure Island.
My life is more complex than those of toons: on a given day, on ANY given day, I can't just drive off to a dock, board a ship, sail to an island, get left on the island, and become a Tarzan or Crusoe. I have projects, responsibilties, medical treatments (I am 67)...
EmmetEarwax Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AstroBoy was built to walk among men as a man, BUT immune to the dangers that killed his human original.

Iron Giant was built to be a dreadnaught, a battlebot, an engine of power ...

AstroBoy and Casper teamed up in my fan-fic THE THIRD LIFE-FORM. It's at the peak of my writing career, and I've burned out finally. No sign of recovery and my last book was a struggle ...
YAHOOANIME Jan 5, 2013  Student Artist
clovercarmen5 Nov 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
its a thing to die for.. i wanna see this crossover in a movie
Did you know that The Iron Giant took place in 1957, only four years after Astro Boy was created?

The Iron Giant got great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes but did awful at the box office (seriously, it didn't even come close to making back half of its budget).
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