Mandi Bierly
August 12, 2009 AT 05:20 PM EDT

The new trailer for Astro Boy — the story of a robot (voiced by Freddie Highmore), programmed with the memories of a brilliant scientist’s lost son, plus some serious superpowers — is pretty sweet. You get that moment of pause when you realize that Dr. Tenma, pictured, is voiced by Nicolas Cage. That jolt of excitement when you see Cora (Kristen Bell) come to the rescue. That giggle that confirms you’re still an eight-year-old when Astro Boy discovers his backside is packin’ (“I got some machine guns… in my butt?”). And the anticipation that, at some point, there will be a tender scene in which Highmore, who reduced you to tears on that bench with Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, will do it again. Also, why isn’t Donald Sutherland in every animated film?

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