Watch the teaser trailer for the CG-animated Gatchaman filmS

Here's a one-minute teaser from the 2011 movie version of Gatchaman, anime's premiere avian-themed science ninja show from Speed Racer creator Tatsuo Yoshida and famed animation house Tatsunoko Productions. Watch as Ken the Eagle and company take down Galactor's robot.

The Gatchaman movie has been in limbo for while, and Gatchaman producers Imagi Studios — who were also the producers of the less than profitable Astro Boy — has been under financial duress lately. Nonetheless, Imagi has announced that the film is in pre-production and will be released in 3D. Here's how Imagi describes the film:

Imagi Studios' Gatchaman will be a cool superhero movie, set against the backdrop of an alien threat of world domination and the epic battle this ignites. To be brought to the big screen in spectacular stereoscopic 3D, this CG-animated motion picture will deliver a feast for the eyes in exceptional weaponry, distinctive strike vehicles and light-speed action sequences, all played against a dazzling futuristic visualization.

Featuring stealthy ninja-style shadow fighting to grand-scale clashes, this fast-paced sci-fi action-thriller focuses on a lone-wolf maverick youth who, together with a team of teenage superheroes, finds his destiny in defending Earth against the dark forces of Galactor.

Gatchaman is based on the hit 1970s Japanese television series from Tatsunoko Production, known in the West as G-Force or Battle of the Planets. It is presently in pre- production.

You can watch the trailer at the Imagi website.

Watch the teaser trailer for the CG-animated Gatchaman filmS

[Imagi via Anime News Network. Thanks Steve!]