The Iron Giant tells the tale of a 9-year-old boy Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Naturally, the US govt don’t see it that way and want to blow him up. Their agent, Kent Mansley (Christopher McDonald), arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It’s up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin’s (Harry Connick Jr) place in the junkyard.
The film is directed by Brad Bird (Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, The Incredibles) and also features the vocal talents of Jennifer Aniston, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, M Emmet Walsh and Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant, and the brilliantly-named (and obviously fake) Rodger Bumpass.
I wasn’t into The Iron Giant this first time it came out, but now the extended Signature Edition is getting a limited cinema release from October 5th in the US, but there’s no UK date yet. I definitely want to see this as it looks different from the usual animated fare. Note that the film is shot in 2.35:1 but this trailer is in 16:9, and you can see the panning and scanning. I hate that. Why didn’t they make a 2.35:1 trailer?
Presumably, The Iron Giant will be out on Blu-ray and DVD in time for Christmas.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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