Last month we reported that the beautiful Brad Bird animated film ‘The Iron Giant’ was soaring like Superman back to the big screen, 15 years after the 2009 fan-beloved movie first debuted and was sadly ignored by the masses, contributing to the death of traditional 2D cel animation in favor of the currently in favor computer-generated art. The new ‘Signature Edition’ boasting two new scenes will screen in specially selected theaters around the country on Sept. 30 at 7 pm (local time), with encore presentations at 12 noon on Oct. 4. The ‘Signature Edition’ will also be available on BluRay this fall.
‘The Iron Giant’ centers on a young boy Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) who has trouble fitting in, who discovers a mysterious metal behemoth with a child-like intellect (an unknown Vin Diesel), who Hogarth befriends. But when mysterious happenings around their small New England town attract the attention of a Cold War-era US military, true heroes emerge. (And audiences are left bawling like preschoolers at nap time.)
The movie was the first film directed by Brad Bird who later went on to delight audiences with ‘The Incredibles.’ ‘The Iron Giant’ also features the voice talents of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald and John Mahoney. Tim McCanlies wrote the script, based on the book ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes.
Tickets are available for purchase now at the Fathom Events website.
Make sure to bring lots of Kleenex!
The film will also be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Are you planning to see ‘The Iron Giant’ on the big screen where it belongs?