As if getting a deluxe edition of ‘The Iron Giant’ on Blu-Ray in September weren’t enough, the set will include a new documentary about the making of the underrated classic, called ‘The Giant’s Dream’ which premiered at San Diego ComiCon. The documentary is a touching and heart-breaking look at the animation industry in Hollywood.
‘The Giant’s Dream’ is directed by Anthony Giacchino, who previously directed a making-of doc for ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’. His documentary ‘The Camden 28’ was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Achievement in writing for the screen.
Warner Brothers has released this description of ‘The Giant’s Dream’ documentary:
“The Giant’s Dream” is the dramatic story about a rare moment in movie history that allowed a first-time director to make one of the world’s greatest animated films, “The Iron Giant.” Using stylized animatics, archival footage, original concept art, and revealing interviews, The Giant’s Dreamcharts the incredible ups and downs, industry firsts, and amazing history behind this iconic film, and its rebel director, Brad Bird.”
You can watch a teaser for ‘The Giant’s Dream’ below:
The Blu-Ray will include these features:
- “The Giant’s Dream” documentary NEW!
- “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” trailer
- Theatrical version commentary by Brad Bird
- Additional scenes, including alternate opening
- Mini documentary segments
- Teddy Newton The X Factor
- Duck and Cover sequence
- The Voice of the Giant
- Motion Gallery
- Brad Bird trailer
The “Signature Edition” will be available by itself in a standard release with a suggested price point of $14.99 while the “Ultimate Collectors Edition” which includes a hardcover art book, Mondo art cards, an Iron Giant toy and a personal letter from director Brad Bird, carries a suggested retail price of $74.99.
Both versions of ‘The Iron Giant’ will be available on September 6, 2016.