The Iron Giant
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : August 6, 1999 Series: Feature Films : Warner Brothers
  1. General Info

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Synopsis

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Credits

Director

Brad Bird

Animator

Richard Baneham
Jae H. Kim
Adam Burke
Holger Leihe
Jennifer Cardon-Klein
Lane Lueras
Mike Chavez
Craig Maras
Ricardo Curtis
Roy Meurin
Ruth Daly
Randy Myers
Melina Sydney Padua
Marcelo De Moura
Jeff Etter
Scott T. Petersen
Lauren Faust
Andrew L. "Andy" Schmidt
Ralph Fernan
Sean Springer
Steve Garcia
Mike Swofford
Lennie K. Graves
Derek Thompson
Russell Hall
Craig Valde
Adam Henry
Jim Van Der Keyl
Ken Hettig
Roger Vizard
Kevin Johnson
Alexander "Alex" Williams
Ben Jones
Ernest Keen
Mark A. Williams
Johnny Williamson
Brad Bird

Voices

Jennifer Aniston
Harry Connick Jr.
Vin Diesel
James Gammon
Cloris Leachman
Christopher McDonald
John Mahoney
Eli Marienthal
M. Emmet Walsh
Jack Angel
Bob Bergen
Frank Thomas
Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.

Producer

Allison Abbate
Des McAnuff

Executive Producer

Pete Townshend

Art Direction

Alan Bodner

Production Design

Mark Whiting

Associate Producer

John Walker (II)

Supervising Animator

Richard Bazley
Steve Markowski
Bob Davies
Mike Nguyen
Stephan Franck
Wendy Perdue
Tony Fucile
Christopher "Chris" Sauve
Greg Manwaring
Dean Wellins

Story Supervision

Jeffrey Lynch

Screenplay

Brad Bird
Tim McCanlies

Original Music

Michael Kamen

Editor

Darren T. Holmes

Storyboard Artist

Dean Wellins
Viki Anderson
Mark Andrews
Steve Markowski
Kevin O'Brien
Piet Kroon
Fergal Reilly

Additional Storyboards

Teddy Newton
Moroni
Stephen G. Lumley
Ron Hughart
Harry Sabin
Brian Kindregan

Layout Supervisor

William Frake III

Background Supervisor

Dennis Venizelos

Casting

Marci Liroff

Head of Animation

Tony Fucile

Distributor(s)

Warner Brothers

Awards

Won the 2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for Best Feature Film
Nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Home Video Release
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production (Awarded to Mark Andrews)
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Awarded to Brad Bird)
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Awarded to Eli Marienthal for playing Hogarth Hughes )
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature
Won the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Awarded to Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird)
Nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation
Nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation
Nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Nominated for the Chlotrudis Awards for Best Movie
Nominated for the Chlotrudis Awards for Best Screenplay
Won the 2000 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) for Best Animated Film
Won the 2000 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Animation
Won the 2000 Genesis Award for Feature Film - Animated
Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

Inside Jokes

The 2 trainmen, Frank and Ollie, are named after and caricatures of (as well as voiced by) Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Animation writer Earl Kress said that "Frank and Ollie are also life-long train enthusiasts and have extensive scale model railroads in their backyards like Walt Disney used to have."

Trivia

Based on the book "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes.
In addition, the last name for Annie and Hogarth ("Hughes"), is an homage to the author.
Peter Cullen, Sean Connery, Frank Welker, and James Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of the Iron Giant before it went over to Vin Diesel.
First 2D animated feature film to have a major character, the title character, fully computer-generated.
The film originally meant to be a musical and before that, Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff developed it as a stage musical, using songs from Pete Townshend's concept album "The Iron Man" (which was also based on Ted Hughes book of the same name). Des McAnuff decided it would work better as an animated film and pitched it to Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. originally wanted John Travolta as the voice of Dean and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the voice of Kent Mansley.

Video Information

VHS

United States

The Iron Giant

DVD

United States

The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant Special Edition
The Iron Giant Signature Edition

BluRay Disc

United States

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Australia

The Iron Giant - Signature Edition

Technical Specifications

MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA No.: 36640
Animation Type: Combined Standard Animation and Computer Animation (CGI)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Original Language: English
Original Countrie: United States

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      Brad Bird: Director
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      Brad Bird: Screenplay
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      John Walker (II): Associate Producer
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      Alan Bodner: Art Direction
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      Mark Whiting: Production Design
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      Jeffrey Lynch: Story Supervision
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      Dean Wellins: Storyboard Artist
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      Viki Anderson: Storyboard Artist
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      Mark Andrews: Storyboard Artist
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      Steve Markowski: Storyboard Artist
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      Kevin O'Brien: Storyboard Artist
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      Piet Kroon: Storyboard Artist
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      Fergal Reilly: Storyboard Artist
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      Richard Bazley: Supervising Animator
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      Steve Markowski: Supervising Animator
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      Bob Davies: Supervising Animator
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      Mike Nguyen: Supervising Animator
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      Stephan Franck: Supervising Animator
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      Wendy Perdue: Supervising Animator
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      Tony Fucile: Supervising Animator
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      Christopher "Chris" Sauve: Supervising Animator
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      Greg Manwaring: Supervising Animator
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      Dean Wellins: Supervising Animator
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      Tony Fucile: Head of Animation
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      Teddy Newton: Additional Storyboards
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      Moroni : Additional Storyboards
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      Stephen G. Lumley: Additional Storyboards
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      Ron Hughart: Additional Storyboards
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      Harry Sabin: Additional Storyboards
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      Brian Kindregan: Additional Storyboards
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      Allison Abbate: Producer
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      Des McAnuff: Producer
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      Tim McCanlies: Screenplay
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      Pete Townshend: Executive Producer
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      Michael Kamen: Original Music
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      William Frake III: Layout Supervisor
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      Dennis Venizelos: Background Supervisor
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      Richard Baneham: Animator
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      Jae H. Kim: Animator
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      Adam Burke: Animator
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      Holger Leihe: Animator
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      Jennifer Cardon-Klein: Animator
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      Lane Lueras: Animator
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      Mike Chavez: Animator
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      Craig Maras: Animator
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      Ricardo Curtis: Animator
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      Roy Meurin: Animator
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      Ruth Daly: Animator
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      Randy Myers: Animator
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      Melina Sydney Padua: Animator
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      Marcelo De Moura: Animator
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      Jeff Etter: Animator
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      Scott T. Petersen: Animator
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      Lauren Faust: Animator
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      Andrew L. "Andy" Schmidt: Animator
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      Ralph Fernan: Animator
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      Sean Springer: Animator
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      Steve Garcia: Animator
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      Mike Swofford: Animator
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      Lennie K. Graves: Animator
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      Derek Thompson: Animator
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      Russell Hall: Animator
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      Craig Valde: Animator
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      Adam Henry: Animator
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      Jim Van Der Keyl: Animator
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      Ken Hettig: Animator
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      Roger Vizard: Animator
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      Kevin Johnson: Animator
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      Alexander "Alex" Williams: Animator
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      Ben Jones: Animator
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      Ernest Keen: Animator
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      Mark A. Williams: Animator
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      Johnny Williamson: Animator
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      Jennifer Aniston: Voices
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      Harry Connick Jr.: Voices
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      Vin Diesel: Voices
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      James Gammon: Voices
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      Cloris Leachman: Voices
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      Christopher McDonald: Voices
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      John Mahoney: Voices
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      Eli Marienthal: Voices
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      M. Emmet Walsh: Voices
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      Jack Angel: Voices
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      Bob Bergen: Voices
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      Frank Thomas: Voices
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      Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.: Voices
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      Brad Bird: Animator
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      Darren T. Holmes: Editor
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      Marci Liroff: Casting
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