The Iron Giant
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : August 6, 1999 Series: Feature Films: Warner Bros.
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Synopsis

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Awards

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

Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

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.

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 No.: 36640
MPAA Rating: PG
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 Country: United States

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