The Iron Giant Poster

Release Date: August 4th, 1999

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999

PG|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Christopher McDonald, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney

Director: Brad Bird

Genres: Fantasy, Animated, Adventure, Family

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Sacrifice, Investigation, Quest, Mother, Heartwarming, Small town, 1950s, Friendship

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  • Heart and tenderness are rare in cartoon movies. But in an age of frenetic children's fare, the new animated adventure The Iron Giant dares to show a lot of both, and it comes up a winner. show more

  • Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood. show more

  • Director Brad Bird (TV's King of the Hill, The Simpsons), adapting the original children's book by the late British poet laureate Ted Hughes, has created a wonderful character in the huge childlike visitor from space. show more

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