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The Iron Giant

86 min
Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi
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Brad Bird
21 wins & 16 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-08-06
Budget: $48,000,000
Opening Weekend: $5,732,614 (USA) (8 August 1999)
Gross: $23,159,305 (USA) (21 November 1999)
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
The Iron Giant
Harry Connick Jr.
Dean McCoppin
Vin Diesel
The Iron Giant
James Gammon
Foreman Marv Loach
Cloris Leachman
Mrs. Tensedge (voice)
Christopher McDonald
Kent Mansley
John Mahoney
General Rogard
Eli Marienthal
Hogarth Hughes
M. Emmet Walsh
Earl Stutz
Jack Angel
Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Bergen
Additional Voices (as Robert Bergen)
Mary Kay Bergman
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Bird
Additional Voices (voice)
Devon Cole Borisoff
Additional Voices (voice) (as Devon Borisoff)
Rodger Bumpass
Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Clotworthy
Additional Voices (voice)
Jennifer Darling
Additional Voices (voice)
Zack Eginton
Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Eiding
Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Farmer
Additional Voices (voice)
Charles Howerton
Additional Voices (voice)
Ollie Johnston
Additional Voices (voice)
Sherry Lynn
Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan
Additional Voices (voice) (as Mickie T. Mc Gowan)
Ryan O'Donohue
Additional Voices (voice)
Phil Proctor
Additional Voices (voice)
Frank Thomas
Additional Voices (voice)
Patti Tippo
Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Tochi
Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Hubley
Marky Maypo (archive sound) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Was originally meant to be a musical. Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff developed it as a stage musical, using songs from Pete Townshend's concept album "The Iron Man" (much like the stage version of The Who's Tommy (1975)). Des McAnuff decided it would work better as an animated feature and pitched it to Warner Bros.
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As Hogarth arms himself to find the "invaders from Mars," a Bugs Bunny figure can be seen inside his toy chest.
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In order to better blend the computer-generated Giant into the traditionally animated film, technicians came up with a program that gave the Giant's lines a slight "wobble", in order to match the natural line imperfections found in hand-drawn animation.
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When Hogarth first meets Dean in the Diner, the newspaper ad is "Moon Explorer". When Hogarth pulls the paper down the ad has changed to "First Lady".
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When Annie's pickup is stopped by the soldiers, Dean says they need to get Hogarth to a hospital. At this point, Hogarth is still in the pickup. In the next shot, barely a few seconds later, he is already halfway down the street. Considering the speed he was running, he could not have got that far down the street in that amount of time.
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A scene midway through the movie reveals a sign on the side of Dean's tow truck that reads "McCoppin Scrap". The end credits offer us an alternate spelling: Dean McCoppen.
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Kent Mansley: You know, Hogarth, we live in a strange and wondrous time: the Atomic Age. But there's a dark side to progress, Hogarth. Ever hear of Sputnik?
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Hogarth Hughes: [seeing the shot deer] It's dead.
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The Iron Giant: [as a nuclear missile is headed for Rockwell] I fix.
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Are there other Iron Giants besides the one featured in the movie?
Yes, in a deleted story board scene hints that the Iron Giant isn't the only one of its kind. When the Giant starts to sleep, his "dream" is transmitted to Dean's TV which shows brief footage of other Iron Giants.
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Photos from cast
Jennifer Aniston