Quite possibly one of the best animated films ever made is making it’s way back to the big screen. Brad Bird’s animated classic – The Iron Giant – returns thanks to Warner Bros. and Fathom Events! When he returns, the big guy will be just a little different. We’re getting an opportunity to see a different version called The Iron Giant: Signature Edition! This new version will be remastered, includes two new scenes and will be available to purchase later this year.
Below is the press release that Warner Bros. has issued:
Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce that the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant” will be re-released this fall, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” It will be released in theaters for a limited engagement through Fathom Events. “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” arrives to theaters for a special event screening on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00PM local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00PM local time.
When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an “instant classic” (Joe Morgenstern,The Wall Street Journal). “Imagine E.T. as a towering metal man, that’s the appeal of this enchanting animated feature” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). And the world soon learned another “giant” had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features.
Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.
The film was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff from a screenplay written by Tim McCanlies. Adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man, “The Iron Giant” was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros.
You’ll have two chances to see him when he returns – once on September 30th and again with an encore on October 4th. Look for tickets and more information on the Fathom Events website for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition for this triumphant return!
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