Brad Bird Commentary

Brad Bird is one of the best filmmakers working in animation today. He doesn’t have an endless list of films in his career, but quantity doesn’t necessarily equal quality, and when you know that the few films he has directed are The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, then you know why he’s such a respected talent.

For anyone looking for a little more insight into Brad Bird’s creative process, editor Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. has put together a little video essay of sorts featuring explanatory voiceover on top of clips from the director’s movies. Watch and listen to the Brad Bird commentary on animation after the jump. Read More »

Sideshow Collectibles The iron Giant Maquette

This year didn’t mark a special anniversary for The Iron Giant, the animated film from director Brad Bird which hit theaters in 1999, but the movie did finally hit Blu-ray for the first time, finally giving fans the HD version of the movie they’ve wanted for years.

Now another treat for fans of The Iron Giant comes from Sideshow Collectibles in the form of a gorgeous maquette that stands over two feet tall. Check out some photos of the maquette after the jump, and find out how much money it will rip out of your wallet. Read More »

the incredibles 2 update

Hopefully, you didn’t see that headline and rush to read this article hoping for any kind of solid information about the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles, which remains one of the best superhero movies ever made. After all, The Incredibles 2 is still three years away from its June 21, 2019 release date and while director Brad Bird does a fine job of occasionally reminding us that this movie exists, he’s not going to tell anyone anything. However, he will briefly touch on a “new direction” for the next adventure of the Parr family and hey, that’s something.

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The Giant's Dream Teaser Trailer

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. This documentary is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process; a real must see. You can get your first look at the new documentary in a new teaser trailer released by the filmmaker.

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Brad Bird's video game rant

Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) came to San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 for a preview of The Giant’s Dream: The Making Of The Iron Giant, which will be included on the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film this fall. The documentary by Anthony Giacchino is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process, a must see. While the presentation wasn’t in one of Comic Con’s big halls, Bird joked that more people saw this documentary today at this Comic-Con screening than saw The Iron Giant on its original theatrical release.

After screening the documentary, Bird took questions from the audience. The most interesting answer came as someone asked Bird for some filmmaking advice and the Pixar filmmaker advised that aspiring filmmakers should be weary about not being influenced by the wrong aspects of video games. Hit the jump to read Brad Bird’s video game rant.

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the iron giant blu-ray

Forget about the disappointing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicea proper Superman movie is finally ready to make its Blu-ray debut later this year. Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant is officially getting a proper home video release and it looks like it may have been worth the wait. Fans of Blu-ray box sets with ostentatious packaging and tons of bonus features, rejoice! There is no 2016 release as exciting as this.

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Art of the Iron Giant Book

Even though it wasn’t a big hit back in 1999, the animated adventure The Iron Giant has become a favorite among cinephiles. Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Tomorrowland) directed the sci-fi family film, proving that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with in the animation world, and now we can finally get a closer look at how the film was made.

The Art of The Iron Giant book is coming to shelves this August, and you can get a sneak preview of some of the fantastic images that were created during the development of the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Read More »

Michael Giacchino Incredibles 2

Brad Bird has made it official, and tweeted out a video showing his long time collaborator Michael Giacchino signing the contract to return to score The Incredibles 2. Hit the jump to see that video.

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Joe Dunn Tomorrowland header

Cyclops Print Works will be releasing a new screen printed poster today by artist Joe Dunn for Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. I know a lot of you weren’t fans of Tomorrowland, but as a Disneyland fanatic I really enjoyed much of the first half of the film. And this poster is stunning, and filled with a ton of Disneyland Easter eggs – can you spot them?

Hit the jump to see the full Joe Dunn Tomorrowland print in full, and learn how you can get it.
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Set for 2019

Incredibles 2

Today is turning out to be a great day for people who love superheroes, be they live-action or animated. Hot on the heels of Marvel’s Phase Three and Phase Four announcements, Disney has just confirmed a 2019 bow for The Incredibles 2. More about the Incredibles 2 release date after the jump.  Read More »