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 (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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We’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle at Comic-Con, and last night we made sure to stop by the Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys booth in the middle of the show floor to find out about the latest goodies the high-end collectible creators were showing off on the convention floor. We were not disappointed with the line-up of new stuff coming down the road, which includes a whole new DeLorean time machine for Back to the Future Part II, a new collection for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a heroic statue for The Iron Giant, the most accurate Darth Vader bust created by Sideshow to date and much more.
Check out all of the Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys Comic-Con 2016 goods after the jump. Read More »
Forget about the disappointing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – a 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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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 »
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Mondo has just unveiled a new batch of Christmas appropriate Gremlins gear, including cardigan and scarf to go with the previously released sweater. And even though it doesn’t fit with the holiday season, they’ve also released an Iron Giant sweater that looks pretty cozy. Read More »
This past week, The Iron Giant returned to theaters with the Signature Edition, and the animated favorite from Warner Bros. is quite gorgeous on the big screen. If you missed it, you’ve got one more chance to see it in theaters this weekend on October 4th, so check your local theater listings to find out when and where you can catch it.
But if you’re just waiting for the The Iron Giant: Signature Edition to hit Blu-Ray and DVD, and you’re looking for some other cool stuff to show your love for the 1999 cult favorite, we have goods news. Two new Iron Giant posters are going on sale today from Brad Bird himself and Jeff Granito. One you’ve seen, but the other is brand new. Read More »
With The Iron Giant: Signature Edition returning to theaters soon, director Brad Bird has been making the rounds talking about the 1999 animated favorite that found a much bigger audience in the years since the film hit theaters the first time. And he has some hopeful, good news for fans of hand-drawn animation.
While the director has been busy in computer animation with films like The Incredibles (and a forthcoming sequel) and Ratatouille, and his live-action features Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland, he hopes to direct a new hand-drawn animation feature sometime down the road. In addition, he wishes that hand-drawn animation would be used to its full potential, perhaps even venturing into the horror genre.
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Just last week brought the trailer for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, a new Blu-Ray release of the 1999 animated film from The Incredibles director Brad Bird, which will also be hitting theaters for a couple days this fall. And if one of the film’s stars is to be believed, this re-release of the movie might be a way of testing the waters for a forthcoming sequel.
For those who don’t know, Vin Diesel was the voice of the titular giant robot who crash lands on Earth and befriends a young boy, making for quite the charming and unique update of the familiar E.T. The Extra Terrestrial tale. And Diesel recently took to his Facebook page to post the Signature Edition trailer, and he teased that Warner Bros. might be on the verge of making The Iron Giant 2 happen. Read More »