The Iron Giant (1999)

USA, 1999
86m
35mm film, Technicolor, 2.35:1
stereo, English

An American animated science fiction film directed by Brad Bird.

Plot Summary

A young boy befriends a giant robot who arrives on Earth from space and tries to protect him from government agents who want to destroy it.

Credits

Crew
Director: Brad Bird
Warner Bros. presents
Executive Producers: Des McAnuff, Pete Townshend
Producer: Allison Abbate
Associate Producer: John Walker
Script: Tim McCanlies
Screen Story: Brad Bird
Book: Ted Hughes
Director of Photography: Steven Wilzbach
Editor: Darren T. Holmes
Music: Michael Kamen
Sound Designer: Randy Thom
Production Designer: Mark Whiting

Cast
Jennifer Aniston (Annie Hughes)
Harry Connick Jr (Dean McCoppin)
Vin Diesel (The Iron Giant)
James Gammon (Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux)
Cloris Leachman (Mrs Tensedge)
Christopher McDonald (Kent Mansley)
John Mahoney (General Rogard)
Eli Marienthal (Hogarth Hughes)
M. Emmet Walsh (Earl Stutz)
Mary Kay Bergman (various voices)
Ollie Johnston (first train engineer)
Frank Thomas (second train engineer)
Jack Angel, Robert D. Bergen, Michael Bird, Devon Borisoff, Rodger
Bumpass, Robert Clotworthy, Jennifer Darling, Zack Eginton, Paul Eiding, Bill Farmer, Charles Howerton, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan, Ryan O’Donohue, Philip Proctor, Patti Tippo, Brian Tochi (additional voices)

Alternative Titles

Aian jaianto – Japan
Anak ha’barzel – Israel
O atsalinos gigantas – Greece
Demir dev – Turkey
Drengen og jern-kæmpen – Denmark
Le géant de fer – Canada (French), France
Ghool-e ahani – Iran
Der Gigant aus dem All – German
O Gigante de Ferro – Brazil, Portugal
El gigante de hierro – Argentina, Mexico, Spain
Il gigante di ferro – Italy
Gutten og jernkjempen – Norway
Gvozdeni dzin – Serbia
De ijzeren reus – Netherlands
Järnjätten – Finland (Swedish), Swedish
Plieninis milzinas – Lithuania
Raudhiiglane – Estonia
Rautajätti – Finland
Siderenios gigantas – Greece (television)
Stalowy gigant – Poland
Szuper haver – Hungary
Zelezni velikan – Slovenia
Zeljezni div – Croatia

The Making of The Iron Giant (2000)
The Pixar Story (2007)

References

Newspapers

  • Metro 17 December 1999 p.17 – review (by James Christopher)