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‘The Iron Giant’ is Flying Back Into Theaters

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Director Brad Bird’s 1999 animated classic “The Iron Giant” will return to theaters this fall for a very limited engagement.

In what’s dubbed “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition,” the sci-fi comedy-drama will be remastered and “enhanced” with two new seasons. It will be released through Fathom Events on Sept. 30, with an encore in select markets on Oct. 4. Locations and the ticket on-sale date will be announced in August at

Set in 1957, the Warner Bros. adaptation of Ted Hughes’ novel centers on a young boy named Hogarth Hughes who discovers a giant robot that fell from space. With the help of a beatnik artist, Hogarth must stop a federal agent and the U.S. military from finding and destroying the Iron Giant.

The movie’s voice cast included Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., John Mahoney and a then little-known Vin Diesel.

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  • Jared Prophet

    This needs a Blu Ray release. Also a sequel.

  • jrau18

    Hopefully this is a sign that there will be a blu-ray. That’d be great.


    Couldn’t agree more on both points.

  • Dean_Winchester

    Someone needs to Kickstart a sequel. I’d donate $100 today. This is easily the most underrated animated feature film of all time. My Son has been asking me monthly for several years when Iron Giant 2 is coming out.

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  • GC001

    They DO have a Blu ray coming…
    It was just announced. I think Brad Bird tweeted about it. Sometime later in the fall after the film’s limited theatrical engagement.

  • JIM

    enhanced with two new seasons? Explain please!

  • ewa

    Scenes… not seasons. There’s an error in this article.

  • Nicole8745