Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Iron Giant [PG]
Movies | 06/19/2021 | 2:00PM
CDC compliant seating at this event.
Imagine you confront your enemy–a giant, scary robot from outer space–and he becomes your best pal.
A young boy befriends a monster in the heartwarming animated feature The Iron Giant. October 1957. Nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) lives in Rockwell, Maine, a seemingly idyllic town. Hearing stories of a UFO that crashed into the sea, Hogarth, always on the lookout for mutant aliens, finds a huge, metal-eating robot (Vin Diesel) with an insatiable curiosity and equally insatiable appetite. But the extraterrestrial’s presence unleashes a wave of Cold War paranoia that threatens to engulf Rockwell unless Hogarth and his 50-foot friend can stop it. Acclaimed animation director and writer Brad Bird brings his creative talents to the big screen in this unique tale of two heroes. In times like these, you really find out what your friends are made of … sometimes it’s metal if your best buddy’s The Iron Giant. Based on the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Image credits: © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
Did you know?
- Brad Bird personally animated the scene where Hogarth rants to Dean about his problems at a super-fast pace after he gives him Espresso. Because the character is talking and moving about so rapidly, Bird had to actually draw at least some part of every in-between, the frames in an animated film between the keyframes.
- The scene where the Giant’s hand was in the living room, watching a Maypo cereal commercial, was changed in the “Signature Edition” to an ad for the Disneyland attraction, Tomorrowland. Brad Bird had originally wanted the Tomorrowland ad in the movie, as an homage to his mentors, but Disney would not give him clearance to use it. Coincidentally, Bird ended up directing the movie Tomorrowland (2015).
- The last name for Annie and Hogarth, Hughes, is an homage to Ted Hughes, author of the original children’s book upon which the movie is based.
- This film is set in 1957, the same year Brad Bird was born.
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