The Iron Giant

(1999)

In Rockwell, Maine, a local fisherman comes into the diner where Annie Hughes works - with a tall tale about a huge metal man falling into the sea. The only one to pay him much attention is Hogarth, Annie's son, who sets out exploring to find the enormous robot. What he does find is a 50-foot giant with an insatiable appetite for metal and a childlike curiosity about its new world.

Rumors of everything from an alien invasion to a Russian secret weapon bent on destroying Rockwell soon spread through the small town. But it isn't long before the rumors turn into paranoia -- the situation escalates and the possible destruction of Rockwell looms. Hogarth turns to his friend, the Iron Giant, who ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving the town's residents from their own fears and prejudices.

‘Iron Giant’ Re-Release Trailer: Back in Theaters This Fall

‘Iron Giant’ Re-Release Trailer: Back in Theaters This Fall

Just over 16 years after director Brad Bird's directorial debut The Iron Giant hit theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures is teaming with Fathom Events for the theatrical re-release entitled The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. The animated film will be remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes, in a limited engagement through Fathom Events. Fathom Events announced that tickets are available for this special event, while Yahoo! Movies released a new trailer.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition arrives to theaters for a special event screening on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00PM local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00PM local time. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. When "The Iron Giant" arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an "instant classic" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal). And the world soon learned another "giant" had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features.

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