The Iron Giant
Director: Brad Bird Run Time: 86 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG
Starring: Christopher McDonald, Cloris Leachman, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
When The Iron Giant arrived in theaters in 1999, it was hailed as an “instant classic” by Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, and the world soon learned that 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. Winner of nine Annie Awards, The Iron Giant is the tale of an unlikely friendship between an alien robot from outer space (voiced by Vin Diesel) and a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal). His bedraggled mom (voiced by Jennifer Aniston), a paranoid government agent (voiced by Christopher McDonald), and a sympathetic beatnik (voiced by Harry Connick, Jr.) all conspire to turn Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant into a gigantic, out-of-this-world adventure.