The Iron Giant gets a re-release in theaters
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced today that the fan-favorite animated action adventure The Iron Giant will be re-released this fall, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. It will be released in theaters for a limited engagement through Fathom Events 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 ticket on-sale date and theater locations for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will be announced this August online at FathomEvents.com.
Winner of nine Annie Awards, The Iron Giant is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald and John Mahoney.
The feature directorial debut of Brad Bird, the film was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff from a screenplay written by Tim McCanlies. Adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, “The Iron Man,” The Iron Giant was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros.
Following the re-release of the film in theaters, a high-definition version of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will be available to purchase from digital retailers in the fall of 2015.