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Warner Bros. to Release The Iron Giant Special Edition DVD
(February 14, 2000) Warner Bros. is putting together a special edition DVD of The Iron Giant that will feature a lot of bonus material, including deleted scenes. One of the deleted scenes gives a few hints as to the giant's origin as seen by Dean, who picks up the giant's dream on his TV. The release date has not yet been announced.

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Animation Artist Obtains Art for The Iron Giant VHS!
(October 26, 1999) Last week Animation Artist gave you a sneak peek at the cover art for The Iron Giant DVD (see October 18 news item below). This week we're giving you a look at the cover art for The Iron Giant VHS, which is drastcially different. Which do you like better? Voice your opinion in Voices in Animation

(Anything Animation forum).

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Animation Artist Obtains Art for The Iron Giant DVD!
(October 18, 1999) Animation Artist Magazine has obtained the art design for the new Iron Giant DVD, coming out later next month. The DVD will be packed with massive behind-the-scenes features, including scenes that were deleted from the movie! Warner Bros. is launching a huge campaign for the DVD/VHS release of the movie. See directly below for new DVD cover artwork.

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Varese Sarabande to Release The Iron Giant Score
(August 12, 1999) Many fans of The Iron Giant, who purchased The Iron Giant soundtrack
, may have been disappointed to discover that only two of Michael Kamen's background scores were on the CD. The good news is that Varese Sarabande is releasing a CD of just Michael Kamen's score of the movie. It will hit music stores on August 24, 1999. The score was recorded in Prague with the Czech Symphony Orchestra and is Michael Kamen's first score for an animated feature. Michael Kamen's non-animated movie scores included Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the Die Hard trilogy, and all the Lethal Weapon movies.

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The Iron Giant Has Weak Opening Weekend
(August 10, 1999) The Iron Giant placed ninth on its opening week at the Box Office, bringing in $5.8 million, which is considered disappointing after the rave reviews the film had received. The opening is weaker than last year's Warner Bros. animated film, Quest for Camelot , which brought in more than $6 million in its opening weekend.

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The Iron Giant Opens!
(August 6, 1999) The Iron Giant has opened in theaters nationwide, facing its first major test on its ability to challenge other animated films (particularly those by Disney). With no other children films opening on Friday and faced with rave reviews, The Iron Giant has a strong momentum heading into its first weekend.

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Sneak Previews of The Iron Giant on August 1, 1999!
(July 30, 1999) This Sunday, August 1, there will be sneak previews of The Iron Giant in many theaters throughout the U.S.. Be sure to check your local theater listings to see if it is playing in your community. If you get the chance to see it, send your review to [email protected]

so that it can be posted here!

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Behind the Scenes Look of The Iron Giant on August 1, 1999!
(July 30, 1999) This Sunday, August 1, Warner Bros. will be airing "The Making of The Iron Giant"on its WB stations throughout the US. Check your local TV listings for the exact time. On the West Coast  most WB stations (like KTLA) are showing it at 7PM PST.

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The Iron Giant to Be Screened on Sunday, July 11!
(July 5, 1999) The Iron Giant is going to be screened this coming Sunday, July 11, at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. This is nearly a month in advance of its release in US theaters. The tickets are being given away at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center (where the convention is being held) beginning at 1PM. The movie will then be shown at the USC Norriss Theater at 5PM. You are required to have a ticket to get in. The address for the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center is 700 West 32nd Street in Los Angeles. Admission to the convention is $5. Animation Artist magazine predicts that these tickets will go very fast, so if you are serious about seeing The Iron Giant, arrive early! If you need more information on the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention, call 818-954-8432.

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The Iron Giant SoundtrackThe Iron Giant Soundtrack Being Released on August 3, 1999
(July 5, 1999) On August 3, Rhino Records will release the soundtrack to The Iron Giant, Warner Bros. newest animated feature. The soundtrack contains two scores by Michael Kamen and includes "flying saucer rock 'n roll. It also includes tracks like Eddie Platt's 1958 hit "Cha-Hua-Hua," The Magnificents' "Let's Do The Cha-Cha," Jimmy Haskell's "Rockin In The Orbit," and Jimmy Lloyd's "I Got a Rocket in My Pocket." Other soundtrack material includes select songs from The Tyrones, Mel Torme, and The Coasters. The two background scores by Michael Kamen are presented by the Czech Symphony Orchestra.

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The Iron Giant to Hit Theaters on August 6, 1999
(July 5, 1999) The Iron Giant will hit theaters throughout the U.S. on Friday, August 6, 1999. It is not yet known how many screens Warner Bros. animated film will open on. At least 10 other films are also scheduled to open on August 6, some in limited release. The last animated film released by Warner Bros. was The King and I. Released in March, 1999, The King and I brought in $11,956,538. Advance word on The Iron Giant is very positive and could result in the movie making quite a bit more than any past Warner Bros. animated effort.


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