Iron Giant News
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.
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
(Anything Animation forum).
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.
Sarabande to Release The Iron Giant Score
(August 12, 1999) Many fans of The Iron Giant, who
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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