See the Special Event Screening on October 4
Encore to Follow on October 5
TORONTO – August 27, 2015 – Warner Bros. Pictures Canada is proud to announce that the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant” will be re-released this fall, re-mastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 13, “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” arrives in theatres for a special event matinee screening on Sunday, October 4, with an encore evening screening on Monday, October 5, at select Cineplex and Landmark theatres across Canada.
Tickets for “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” can be purchased online or by visiting participating theatre box offices. Theatre locations will be listed at www.Cineplex.com/Events and www.LandmarkCinemas.com.
When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theatres, it was hailed as an “instant classic” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal). “Imagine E.T. as a towering metal man, that’s the appeal of this enchanting animated feature” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). 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.
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 and Harry Connick Jr.
Directed by Brad Bird, “The Iron Giant” was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff, adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man, with the screen story by Bird and the screenplay written by Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird. “The Iron Giant” was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros.
Following the re-release in theatres, a high-definition version of “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” will be available to purchase from digital retailers in the fall of 2015.