On Saturday, July 31, director Brad Bird introduced his specially selectedsegment of THE IRON GIANT, which was then shown in an exclusive Webcastsneak preview. Fans, who have been following the film during its productionand have been fueling the overwhelming early buzz, proved eager for theexclusive look, prompting Warner Bros. to re-broadcast Bird's introductionand the 10-minute segment on Thursday, August 5 beginning at 5 pm (PST) andcontinuing until midnight (PST) at www.theirongiant.com. Warner is usingMicrosoft's Media Player software for the broadcast, so you will need thisplug-in before viewing the film. THE IRON GIANT opens in Los Angeles andNew York on Wednesday, August 4, and in theaters nationally on August 6.Also, fans in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 7 can meet Brad Bird inperson as Bird will be available to sign autographs, and will also do a Q&Asession about the making of THE IRON GIANT at children's bookstoreStoryopolis. The store is located in Beverly Hills, California at 116 N.Robertson, Plaza A, and the event takes place from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.There will also be Iron Giant-related arts and crafts activities forchildren for which the participation fee is $6.00. For more informationtelephone Storyopolis at (310) 358-2500.