Image Entertainment is releasing Warner Bros.' THE IRON GIANT, the
critically acclaimed film directed by Brad Bird, on laser disc on December
7, 1999. The laser disc will be letterboxed at 1.85:1 (the film was about
2.35:1), and retail for US$29.98. There will not be any extras. Laser discs
sell out quickly these days, and are less likely than ever to be
re-pressed, so you may want to pre-order this one. THE IRON GIANT, based on
a children's book by Ted Hughes, is about a boy who befriends an alien
robot in 1950s America.
Read Brad Bird's article "Director and After Effects: Storyboarding
Innovations on THE IRON GIANT"
in the November 1998 issue of Animation
You can also read an interview with acclaimed director Brad Bird, "Lean,
Mean Fighting Machine: How Brad Bird Made The Iron Giant,"
written by Bob
Miller in the August issue of Animation World Magazine.