Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Iron Giant 10th Anniversary Reunion

Iron Giant passed over almost everyone's radar when it was released 10 years ago. Like most people, I caught up with the film on DVD. It immediately became one of my favorite animated movies. It was E.T. with a giant robot!

For the 10th Anniversary, the old crew got back together on the Warner Bros. lot for a two and a half hour long retrospective on the film. I couldn't pass up the chance to sit in the audience.

Here, Brad Bird talks about pitching the concept of the Iron Giant to the studio.

Here Jeff Lynch (Head of Story) talks about Ray Gunn, the project that was in development before Giant and never got off the ground.

Shane Prigmore and Eddie Rosas were fresh out of art school when they started work as animators on the film. Here Shane talks about finishing his first scene. The first few seconds are a little muffled....

Everyone who worked on the film was invited on stage at the end of the presentation.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009