The Art of the Iron Giant

The Art of the Iron Giant

by Ramin Zahed


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This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives.

In director Brad Bird’s beloved and critically acclaimed 1999 movie The Iron Giant, an inquisitive young boy named Hogarth Hughes forms a powerful friendship with a robot visitor from outer space. Set in the days of the Cold War, the film follows the adventures of Hogarth and the Iron Giant as they try to escape a town’s hysteria, a shady government agent, and the US military.

Featuring the voices of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, and Eli Marienthal, The Iron Giant is considered one of the classic animated gems of the era, offering a beautiful mix of hand-drawn and CG animation. In celebration of the timeless legacy of the film, Warner Bros. released a special remastered Signature Edition featuring two new scenes.

The Art of The Iron Giant takes an in-depth look at the making of this modern classic, featuring interviews with the director and the talented members of the creative team who worked endless hours to bring their vision to the big screen. Including never-before-seen images, concept art, backgrounds, and storyboards, this deluxe volume provides fascinating insight into the creative process, in addition to offering a sneak peek at some of the alternative images and plotlines the filmmakers considered before coming up with the final version of the movie. Showcasing the brilliant work of Brad Bird and his tireless team of masterful artists, The Art of The Iron Giant is a must-have companion to the movie and a wonderful testament to the enduring magic of this animated classic.

THE IRON GIANT and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608878888
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 529,681
Product dimensions: 11.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ramin Zahed is the editor in chief of Animation Magazine. A journalist who has covered the film and television industries for over twenty years, his writing has appeared in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, and Movieline. He lives in Los Angeles.

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SantaFlash More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that The Iron Giant movie holds a special place with my family. So I was delighted to find a book on the art of the movie. Not only that, but it tells the story of how the movie came to be. It also gives a little insight into the animation itself. I knew it was hand-drawn animation, but wasn't aware that the Iron Giant himself was actually computer animated. This brilliant team figured out a way to make him look like hand drawn animation to match and fit seamlessly with the rest of the movie. I'd always wondered about the influences of the story and wasn't disappointed when reading the inspirations behind it all. I don't want to give too much away. I'll just say that the layout, the story, everything was well thought out and a nice tribute to an excellent film. If you're a fan of The Iron Giant, or just animation in general, you'll enjoy this read as well as the beautiful artwork, sketches and concept designs. All in all its a great book to gift for Christmas, Birthdays or any time of the year.