History Trivia / TheIronGiant

24th Sep '16 7:52:15 AM dsneybuf
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** In early storyboards, the deer died while the Giant tried to pet it, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength and actually squished it instead]]. The writers revised this to hunters shooting the deer, after deeming it implausible that Hogarth's mantra, "It's bad to kill, but it's not bad to die," could relieve the Giant of guilt caused by killing.
9th Sep '16 7:54:09 PM dsneybuf
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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant. Other early casting choices included Creator/JohnTravolta as Dean and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Kent Mansley, whom Brad Bird passed up in favor of less well-known actors.

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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant. Vin Diesel got the role instead due to Brad Bird's amazement with his soft-spoken, but still powerful, performance in the short ''Multi-Facial''.
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Other early casting choices included Creator/JohnTravolta as Dean and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Kent Mansley, whom Brad Bird passed up in favor of less well-known actors.
8th Sep '16 6:52:04 PM dsneybuf
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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant. Other early casting choices included Creator/JohnTravolta as Dean, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Kent Mansley, whom Brad Bird passed up in favor of less well-known actors.

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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant. Other early casting choices included Creator/JohnTravolta as Dean, Dean and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Kent Mansley, whom Brad Bird passed up in favor of less well-known actors.
8th Sep '16 6:51:49 PM dsneybuf
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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Effing Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant.

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** The first choice to voice the giant was Creator/PeterCullen. That's right, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Effing Prime]] would have been the voice of the Iron Giant.Giant. Other early casting choices included Creator/JohnTravolta as Dean, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Kent Mansley, whom Brad Bird passed up in favor of less well-known actors.
19th Jun '16 3:33:19 AM CJO123
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* AcclaimedFlop: Critics and audiences love the film to pieces, but the box office numbers do not reflect this, mostly due to the [[InvisibleAdvertising lack of marketing]] by Warner Bros. The studio later did a 180 and gave it a marketing blitz on home video instead, and the movie's [[VindicatedByHistory gathered a large cult following since then]]. Much of its following also comes from Creator/CartoonNetwork, which used to run the film in annual [[MarathonRunning all-day marathons]] on Thanksgiving.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews and audiences love also loved the film to pieces, movie, but the box office numbers do not reflect this, mostly due to the [[InvisibleAdvertising lack of marketing]] by Warner Bros. The studio later did a 180 and gave it a marketing blitz on home video instead, and the movie's [[VindicatedByHistory gathered a large cult following since then]]. Much of its following also comes from Creator/CartoonNetwork, which used to run the film in annual [[MarathonRunning all-day marathons]] on Thanksgiving.
13th Jun '16 9:18:49 AM twilicorn
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Cartoon Network was rather infamous for their annual 24-hour marathons of this movie in the early 2000s, which led to the movie gaining a cult following. Creator/TheHub quite likes to air it, too. Not to mention the guys who work on the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime other super-popular show]] state it was an influence on the friendship between the Autobots and the humans. Supposedly Cartoon Network's adoration was mandated by Ted Turner himself, who saw the film for an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Cartoon Network was rather infamous for their annual 24-hour marathons of this movie in the early 2000s, which led to the movie gaining a cult following. Creator/TheHub Creator/DiscoveryFamily (the one-time Hub network) quite likes to air it, too. Not to mention the guys who work on the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime other super-popular show]] state it was an influence on the friendship between the Autobots and the humans. Supposedly Cartoon Network's adoration was mandated by Ted Turner himself, who saw the film for an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen.



** There was originally going to be a brief flashback in which the audience would see a few vague details about the Giant's origins, but it was ultimately scrapped. The idea was to have a scene where he dreams about the [[AbsentAliens alien factory]] where he was built (and destroying an alien world with an army of other robots), and to have the dream transmitted electronically to Dean's television for the audience to see. The scene was never fully animated, until 2015. The storyboard animatic can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XM9huSWNU here]], and the finished version as part of the Signature Edition.
** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner about Hogarth's loneliness also remained unfinished, for budget reasons. It did make it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.

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** There was originally going to be a brief flashback in which the audience would see a few vague details about the Giant's origins, but it was ultimately scrapped. The idea was to have a scene where he dreams about the [[AbsentAliens alien factory]] where he was built (and destroying an alien world with an army of other robots), and to have the dream transmitted electronically to Dean's television for the audience to see. The scene was never fully animated, animated until 2015.the Signature Edition happened. The storyboard animatic can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XM9huSWNU here]], and the finished version as part of the Signature Edition.
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** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner about Hogarth's loneliness also remained unfinished, for budget reasons. It did make also made it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.
25th Apr '16 4:22:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice
** [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Dominic Toretto]] is the Giant.
*** [[Creator/VinDiesel He]] later became [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy an space hero]].
** [[Series/{{Friends}} Rachel Green]] is Hogarth's mom.
** [[Film/HappyGilmore Shooter McGavin]] is now a {{Jerkass}} working for the government.
** Is [[Film/HopeFloats Harry Connick Jr playing]] ''himself?'' [[InkSuitActor Yes.]]
** [[Series/{{Frasier}} Martin Crane]] is General Rogard.
** Hardcore Disney animation fans will recognize [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston]] are the railroad workers.
** [[Series/{{TheMaryTylerMooreShow}} Phyllis Lindstrom]] made a cameo as Hogarth's teacher.
6th Oct '15 5:38:46 PM dsneybuf
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** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner also remained unfinished, for budget reasons. It did make it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.

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** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner about Hogarth's loneliness also remained unfinished, for budget reasons. It did make it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.
2nd Oct '15 9:25:16 PM dsneybuf
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Cartoon Network was rather infamous for their annual 24-hour marathons of this movie in the early 2000s, which led to the movie gaining a cult following. Creator/TheHub quite likes to air it, too. Not to mention the guys who work on the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime other super-popular show]] state it was an influence on the friendship between the Autobots and the humans.
** Supposedly the network adoration was mandated by Ted Turner himself, who saw the film for an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Cartoon Network was rather infamous for their annual 24-hour marathons of this movie in the early 2000s, which led to the movie gaining a cult following. Creator/TheHub quite likes to air it, too. Not to mention the guys who work on the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime other super-popular show]] state it was an influence on the friendship between the Autobots and the humans.
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humans. Supposedly the network Cartoon Network's adoration was mandated by Ted Turner himself, who saw the film for an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen.
2nd Oct '15 1:08:50 PM dsneybuf
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** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner also remained unfinished for budget reasons, but made it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.

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** A chat that Annie and Dean share at the diner also remained unfinished unfinished, for budget reasons, but made reasons. It did make it into the Signature Edition, to help flesh out their relationship.
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