History Trivia / TheIronGiant

7th Nov '17 9:15:36 AM creader
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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suicide. Bird, in turn, decided that he would change the story for the film to an anti-gun allegory as a way of coping with his sister's murder at gunpoint a decade prior, making the titular Giant "a gun with a soul who didn't want to be a gun."



* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suicide. Bird, in turn, decided that he would change the story for the film to an anti-gun allegory as a way of coping with his sister's murder at gunpoint a decade prior, making the titular Giant "a gun with a soul who didn't want to be a gun."
25th Oct '17 6:53:40 AM themisterfree
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** After Ted Turner saw the film on an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen, he started Cartoon Network's infamous 24-hour marathons during Thanksgiving weekend in the early 2000s, which helped it gain its cult following. The crew for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' even cite this film as an influence on their show's friendship between the Autobots and the humans.

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** After Ted Turner UsefulNotes/TedTurner saw the film on an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen, he started Cartoon Network's infamous 24-hour marathons during Thanksgiving weekend in the early 2000s, which helped it gain its cult following. The crew for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' even cite this film as an influence on their show's friendship between the Autobots and the humans.
7th Oct '17 12:26:27 PM ElSquibbonator
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Even on a relatively small budget of $70 million, it's original theatrical run didn't even make half of it back.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Even on a relatively small budget of $70 million, it's original theatrical run didn't even make half of it back. It would later go on to earn over $100 million in video sales, making it profitable from there.
2nd Oct '17 3:40:40 PM NWolfman
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** Warner Bros. seems to have gone out of it's way to "apologize" for screwing up the film's theatrical run by giving it a huge marketing blitz on home video, funding the new scenes for the signature edition and re-releasing it in theaters sixteen years later, once they discovered how popular it was.

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** Warner Bros. seems to have gone out of it's way to "apologize" for screwing up the film's theatrical run by giving it a huge marketing blitz on home video, funding the new scenes for the signature edition (and allowing a no-holds-barred documentary to be included on the DVD) and re-releasing it in theaters sixteen years later, once they discovered how popular it was.
14th Aug '17 3:14:40 PM rjd1922
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** After Ted Turner saw the film on an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen, he started Cartoon Network's infamous 24-hour marathons during Thanksgiving weekend in the early 2000, which helped it gain it's cult following. The crew for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' even cite this film as an influence on their show's friendship between the Autobots and the humans.

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** After Ted Turner saw the film on an in-flight movie and declared it one of the best films he'd ever seen, he started Cartoon Network's infamous 24-hour marathons during Thanksgiving weekend in the early 2000, 2000s, which helped it gain it's its cult following. The crew for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' even cite this film as an influence on their show's friendship between the Autobots and the humans.
9th Aug '17 11:28:15 AM maximsk
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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suidice. Bird, in turn, decided that he would change the story for the film to an anti-gun allegory as a way of coping with his sister's murder at gunpoint a decade prior, making the titular Giant "a gun with a soul who didn't want to be a gun."

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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suidice.suicide. Bird, in turn, decided that he would change the story for the film to an anti-gun allegory as a way of coping with his sister's murder at gunpoint a decade prior, making the titular Giant "a gun with a soul who didn't want to be a gun."
7th Aug '17 12:33:57 AM NWolfman
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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suidice. Bird connected with this, having been trying to cope with his sister's murder at gunpoint for nearly a decade, and decided to use that as a way to send a positive anti-gun message.

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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with his wife's suidice. Bird connected with this, having been trying Bird, in turn, decided that he would change the story for the film to cope an anti-gun allegory as a way of coping with his sister's murder at gunpoint for nearly a decade, and decided decade prior, making the titular Giant "a gun with a soul who didn't want to use that as be a way to send a positive anti-gun message.gun."
7th Aug '17 12:30:20 AM NWolfman
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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with the death of his wife. Bird connected with this, as he himself had been trying to cope with his sister's murder at gunpoint for nearly a decade, and decided to use that as a way to send a positive anti-gun message.

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* RealitySubtext: After being hired to direct the film, Brad Bird read the original Ted Hughes novel and was surprised to discover that Hughes had written to as a way to cope with the death of his wife. wife's suidice. Bird connected with this, as he himself had having been trying to cope with his sister's murder at gunpoint for nearly a decade, and decided to use that as a way to send a positive anti-gun message.
26th Jul '17 6:57:04 AM SMARTALIENQT
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* WordOfDante: Christopher [=McDonald=] jokingly claimed that Kent's desperate attempts to gain respect from his government superiors by capturing the giant are all in the hope that he'll be able to eventually run for congress.

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* WordOfDante: WordOfStPaul: Christopher [=McDonald=] jokingly claimed that Kent's desperate attempts to gain respect from his government superiors by capturing the giant are all in the hope that he'll be able to eventually run for congress.
26th Jun '17 9:40:19 PM NWolfman
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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's entry for it's [[DisneyAnimatedCanon canon]] that year, ''Disney/Tarzan'', though [[DavidVersusGoliath it was hardly a duel]]: the Disney film had a year's worth of hype, not to mention notoriety out the wazoo, which this scrappy little film made by a tentative subsidiary of Warner Bros. and only saw a few weeks of advertisement couldn't compete with. Ironically, ''Tarzan'' has since faded into a footnote on Disney's history while ''Giant'' is now called one of the greatest animated features ever.[[note]]At the film's wrap party, Brad Bird bragged about how their film finished all it's animation three months before the ''Tarzan'' animators and jokingly called them "pussies."[[/note]]

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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's entry for it's [[DisneyAnimatedCanon canon]] that year, ''Disney/Tarzan'', ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', though [[DavidVersusGoliath it was hardly a duel]]: the Disney film had a year's worth of hype, not to mention notoriety out the wazoo, which this scrappy little film made by a tentative subsidiary of Warner Bros. and only saw a few weeks of advertisement couldn't compete with. Ironically, ''Tarzan'' has since faded into a footnote on Disney's history while ''Giant'' is now called one of the greatest animated features ever.[[note]]At the film's wrap party, Brad Bird bragged about how their film finished all it's animation three months before the ''Tarzan'' animators and jokingly called them "pussies."[[/note]]
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