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* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office, making only $31.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $48 million ($80 million including prints and advertising), 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 (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out out of '''15''' nominations), nominations (winning '''every''' category it was nominated in), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office, making only $31.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $48 million ($80 million including prints and advertising), 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.


* BoxOfficeBomb: Even on a relatively small budget of $50 million (with another $30 million for prints and advertising), its original theatrical run grossed barely half of that amount. It would later go on to earn over $100 million in video sales, making it profitable from there.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Even on a relatively small budget of $50 $48 million (with another $30 $32 million for prints and advertising), its original theatrical run grossed barely half of that amount. It would later go on to earn over $100 million in video sales, making it profitable from there.


* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office, making only $31.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $48 million ($70 to $80 million including prints and advertising), 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 (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office, making only $31.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $48 million ($70 to $80 ($80 million including prints and advertising), 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.


* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office making only $31.3 million worldwide, 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 (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic), moviegoers loved the film as well (earning an "A" grade from Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office office, making only $31.3 million worldwide, worldwide against a production budget of $48 million ($70 to $80 million including prints and advertising), 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.


** The film was going to be more cartoony with a goofier style as seen in the very early concept art for both [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/515.jpg The Giant]] and [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/521.jpg Hogarth]].

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** The film was going to be have a more cartoony with a goofier style as seen in the very early concept art for both [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/515.jpg The Giant]] and [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/521.jpg Hogarth]].


** Concept art shows that the Giant [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/515.jpg originally looked a lot more goofy]].

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** Concept The film was going to be more cartoony with a goofier style as seen in the very early concept art shows that the Giant for both [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/515.jpg originally looked a lot more goofy]].The Giant]] and [[http://www.ultimateirongiant.com/prodart/521.jpg Hogarth]].


* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic) and moviegoers also loved the film; the film earned an "A" grade from audiences polled by Cinemascore, 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 (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic) and Metacritic), moviegoers also loved the film; the film earned as well (earning an "A" grade from audiences polled by Cinemascore, but Cinemascore), ''and'' it won '''nine''' [[UsefulNotes/AnnieAward Annie Awards]] (out of '''15''' nominations), including Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, the movie flopped at the box office numbers do not reflect this, making only $31.3 million worldwide, 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.


* AcclaimedFlop: Critics gave the film overwhelmingly positive reviews and moviegoers also loved the film; the film earned an "A" grade from audiences polled by Cinemascore, 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 (96% "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85 out of 100 "universal acclaim" on Metacritic) and moviegoers also loved the film; the film earned an "A" grade from audiences polled by Cinemascore, 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.


* RealLife: The coordinates transmitted to the ''Nautilus'' are in Maine. The towns of Milbridge, Cherryfield, Harrington, Addison, and Jonesport are nearby, but the actual spot specified is a wooded area near the Atlantic coast.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: While ''Giant'' was a box office flop in the US that gained a CultClassic status over time, it is ''very'' popular and highly-acclaimed in Japan. One of the ex-presidents of Studio Gainax had this to say about it:
-->"Full of nostalgia to modern Americans. It is like ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' to Japanese."


* DuelingMovies: With Disney's entry for its [[Franchise/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 its animation three months before the ''Tarzan'' animators and jokingly called them "pussies."[[/note]]

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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's entry for its [[Franchise/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, ''The Iron Giant'' won out in the long run, though, for ''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 its animation three months before the ''Tarzan'' animators and jokingly called them "pussies."[[/note]]


** What little advertising that eventually saw the light of day was either vague or [[TrailersAlwaysLie inaccurate]]. One of its only two posters was in the style of a '50s BMovie-style with the tagline "It came from outer space!" while the trailers played it up as a TotallyRadical movie about "The newest face of heavy metal," complete with cheesy thrash metal music. Brad Bird remembers having a panic attack when he went to a multiplex in LA opening weekend and saw no posters or even a lobby card, instead a descheveled cardboard cutout outside its one theater and a ''hand written note'' scotch-tapped to the times, respectively. The screening itself only had an audience of about a dozen.

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** What little advertising that eventually saw the light of day was either vague or [[TrailersAlwaysLie inaccurate]]. One of its only two posters was in the style of a '50s BMovie-style with the tagline "It came from outer space!" while the trailers played it up as a TotallyRadical movie about "The newest face of heavy metal," complete with cheesy thrash metal music. Brad Bird remembers having a panic attack when he went to a multiplex in LA opening weekend and had a panic attack when he saw no posters or even a lobby card, instead only a descheveled disheveled cardboard cutout outside its one theater and a ''hand written note'' scotch-tapped to the times, respectively. The screening itself only had an audience of about a dozen.


* ActorSharedBackground: Just like his character Shannon Rogard, the late Creator/JohnMahoney served in the U.S. Army.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Just like his character Shannon Rogard, the late Creator/JohnMahoney John Mahoney served in the U.S. Army.


"Two simple answers:
1) On its original release, the film was a financial flop.
2) There’s no need. The first one tells the story I set out to tell. Some stories actually end with THE END."

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"Two -->"Two simple answers:
1) -->1) On its original release, the film was a financial flop.
2) -->2) There’s no need. The first one tells the story I set out to tell. Some stories actually end with THE END."

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