The Iron Giant


Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am! Presented by the Pima County Public Library and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Remastered and enhanced with additional scenes not originally shown in theatres, this modern animated classic from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) is a dazzling fable guaranteed to enchant a whole new generation of audiences. Adapted from British poet laureate Ted Hughes’ 1968 children’s book, The Iron Man, Bird’s marvelous directorial debut tells the story of a young boy who befriends a giant robot from outer space.

“Remarkably unassuming, genuinely playful and superbly executed, The Iron Giant towers over the cartoon landscape.” – J. Hoberman, Village Voice

In a small American town at the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, a huge extraterrestrial robot with an appetite for cars, railroad tracks and TV antennas crash lands near the home of nine year-old Hogarth. Befriending the enormous visitor, Hogarth, with the help of the local scrap yard beatnik (voiced by Harry Connick, Jr.) desperately tries to keep his new pal’s existence a secret from both his mother (voiced by Jennifer Aniston) and a paranoid government agent out to destroy what he doesn’t understand.   Funny, moving and genuinely magical, The Iron Giant is a stellar piece of family entertainment, filled with fun and excitement for kids and fascinating subtext for adults. (Dir. by Brad Bird, 1999, USA, 88 mins., Rated PG)