If you’re a fan of The Iron Giant, we have the perfect coffee table book for you.
The Art of The Iron Giant is a 144 page hardcover by Ramin Zahed gives you an in-depth look at the making of the movie. The book features a foreword by director Brad Bird and includes rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Take a peek inside…
The Art Of The Iron Giant: $21.77
INSIGHT EDITIONS Presents
The Art of The Iron Giant
Written by Ramin Zahed
September 20, 2016 / $39.99 / ISBN: 978-1608878888
This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic Warner Bros. film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives.
When the film arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an instant classic. The Iron Giant is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth and a giant robot.
Featuring the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney, Eli Marienthal, and M. Emmet Walsh, The Iron Giant is considered one of the classic animated gems of the era, offering a beautiful mix of hand-drawn and CG animation.
The Art of The Iron Giant takes an in-depth look at the making of this modern classic, featuring interviews with the director and talented members of the creative team who worked tirelessly 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 throughout the process. The book also highlights the development of the two new scenes that were remastered and finished for inclusion into the Signature Edition released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 6, 2016.
The book showcases the brilliant work of Brad Bird and his expert 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.
About the Contributors:
Ramin Zahed is a senior editor at Insight Editions and the former editor in chief of Animation Magazine. A journalist who has covered the film and television industries for over 20 years, his writing has appeared in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the Los
Angeles Times, and Movieline. He is also the author of The Art of Home, The Art of Puss in Boots, The Art of Rise of the Guardians, and The Art of DreamWorks. He lives in Los Angeles.
Brad Bird began work on his first animated short at the age of 11. The film brought him to the attention of Walt Disney Studios, where, at age 14, he was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney’s legendary “Nine Old Men.” Brad’s break as director came with the “Family Dog” episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, which he also wrote and co-produced. Brad co-wrote the screenplay for the live-action feature Batteries Not Included and served as executive consultant on both The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has since written and directed both animated and live-action features: The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), and Tomorrowland (2015). He is currently at work on The Incredibles 2.