The Iron Giant


Friday 16th August 2pm Godalming Borough Hall

Runtime: 117m

Certificate: U

Year: 1999

Synopsis: In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Director: Brad Bird (The Incredibles 1+2, Ratatouille)

Screenplay: Tim McCanlies, based on novel by Ted Hughes

Cast/voices: Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick

Awards: The film was nominated for several awards, winning nine Annie Awards out of 15 nominations – including Best Animated Film Feature New York Film Critics Circle: Best Animated Film Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animated Film

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