From the better-late-than-never department, Brad Bird’s iconic animated feature The Iron Giant is finally receiving the art-of book treatment. A testament to its enduring qualities, the book will be published this August, a mere 17 years after the film’s theatrical release.
The Art of The Iron Giant, written by former Animation Magazine editor Ramin Zahed, will be released by Insight Editions. The 160-page book promises lots of development artwork and storyboards that are standard for these type of books, as well as new interviews with Bird and other key members of the film’s creative team. The book will also include artwork from the newly restored scenes in the “signature edition” that debuted last year.
2016 promises to be quite the year for aficionados of Bird’s first feature film, whose initial release was botched by the incompetent management of Warner Bros. Audiences, young and old alike, will be able to rediscover the film, not just through this book, but also a fully-loaded Blu-ray release of the film that will include a fantastic making-of documentary directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Anthony Giacchino (The Camden 28).