The Iron Giant is back in the cultural discussion thanks to the character’s appearance in Steven Spielberg’s soon-to-be-released Ready Player One, and that also inspired cg artist Christian Day to release a new fan film, Iron Giant 2.0.

The short film looks at The Iron Giant’s story forty years later from the perspective of Kent Mansley, the government agent in pursuit of the giant:

The mixed-media short, written by Day and Kurt Baringer, was made with a small crew, with Day himself handling most of the cg duties.

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