The Iron Giant Blu-ray is no longer a secret, with both Warner Bros. and Brad Bird having confirmed its existence last week.

Cartoon Brew has learned that among the Blu-ray features will be a brand-new documentary about the making of the Brad Bird classic. Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has enlisted Emmy Award-winning documentarian Anthony Giacchino (The Camden 28) to create the film. Giacchino has previously documented Bird’s live-action productions Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland.

To make the documentary as complete as possible, Giacchino wants to reach out to crew members who may have kept archival materials from their time on the film, especially photos and videos. He tells us:

Did you work on The Iron Giant? Do you have a good story to tell or perhaps photos/videos to share about your time on the film? Please help us document the true and definitive story of how this seminal animated feature was made. Email:

So if you’ve been hanging on to your Iron Giant materials for the past decade-and-a-half waiting for the day when someone might want to tell the story of how the film was made, that day is here. Start digging through your storage spaces!

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.

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