Warner Bros. and director Brad Bird have confirmed that the anticipated Blu-ray release of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition is indeed on the way.

Bird confirmed the Blu-ray edition on Twitter yesterday in response to an excited fan, making gentle fun of his spelling error in the process:

Today, Warner Bros. confirmed The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Blu-ray release to Cartoon Brew, noting that the studio doesn’t yet have an official date and reminding us that Bird’s remastered masterpiece of war and peace, which includes two new scenes animated by Duncan Studio, will be available digitally in the fall.

The studio’s reticence on the matter is understandable, given Bird’s well-documented love of cinema’s theatrical experience. “See it in the movie theater the way it’s meant to be seen,” Bird counsels in Fathom Events’ promotional video for The Iron Giant’s theatrical reissue, which kicks off September 30.

The reissue has also received a stunning new promotional poster from Warner Bros. Pictures, which recently sent it out on social media. In addition, an entry for a single-disc The Iron Giant: Signature Edition has appeared on Blu-ray.com, but not Amazon or other retailers as of this writing. Details on price, codec and audio are to be announced, but all the pieces are in place for a Blu-ray release.

More details are likely after The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’s theatrical and digital release campaigns have concluded.

Scott Thill

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