UPDATE: The Blu-ray release that we reported earlier has not been confirmed. We reached out to a Warner Bros. publicist and this is what they told Cartoon Brew: “Blu-ray plans have not been announced yet. [The Iron Giant: Signature Edition] will be available digitally from digital retailers in the fall.”
Remastered with two new scenes, the signature edition of director Brad Bird’s masterpiece of war and peace will have its world premiere on Sunday, September 13, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Despite the fact that The Iron Giant was depressingly ignored upon its 1999 release from a disinterested studio to mostly empty theaters, early adopters of the film had hoped this day would come. With paranoia and apocalypse currently reaching a fever pitch, we desperately need a sentient, sweet robot protagonist with the defiant catchphrase, “I am not a gun.”