'The Iron Giant': THR's 1999 Review

On July 31, 1999, Warner Bros. held the premiere of Brad Bird's animated The Iron Giant in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's original review of what would become a cult hit is below: 

After one successful launch (Space Jam) and two discouraging misfires (The Quest for Camelot, The King and I), Warner Bros.' outstanding The Iron Giant is a giant leap for the studio and robotkind. And with the steady erosion of the Disney monopoly in animation, the Aug. 6 release is a potential sleeper hit for kids and adults. 

Director Brad Bird (TV's King of the Hill, The Simpsons),...

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