The Iron Giant
|Starring||Cloris Leachman, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel|
|Genre(s)||Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction|
A 50-foot-tall iron robot falls from the sky and plunges into the ocean off the coast of Maine, there to be discovered by a young boy named Hogarth. The two become friends and playmates until the robot is discovered by the government, who send a particularly nasty agent to investigate. Set during the height of the Cold War, the story reflects the paranoia of that era, as young Hogarth attempts to protect his new friend and prove his benign nature.
The Iron Giant played at the 2003 Heartland Film Festival in the Truly Moving Animation Sidebar.