• Publication date: December 1, 2013

The Iron Giant

In 1957, an innocent alien robot falls out of orbit onto earth where he is found by 9 year-old Hogarth. The 100-foot iron robot befriends Hogarth, but soon a US government agent, Kent Mansley, discovers evidence of the robot and alerts the army. Though Hogarth tries to hide his friend at Dean McCoppin's junkyard, Mansley discovers him and gets the Navy to launch a nuclear missile at the robot and the town of Rockwell...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1999

MBC Max:

December 2, 2014 14:00 (KSA) ~ December 2, 2014 13:00 (CLT)

In 1957, at the height of the Cold War, an innocent alien robot falls out of orbit onto earth where he is found by 9 year-old Hogarth (Eli Marienthal). The 100-foot iron robot (voiced by Vin Diesel), that enjoys eating metal, befriends Hogarth, but soon a US government agent, Kent Mansley (Christopher McDonald), discovers evidence of the robot and alerts the army. Though in desperation Hogarth tries to hide his friend at Dean McCoppin's (Harry Connick Jr.) junkyard, Mansley discovers him and urges the Navy to launch a nuclear missile at the robot. When General Rogard (John Mahoney) discovers that Mansley has been lying to him to destroy the robot, he tries to tell the USS Nautilus to stand down, but Mansley snatches his walkie-talkie and orders the strike. Stupid Mansley doesn't stop to think that the nuclear missile will not only destroy the robot, but also the whole town of Rockwell and everyone in it. When Hogarth tells the robot what is about to happen to Rockwell, the robot flies off to try and intercept the missile and save Rockwell and his friend Hogarth...

Starring:

  • Eli Marienthal
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Vin Diesel
  • Christopher McDonald
  • John Mahoney
  • M. Emmet Walsh
  • James Gammon
  • Cloris Leachman

Directed by:  Brad Bird

Rating:  PG for fantasy action and mild language.