It seems that promo events for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol are good for more than just additional vague comments about the plot and villain of Star Trek 2. They also allowed Den of Geek to catch up and chat with Brian Bird, who had some great news for fans of The Iron Giant. He says he is in “serious discussions” with Warner Bros about a possible Blu-ray release of the film.
Bird told Den of Geek that there has been a lot of talk over the last ten years about different ways to bring back or re-release The Iron Giant – 3D, a limited digital release, animating additional sequences that never made it into the film. It sounds like the newer plan of a Blu-ray release might actually come to fruition, though. If it does, Bird wants to make sure it isn’t just a high definition version of previous releases: “I would love to get into some of the stuff, now we all have some perspective, that went into the making of it. There’s a lot of good stories there that haven’t been told about the struggles that we went through.”
The Iron Giant wasn’t initially a box office smash in the United States, but did grow to be a success in the international market and on DVD. It was an immediate hit with the critics, though, and IGN named it the number five animated film of all time. was the first traditionally animated film to have such a major character be fully computer generated. It’s a stunning, exciting, well-voice acted film and I, for one, would love to see it given a high quality, special features-packed Blu-ray release.