The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

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  • Brad Bird


  • Eli Marienthal
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Jennifer Aniston

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes's Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (voiced by Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local nine-year-old boy, Hogarth (Eli Marienthal), discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When paranoid government agent Kent Mansley (Christopher McDonald) becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Past Programs


The Science of Robotics

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN