Hogarth turns off the station, and the robot runs off.Hogarth tracks down and befriends the robot, finding it docile and curious.
The understaffed crew of the film completed it with half of the time and budget of other animated features.
Michael Kamen produced the film's score, recorded with the Czech Philharmonic.
Upon its release, the film saw widespread critical acclaim from critics and audiences.
It was nominated for several awards, winning nine Annie Awards out of fifteen nominations.
Despite this acclaim, the film significantly under-performed at the box office, making $31.3 million worldwide against a budget of $70–80 million, which was blamed on an unusually poor marketing campaign.
Through home video releases and television syndication, the film gathered a cult following and is now widely regarded as a modern animated classic.
Shortly after the launch of Sputnik in October 1957, nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes of the fictional town of Rockwell, Maine spots a meteorite crash into a nearby forest.
Investigating, he finds a giant robot being electrocuted as it tries to eat the transmission lines of an electrical substation.
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama action film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros.
Feature Animation and directed by Brad Bird in his directorial debut.
It is based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (which was published in the United States as The Iron Giant) and is scripted by Tim Mc Canlies.