Since Brad Bird directed The Iron Giant, he's gone on to direct some awesome films in his career such as The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Out of all of those movies though, The Iron Giant is my favorite, in fact it's my number one favorite animated flick ever. I know many of you are fans of the movie as well, and it's a shame that it still hasn't been released on Blu-ray.
Even though the film is a classic, and one of the greatest animated film of all time, Warner Bros. screwed it over by not marketing it. It's an incredibly sad story, because this thing should have been a huge hit. The WB continues to screw it over by not releasing it on Blu-ray.
Bird was recently asked on Twitter when it might be released, and this was his reply:
"WB & I have been talking. But they want a bare bones disc. I want better."
That's kind of ridiculous that the studio doesn't want to put any kind of effort to give us an ultimate version of the film, with lots of cool extras and special features that the fans can watch. @TheTrekNerd made a very truthful comment saying:
"Us consumers want better too. It's a classic, not fodder for the $1.99 bin at the grocery store."
I couldn't agree more. It's just crazy how poorly this movie has been treated over the years. Bird then responded with, "Let them know; @WBHomeEnt" So let them know everybody! Let's try and help The Iron Giant get the epic Blu-ray release it deserves!