Set during the Cold War in 1957, a young boy named Hogarth Hughes discovers a giant metallic robot who fell from space. With the help of beatnik artist Dean McCoppin, they attempt to prevent the U.S. military and Kent Mansley, a paranoid federal agent, from finding and destroying the Giant.
Based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes which was published in the United States as The Iron Giant. Scripted by Tim McCanlies from a story treatment by Brad Bird. Animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation.