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- When Hogarth first shows the Giant his Superman comics, the theme music from the [?] Max Fleischer [Superman] cartoons of the 1940's is heard in the background.
- Executive-produced by [?] Pete Townshend of The Who. [?] Pete Townshend also produced a concept album based on the same book as the film.
- On the wall in Hogarth's bedroom is a poster for the film Forbidden Planet.
- The last name for Annie and Hogarth, Hughes, is an homage to Ted Hughes, author of the original children's book upon which the movie is based.
- First traditionally-animated feature to have a major character - the title character - who is fully computer-generated.
- The three tendrils emanating from the Iron Giant in battle form are inspired by The War of the Worlds.
- Was originally meant to be a musical. [?] Pete Townshend and [?] Des McAnuff developed it as a stage musical, using songs from [?] Pete Townshend's concept album The Iron Man (much like the stage version of [?] The Who's Tommy). [?] Des McAnuff decided it would work better as an animated feature and pitched it to Warner Bros.
- In order to better blend the computer-generated Giant into the traditionally animated film, technicians came up with a program that gave the Giant's lines a slight "wobble", in order to match the natural line imperfections found in hand-drawn animation.
- Excluding the yells and groans, The Iron Giant only said a total of 53 words.
- Peter Cullen, Sean Connery, Frank Welker, and James Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of The Iron Giant, but it went over to Vin Diesel instead.