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- Excluding the yells and groans, The Iron Giant only said a total of 53 words.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 HughesTed Hughes, author of the original children's book upon which the movie is based.
- Executive-produced by [?] Pete Townshend of The Who. [?] Pete Townshend also produced a concept album based on the same book as the film.
- 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.
- Peter CullenPeter Cullen, Sean ConnerySean Connery, Frank WelkerFrank Welker, and James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones were considered to voice the role of The Iron Giant, but it went over to Vin DieselVin Diesel instead.