‘The Iron Giant‘ is Trending Online After Wave of Nostalgia Hits Fans 20 Years Later. The internet is buzzing as always, but a surprising title has caught the attention of many internet dwellers and has skyrocketed to the top of the trending list. “The Iron Giant” was statistically a huge flop, having only made $23 Million during it’s theatrical run in 1999 but costing Warner Bros. nearly $70 Million to produce.
Despite this, the film seemed to resonate with moviegoers at the time and was highly rated by critics. Even though audiences didn’t seem to go to the theater to see the film, The Iron Giant garnished even more fans after the films public release on VHS and DVD. So much so, that fans are reminiscing about the film two decades since its release after a trend started online to share everyone’s top 5 most influential animated films from their childhood, but without using films from the same studio.
Check out these fans who are enjoying the wave of nostalgia for the film:
List the top 5 animated films that influenced you growing up! Hard mode – try not to repeat any studios. Here be mine:
1) Spirited Away
2) The Iron Giant
3) Millennium Actress
4) Toy Story 1
5) The Hobbit (1977)
Rt with yours!
— Matt Braly (@Radrappy) March 2, 2020
The Iron Giant is trending off of a question asked about what animated movies infuenced you the most as a child
And… yeah, that's absolutely correct, and watch this movie if you haven't because it's a triumph pic.twitter.com/WRi80BaJub
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) March 2, 2020
The Iron Giant is trending with The Last Unicorn, The Land Before Time, and The Secret of NIMH. Y'all have made this a really good Monday!!! ✊ pic.twitter.com/hjLGdKzt51
— Sky | Svantanon (@Svantanon) March 2, 2020
The Iron Giant is one of my favorite movies ever, and a big inspiration for my mentality🤖
“ You Are Who You Choose to Be. “ pic.twitter.com/PwgS6KRbKh
— Automaton Don🤖 (@_Optii) March 2, 2020
Yo I’m seeing The Iron Giant trending and man I freaking love that movie. idk how many times I’ve watched it, it was one of several movies that made me fall in love with animation. It has a special place in my heart, made me tear up watching it again a few months ago. pic.twitter.com/7AqIJxcIHu
— LucarioRyu 🐝 (@PhantomPupil_) March 2, 2020
Since The Iron Giant is trending right now, I would like to offer some advice.
If you have never seen the movie, WATCH IT.
That is all. pic.twitter.com/1TjAjj6ho0
— Colton, The Code Lyoko Memelord (@LyokoMemelord) March 2, 2020
The Iron Giant is trending simply because it's a good movie. I approve. pic.twitter.com/W2IvJ7MNWo
— Kimmy (@kazskruge) March 2, 2020
Me everytime I watch the ending to The Iron Giant. pic.twitter.com/PLW6gxpHL6
— Disappointed Cowboys Fan. (@AwesomeBamon) March 2, 2020
For those who have never seen The Iron Giant check out this synopsis of the film, and then go pop some popcorn, get in your favorite jammies, gather the family together and get ready for the waterworks! It’s a fantastic film.
“In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.”
We love seeing our fans happily reminiscing over their favorite titles whether or not they come from Disney! It’s great to revisit the films that shaped us as kids, which is what Disney is all about. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for the latest and greatest news about all things entertainment!
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