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The Iron Giant
This commentary is only on the 2-disc "Special Edition", not the first release.
Commentaries on this disc:
Director/writer Brad Bird, animation department head Tony Fucile, story department head Jeffrey Lynch and storyboard artist/lead character animator Steve Markowski
Rating:8.0/10 (8 votes) [
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Reviewed by ipatrick on August 22nd, 2015
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I came to this after hearing the track for the Incredibles and was very pleased with it. Bird dominates this track vividly along with one other speaker, can't tell you which. the commentary doesn't revolve around animation like it did in the Incredibles - they cover a lot of interesting areas, challenges in characterization, pace and the different choices for the movie.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on April 22nd, 2016
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I usually don't tend to listen to commentary tracks for animated media. My mindset had always been "it's not going to be that interesting because they won't be able to talk about aspects and problems that come with live-action work, such as location logistics, weather problems, etc.", but I decided to make an exception because this movie is just so goshdarn good.
As ipatrick said, they cover a lot of areas pertinent to animation and provide a lot of insight to the process.
I think my favourite part was when they admit succumbing to a poop/bathroom joke (Mansley and the laxative).
And due to the movie's crisp runtime, rewatching the entire thing while listening to the commentary isn't going to take up your whole day. If you're a fan of the movie or a fan of animation in general, I do recommend this commentary.
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