Brad Bird directs the animated feature based on the Ted Hughes book

‘The Iron Giant’ – A boy and his robot buddy – free on Hoopla

BThe giddiest moments of The Iron Giant (1999), a delightful throwback to the classic era of hand-drawn animated movies, deliver the most amazing little boy wish fulfillment fantasies. But there’s much more to Brad Bird’s cartoon fable in science fiction clothing and fairy tale trappings is a delightful throwback to the classic era of hand-drawn animated movies.

‘Fantastic Planet’ – the animated cult classic on HBO Max and Criterion Channel

More fantasy than science fiction, the strange, metaphorical portrait from filmmaker Rene Laloux plays out in a world as psychedelic as ‘Yellow Submarine’ but far more predatory.