Moment From The Iron Giant
After a scrapyard owner/scrap metal artist named Dean ultimately learns about the Iron Giant, Hogarth tells him that this gigantic being "needs food and shelter". He answers in his own way.
In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
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