Released in 1999, right as the Disney renaissance was fading and the era of Pixar was taking off, Brad Bird's The Iron Giant got lost in the shuffle. Warner Bros. didn't know quite what they had, so a lackluster marketing campaign meant Iron Giant came and went with little fanfare. Twelve years later there a few films, including those of the Disney/Pixar canon, with fans as passionate as The Iron Giant. Some movies are too special to keep down,
The Film Experience, specifically the brilliant design of the title character. Go give it a read.