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The Invincible Iron Man -- When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.
The Invincible Iron Man -- When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.

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Writers:
Avi Arad (story)
Stan Lee (comic book and characters)
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Release Date:
23 January 2007 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A Lone Warrior. A Suit of Armor. Our Only Hope. IRON MAN.
Plot:
When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kind of irrelevant since the live-action movie came out See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marc Worden ... Tony Stark / Iron Man (voice)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Li Mei (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... The Mandarin / Additional Voices (voice)

Rodney Saulsberry ... James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (voice)

Elisa Gabrielli ... Virginia 'Pepper' Potts (voice)

John McCook ... Howard Stark (voice)

James Sie ... Wong Chu (voice)

Stephen Mendillo ... Boyer (voice)

John DeMita ... Agent Drake / Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Cheung ... Additional Voices (voice)

Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)

Paul Nakauchi ... Additional Voices (voice)

Michael Yama ... Additional Voices (voice)

Directed by
Patrick Archibald 
Jay Oliva 
Frank Paur (supervising)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Avi Arad  story
Greg Johnson 
Craig Kyle 
Stan Lee  comic book and characters
Larry Lieber  comic book and characters

Produced by
Ari Arad .... co-producer
Avi Arad .... executive producer
Craig Kyle .... executive producer
Stan Lee .... co-executive producer
Frank Paur .... producer
Eric S. Rollman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Michelmore 
 
Film Editing by
Aeolan Kelly 
George Rizkallah 
 
Casting by
Jamie Simone 
 
Production Management
Carrie Wassenaar .... production manager
 
Art Department
Troy Adomitis .... additional storyboard
Kevin Altieri .... additional storyboard
Sharon Bridgeman .... additional storyboard
Joaquim Dos Santos .... additional storyboard
Peter Ferk .... additional storyboard
Lynell Forestall .... storyboard artist
Jennifer Graves .... additional storyboard
Jason Hanks .... storyboard artist
Gary Hartle .... additional storyboard
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Butch Lukic .... additional storyboard
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... storyboard artist
Gary Montalbano .... development artist
Frank Paur .... character designer
James Peters .... color key designer
Chad Townsend .... prop designer
Kirk Van Wormer .... additional storyboard (as Kirk Van Wermer)
Brandon Vietti .... additional storyboard
 
Sound Department
David Ball .... foley editor
David Ball .... foley recordist
Kyle Clausen .... sound editor
Mike Draghi .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Draghi .... supervising sound editor
Mike Garcia .... lead dialogue editor
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
Stephen P. Robinson .... supervising sound editor
Tim Walston .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Schwartz .... information technology specialist
 
Animation Department
Ok R. Ban .... key animator: Starburst Entertainment
Richard Bowman .... animation timer
Kyung S. Cheon .... inbetween artist: Starburst Entertainment
Barbara Dourmashkin .... animation timer
Ralph A. Eusebio .... animatic editor
Lynell Forestall .... additional character designer
Sung U. Ha .... final checker: Starburst Entertainment
Fedja Jovanovic .... background designer
Ju C. Jung .... animation director: Starburst Entertainment
Kyung J. Jung .... layouts: Starburst Entertainment
Aeolan Kelly .... animatic editor
Chan H. Kim .... layouts: Starburst Entertainment
Ki Hee Kim .... inbetween artist: Starburst Entertainment
Seung C. Kim .... layouts: Starburst Entertainment
Il K. Lee .... key animator: Starburst Entertainment
Hyang G. Lim .... ink and paint: Starburst Entertainment
Kyung S. Min .... layouts: Starburst Entertainment
Jung A. Oh .... inbetween artist: Starburst Entertainment
Hun Park .... animation director: Starburst Entertainment (as Hun K. Park)
Hyo J. Park .... inbetween artist: Starburst Entertainment
Frank Paur .... character designer
Erik Jan Peterson .... lip sync
Karen Peterson .... animation timer
Dong J. Seo .... key animator: Starburst Entertainment
Jung Seo .... final checker: Starburst Entertainment (as Jung G. Seo)
Bob Shellhorn .... animation timer (as Robert Shellhorn)
Chad Townsend .... production artist
Paul Yacono .... animatic editor
 
Editorial Department
Jana Pennell .... assistant editor
James Peters .... color supervisor
 
Music Department
David Ari Leon .... music supervisor
Mark Ryan .... music editor
 
Other crew
Roy Allen .... production assistant
Michael Collins .... production accountant
Joshua Fine .... production associate
Cory Gustke .... production coordinator
Laura Lopez .... production coordinator
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant
Jamie Simone .... voice director
Charles Kirkwood .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality
Runtime:
83 min | 83 min (approx)
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Color:
Color | Color (NTSC Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Dolby (Dolby 5.1)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: The "demon elementals" are earth, fire, water and air - Western elements. The traditional Chinese elements are earth, fire, water, wood and metal.See more »
Quotes:
Virginia 'Pepper' Potts:What have you gotten yourself into?
Tony Stark:I'll explain later, Pep. Right now I need into my office.
Virginia 'Pepper' Potts:That's going to be a bit difficult since I have S.H.I.E.L.D. agents crawling up my ...
Tony Stark:Pepper, I know. Can you arrange it?
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References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Kind of irrelevant since the live-action movie came out, 28 January 2015
Author: Adam Foidart from Winnipeg

"The Invincible Iron Man" isn't so much bad as it's unremarkable and ultimately, unnecessary. This animated film was released a year before the live-action Jon Favreau,-Robert Downey Jr. effort/triumph and is a prequel to "Ultimate Avengers". It begins with Tony Stark (voiced by Marc Worden), playboy billionaire and genius inventor attempting to unearth an ancient Chinese city using the latest technology from Stark Enterprises. The attempts are thwarted by terrorist attacks led by the Jade Dragons. As we witness the birth of Iron Man, we are informed that the city Tony has been attempting to raise contains the spirit of the Mandarin, an ancient evil ruler who can be brought back to life if his four rings are returned inside the temple. As a prophecy had foretold long ago, it is up to this "Iron Knight" to stop the Mandarin's return.

It's not really that the movie is bad, but I never felt like it rose above that made-for-TV production. Considering this film was released straight-to-DVD that would be perfectly fine, but then Hollywood went and released the excellent live-action film. There was never a second where I was glad I was watching this animated story instead of the theatrically released blockbuster instead. It really doesn't help that they're both origin stories for the character, so it's one, or the other and while once again, this movie isn't all that bad, it doesn't stand a chance.

The animation is consistent from frame to frame, but the quality of the motions and backgrounds are just OK. Several more detail-heavy elements/characters are created using computer then spliced in with the hand-drawn footage and the difference is pretty glaring. There are some nice twists on the origin of the Iron Man armor, but as an introduction to the classic Marvel hero, I never felt like I really got to know him very much and the villains get very little development. The Mandarin himself doesn't show up until late in the picture and the four elemental warriors Tony has to combat have no dialog whatsoever. I didn't mind their designs, but the four elements thing has been done so many times that it didn't resonate with me at all. The Jade Dragons terrorists are a bit better but they feel more like plot devices than actual people and are even less memorable than everyone else present. Some of the things I enjoyed include the seriousness of the whole affair. This isn't a movie where they sugar coat the violence by having the bad guys wield laser pistols or people just fall down cliffs and disappear instead of actually dying. While there might not be any real blood, the genuine threat of death is real so there is some tension. As mentioned earlier, there is a pretty successful effort on mixing up the origin of the Iron Man armor and particularly towards the end there are some nice twists with the Mandarin as a villain.

The movie's biggest fault really is that it doesn't stand out. Sure for small children who want to be introduced to the character or will just gobble up anything Iron Man, this will be an entertaining watch but it's really just a stepping stone towards the beloved 2008 flick, the more elaborate comic book stories or the more... colorful animated series from the 90's. There isn't much here for adults who are fans of the character and comic book fans that are familiar with Tony Stark and his crew will be frustrated to see this story yet again. I can only give it a 2.5 out of 5 because of this but it's not a "bad" average rating, it's more of a "yeah, it's alright" kind of rating. (Dvd, November 11, 2013)

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