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The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated action-comedy superhero film about a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers. It was written and directed by Brad Bird, a former director and executive consultant of The Simpsons, and was produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The starring voices are Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr, Holly Hunter as his wife Helen Parr; Sarah Vowell as their teenage daughter Violet; Spencer Fox as their young son Dash; Jason Lee as the supervillain Syndrome; Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone; and Elizabeth Peña as Syndrome's beautiful assistant, Mirage. Bob's yearning to help people draws the entire Parr family into a battle with the villain and his killer robot.
The film won the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, along with two 2004 Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing. It also received nominations for two other Academy Awards, won the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film, and became the first entirely animated film to won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. It was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 2004 Golden Globes. The Incredibles also marked Pixar's first film to be rated PG, due to its action violence.
"Supers", humans gifted with superpowers, were once seen as heroes, but collateral damage from their various good deeds led the government to create a Supers Relocation Program, forcing the Supers to fit in among the civilians and not use their superpowers. Bob and Helen Parr, who are supers, have married and raised three children, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack, in the suburbs of Metroville; Violet and Dash have innate superpowers, but the toddler Jack-Jack has yet to show any. Bob, stuck in a white-collar job at an insurance agency, reminisces of his former days as Mr. Incredible, and sneaks out on Wednesday nights with his Super friend, Lucius Best aka Frozone, to fight street crime.
One day, Bob loses his temper with his boss, revealing his super strength and losing him his job. While trying to figure out what to tell Helen, he finds a message from a woman named Mirage, who asks for Mr. Incredible's help to stop a rogue robot on a distant island for a lucrative reward. Bob, claiming that he is going on a business trip to Helen, takes up Mirage's offer, and successfully defeats the powerful Omnidroid. On his return to Metroville, Bob spends his days working out and getting back into shape. He takes his super suit, torn in the battle with Omnidroid, to Edna Mode, the fashion designer to the Supers, and asks her to repair it. She does so, and also insists on creating a new, better super suit for him. She refuses his request to add a cape, though, highlighting how the accessory doomed several other Supers before him by getting caught on things.
Mirage soon contacts Bob with another job on the island. On arriving, he finds the Omnidroid, rebuilt and reprogrammed to be stronger than before. While trapped by the robot, he meets its creator, the technology-savvy villain Syndrome. Bob recognizes him as a young fan, Buddy, who wanted to be Mr. Incredible's sidekick but got in the way. Syndrome vows revenge for this shunning, and sets the Omnidroid to kill Bob. Bob manages to fake his death and hide from the robot, discovering the body of a former Super. His curiosity piqued, he breaks into Syndrome's base and finds a computer, outlining Syndrome's past work to identify the civilian identities of former Supers and luring them to fight Omnidroid, and using the results of those fatal battles to improve each iteration of the machine. Bob is relieved to discover that Helen and his children are not yet identified in Syndrome's database.
Meanwhile, Helen has become suspicious of Bob having an affair. After discovering Bob's repaired suit, she talks to Edna and learns she created suits for the entire Parr family, each outfitted with a tracking device. Helen triggers Bob's, identifying the remote island but inadvertently revealing Bob's presence to Syndrome and causing him to be captured. Helen borrows a private jet from an old friend and travels to the island, disappointed to learn that Violet and Dash have stowed away while leaving Jack-Jack at home with a babysitter. As they near the island, Syndrome shoots down the jet, but Helen and the children safely make it ashore. Though Helen rescues Bob and regroups with Violet and Dash as they outrun Syndrome's guards, they are soon captured by Syndrome, identifying all the Parrs as Supers. With the Parrs contained, Syndrome explains that he will launch the perfected Omnidroid to Metroville, sending the city into chaos, upon which he will appear and using a control band, "subdue" the robot and become the city's hero. Syndrome launches the Omnidroid on a rocket and follows in his aircraft. After his departure, Violet helps to free the rest of the family, and with Mirage's help, they board a second rocket bound for the city.
In Metroville, the Omnidroid starts a path of destruction, and Syndrome enacts his plan, stopping the robot to the people's cheers. The Omnidroid observes the control band and fires it off Syndrome's arm, sending the villain scurrying away while the robot continues to wreck the city. The combined abilities of the Parrs and Lucius are able to best and destroy the robot, and the city welcomes them as heroes. As they are driven back to their home, Helen anxiously calls the babysitter and learns that Syndrome has abducted Jack-Jack. Arriving at home, Syndrome is taking the toddler to his ship, planning to raise the boy to fight against the Supers in the future. As Bob and Helen launch a rescue attempt, Jack-Jack reveals his powers of transformation, forcing Syndrome to drop him into Helen's waiting arms. Syndrome tries to escape but his cape is caught in the suction of his aircraft's engine, killing him. The ruined plane crashes into the Parr's home, but Violet is able to protect the family from harm. Some time later, the Parrs have re-adjusted to normal life, but when a new villain, the Underminer, appears, the Parrs all don their masks, ready to battle the new foe.
- Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible, possessing super-strength
- Holly Hunter as Helen Parr/Elastigirl/Mrs. Incredible, able to stretch her body like rubber
- Spencer Fox as Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr, gifted with incredible speed
- Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, who possesses the ability to turn invisible and create a force field around herself
- Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews as Jack-Jack Parr, later shows to have various shape shifting abilities including turning into a demon, fire, steel, shoot lasers out of his eyes etc.
- Jason Lee as Buddy Pine/Incrediboy/Syndrome, who has no super powers of his own but uses advanced technology to give himself equivalent abilities.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone, Bob's close friend, who has the ability to form ice from water
- Elizabeth Peña as Mirage, Syndrome's agent that lures Supers to the island
- Brad Bird as Edna Mode, fashion designer for the Supers
- Bud Luckey as Rick Dicker, the government agent overseeing the Relocation Program
- Wallace Shawn as Gilbert Huph, Bob's boss at his white collar job
- John Ratzenberger as The Underminer, a new villain that appears at the end of the film
- Dominique Louis as Bomb Voyage, a villain from the past that used Buddy's interference in Mr. Incredible's heroism to escape
- Bret Parker as Kari McKeen, the babysitter
Writing and development
The film was originally developed as a traditionally animated film for Warner Bros..
Brad Bird was not sure where the idea for a superhero family came from, but he stated that it came from drawings he did back in 1993. He was also inspired by his own life while writing the film. His situation during that time was similar to that of Bob Parr after the superhero ban: Bird wanted to follow his love of making films, but each film would fall by the wayside at some point during its development. While this was happening, Bird was also trying to focus on his new family, which demanded more of his time. He felt that he would completely fail at one if he focused too much on the other. He stated, "Consciously, this was just a funny movie about superheroes. But I think that what was going on in my life definitely filtered into the movie."
However, due to the financial disaster of Looney Tunes Back in Action in 2003, Warner Bros shut down its division for fully animated theatrical features, and The Incredibles was put on hold. Then Bird spoke to his old college friend John Lasseter about the story. Lasseter liked it and convinced Brad to come to Pixar, where the movie would be done in computer animation. It is the first full-length Pixar film whose main protagonists are human.
Upon Disney's acceptance of the project, Brad Bird was asked to bring in his own team for the production. He brought up a core group of people he worked with on The Iron Giant. Because of this, many 2D artists had to make the shift to 3D, including Bird himself. Bird wrote the script without knowing the limitations or concerns that went hand-in-hand with the medium of computer animation. As a result, this was to be the most complex film for Pixar yet. It was planned to be 15 minutes longer than anything else Pixar had created at the time.
Bird's story was filled with elements that were difficult to animate with CGI at the time. Creating an all-human cast required creating new technology to animate detailed human anatomy, clothing and realistic skin and hair. Although the technical team had some experience with hair and cloth in Monsters, Inc., the amount of hair and cloth required for The Incredibles had never been done by Pixar until this point. Also Violet's long hair was extremely difficult to achieve and for the longest time during production, it was not possible. Disney was initially reluctant to make the film because of these issues, feeling a live-action film would be preferable, though Pixar executive John Lasseter vetoed this. Bird recalled, "Basically, I came into a wonderful studio, frightened a lot of people with how many presents I wanted for Christmas, and then got almost everything I asked for."
In a 2009 interview, Up producer Jonas Rivera discussed how Bird's approach to filmmaking differed from the process previously used by Pixar:
"We almost treat it like a live action movie, we build a set – say, Andy's room in Toy Story – and we get a camera, we actually 'location-scout' it, check out all the angles with the characters on the bed, or whatever, and we take that back and start building a layout based on that, and shots come and go. Whereas Bird is like, 'This is the exact shot I want, then I want this shot, and then this shot, and I don't want to see one pixel over to the right.' … There was a reason for it. The scope of The Incredibles was so big: for example, Monsters Inc had 31 sets, The Incredibles had 89, that's a lot of work. Brad was willing to sacrifice flexibility for scope."
John Barry was the first choice to do the film's score, with a trailer of the film given a rerecording of Barry's theme to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. However Barry did not wish to duplicate the sound of some of his earlier soundtracks; the assignment was instead given to Michael Giacchino.
Music used for the film's trailers but not available on the soundtrack album includes "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", from the Propellerheads album Decksandrumsandrockandroll, as well as excerpts from the David Arnold project Shaken and Stirred. The animated short Jack-Jack Attack, which accompanied the film's DVD release also features the "Alla Turca" movement from Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11.
The Incredibles received near universal critical acclaim, receiving a 97% "Certified Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes, which made the movie the fifteenth greatest action film of all time and the only one of Top 20 with more than 100 reviews. Metacritic indicates The Incredibles "universal acclaim" with a 90 out of 100 rating. Critic Roger Ebert awarded the film 3.5 stars out of four, writing that the film "alternates breakneck action with satire of suburban sitcom life" and is "another example of Pixar's mastery of popular animation." Rolling Stone gave the movie 3.5stars and called the movie "one of the year's best" and said that it "doesn't ring cartoonish, it rings true." Also giving the film 3.5 stars, People magazine found that The Incredibles "boasts a strong, entertaining story and a truckload of savvy comic touches."
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was bored by the film's recurring pastiches of earlier action films, concluding, "the Pixar whizzes do what they do excellently; you just wish they were doing something else." Similarly, Jessica Winter of the Village Voice criticized the film for playing as a standard summer action film, despite being released in early November. Her review, titled as "Full Metal Racket," noted that "The Incredibles announces the studio's arrival in the vast yet overcrowded Hollywood lot of eardrum-bashing, metal-crunching action sludge." Makers of the 2005 film Fantastic Four were forced to make significant script changes and add more special effects because of similarities to the storyline of The Incredibles.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone named The Incredibles No.6 on his list of the best films of the decade, writing "Of all the Pixar miracles studded through the decade, The Incredibles still delights me the most. It's not every toon that deals with midlife crisis, marital dysfunction, child neglect, impotence fears, fashion faux pas and existential angst."
Box office performance
Despite concerns that the film would receive underwhelming results, the film grossed $70,467,623 in its opening weekend from 7,600 screens at 3,933 theaters, averaging $17,917 per theater or $9,272 per screen, the highest opening weekend gross for a Pixar film (the record was later broken in 2010 by Toy Story 3 with $110,307,189), the highest opening weekend for a non sequel animated feature (the record was broken in 2007 by The Simpsons Movie with $74 million), and the highest opening weekend for a non-franchise-based film for just over five years when Avatar opened with $77 million im 2009. The film was also No.1 in its second weekend, grossing another $50,251,359, dropping just 29 percent, and easily outgrossing new animated opener The Polar Express. The film ultimately grossed $261,441,092, the fourth-highest gross for a Pixar film behind Toy Story 3 ($415,040,342), Finding Nemo ($339,714,978) and Up ($293,004,164) and the fifth-highest grossing film of 2004. Worldwide, the film grossed $631,442,092, also the fourth-highest gross for a Pixar film behind Toy Story 3 ($1,063,440,342), Finding Nemo ($867,893,978) and Up ($731,342,744), and ranked fourth for the year. The film was also the second-highest grossing animated film that year behind Shrek 2.
It had its network television premiere on Thanksgiving Day 2007 on NBC sponsored by Target and its basic cable premiere on ABC Family as part of The 25 Days of Christmas in December 2007, and its second cable showing on Disney Channel as part of the No Ordinary Friday on February 1, 2008, prior to the worldwide launch of Phineas and Ferb. This was also the first Pixar film to be given a PG rating.
The film won the Academy Award in 2004 for Best Animated Feature, beating two DreamWorks films, Shrek 2 and Shark Tale as well as Best Sound Editing. It also received nominations for Best Original Screenplay (for writer/director Brad Bird) and Best Achievement in Sound (Randy Thom, Gary Rizzo and Doc Kane). It was Pixar's first feature film to win multiple Oscars, followed in 2010 by Up.
The film also received the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature and the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, and it was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
The American Film Institute nominated The Incredibles for its Top 10 Animated Films list.
|Awards for The Incredibles|
|Year||Association||Award Category||Recipient (if any)||Status|
|2004||Florida Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Animation||Won|
|Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards||Best Animation||Won|
|Best Score||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|National Board of Review||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|New York Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|San Diego Film Critics Society Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Animated Film||Won|
|2005||ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards||Top Box Office Films of 2005 Award||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|Academy Awards||Best Sound Editing||Michael Silvers & Randy Thom||Won|
|Best Sound Mixing|| Randy Thom, Gary Rizzo|
& Doc Kane
|Best Animated Feature Film||Brad Bird||Won|
|Best Original Screenplay||Brad Bird||Nominated|
|Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Best Music||Michael Giacchino||Nominated|
|Best Writer||Brad Bird||Nominated|
|American Cinema Editors||Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical||Stephen Schaffer||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Animated Effects||Martin Ngyuen||Won|
|Best Animated Feature||Won|
|Character Animation||Angus MacLane||Won|
|Character Animation||John Kahrs||Nominated|
|Character Animation||Peter Sohn||Nominated|
|Character Animation||Kureha Yokoo||Nominated|
|Character Design in an Animated Feature Production||Teddy Newton||Nominated|
|Character Design in an Animated Feature Production||Tony Fucile||Won|
|Directing in an Animated Feature Production||Brad Bird||Won|
|Music in an Animated Feature Production||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|Production Design in an Animated Feature Production||Lou Ramano||Won|
|Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production||Kevin O'Brien||Won|
|Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production||Ted Mathot||Nominated|
|Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Brad Bird||Won|
|Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Samuel L. Jackson||Nominated|
|Writing in an Animated Feature Production||Brad Bird||Won|
|Art Directors Guild||Feature Film - Period or Fantasy Film||Lou Ramano & Ralph Eggleston||Nominated|
|BAFTA Awards||BAFTA Children's Award - Best Feature Film||John Walker & Brad Bird||Won|
|BET Comedy Awards||Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film||Samuel L. Jackson||Won|
|BMI Film & TV Awards||BMI Film Music Award||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|Best Composer||Michael Giacchino||Nominated|
|Best Popular Movie||Nominated|
|Cinema Writers Circle Awards of Spain||Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)||Nominated|
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Empire Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Golden Globes||Best Picture – Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|Golden Trailer Awards|| Best Animation/Family|
(For "Buckle Up")
| Best Comedy|
(for "Buckle Up")
|Hugo Awards||Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form||Won|
|Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie||Won|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Best Score||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Movie||Nominated|
|Best On-Screen Team||Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Spencer Fox & Sarah Vowell||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards, Mexico||Favorite Voice in an Animated Film||Víctor Trujillo||Nominated|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors||Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Animated|| Michael Silvers, Randy Thom, Sue Fox, Teresa Eckton, Kyrsten Mate Comoglio, E.J. Holowicki, Steve Slanec, Al Nelson &|
Stephen M. Davis
|Online Film Critics Society||Best Animated Feature||Won|
|Best Score||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|Best Screenplay, Original||Brad Bird||Nominated|
|PGA Awards||Motion Picture Producer of the Year||Unknown||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media||Won|
|Best Score||Michael Giacchino||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Animated/Computer Generated||Nominated|
|Visual Effects Society Awards|| Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture|
(for the Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible character)
|Craig T. Nelson, Bill Wise, Bill Sheffler & Bolhem Bouchiba||Won|
|World Soundtrack Awards||Discovery of the Year||Michael Giacchino||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Family Feature Film - Animation||Won|
|Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Artist||Spencer Fox||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films||Best DVD Special Edition Release||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Gordon Goodwin for The Incredits||Won|
|Best Score Soundtrack Album||Michael Giacchino||Nominated|
Top ten lists
The film appeared on many critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2004.
- 1st – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
- 2nd – John J. Miller, "((National Review Online-The Best Conservative Movies))
- 2nd – Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
- 2nd – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
- 2nd – Ken Tucker, New York Magazine
- 2nd – Desson Thomson, Washington Post
- 3rd – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
- 3rd – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
- 3rd – All critics, Film Threat
- 3rd – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
- 4th – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
- 4th – Glenn Kenny, Premiere
- 5th – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
- 5th – David Edelstein, Slate
- 5th – Mike Clark, USA Today
- 5th – Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
- 5th – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
- 7th – Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
- 7th – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com (tied with The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
- 8th – Michael WIlmington, Chicago Tribune
- 9th – A.O. Scott, New York Times
- 10th – James Berardinelli, ReelViews (tied with The Polar Express)
- top 10 – Ella Taylor, LA Weekly
- top 10 – Ron Stringer, LA Weekly
- top 10 – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
- top 10 – Shawn Levy, The Oregonian
- top 10 – William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Incredibles two-disc Collector's Edition DVD set was released on March 15, 2005. According to the Internet Movie Database, it was the highest-selling DVD of 2005, with 17.18 million copies sold. The film was released on Blu-ray in North America on April 12, 2011.
DVD extras and Easter eggs
Like many other DVD releases, there are various extra features available on the two discs including:
- Introduction, an introduction for the extras featuring Brad Bird.
- Deleted Scenes, the film's deleted scenes plus an intro for all but one of them. The other one is only accessible as an Easter egg.
- Jack-Jack Attack, a Pixar short film made especially for the release of The Incredibles about what happened while Kari was babysitting Jack-Jack.
- The Making of The Incredibles, a documentary about making The Incredibles featuring about 30 of the crew members.
- More Making of The Incredibles, another longer documentary also about making The Incredibles.
- Incredi-Blunders. The Incredibles outtakes due to glitches in animation programming, or scenes included for intentional humor.
- Vowellet: An Essay by Sarah Vowell, a documentary about the life of Sarah Vowell, a writer who did the voice of Violet Parr
- Character Interviews, actor and actresses interview the characters
- Theatrical Trailers, The Incredibles film trailers.
- Mr. Incredible and Pals, a Mr. Incredible cartoon spoofing cheesy superhero cartoons from the 1960s, as well as Synchro-Vox cartoons like Clutch Cargo.
- Mr. Incredible and Pals With Commentary, the cartoon with the characters' commentary.
- NSA Files, info about the supers.
- Boundin', a Pixar short film written, directed, composed, production designed and narrated by Bud Luckey.
- Boundin With Commentary, Boundin' with commentary by Bud Luckey.
- Who Is Bud Luckey? a four-minute documentary about the making of Boundin'.
There are also several Easter eggs in the menus; the one on the main menu shows every door, button and explosion in the movie. Some of the other menus have two Easter eggs from the same menu button, alternating between them. One of the eggs on the first Index menu is a short sockpuppet version of the movie.
The film was also released on UMD for the Sony PSP and in a limited edition VHS version, and was the last Disney·Pixar film to be issued in the VHS format. All future Disney·Pixar titles beginning with Cars would only be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
The film was originally released on November 5, 2004. After the success of the 3D re-releases of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Disney and Pixar announced that The Incredibles will have a 3D re-release in 2014.
One Pixar tradition is to create trailers for their films that do not contain footage from the released film. Trailers for this film include:
- An out-of-shape Mr. Incredible struggles to get his belt on (hence, none of the Incredible Family members wear a belt in the film, and instead sport elastic waist straps).
Several companies released promotional products related to the movie. Dark Horse Comics released a limited series of comic books based on the movie. Kellogg's released an Incredibles-themed cereal, as well as promotional Pop Tarts and fruit snacks, all proclaiming an "Incrediberry Blast" of flavor. Furthermore, in the weeks before the movie's opening, there were also promotional tie-ins with SBC Communications (using Dash to promote the "blazing-fast speed" of its SBC Yahoo! DSL service) and McDonald's. Toy maker Hasbro produced a series of action figures and toys based on the film, although the line was not as successful as the film itself.
In Europe, Kinder chocolate eggs contained small plastic toy characters from the film. In Belgium, car manufacturer Opel sold special The Incredibles editions of their cars. In the United Kingdom, Telewest promoted blueyonder internet services with branding from the film, including television adverts starring characters from the film.
In all merchandising outside of the film itself, Elastigirl is referred to as Mrs. Incredible. This is due to a licensing agreement between Disney·Pixar and DC Comics, who has a character named Elasti-Girl (a member of the Doom Patrol). The DC Comics character is able to grow and shrink at will from microscopic size to thousands of feet tall.
In July 2008, it was announced that a series of comic books based on The Incredibles would be published by BOOM! Studios in collaboration with Disney Publishing by the end of the year.
The first miniseries by BOOM! was The Incredibles: Family Matters by Mark Waid and Marcio Takara, which was published from March to June 2009, and collected into a trade paperback published in July of that year. An ongoing series written by both Mark Waid and Landry Walker, with art by Marcio Takara and Ramanda Kamarga, began later that same year, running for sixteen issues before being cancelled in October 2010. Marvel has begun a reprint of the series starting in August 2011 and possibly finish the storyline, which was abruptly cancelled despite scripts and art having been produced for a finale.
- Doc Hudson from Cars can be seen parked on the street to the left of the screen at the 1:40:27 mark in the film. Although Cars was released after The Incredibles, development of Cars was well under way.
- At the 1:37:32 mark in the film, Lozano Records can be seen in the background as a tribute to Albert Lozano, a Pixar production artist.
- Another building at the 1:39:15 mark is labelled Arriaga & Co after Pixar production assistant Daniel Arriaga.
- Bob Parr is told to go to conference room A113 where he is attacked by an Omnidroid.
- The Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy from Al's office in Toy Story 2 appears in Bob's Office..
- In Japan, the film was simply called "Mr。インクレディブル" (meaning "Mr. Incredible").
- Near the end of the film, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, the last of the legendary group of Disney animators called the "Nine Old Men", make an appearance after the Omnidroid is destroyed. On September 8, 2004, the day that Brad Bird and producer John Walker recorded the commentary for the DVD, Thomas passed away at the age of 92 from cerebral hemorrhage. Four years later, on April 14, 2008, Johnston passed away at the age of 96 from natural causes. The two had also appeared in The Iron Giant as train engineers.
- The sequence where, after breaking through an apartment wall into a jewelry store, Frozone is kept at gunpoint by a nervous rookie cop ("I'm just getting a drink") is a direct homage/parody of a similar sequence in Die Hard with a Vengeance. In both films the threatened character is played by Samuel L. Jackson. Even the police officer's facial design is recognizably similar.
- This is the first Pixar movie to center on mostly all-human characters.
- This is the only major Pixar movie where the Pizza Planet delivery truck from Toy Story doesn't make an appearance. It does however, appear in The Incredibles game in the Late To School level multiple times as you run past 4-way intersections.
- This is the first Pixar movie to receive a PG rating, with the second being Up and the third being Brave.
- In one scene, you can see a sign for the Luxo Deli, and a restaurant called Andy's. The Luxo Deli is a reference to Luxo Jr, the first film Pixar produced, and Andy's is a reference to the Andy from Toy Story.
- When Mr. Incredible is fighting crime in the beginning of the movie, the streets on his GPS are the streets near the Pixar Animation Studios Building.
- This is the first Pixar movie being first dubbed in Mexico and then Argentina.
A video game based on the film was released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC, Apple Macintosh, and mobiles. Though based on the movie, several key scenes are altered from the original script.
A second game, The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, was released for PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Mac OS X, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Windows. Taking place immediately after the movie, the sequel focuses on Mr. Incredible and Frozone as they do battle with the megalomaniacal mole, The Underminer.
A third game, The Incredibles: When Danger Calls, was released for Windows and Mac OS X. It is a collection of 10 games and activities for the playable characters to perform.
Disney's Hollywood Studios meet and greets
In Disney's Hollywood Studios, there is a meet-and-greet in one of the shops in pixar fims. Now, I'm not going to say which one, but they are just past the case display of all Disney's Osscar winning awards.
Star Tours: The Adventure's Continue
In the quere, the bagage check was checked by G2-9T, lazy but boastes all about his job. When he is doing his job, and you stay behind just as long as it takes, the incredibles bag comes along the convere belt, and it is none others, then Alasticgirls bag, with her huge boots and her suit. You'll see it soon enough with other bags with other Disney characters and also other Star wars characters.
In 2004, when Disney owned sequel rights, they announced plans to make sequels for The Incredibles and Finding Nemo without Pixar involvement. Those plans were subsequently scrapped. When Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, the expectation of Disney was that Pixar would create more sequels and bankable franchises. Director Brad Bird stated in 2007 that he's open to the idea of an Incredibles 2 if he could come up with an idea superior to the original film. "I have pieces that I think are good, but I don't have them all together," Bird said. More recently, rumors regarding the sequel have surfaced, including that it will focus more on Violet, Jack-Jack and Dash, with Helen and Bob hanging up their suits for good. Syndrome is rumored to make a return, with another main character that hasn't been written yet, with both teaming up to take out the Incredibles.
In 2011, John Lasseter confirmed there's actually no work on a sequel to The Incredibles. As he said: "We love The Incredibles. We love those characters and love that world too, but there's nothing in the works right now."
In November 2011, Brad Bird stated: "To say that I've had trouble [coming up with a story] is to say that [a sequel] has been my pursuit. I haven't really been pursuing that. I've told them that I'm not really friendly to have someone else take away my child. I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don't have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that. I want to do it because I have something that will be as good or better than the original. Toy Story 2 was, to me, a perfect sequel, because it absolutely respected the first film but found new places to go without selling out its characters. So if I could come up with an idea that is to Incredibles that Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story, I would do it in a second."
On May 16, 2013, Brad Bird said: "I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that. I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. I’m looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where I’m comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. It’s like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I’m interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you’re most excited about."
However, a sequel video game, The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, which takes place after the events of the film was released in 2005. And in 2012, a video game for Kinect on Xbox 360 called Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure was released and features additional stories from The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille, Toy Story and Cars, with the player's character interacting with the Pixar characters. Also, Disney INFINITY, scheduled for August 18, 2013, includes The Incredibles, and has an alternate ending.
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