September 1, 2006

The Incredibles

Posted in Film & Television, Pixar at 8:13 pm by j128

The Incredibles

The Incredibles DVD cover

The Incredibles is a superhero movie directed by Brad Bird, best known for directing The Iron Giant. It is animated by Pixar Animation Studios and presented by Walt Disney Pictures. Originally, Brad Bird planned The Incredibles to be a traditionally animated film, but after Warner Brothers shut down its animation studio, Brad Bird moved to Pixar and took the story with him. The Incredibles is rated as PG for action violence.

In Europe, Kinder chocolate eggs contained the small plastic toy characters and in Belgium, the car manufacturer Opel sold a special The Incredibles edition of their cars.*

The Incredibles was released in theaters Nov. 5, 2004 (USA) and Nov. 26, 2004 (UK and Republic of Ireland). It was released onto a two-disc DVD, both widescreen and full frame versions) in the US on March 15, 2005. According to IMDb, it was the highest-selling DVD of 2005 with 17.38 million copies sold.

Summary

The Incredibles begins with Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), who has immense strength, and while fighting crime Mr. Incredible meets Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), who has incredible physical flexibility (able to manipulate her body into any shape or size, much like Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) and soon afterwards they marry.

Those were the Glory Days. Superheroes fighting crime and saving the world…but later superheroes were overwhelmed with lawsuits over damage and injuries that sometimes resulted from their actions. The government invents a “Superhero Relocation Program” with civilian identities.

Now, Bob Parr (formerly Mr. Incredible) and his wife Helen Parr (formerly Elastigirl) live in the suburbs with their three super children: Dashiell “Dash” Parr, Violet “Vi” Parr, and Jack-Jack Parr. Dash has superhuman speed, able to run quickly, Violet has the power to turn invisible and emit force shields. Jack-Jack is the baby and it is unknown what his super powers are at the present moment.

Bob, bored with life, often sneaks out with his old pal Frozone, Lucius Best, to save people under cover, while telling their wives they’re going bowling.

After Bob is fired from his job after a scene with his boss, he receives an invitation from a mysterious person, wishing Bob to come back and really “relive the Glory Days.”

However, after a while Bob finds out that this mysterious figure is actually Buddy Pine, the kid that Bob, or Mr. Incredible during the Glory Days, dismissed when Buddy was trying to be Mr. Incredible’s sidekick “Incrediboy” and to help his favorite superhero. Now Buddy Pine is a new villian “Syndrome” and he wants to kill Mr. Incredible.

Back at home, Helen is getting anxious and finds out that Bob and Edna, a superhero costume designer, have been working behind her back the whole time. Helen visits Edna and discovers that Edna has made the whole family super outfits with a built-in homing device.

Helen determines to go figure things out and sets out on a private jet, she is the pilot. It is only until Helen is in the air that two stowaways, Violet and Dash, reveal themselves. Jack-Jack has been left with a babysitter.

It is up to the Incredibles to save the world from destruction.

Notes

*More manufacturing notes concerning The Incredibles can be found on Answers.com here.

There have been rumours about the filming of an Incredibles 2, but yet so far there have been no confirmations. Brad Bird also refuses to say anything about it as he says that he doesn’t want to disappoint fans.

If you wish to read a more detailed article, including trivia, etc. read the same article on Answers.com.

The Incredibles Teaser Trailer

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