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The Incredibles [2004] (4 discs)

Director:Brad Bird
Writer:Brad Bird
Composer:Michael Giacchino
Length:115 minutes
(1 hour 55 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Action
Sorting Tub:Hotel
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:97%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Reaction: Great family fun. Exciting and touching.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Brad Bird => Director / Writer / Edna 'E' Mode (voice)
Michael Giacchino => Composer
Andrew Stanton => Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Peterson => Additional Voices (voice)
Bret 'Brook' Parker => Kari (as Bret Parker) (voice)
Bud Luckey => Rick Dicker (voice)
Craig T. Nelson => Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
Dominique Louis => Bomb Voyage (voice)
Eli Fucile => Jack Jack Parr (voice)
Elizabeth Peņa => Mirage (voice)
Holly Hunter => Elastigirl (voice) / Helen Parr
Jason Lee => Syndrome (voice) / Buddy Pine
Jean Sincere => Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
Joe Ranft => Additional Voices (voice)
John Ratzenberger => Underminer (voice)
Kimberly Adair Clark => Honey (voice)
Lou Romano => Bernie Kropp (voice)
Maeve Andrews => Jack Jack Parr (voice)
Michael Bird => Tony Rydinger (voice)
Nicholas Bird => Additional Voices (voice)
Pete Docter => Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Sohn => Additional Voices (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson => Frozone (voice) / Lucius Best
Sarah Vowell => Violet Parr (voice)
Spencer Fox => Dashiell 'Dash' Parr (voice)
Teddy Newton => Newsreel Narrator (voice)
Wallace Shawn => Gilbert Huph (voice)
Wayne Canney => Principal (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Lily Tomlin was considered for the part of Edna Mode but turned it down when she heard Brad Bird's vocal performance, saying, "What do you need me for? You got it already."
  • Joaquin Phoenix was considered for the role of Buddy Pine/Syndrome.
  • In the original script, Syndrome only appeared in the opening scene. When the Pixar animators responded much more strongly to him than the main villain (originally named Xerek), he was moved to that role.
  • Brad Bird was listening to Public Radio International and heard Sarah Vowell, a frequent contributor to the PRI program "This American Life". He felt her voice was perfect for Violet even though she had never acted before. To convince her, Pixar animators animated one of Vowell's segments from "This American Life" and sent it to her.
  • Samuel L. Jackson was cast as the voice of Frozone because Brad Bird wanted the character to have the coolest voice.
  • The movie's line "You sly dog! You got me monologuing!" was voted as the #15 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by [Premiere] in 2007.
  • Helen's use of radio protocol while flying is exceptionally accurate for a movie. In the director's commentary Brad Bird tells that Holly Hunter insisted on learning the lingo and its meaning. The terminology used hints that Elastigirl has had military flight training:
    *"VFR on top" means she is flying in the regime of Visual Flight Rules 'on top' of a cloud cover.
    *She requests "vectors to the initial", directions how to get to the initial landing approach.
    *"Angels 10" is her altitude call, ten thousand feet. This is a military term. Civilian flights use the term "flight level".
    *"Track east" is her direction of travel.
    *"Buddy spike(d)" is a US military brevity code meaning "friendly anti-aircraft radar has locked on to me, (please don't shoot)".
    *"Transmitting in the Blind Guard" is a call on the emergency frequency where 2-way communication has not been established.
    *"Abort" is also a military brevity code, a directive meaning "stop the action/mission/attack".
  • Edna, the costume lady, is based on [?] Edith Head, who worked as a studio costume designer on hundreds of movies over more than fifty years.
  • DC Comics objected to the name Elastigirl, due to their character Elasti-Girl. A compromise was reached whereas outside of the film (promotional materials, etc.) Elastigirl would be known as Mrs. Incredible.
  • John Lasseter tried to coax Brad Bird to come join him in 1995 when Pixar was working on A Bug's Life. Bird declined. When he later left 20th Century Fox, Lasseter asked again but Bird turned him down again as he had a contract with Warner Brothers to make The Iron Giant. However, when Warners failed to properly promote the film, Bird finally agreed to join Pixar. Lasseter had only one request for his friend: make the film you've been dying to make. As Bird had been sitting on the idea of making a cartoon about a family of superheroes for over a decade, The Incredibles was the natural choice.
  • Brad Bird's son Nicholas Bird is the voice for the little boy on the tricycle. The little boy on the tricycle is named Rusty; this is revealed only in the film credits and in a comic published in Disney Adventures Magazine.
  • In order to give Dash a realistic out-of-breath voice, Brad Bird made Spencer Fox run laps around the studio.
  • The Incredibles is the first, and thus far only, Pixar movie NOT to feature a distinct appearance of the Pizza Planet truck. Many people claim to have spotted it, but screen caps only show blurry, "Rorschach test" images, and nothing that can be clearly identified as the Pizza Planet truck. Lee Unkrich has confirmed that the truck does not appear.
  • When Mr. Incredible is called into Mr. Huph's office, at one point Mr. Huph places his hand on a piece of paper. Judging from Mr. Incredible's expression, it seems like this paper is a termination notice. Actually, it is a memo to all employees, letting them know they will be responsible for buying all of their office supplies. It also states that parking will be metered by the hour, and that their electricity usage will be deducted from their paychecks. The letter concludes by saying that Insuricare has "recorded its highest profits in years."
  • Helen got the jet from Snug, her old sidekick and pilot when she was Elastigirl. Originally, Snug would have also flown the plane and gotten killed when it was shot down, thus raising the stakes for the characters. The animators convinced Brad Bird to have Helen fly the plane herself, rather than spending money on a minor character for only a few minutes of screen time. The shot of Helen watching the destroyed plane sink into the ocean was apparently filmed when the script still called for Snug's death, explaining her overlong look as the wreckage sinks because, as filmed, it contained the corpse of her friend.
  • Syndrome's plan to wipe out all supers, Operation Kronos, is based on the old Greek myth, Cronos. In the myth, there is a god named Cronos who eats all of his children so he can remain the only king instead of his children next in line. This is similar to Syndrome murdering all the supers in world so he can be the ultimate super in the world.
  • When Bomb Voyage attaches a bomb to Buddy (later Syndrome), it foreshadows what happens to Buddy (Syndrome) later, when his cape gets snagged by a jet engine.
  • Jason Lee (Buddy/Syndrome) recorded his vocals in four days, while Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible) recorded his vocals over the span of two years.