The Incredibles

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Director: Brad Bird

Cast: Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson


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Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs'


Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs' living situation was brought on after a series of superhero-related lawsuits forced them into hiding. When not trying to fight small-time crime undercover with fellow former superhero Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), Parr (voice by Craig T. Nelson) is muddling through the corporate world as a paunchy, emotionally unsatisfied insurance claims adjuster. His family is like any other with some notable exceptions -- his daughter has the uncanny ability to become invisible and create impenetrable force fields at will; his son, Dash, can run at incredible speeds; his wife, Helen (Holly Hunter), is known in super circles as Elastigirl, one of the most respected (and pliable) superwomen of her time. Just when it looks as if things can't get any worse for Bob, he gets a summons to show up at a remote island to receive instructions for a highly classified assignment, which he promptly accepts. Thrust back into the world of fighting crime, the Incredible family is back in familiar territory -- saving the world from Syndrome, a jilted former fan of Mr. Incredible. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The Incredibles soars on DVD in a super two-disc set that does full justice to Pixar's Academy Award-winning triumph. The production segments included on Disc 2 offer a fascinating glimpse into the creative process and, if nothing else, convey that Pixar must be an absolutely awesome place to work! Included among the deleted scenes -- presented in animated-storyboard form -- is the abandoned original beginning, in which the Parrs meet their neighbors, uncomfortably, before their superhero pasts are revealed to the audience. Exclusive to DVD are two fun new cartoons. The first is the computer-animated "Jack-Jack Attack," which shows what prompted those frantic phone calls to Helen from the babysitter in The Incredibles. The second is a retro blast from the past, a "lost" cartoon done in the Sycro-Vox style of Clutch Cargo and starring Mr. Incredible, Frozone, and their hopping rabbit sidekick, Mr. Skipperdoo. The characters share their shocked reactions to seeing this 1950s relic for the first time in a hilarious (optional) commentary. Fans of Sarah Vowell's contributions to the National Public Radio series This American Life will be delighted with her video essay, in which she talks about, among other things, her affinity for her outcast character, Violet Parr, and her love of Abraham Lincoln (children may find this incredi-boring). The movie itself, presented in either widescreen or reframed full-screen versions, continues Pixar's own incredible streak, which rivals Walt Disney's original run of animated masterpieces. Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter give voice and heart to Bob and Helen Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, who have been forced to hang up their capes in a world in which, Bob complains, "they keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity." Not so, say director Brad Bird and his Pixar brethren. "This is going to be so awesome if we get it right," an enthused Bird tells his staff in one of the "making of" segments. They did, and it is.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Until The Incredibles, human characters had, for the most part, been missing from Pixar films, mostly because rendering realistic human facial expressions and movement in a computer-animated form is very difficult. If too good a job is done, audiences are somewhat disturbed by the realism, but if the characters do not look realistic enough, they become harder to connect with emotionally. Director Brad Bird has figured out how these characters look and move. Their superpowers allow the proper amount of suspension of disbelief to allow any viewer to think these are real people. Once again Pixar has cast actors rather than stars. Samuel L. Jackson is the closest thing to a star in this film, and he has surprisingly little screen time. Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter are note perfect as the husband and wife superheroes. Nelson comes up with a voice to match his oversize physique and ego but does not make the character a buffoon. Hunter, whose voice has always been one of her most underrated weapons, sounds like both a strong-minded mother of three, a superhero, and a long-time wife still very much in love with her husband. Their work, along with the visual scheme of the film and the screenplay, makes their marriage emotionally engaging. Bird himself turns in a screamingly funny performance as Edna, the very short and very imperious fashionista who creates outfits for the superheroes. Sarah Vowell and Jason Lee also turn in excellent work in their animated debuts. While it would be accurate to say the film lacks the emotional weight of the Pixar classics Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2, it would also be accurate to say that very few films do. The Incredibles is undeniably winning Hollywood entertainment.
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwartzbaum
Dazzlingly beautiful, funny, and meaningful.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Grown-ups are likely to be surprised by how smart the movie is, and how sneakily perceptive.
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Bird has created the unprecedented film that is not just a grand feature-length cartoon but a grand feature, period, a piece of animation that's involving across a spectrum of comedy, action, even drama.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Craig T. Nelson Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible
Holly Hunter Helen Parr / Elastigirl
Samuel L. Jackson Lucius Best / Frozone
Jason Lee Syndrome
Wallace Shawn Gilbert Huph
Sarah Vowell Violet Parr
Spencer Fox Dash Parr
Brad Bird Edna Mode
Elizabeth Peña Mirage
John Ratzenberger The Underminer
Jean Sincere Muriel Hogenson
Dominique Louis Bomb Voyage

Technical Credits
Brad Bird Director,Screenwriter
Matthew Jon Beck Casting
Bob Colbert Musical Arrangement
Ralph Eggleston Art Director
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Andrew Jimenez Cinematographer
Doc Kane Sound Mixer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Patrick Lin Cinematographer
Janet Lucroy Cinematographer
Kevin Reher Casting
Lou Romano Production Designer
Jen Rudin-Pearson Casting
Stephen Schaffer Editor
Michael Silvers Sound Editor
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
John Walker Producer

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WoodyLightingQueenTheIncr More than 1 year ago
Pixar's award-winning animated adventure film for the entire family The Incredibles gets a truly super treatment on this two-disc DVD release from Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment. After a short introduction from the film's writer and director, Brad Bird, the first disc kicks into full gear with a razor-sharp, spectacular 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen picture transfer. The disc's picture, which has been taken directly from the digital source, is breathtaking and is perfect for showing off the powers of a high-definition television. The film's lush audio is also wonderfully represented for home viewing with a THX-mastered soundtrack, presented in English, Spanish, or French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX. The result is an audio presentation that thrusts the viewer into the film's world. A lively and informative audio commentary track from Brad Bird is also available. As if the phenomenal work done on the first disc wasn't enough, Pixar continues its proud tradition of including a generous helping of some impressive bonus features on a stuffed second disc. Starting out with another introduction from Bird, disc two of the Incredibles gets rolling with a collection of six deleted scenes. Each deleted scene has an introduction from Bird and features a combination of storyboards and half-finished animation. While most scenes are understandably disposable, they provide an interesting look at how the film might have been. Next up is the terrific exclusive Pixar-animated short Jack-Jack Attack, featuring the ultra cute baby of the Incredibles family contending with a babysitter. Also included is the acclaimed Pixar-animated short that played with The Incredibles' theatrical release, Boundin'. An audio commentary track is included for Boundin' by the film's director, Bud Luckey, as well as a short featurette on Luckey and his history in animation. From there, the viewer goes right into the lengthy and compelling "Making the Incredibles" featurette. Covering every single aspect of the film's long and complicated production, this documentary offers a raw and fascinating look at director Brad Bird and what goes into to making a hit family film. Next is a strange nine-minute mini-documentary with Sarah Vowell, who voiced the Incredibles daughter Violet. Vowell spends most of the time talking to the camera about her love for American history and Abraham Lincoln. An unusual highlight comes toward the end when she introduces a Violet action figure to her Lincoln action figure. A section of the DVD titled "Top Secret" finds many more unusual features, like a fictional 1960s-style Mr. Incredible cartoon with an optional hilarious audio commentary by the characters. Also in the "Top Secret" area are secret files on all the lost "supers" seen in the film, with a brilliant audio commentary from each character. Rounding out the disc are a series of bloopers and technical goof-ups from the film, a massive and attractive art gallery, a trailer collection, and a series of well-hidden secret Easter eggs. With all of these fine features, it is clear that this release of The Incredibles on DVD is destined, just like the film itself, to become an instant family classic.
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I love this movie becase of its humor, action-packed adventurism, and its dazzling visual effects. This film is definetly a screen gem, with the best sparkling lights ever. It is not because of the cool bonus features, it is the story that grabs your imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Words can not describle how welll made this eye poping animated movie is. It is visualy stuning.It is a perfect movie for any one of any age at any time. It has comedy and action and adventure and family love and hidden jokes for the adults. If you could only buy one movie for the rest of your life this should be it. I was blessed enougth to be able to see this movie in theaters 4 times and now I will be able to have that same Joy again and you can too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Words can't describe how, well, Incredible this movie was! It was so awesome! I love how funny the end was with Jack-Jack! I can't wait till it comes out on DVD! If you haven't seen it, see it when it comes out, you won't regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie just goes to show that something doesn't need to have tons of gory violence, steamy romance scences or swearing to be entertaining. Hollywood, take a good look!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredibles is incredilbe. I liked how they were old super heroes and go back to it. I hope pixar makes incredibles 2 and I can't wait for pixar's version of robert stanek's magic lands!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was great. I was funny for both kids and adults. There is never a boring part in it. Great fun for Everyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the coolest CGI cartoon I've ever seen. Need I say more?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I saw it twice in one day and I want to see it again! This isn't just a 'cute' pixar movie, don't get me wrong I love pixar, but this had action in it as well. I really don't know how they made this movie, but they did a great job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's incredible to think that the people who make these fabulous movies would not give any thought as to putting an attempted suicide in a childrens movie. Of course the movie is good but I could'nt get past the small part in the beginning of the movie where a character tries to attempt suicide by jumping off a building. His plan is foiled when one of the Incredibles saves him soon after he jumps. He later sues the city because of the attempt of saving him. I kept thinking great now I'm going to have to explain to my 10 year old what suicide means. By putting this in a childrens' movie they are making light of the subject. Was it really necesary to even go there?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS MOVIE! It certainy was incredible. The villain was wierder than most other villains, though. How did his hair get red, when it was blonde as a kid?! Lord. I loved all the superpowers. From freezing to stetching to invisibility to super speed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie certainly was incredible. The villain is kinda wierd, though. The animation was great. It was kind of funny (such as the scene when Mr. Incredible accidentally blows his cover to a small kid on a trycicle). I love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is great. Unfortunately they should have left of the DVD extras off the disc. There's an extra called "Vollet" with some annoying skank prattling on about who knows what?It's some kind of irritating video blog. Now when I watch the movie I see her face...yeechh! Almost ruins the movie for me.So if you buy "Incredibles" DO NOT watch teh extra called "Vollet".
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved The Incredibles. It was so much better than I thought it would be. The characters were great. Even though the Parr Family had super powers they were your typical everyday folks and you could relate to their everyday experiences. I especially like Violet, the shy, misunderstood, daughter of Mr. Incredible. Her super powers allow her to turn invisible and create force fields at will. I like her clever mind and find her to be a very endearing and lovable character. I also think the story was fun. It might have had your typical “we must save the world,” scenario but the movie had class and its scenes were unique and funny. I saw this movie three times and enjoyed every minute of the adventures the Incredibles had. If you like action-filled and animation comedies than this would be an “incredible” Pixar film for you to see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I though it would be one of those ordinary superhero movie where of course there's the obvious badguy and the hero that always saves the day. However, this wasn't that kind of movie. You really can't judge this movie because it's a cartoon. Even though each of this "incredible" family has a different power than the other, they were forbidded to use them. The rest, you'll just have to find out. To keep this short, this movie has a good storyline with humorous parts that you will enjoy! It brings up the kind of conflict normal humans and superheros would have. It really makes lots of sense. It's a great family! I REALLY RECOMMEND YOU TO SEE IT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie!!! It had me laughing a lot! I think the coolest character is dash because he is really funny and it would be great to have his powers. I could take something without getting caught!!But in some parts it reminds me of spiderman 2 because of the robots. other than that, this was a good movie.