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The Incredibles (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  5 November 2004 (USA)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

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Buddy Pine / Syndrome (voice)
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Mrs. Hogenson (voice)
Eli Fucile ...
Jack Jack Parr (voice)
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Bernie Kropp (voice)
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Violet Parr (voice)
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Tony Rydinger (voice)
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Storyline

Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,467,623 (USA) (5 November 2004)

Gross:

$261,437,578 (USA) (8 April 2005)
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Trivia

John Lasseter tried to coax Brad Bird to come join him in 1995 when Pixar was working on A Bug's Life (1998). 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 (1999). 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. See more »

Goofs

The part in Violet's hair switches sides several times. This was deliberately done by the animators to aid the ease of animation, as long hair was something that had not yet been attempted. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Incredible: Is this on? I mean, can break through walls, I just can't... can't get this on...
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The credits are shown interacting with the film's characters and in stylized renditions of the film's key scenes. See more »

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References Die Hard 2 (1990) See more »

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The Moon Which Loves the Sun
Written and Performed by Zion
Courtesy of Star Entry Entertainment
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A Truly, Pardon the Pun, Incredible Movie
13 November 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the finest animated films I have ever seen. Not only is it a fine animated film, it is a great film period. The film obviously takes its cue from several real life super hero comic books, especially The Fantastic Four and the Justice Society of America. The Fantastic Four comparison is obvious due to the fact that Elatigirl and Violet were obviously inspired by Mr. Fantastic (aka. Reed Richards) and the Invisible Woman (aka. Sue Storm Richards) respectively. The J.S.A. influence is a little more obscure. Several years ago, DC Comics issued a mini-series that attempted to explain the demise of the Justice Society by claiming that the group was forced to disband after their loyalty to America was questioned during the 1950's. In this film, all the heroes were forced into hiding after the government refused to pay for wrongful legal claims brought against the super heroes of this film. Also, there are many in jokes that the casual viewer might not get, but that made it enjoyable for comic book fans. This the island scenes look as if they could have been inspired by many of the series produced by Gerry Anderson of the 1960's (eg. the Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet).

Another thing that made this film unique was its look. If you notice, the city where the story takes place looks like a fairly modern metropolis. However, if you look at the cars in the film, most of them look as if they would have been more at home in the mid to late 1960's. Also, the way that many of the characters were dressed also could have put them in that time.

However, the thing that I really loved about this film was the fact that even though it was geared primarily to children, it was dark enough in theme to appeal to adults. In fact, there are a couple of scenes that you wouldn't normally associate with a film geared towards children.

This film is definitely a classic of animation and once again Pixar shows why they are the masters of computer animation.


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