The Incredibles

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Incredibles (2004 Movie)

“The Incredibles” is an animated superhero film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2004. It is directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is set in a world where superheroes are forced into hiding due to public concern over the collateral damage caused during their crime-fighting activities.

The story revolves around the Parr family, also known as the Incredibles, who were once a famous superhero team. Mr. Incredible, aka Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), and Elastigirl, aka Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter), along with their children Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack, are living ordinary lives in the suburbs to blend in with society.

However, Bob is frustrated with his mundane job and misses the glory days of superheroism. When he gets a mysterious opportunity to return to action, he accepts it without realizing it’s part of a villainous plot. The family soon discovers that their powers and teamwork are needed to save the world from a new threat, Syndrome (voiced by Jason Lee).

“The Incredibles” is praised for its engaging story, well-developed characters, and stylish animation. It successfully combines the superhero genre with family dynamics, humor, and action, making it enjoyable for both children and adults. The film received widespread critical acclaim and won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing.

It also became a commercial success, solidifying Pixar’s reputation as a leading animation studio. “The Incredibles” became a beloved classic, and its sequel, “Incredibles 2,” was released in 2018, continuing the adventures of the superhero family.


Fun Facts

  • The film was written and directed by Brad Bird, who also voiced the character Edna Mode.
  • “The Incredibles” was the first entirely animated film to receive a PG rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for “action violence.”
  • The movie follows the Parr family, a superhero family forced into hiding under the guise of a normal suburban life, who must come out of retirement to save the world.
  • “The Incredibles” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, making it the first Pixar film to win in that category.
  • The character of Edna Mode, the eccentric fashion designer, was inspired by real-life fashion icons such as Edith Head and Coco Chanel.
  • Brad Bird, the film’s director, provided the voice for the character of Edna Mode after being unable to find an actress who captured the essence of the character.
  • The film features numerous homages to classic spy and superhero films, paying tribute to the genre’s rich history.
  • The character of Syndrome, the main antagonist, was inspired by comic book villains and the concept of fan obsession gone wrong.
  • “The Incredibles” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $633 million worldwide and receiving widespread acclaim for its storytelling, animation, and memorable characters.


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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $631.4 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Award; Nominated Golden Globe
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Cast

Crew

  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Producer: John Walker
  • Music: Michael Giacchino

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