The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film's title is the name of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with an evil villain and his killer robot.
Bird, who was Pixar's first outside director, developed the film as an extension of 1960s comic books and spy films from his boyhood and personal family life. He pitched the film to Pixar after the box office disappointment of his first feature, The Iron Giant (1999), and carried over much of its staff to develop The Incredibles. The animation team was tasked with animating an all-human cast, which required creating new technology to animate detailed human anatomy, clothing and realistic skin and hair. Michael Giacchino composed the film's orchestral score.
The film premiered on October 27, 2004 at the BFI London Film Festival and had its general release in the United States on November 5, 2004. The film performed very well at the box office, grossing $631 million worldwide during its original theatrical run. The Incredibles was met with high critical acclaim, garnering high marks from professional critics and audiences, and provoking commentary on its themes. Many critics called it the best film of 2004, receiving the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, along with two Academy Awards. It became the first entirely animated film to win the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. As of March 2014, a sequel is officially in development.
Appearences in EDP projectsEdit
- Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation in part 3 when he says that Shrek 2 was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, it's mentioned as the animated film it lost to. At the mention, the film's poster appears on screen.
- AniMat's Reviews - Megamind at the review's conclusion, he says that Megamind is the best animated superhero film since The Incredibles.
- AniMat's Reviews - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax when disgussing the characters, The Incredibles is mentioned by AniMat when he says that O'Hare looks like Edna Mode from the Pixar film.
- Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios footage from it is shown throughout the episode. Most namingly, when he talks about it in part 3. In part 6, he awards The Incredibles the #6 spot on his Top 10 best Pixar list.
- Top 10 OTHER Disney Villains the main villain of the movie, Syndrome (aka Buddy Pine), was awarded the #2 spot on the list.
- AniMat's Classic Reviews - The Iron Giant
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