We’ve got some great news: The Incredibles is featured in Loot Wear this November and there’s no way you aren’t ready to jump back into Disney and Pixar’s amazing family team!
Since it’s been almost fifteen years since the first film released, we wanted to get you re-acclimated! Check these fun trivia bits out!
1. DC Comics, who already had an Elasti-Girl, objected to the name of ElastiGirl for obvious reasons. However, they came together and agreed that it would be okay as long as she was only called Mrs. Incredible in promotion materials and TV spots.
2. That quirky walk that Syndrome has? It’s actually based on an employee at Pixar who had a very similar walk. They asked him a dozen or so questions to get the concept of the walk completely understood. It was actually that employee’s attempt at not walking in that unique way that was the basis for Syndrome’s signature style.
3. The theatrical trailer for The Incredibles featured animation and scenes that weren’t in the final release of the film. That’s because Director Brad Bird cut together the trailer 18 months before the movie came out. They weren’t quite finished!
4. The Incredibles is rated PG which is an absolute first for a Disney/Pixar film. Why, you ask? Well, there’s a bit more action and violence in The Incredibles than you might find in any other of Disney and Pixar’s films to date.
5. Brad Bird voiced Edna in the final film simply because employees enjoyed the temp track that he laid down during the storyboarding phase. Not bad to have even a voice acting credit on a movie you directed!
6. Syndrome, voiced by Jason Lee, was cast because of the strong performance he showed in Kevin Smith’s not-so-family-friendly film Dogma. Who knew that would be the flick to get him an animated villain gig?
7. Mr. Incredible gets summoned to a very specific island which is actually a reference to a book! Nomanisan Island is actually ‘No Man is an Island’ which was written by Thomas Merton. It plays on the concept that Mr. Incredible would need to lean into his family/team if he wanted to prevail.
8. Brad Bird cites the comic books of Jim Steranko as being inspiration for The Incredibles. Steranko is a comics legend, best known for his work at Marvel; he is the creator of Nick Fury, among many others!
9. Lucius’ wife, named Honey, is voiced by Pixar Human Resources department head Kimberly Clark. Sure, you may not see Honey on the screen but it must make Pixar employees look over their shoulder when Kimberly speaks up!
10. During the movie’s final battle, you can see Doc Hudson from Cars in the parking lot. This was pretty interesting, seeing as how Cars still hadn’t been released yet.
All of the best team-ups are here and we can’t wait to dig even deeper into some of our all-time favorite unities! Better get in here now before you’re kept out in Frozone’s cold!