The Incredibles marks a significant break with the Pixar movie making method.
- The film was written and directed by one person.
- That one person was recruited from outside the Pixar team.
- It was Pixar’s first film with a predominantly human cast.
- At two hours long, it was longer than the average animated feature.
- The tone and themes of The Incredibles skewed to an older demographic than previous Pixar productions.
The Incredibles opens with a quiet montage of interviews with Mr. Incredible, Elasti-Girl and Frozone. Mr. Incredible expresses a desire to settle down while Elasti-Girl still so psyched using her powers to fight crime. And after that quiet and somewhat awkward opening, it’s time for ACTION! Mr. Incredible is needed to save the day. But over the course of several action packed minutes, the seeds are sown for Mr. Incredible’s downfall and the end of all super heroes
Events transpire to send Bob on a secret mission, to be Mr. Incredible once more. After taking out a super killer robot, Mr. Incredible is promised there will be more work for him in the future. But the tables turn when Mr. Incredible is trapped by the nefarious Syndrome who has been working on a very big burning hot pile of hate ever since Mr. Incredible refused him as a sidekick 15 years before.
The Incredibles defies what we expect from an animated film.