The Incredibles is an Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios animated feature film. more...
Their sixth film had been "presented" by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 5, 2004, and in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland on November 26, 2004. It was released in a two-disc DVD (in both widescreen and full frame versions) in the U.S. on March 15, 2005. According to the Internet Movie Database, the DVD was the highest-selling of 2005 with 17.38 million copies being sold.
It was written and developed by Brad Bird, former director of The Simpsons and best known for directing the animated movie The Iron Giant. The Incredibles was originally developed as a traditionally animated movie, but after Warner Bros. shut down its animation division, Brad Bird moved to Pixar and took the story with him.
Fifteen years ago, the world's superheroes were overwhelmed by lawsuits over the damage and injuries that sometimes resulted from their rescues. In exchange for immunity from these suits, the "supers" retired from heroics, and the government relocated them with civilian identities. Now Bob Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible, lives a quiet suburban life with his wife Helen (formerly Elastigirl) and their three secretly super-powered children. Bored with this life of mediocrity, he occasionally sneaks out with his friend Lucius (formerly Frozone) to fight crime and protect the innocent
Upon receiving a mysterious benefactor's invitation to be a hero again, Mr. Incredible leaps at the opportunity. However, the "benefactor" turns out to be a villain named Syndrome who carries a grudge: as a boy, he idolized the superhero, even going as far as inventing machines that would allow him to become "Incrediboy," but Mr. Incredible squelched that dream. Thereafter he dedicated his life to eliminating superheroes while he perfects a destructive robot that only he will be able to defeat with his inventions; he plans on unleashing it for a while then defeating it so that he will be seen as a hero.
It's up to the rest of the Parr family to save Mr. Incredible, and to stop the robot after Syndrome loses control of it.
See also: Voice actor
Robert "Bob" Parr, "Mr. Incredible" (6 ft 6 in (2 m), 350 lb (159 kg)) The "hero's hero", Bob possesses tremendous strength and reasonable resistance to harm. He also has a sixth sense that enables him to sense imminent danger. Trapped in a dead-end job as an insurance adjuster, he reminisces about "the glory days" when he was celebrated for using his abilities to save people. His supersuit, designed by Edna Mode, shows no additional abilities other than having much the same toughness as his own skin.
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