At one hour and fifty-eight minutes, this is not only the longest Pixar film to date, but also the longest computer-animated feature film to date (beating Cars (2006), which runs for one hour and fifty-seven minutes).
Writer and Director Brad Bird had stated over the years that he would only do a sequel to The Incredibles (2004) if he could come up with a story that was just as good as, or better than, its predecessor. The idea of Bob (Mr. Incredible) becoming a stay-at-home dad, while Helen (Elastigirl) becomes the breadwinner was there from the beginning, but it took several years for Bird to come up with the perfect story around which to write this idea.
Instead of this movie being released on June 21, 2019, Pixar swapped release dates with Toy Story 4 (2019), as the film was being completed ahead of schedule, while the other was lagging in production, which was initially going to be released on June 15, 2018.
For this movie, Huck Milner took over voicing Dash, as the voice of the character's original voice actor Spencer Fox had deepened since The Incredibles (2004).
The Safari Court, where the Parr family live during the beginning of the movie, is modelled on the Safari Inn, a venerable motel (and frequent filming location) that is only a few blocks from the official headquarters of the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California.
A typo on the movie theater marquee shown towards the end of the movie reads "A113", one of the most famous recurring Easter Eggs. Several Pixar producers and animators studied at California Institute of the Arts in classroom A113 and this number appears in every Pixar film.
As in The Incredibles (2004), Frozone's wife Honey does not appear on-screen. She is only heard yelling at her husband from off camera as he runs off to don his super suit and help the Parr Family, again just like last time. According to Writer and Director Brad Bird, Honey was initially going to appear on-screen, and she even got her own character design, but ultimately they decided it would be funnier if she remained off-screen. The character design for Honey would still be used for a background character.
Reinforcing the 1960's motif from The Incredibles (2004), 1960s era television shows like The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) can be seen on the Parr family's television (in their original animation).
When Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is trying to help Dash with his homework, he can be seen struggling with "New Math", describing it as making no sense at all and exclaiming "This is Math! Why would they change Math?" New Math was a brief, dramatic change in the way mathematics was taught in American grade schools during the 1960s (the approximate time of the Incredibles universe) which was highly criticized and quickly fell out of favor. The relevance of this joke comes from the frustration modern parents (and students) occasionally experience with "Common Core" mathematics.
As the Disney Castle logo is redesigned in the style of the movie, the steam train in the normal logo was replaced with the original monorail train that operated at Disneyland.
The background of the news set is an exact replica of that used in Broadcast News, which starred Holly Hunter.
When Helen is in her hotel room and on the phone with Bob, there is an abstract painting hanging on the wall behind Helen. It features five swatches of red on a light background. Each swatch forms a shape with a likeness of the five Parr family members. The four representing Bob, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are positioned on the left side of the painting, and the final swatch, representing Helen, alone on the right. This subtly emphasizes her separation from her family.
Helen accepts her mission by calling Winston and stating, "This is Elastigirl. I'm in." similar to Bob's "This is Mr. Incredible. I'm in." to Mirage in The Incredibles (2004).
HIDDEN MICKEY: The spirals on Screenslaver's hypnosis machine form a slightly lopsided, but still recognizable Mickey Mouse.
A neon sign can be briefly glimpsed which resembles the logo for the television show Jonny Quest (1964) which director Brad Bird has named as a profound influence on the world of The Incredibles (2004). Clips from the show also appear on television in the movie.
Rick Dicker's interview with Tony Rydinger echoes the interview with Kari in Jack-Jack Attack (2005) right down to both Kari and Tony expressing a desire to forget the whole thing.
When Mr. Incredible is drinking coffee while learning Dash's math homework, he is drinking from an Insuricare coffee mug, the company for which he worked in The Incredibles (2004).
Dash is seen eating Sugar Bombs, the chocolate-frosted version of which is the favorite cereal of another hyperactive blonde, Calvin of "Calvin and Hobbes" fame.
Made more money domestically in one weekend (one hundred eighty million dollars) than Pixar's previous summer release Cars 3 (2017) earned in its entire release of twenty weeks (one hundred fifty-three million dollars).
Galbaki, name-dropped as a rival designer by Edna Marie "E" Mode, was originally going to appear as a character, specifically a foil to Edna. Galbaki would essentially be an anti-Mode: His costumes would showcase his designs rather than being designed for the needs of the hero wearing them. In early concept art, his costume for Elastigirl would even have violated Edna's "No Capes" rule.
The fourteen-year gap between the first film and this follow-up was the longest waiting time between a Disney/Pixar movie and its sequel. (Finding Dory (2016)'s thirteen-year gap was the second longest, Monsters University (2013) was the third longest with a twelve-year gap, and Toy Story 3 (2010) was the fourth longest with an eleven-year gap.)
The Ambassador's name is given as Henrietta Selick, a hat tip to animation director Henry Selick, who worked for the Walt Disney Studios' animation department from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. After he left, he became a freelance animator and director on movie projects that include The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Coraline (2009).
Fironic, one of the heroes who knew the Deavors' father, was the completely unseen superhero bystanders mistook Syndrome for in The Incredibles (2004). Gazerbeam, the other hero, was the lawyer who defended Mr. Incredible, and the body found in the cave on Nomanisan, in that movie.
The superhero Helectrix resembles Dean from The Iron Giant (1999), another movie directed by Brad Bird.
This was the seventh Pixar movie scored by Michael Giacchino, following The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), Inside Out (2015), and Coco (2017).
The house loaned to the Parrs was said to have been owned by an eccentric billionaire who didn't like to be seen coming and going, and has many secret entrances and exists. This is a nod to The Thunderbirds. The house is modeled after the original Thunderbirds marionette television program, as well as its follow-up computer animated series reboot.
Pixar's Bud Luckey did not get to record any lines for Rick Dicker before passing away four months prior to the film's release, and he had been replaced by Jonathan Banks (he was announced to be taking over the role a month before Luckey's death). This made Rick Dicker the second Pixar character to be voiced by both an actor and a studio member at Pixar. The first had been Chick Hicks, who was voiced by actor Michael Keaton in Cars (2006) and Pixar's Bob Peterson in Cars 3 (2017).
Voyd's super power called for some technical intervention to make it easier to achieve in layout animation. Pixar wrote software to duplicate characters and connect multiple cameras, so that when one looked through one side of the void hole, one would see what a camera at another location sees. If a character stuck her arm through the hole on one side, they needed to place a duplicate of the character's arm on the other side.
The Pixar short film Smash and Grab (2019) was originally going to precede this movie in theaters, but it was replaced with Bao (2018).
The raccoon's name, Rocky, was revealed from the song that plays during his fight with Jack-Jack, titled "Rocky vs. Jack-Jack", on this movie's soundtrack. In the movie, his name goes unmentioned.
This was Pixar's fourth follow-up film where the protagonist and side character switch roles, in which Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl takes on the role of the protagonist from Mr. Incredible. The other times this happened was in Cars 2 (2011), where Mater took over from Lightning McQueen, in Monsters University (2013), where Mike took over from Sully, and in Finding Dory (2016), where Dory took over from Marlin.
Several scenes involving the Screenslaver include rapidly flashing lights, which raised concerns for potential seizures. As a result, many theaters began showing warnings for viewers who were susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. The U.K. version on general release removed the warnings, although preview screenings in June (including for Cineworld Unlimited subscribers) used the original version. It was only re-edited overseas after public outcry from American viewers, who saw it a month earlier on June 15, instead of July 13.
The appearance of The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) on television confirms the movie's time frame as the fall of 1964. Perhaps coincidentally, both shows aired on ABC, which is now owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disney, however, does not own those series, so both clips had to be licensed from their respective owners (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers).
The first time Bob goes to tuck in Jack-Jack, the crib is painted with an image of a seal balancing Pixar's famous Easter Egg ball from Luxo, Jr. (1986).
The number shown when Winston is talking via speakerphone has a 510 area code. Pixar Studios are in Emeryville, California, which has the 510 area code.
In a scene where Bob is rummaging through cartons of stuff saved from the old house, some of the items from his study in the first movie are visible, such as the jar of bullets that had bounced off of him.
The mobile over Jack-Jack's crib features the abstract character shapes from Inside Out (2015). They are just random shapes representing futuristic motifs that are typical of 70's decor. However, the Luxo ball is displayed on the crib balancing on the seal's nose.
While Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are being interrogated by the police, pictures from their interviews in The Incredibles (2004) appear. A television broadcast about Elastigirl features the interview clip of her from the beginning of The Incredibles (2004).
Although Reflux heaves hot lava, his name was originally "G.E.R.D." because the technical term for acid reflux is GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease, abbreviated G.E.R.D. His name was later changed to Reflux since G.E.R.D. was a little too "on the nose".
Making Reflux appealing was a huge challenge until artists turned to frogs for inspiration. According to Art Director Matt Notle, the idea of a frog made the character appealing and funny, even though his super power seems repulsive at first.
As of 2017, this movie holds the record for the most viewed animated teaser trailer of all time, with one hundred thirteen million views in the opening week. Coincidentally, the number 113 (preceded by the letter A) is a common in-joke in Pixar and other contemporary animated movies.
When Violet attempts to destroy her suit to underscore her renouncement of superheroism, she can't even damage it a little. Edna Marie "E" Mode did say they were virtually indestructible when she showed them to Helen.
Scored a domestic opening weekend of one hundred eighty million dollars, besting Finding Dory (2016)'s one hundred thirty-five million dollars to have the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend for an animated movie. (This also was the eighth-biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, and the biggest opening for a PG-rated film.) It also opened worldwide with two hundred thirty-one million dollars, besting Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)'s two hundred eighteen million dollars to have the highest-grossing worldwide opening weekend for an animated film.
One of the tracks on the official sound track has the title "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Oxygen", a reference to Airplane! (1980).
Second Pixar movie to feature a live-action clip within the movie. The first being WALL·E (2008). As well as the only film of the franchise to do so.
In addition to the Jonny Quest (1964) episode Jonny Quest: The Robot Spy (1964) being seen later in the film, the word "Quest" in the same style as the Jonny Quest logo can be seen on one of the buildings behind Elastigirl when she is on the rooftop searching for Screenslaver.
In July 2018 the writer and director of Incredibles 2, Brad Bird doubled down on his views that just because a movie is animated does not mean it is just for kids when he called out concerned parents over Twitter for referring to Incredibles 2 as a "kids movie", saying, "With all due respect, it is NOT a 'kids movie.' It is animated, and rated PG." Later in November 2018, Bird called out iTunes for classifying both Incredibles movies as "kids movies" saying, "Our classification should be no different than adventure films from Marvel or Lucasfilm just because we're animated. What would you call sexism or racism for an art form? Medium-ism?"
This was Pixar's fourth film to have a female protagonist, after Brave (2012), Inside Out (2015), and Finding Dory (2016).
This movie reunited Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015) actors Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.
Kari the babysitter and her parents were supposed to get a cameo appearance in the opening, but Writer and Director Brad Bird dropped it because he thought it didn't fit the movie.
When Dash summons the 'Incredibile' car, the woman that its new owner is with (and hiding behind) is the reporter from TV in the earlier scene.
The motel room the Parrs stay in early in the movie is number 208, the same number as the motel room the Freeling family (also with Craig T. Nelson) flees to at the end of Poltergeist (1982).
Production on this film started not long after the release of Tomorrowland (2015), which was also directed by Brad Bird.
Sarah Vowell, who voiced the daughter Violet, is now older than Holly Hunter was in The Incredibles (2004). Vowell was thirty-four at the time The Incredibles was released, while Hunter was forty-six. At the time this movie was released, Vowell was forty-eight and Hunter was sixty.
This was the first of four consecutive sequels from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios from 2018 to 2019. It is to be followed by Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019), and Frozen II (2019).
The second Pixar movie to feature a variant version of the Walt Disney Pictures logo, after Coco (2017).
Voyd's appearance and mannerisms so resemble those of Kristen Stewart, it is rumored that the character is based on her.
The ending credits begin the same way visually as they did in The Incredibles (2004), with shots of the family members doing various things, before changing to reflect the events of the second movie instead of the first. The end credits include the "original" versions of the hero themes that the heroes sing along with Winston Deavor when they meet him.
The character Elastigirl (Helen Parr) is actually based on DC Comics Superhero of the same name. In DC, 'Elastigirl' or 'Elasti-Woman' aka Rita Farr (Notice the similarity in their last names) has the same Superhero alias and power of Helen and she is a member of the 'Doom Patrol' superhero team. As per report, DC had given the permission to use this character name until and unless the character is used in any merchandising. Further to mention that though 'The Incredibles' movies are regarded as among the best Non- comic book superhero movies, similarities in between it's characters and many comic book characters are noticeable.
On July 31, 2018, its forty-sixth day in release, this movie had earned one billion dollars worldwide. This makes it the fourth movie of 2018, the seventh animated movie, the third Pixar movie, and the thirty-sixth in general to reach the milestone. It also reached the milestone the fastest of any animated movie, beating Minions (2015), which reached it in forty-nine days.
The sequence from The Incredibles (2004), in which Edna Marie "E" Mode unlocks her workroom is reenacted, but this time with Jack-Jack using the biometric scanners.
Bud Luckey passed away from natural causes on February 24, 2018 at the age of 83, and this film was dedicated to his memory, as are Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), where he designed characters on that film and Toy Story 4 (2019) where it was his last voice role.
The Outer Limits (1963) opening ("do not adjust your set") Bob watches on television foreshadows the Screenslaver's M.O.
The episode of Jonny Quest (1964) that Dash is watching at the Parrs' new house is the climax of Jonny Quest: The Robot Spy (1964).
The sequence where Dash wants to pull Mr. Incredible up, but Violet keeps telling him to wait, echoes the similar sequence in The Incredibles (2004) when Bob was wanting to fire the claw, but Helen wanted to wait for a closer shot.
This was the first Pixar movie to have a merchandise deal with McDonald's for the McDonald's Happy Meal since Cars (2006), a twelve-year gap.
Edna Marie "E" Mode, the costume lady, is based on an amalgam of two famous costumers. The first is Edith Head ; the greatest costume designer in film history, who won 7 Oscars and garnered twenty-seven Oscar nominations. The mannerisms, mid-century design style and round glasses are based on her. The second is wardrobe supervisor Edna Taylor , on whom the name and hairstyle were based. Among many other things, Edith Head designed the airline uniforms for the film Airport (1970) . She also designed a line of women's apparel; the Airport Collection, which was inspired by the mid-century modern look of the early sixties, which was also the school of design that inspired The Jetsons (1962) cartoon series and the entire look and feel of The Incredibles. Unfortunately, the clothing designs were a full ten years behind the times and the line failed, with the only source being a department store in Indianapolis. In a way, this paralleled the semi-retirement of Edna Mode. Edith received a few more nominations after Airport and continued to work for another decade, but largely dropped form the limelight, with her final designs appearing in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) a year after her passing in 1981.
Tony received an updated appearance in this movie, appearing younger, slimmer, and darker-haired.
Barry Bostwick voiced the Mayor of New Urbam (which seems to be based on a combination of Chicago and New York City). He played the Mayor of New York City on Spin City (1996).
In a scene about an hour into the movie, there is a battle between Elastigirl and Screenslaver, encased in a room of pure flashing, nearly strobe lights. This scene was subject to blame for multiple seizure and epilepsy warnings for those who are photosensitive. Since the many cases of seizures during the movie and many unsatisfied customers who had to walk out of the theatre, the HD copies later distributed online severely toned down the intensity of those lights.
Brad Bird was the second Pixar director to have all of his films composed by the same composer, who was Michael Giacchino. The first was Andrew Stanton, who had all three of his films composed by Thomas Newman. Coincidentally, both won Best Animated Feature Oscars for their first two movies, and made sequels to their first movies.
This was the seventh Pixar film where the voice work of the director or a co-director was not simply listed in the "additional voices" section or goes uncredited, which in this movie, like The Incredibles (2004), applied to Brad Bird as Edna Marie "E" Mode. The previous five times this applied was with Andrew Stanton in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016) as Crush the Sea Turtle, Cars (2006) with the late, great, and talented Joe Ranft as Red, Up (2009) with Pete Docter and Bob Peterson as Kevin, Campmaster Strauch, Dug, and Alpha and The Good Dinosaur (2015) with Peter Sohn as Forrest Woodbrush/Pet Collector.
This was Pixar's first sequel to one of their movies rated PG in the U.S., and the second in the U.K. (Toy Story (1995) received a PG for its uncut U.K. release).
Helen mentions that all of Robert's suits were destroyed when the jet destroyed their house, referencing Syndrome's explosive end.
While not as foreboding compared to the first film, the scene where Helen goes to work for the first time echoes Bob's second trip to Nomanisan Island, but with their roles switched. Helen is a little dismissive in response to Bob's prodding, too focused on work ahead. Bob tries to sound optimistic in an effort to convince himself that everything is still okay. The scene even ends on the same note: as Helen drives off, Bob places his hand on his chin and tilts his head a little wistfully, likely wondering if everything really is okay, as he watches her leave.
This was Pixar's eighth movie to have a PG rating by the MPAA. The previous seven films to have that rating had been: The Incredibles (2004), Up (2009), Brave (2012), Inside Out (2015), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Finding Dory (2016), and Coco (2017).
The Italian dubber for Voyd is Bebe Vio, the Italian Paralympics fencer in the amputee specialty.
First time in the history of both Disney and Pixar that the animated logos at the beginning of the movie are adjusted to blend with the movie's theme. Here, both the animations have been done in a red theme with the movie theme music playing in the background instead of their standard tunes.
This was the first sequel to a Pixar movie that takes place through a human's perspective.
There was controversy when the title for this movie was first released. While the first film was titled The Incredibles (2004), this movie is simply titled "Incredibles 2". Many extreme fans expressed outrage about the removal of the word "The" from the title of the beloved movie's sequel's title.
According to Brad Bird, the Incredibles films are not to be classified or categorized as children's films just because of its PG rating or use of animation; or seen as any different than Marvel or Lucasfilm features.
Just as animation legends Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas had a brief cameo in "The Incredibles (2004)" this film seems to feature an appearance by an animation legend, albeit as a supporting character and with a different name. The character of Winston Deavor bears a striking resemblance to another animation giant who also has the initials of "W.D." He appears to be a caricature of Walt Disney himself.
At the end of the movie, the family wagon transforms into the new-and-improved family-sized Incredibile just as Bob's sedan did in The Incredibles (2004).
After seeing Helen's new costume, Bob teasingly notes Helen will have to explain to Edna why she's using a costume by another designer. Bob ends up taking the brunt of Edna's anger since Helen doesn't meet with her in this film.
Violet is the only super in the movie to resist the Screenslaver goggles when they are forced on her.
Hidden Mickey: In the credits, a grandfather clock rolls by with a Mickey at the end of its pendulum.
Credited as an additional voice Yuri Lowenthal had previously been known for voicing superhero characters in animated versions of DC and Marvel products as well as video games related to both studios and Japanese anime such as Gurren Lagann (2007) (as Simon), Mega Man Star Force (2007) (as Zach Temple), Digimon: Data Squad (2007) (as Neon Hanamura), Naruto (2002) (as Sasuke), and Digimon: Battle of Adventurers (2005) (as Kai).
Craig T. Nelson plays the father of three children in both this film and Poltergeist (1982). In both, his youngest disappears from his reality and can be distantly heard and communicated with.
At the end of the movie, you can see the bank called Megalopolis Credit Union (abbreviated "MCU"). MCU also stands for "Marvel Cinematic Universe", which Disney owns.
Though their enmity is clear, Rocky and Jack-Jack are paired as if they are friends in some merchandise.
After Violet's outburst about the memory wipe on her boyfriend, Dash remarks "Is she having adolescence?" The original actor for Dash had to be replaced due to a voice change from puberty.
Pixar's sixth production that recast some of the characters, which applies to Dash and Rick Dicker. The other four movies to do this are Toy Story 3 (2010) with Slinky and Andy (younger at the start of the film), Cars 2 (2011) with Filmore, Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs (2013) with Red, Finding Dory (2016) with Nemo, Squirt and Jacques, and Cars 3 (2017) with Chick Hicks.
This was the first Pixar movie directed by Brad Bird to not have any characters voiced by Lou Romano.
It was planned for Jack-Jack to melt as part of his shape-shifting powers in The Incredibles (2004), but this idea wasn't used. It can be assumed that this was due to technical limitations at the time, or the fact that it would have seemed too disturbing for younger viewers at the time. This limitation appears to have been corrected for this movie, as seen during his fight against the raccoon.
Winston was going to have a scene confronting criminals, which made it far enough for Bob Odenkirk to have recorded the lines, before being dropped.
The more prevalent Johnny Quest influences seen in The Incredibles 2 was also seen in the original with the Omnidroid and its delivery vehicle which is very similar to Dr. Zin's spider robot and its delivery vehicle from the episode The Robot Spy.
Bob Parr is 6 foot 7 inches, which is three and a half inches taller than his voice actor Craig T. Nelson (who's 6 foot 3-1/2 inches) and three hundred fifty pounds.
A government device with a red beam of light is used to erase memories (Tony's memories of seeing or remembering Violet as a Super) is similar to Men in Black (1997).
By the time this film came out in theaters, there were warning labels throughout every movie theater in various states because of the scenes with the flashing lights and many people were worried that younger viewers who are watching the movie would be too sensitive with the light. The flashing lights are shown when Elastigirl confronts Screenslaver.
On July 22, 2018, this movie entered the Top 50 Highest-Grossing Films in the number forty-five spot with nine hundred forty million dollars worldwide. When it entered, it edged out Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Something similar happened three years prior on October 11, 2015, where Inside Out (2015) edged out Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) while entering the Top 50 Highest-Grossing Films in the number forty-eight spot with eight hundred eighteen million dollars worldwide.
Elastigirl says she once had a mohawk, a reference to the Marvel Comics heroine Storm, who sported a mohawk in the 1980s and again in the 2010s. Storm's actual look was a joke, imitating Mr. T, that eventually took on a life of its own.
Edna Marie "E" Mode showing Mr. Incredible how Jack-Jack's suit works calls back to the scene in The Incredibles (2004), where she was showing Helen the outfit she'd designed for Jack-Jack.
On July 30, its forty-sixth day of release, this movie became the fastest animated movie to surpass one billion dollars worldwide, it's one of seven animated movies to do so, and the thirty-sixth movie overall. This also means that Pixar is the first animation studio to have three movies that grossed over one billion dollars after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Dory (2016).
As of September 2, 2018, its eightieth day of release, it is the seventeenth-highest-grossing movie, and Pixar's highest-grossing movie, with just over 1.2 billion dollars worldwide. This also makes it the second-highest-grossing animated movie of all time, right under Frozen (2013).
The voices for characters 'Tony Rydinger' and 'Jack-Jack' are by the director's sons (Micheal and Nick, respectively), and the director voices 'Edna E' (as before).
Credited as an additional voice experienced voice actor Fred Tatasciore had also been known for voicing Hulk in animated versions of Marvel products as well as video games since the mid 2000s.
Came out the Friday before Father's Day, which is fitting, since a big part of the movie is Bob's trying to be a more effective father.
A possible new character in Toy Story 4 (2019) appears in one of the scenes as a likely teaser to Pixar's next movie.
This was Isabella Rossellini's second time voice acting in a movie, after Closet Monster (2015).
Samuel L. Jackson's sixth animated film, after The Incredibles (2004), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Astro Boy (2009), Zambezia (2012), and Turbo (2013).
In the Brazilian dub, siblings Winston and Evelyn Deavor are voiced by Otaviano Costa and Flávia Alessandra, who are married in real-life.
This movie and The Incredibles (2004) came out one year before the closing point of a Star Wars trilogy. The Incredibles (2004) came out one year before Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), and this movie came out one year before Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019), the former movie also featured Samuel L. Jackson.
Helen/Elastigirl is the fourth female protagonist in a Pixar movie after Merida in Brave (2012), Joy in Inside Out (2015), and Dory in Finding Dory (2016), she is also the fifth human protagonist in a Pixar movie after her husband in The Incredibles (2004), Carl Fredricksen in Up (2009), Merida in Brave (2012), and Miguel Rivera in Coco (2017).
At the end of Poltergeist (1982), Steven Freeling (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are forced to stay at a motel after their house is destroyed. At the start of this movie, Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are seen living in a motel after their house is destroyed.
Violet going for ice cream invisible in normal clothes calls back to the scene from the first movie where she goes invisible in normal clothes to hide from Tony Rydinger.
The third Pixar movie to gross over one billion dollars worldwide, after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Dory (2016). This makes Pixar the animation studio with the most billion dollar hits, breaking the three way tie between it, Disney, and Illumination, the latter two only have two billion dollar hits.
Pixar's fourth film to become a franchise after Toy Story (1995), Cars (2006), and Finding Nemo (2003). This does not include Monsters Inc (2001) which only had a prequel as a follow-up film opposed to a sequel.
Evelyn's character model was not created until another super named Shellac was cut from the film, which is presumed that she would have used some kind of resin coating to encase criminals.
As of November 2018 - Grossing more than 1.2 billion USD in the worldwide box office, Incredibles 2 is Pixar's top grossing film and also the number 1 bestselling animated film of all time. Collectively among all movie genres in the box office charts, Incredibles 2 stands at the 15th spot, surpassing its first franchise and all other Pixar movies.
Initial box-office estimates had the domestic opening weekend at one hundred ten million dollars. Then, when it became the top pre-selling animated movie of all time, estimates rose to one hundred twenty to one hundred forty million dollars, with it possibly taking the animated opening weekend record from Finding Dory (2016). Finally, after scoring a Thursday night record of eighteen and a half million dollars, estimates rose to one hundred fifty million dollars, and even as much as one hundred eighty million dollars.
The fourth Pixar movie to feature the full Walt Disney Pictures opening logo as a closing logo, after Finding Dory (2016), Cars 3 (2017), and Coco (2017).
During an interview in May 2013, Writer and Director Brad Bird reiterated his interest in making a sequel.
This movie and The Incredibles (2004) were released in the same year of the death of a voice actor of one of the iconic characters in Beauty and the Beast (1991). The Incredibles (2004) was released in the same year of the death of Jerry Orbach, and this movie was released in the same year of the death of David Ogden Stiers. Both Incredibles films were also released the same year of the death of a member of the heavy metal band Pantera. Incredibles was released the same year Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered and Incredibles 2 was released the same year Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul died of a heart attack
Helen tells Bob that she used to have not only a bike (The "Elasticycle") during the Glory Days, she also had a mohawk. Bob was unaware of it, which leads to Helen reassuring him, "You didn't miss anything".
In The Incredibles (2004) Bernie mentions the wiping of memories among the clean-up tasks. In this film we see the memory wipe being used.
The eleventh Pixar movie to be produced in 2.35:1, after A Bug's Life (1998), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL·E (2008), Cars 2 (2011), Brave (2012), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Cars 3 (2017), and Coco (2017).
As of 2018, The Incredibles (2004) is the only Pixar film that became a franchise before Walt Disney Pictures purchased/acquired Pixar in 2006 to not have a consistent time gap between its sequels as the follow up film after Incredibles 2 (2018) will be released lower than 14 years (2004-Present), Toy Story (1995) and its sequel Toy Story 2 (1999) were released two decades apart from Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (2019) (1995-2019), Cars (2006)'s sequels were released five and a half years apart (2006-2017), and Finding Nemo (2003)'s sequel was released thirteen years apart (2003-2016).
Elastigirl says she had a motorcycle inspiring Bob to ask why. This is a reference to the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man who briefly had a dune buggy called the Spider-Mobile. Additionally, Elastigirl moves through the city by extending her arms and swinging, similar to Spider-Man's weblines.
The sixteenth Disney's animated movie of the 2010s to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Tangled (2010), Mars Needs Moms (2011), Brave (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Planes (2013), Frozen (2013), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), Inside Out (2015), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Moana (2016) and Coco (2017).
The fifth Disney's animated film to gross a billion dollars worldwide, after Toy Story 3 (2010), Frozen (2013), Zootopia (2016) and Finding Dory (2016).
The eighth Disney's animated film to be scored by Michael Giacchino, after The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), Inside Out (2015), Zootopia (2016) and Coco (2017).
When the children discover Jack-Jack has powers, Bob places him back into his playpen. Along with some play blocks, a toy very similar to Duke Kaboom (Toy Story 4) can be seen.
Mr Incredible makes a quote from Rocky stating "I eat thunder and crap lightning" however the actual line in Rocky is "you're gonna eat lightning and crap thunder" The line was likely, deliberately misquoted, to reflect how exhausted and sleep deprived he is.
Due to Disney's completed acquisition of the Fox assets and further release date changes for future films, this marks the last time both a Walt Disney Animation Studios film or a Pixar film and a 20th Century Fox animated film or a Blue Sky Studios film have been theatrically released on the same month, with this film releasing only a week after the 20th Century Fox animated film Condorito: The Movie (2018).
The seventh animated film to gross a billion dollars worldwide, after Toy Story 3 (2010), Frozen (2013), Minions (2015), Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016) and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
The third Disney's computer-animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) and Finding Dory (2016).
Brad Bird's only directorial effort from Pixar to not have any characters voiced by Peter Sohn.
The third Disney's animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) and Finding Dory (2016).
John Lasseter's final involvement with a Pixar film that's rated PG by the MPAA, when Toy Story 4 (2019) became Lasseter's final involvement with Pixar, that film would be rated G by the MPAA.
The third Disney's computer-animated film to have the female main antagonist, after Tangled (2010) and Zootopia (2016).
The third Pixar sequel to produced in 2.35:1, after Cars 2 (2011) and Cars 3 (2017).
The eighth Disney's computer-animated film to have the female protagonist, after Tangled (2010), Brave (2012), Frozen (2013), Inside Out (2015), Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016) and Moana (2016).
The fourth Disney's animated sequel to produced in 2.35:1, after Cars 2 (2011), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) and Cars 3 (2017).
The 29th of a very few theatrically released animated PG-rated films of the 2010s to use this amount of violence and intense moments. The previous 28 to use this had been How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Shrek Forever After (2010), Alpha and Omega (2010), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010), Megamind (2010), Rango (2011), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Brave (2012), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Wreck it Ralph (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Epic (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Zootopia (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), The Emoji Movie (2017), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017), My Little Pony the Movie (2017), Coco (2017), Early Man (2018), and Sherlock Gnomes (2018). The next 6 to do so would be Teen Titans Go to the Movies (2018), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), and Wonder Park (2019).
The fourth animated follow-up film to be released in June unlike the previous installments which were released in November after Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Monsters University (2013).
Pixar's eighth film to not have a co-director after Toy Story (1995), The Incredibles (2004), Wall-E (2008), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and Cars 3 (2017).
This is the seventh Pixar film where the director or a co-director has a major role, not being simply listed in the additional voices, with Brad Bird reprising his role as Edna Mode. The other six films are Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Up (2009), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and Finding Dory (2016).
This film along with the first two Toy Story films are the only films of Pixar's to not release the same year as a film made by DreamWorks Animation.
The fifteenth computer-animated sequel to be produced at 2.35:1 after Shrek Forever After (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Cars 2 (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Rio 2 (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), Cars 3 (2017), Despicable Me 3 (2017), and Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
Disney's first animated film since Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) to release on June 15th.
Pixar's last film of the 2010s to be rated PG by the ACB (Australian Classification Board).
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Pixar's seventh film to be rated PG by the ACB (Australian Classification Board) after The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Brave (2012), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and Coco (2017).
Disney's fourteenth computer-animated film to be rated PG by the ACB (Australian Classification Board) after Dinosaur (2000), The Incredibles (2004), Chicken Little (2005), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Brave (2012), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2016), and Coco (2017).