At 1 hour and 58 minutes, Incredibles 2 (2018) is not only the longest Pixar Animation Studios film to date, but also the longest computer-animated feature film to date.
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 very beginning, but it took years for Bird to come up with the perfect story to write this idea around.
Instead of Incredibles 2 (2018) 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, of which was initially going to be released on June 15, 2018.
For this film, Huck Milner took over voicing Dash, as the character's original voice actor Spencer Fox's voice had deepened since the first film.
Reinforcing the 1960's motif from the original film, 60's 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 DEVTech is first revealed on screen, the sky looks similar to how the Gotham sky is portrayed and shown in most modern Batman films, and if you look to the left of the tall tower, you can see a faint Bat Signal formed in the clouds.
A typo on the movie theatre marquis where Tony is dropped off 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 first movie, Frozone's wife, Honey, does not appear on screen. She is only heard yelling 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 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.
HIDDEN MICKEY: The spirals on Screenslaver's hypnosis machine form a slightly lopsided but still recognizable Mickey Mouse.
The first full-length Disney animated feature film to feature very mild bad language ("Hell", "damn"), as well as the words "God" and "Lord", since The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). It is also the first Pixar Animation Studios film since Cars (2006) to feature such language (in that film, Lightning McQueen used the term "hillbilly hell".)
Several scenes involving the Screenslaver include rapidly flashing lights, which rose concern for potentially triggering seizures. As a result, many theaters began showing warnings for viewers who were susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. The UK version on general release removed them, 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.
First time in a Pixar Animation Film that a protagonist is seen using a gun (Elastigirl uses one to shoot the lock on a door).
During the scene 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. Subtly emphasizing her separation from her family.
A neon sign can be briefly glimpsed which resembles the logo for the television show Jonny Quest which director Brad Bird has named as a profound influence on the world of The Incredibles. Clips from the show also appear on television in the film.
The Safari Court where the Parr family live at during the beginning of the movie is modeled 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.
Dash is seen eating Sugar Bombs, the Chocolate Frosted version is another hyperactive blond's favorite cereal, Calvin of "and Hobbes" fame.
In one scene, while Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is trying to help Dash with his homework, he can be seen wrangling 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 frame of the Incredibles universe) which was highly criticized and quickly fell out of favor. The relevance of this joke evolves from the frustration modern parents (and students) occasionally experience with "Common Core" mathematics.
Incredibles 2 (2018) was the seventh Pixar film scored by Michael Giacchino, following The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), Inside Out (2015) and Coco (2017).
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 actor Jonathan Banks (he was announced to be taking over the role a month before Luckey's passing). 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).
The Pixar short film Smash and Grab was originally going to precede Incredibles 2 (2018) in theaters, but it was replaced with Bao (2018). Smash and Grab will now play with Toy Story 4 (2019).
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.
As of 2017, Incredibles 2 (2018) holds the record for the most viewed animated teaser trailer of all time, with 113 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 Mr. Incredible is drinking coffee while learning Dash's math homework, he is drinking from an Insuricare coffee mug (same company he worked for in The Incredibles (2004)).
Scored a domestic opening weekend of $180 million, besting Finding Dory (2016) $135 million to have the highest grossing domestic opening weekend for an animated film. It also opened worldwide to $231.5 million, besting Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) $218.4 million to have the highest grossing worldwide opening weekend for an animated film.
The superhero Helectrix has a similar look like the character Dean from The Iron Giant (1999), another film directed by Brad Bird.
The first time Bob goes to tuck in Jack-Jack you can see the crib has an image of a seal balancing a ball on its nose, the ball is Pixar's famous Easter Egg ball from Luxo
The appearance of The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) on TV confirms the film's time frame as the fall of 1964. Perhaps coincidentally, both shows aired on the television network channel American Broadcasting Company (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 Bros.
The fourteen-year gap between the first film and this sequel was the longest waiting time between a Disney/Pixar film 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.)
Made more money domestically in one weekend ($180 million) than Pixar's previous summer release Cars 3 (2017) earned in its entire release of 20 weeks. ($152.9 million)
Writer/director Brad Bird said he had old ideas from The Incredibles (2004) that he did not get to use and that would like to use in the sequel, along with some new ideas as well.
The Ambassador's name is given as Henrietta Selick, which is actually a hat-tip tribute to animation director Henry Selick, who formerly worked for the Walt Disney Studios' animation department from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. After he left, he became a freelance animator/director where he pursued to work on film projects that includes The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Coraline (2009).
In addition to an episode of Jonny Quest 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.
The number shown when Winston is talking via speakerphone has a 510 area code; Pixar's studios are in Emeryville, CA, which has a 510 area code.
This was the first of four consecutive sequels from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios to be followed by Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen 2 (2019).
Sarah Vowell, who voices the daughter Violet, is now older than Holly Hunter was in the first film. Vowell was 34 at the time the first film was released, while Hunter was 46. At the time the sequel was released, Vowell was 48 and Hunter was 60.
Production on this film started not long after the release of Tomorrowland (2015), which was also directed by Brad Bird.
This was Pixar's fourth film to have a female protagonist, after Brave (2012), Inside Out (2015) and Finding Dory (2016).
Edna's remark that Jack-Jack seems to like Mozart is a callback to Kari explaining in the first movie that she was going to play Mozart for Jack-Jack to make him smarter, and to her actually playing it in Jack-Jack Attack.
Incredibles 2 (2018) reunited Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015) actors Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.
Incredibles 2 (2018) broke records instantly on its release, stealing the place of biggest opening weekend for an animated film from former place-holder Finding Dory (2016), besting its $135,000,000 with the new record of $180,000,000. Incredibles 2 (2018) also had the eighth biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, and the biggest opening for a PG-rated film.
The second Pixar Animation Studios film to feature a variant version of the Walt Disney Pictures logo, after Coco (2017).
Fironic, one of the heroes who knew the Deavors' father, was the completely unseen superhero bystanders mistook Syndrome for in The Incredibles. Gazerbeam, the other hero, was the lawyer who defended Mr. Incredible, and the body found in the cave on Nomanisan, in that movie.
Second Pixar movie to feature a live action clip within the movie. The first being WALL·E (2008).
The movie calls back twice to the EL train accident that contributed to the outlawing of supers in the first movie. First, during the Underminer chase, Frozone saves an EL train when its track is destroyed. Later, Helen's runaway hovertrain chase ends with the train nearly going off the end of its rail.
This was the first Pixar Animation Studios film to have a merchandise deal with the fast food restaurant chain McDonald's for the McDonald's Happy Meal since Cars (2006), a twelve-year gap.
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 first.
In both movies when Mr. Incredible asks another super about their powers, he is rebutted with reference to his own powers. In the first movie, Mr. Incredible asks why Frozone can't put out the fire with his ice powers. Frozone explains that he's badly dehydrated and snarks at Bob "what's your excuse? Run out of muscle?". In the current story, when Mr. Incredible asks Krushhauer why he can't use his telekinesis to clear away wreckage blocking a hallway, he says being asked to uncrush something is like asking Mr. Incredible to "unpunch" something.
The ending credits begin the exact same way visually as they did in the first film, 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.
As the Disney Castle logo is redesigned in the style of the film, the steam train in the normal logo is replaced with the original monorail train that operated at Disneyland.
This was the sixth Pixar film where the voice work of the film's main director was not simply listed in the "additional voices" section or go uncredited, which in this film, like the first The Incredibles (2004), applies to Brad Bird as Edna Mode. The previous four times this applied was with Andrew Stanton in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016) as Crush the Sea Turtle, Up (2009) with Pete Docter as Kevin and Campmaster Strauch, and The Good Dinosaur (2015) with Peter Sohn as Forrest Woodbrush/Pet Collector.
Brad Bird was the second Pixar director to have all of his films composed by the same composer, which 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 movie.
Barry Bostwick voiced the mayor of New Urbam (unmistakably a takeoff on New York City). He previously played the mayor of New York on the popular sitcom Spin City (1996).
Voyd share alot of similarities, In looks and manners, to American actress Kristen Stewart it is rumored that the creators based her after Kristen.
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.
On July 31, 2018, its 46th day in release, this film made $1 billion worldwide. This makes it the fourth film of 2018, the seventh animated film, the third Pixar film, and the 36th film in general to reach the milestone. It also reached the milestone the fastest of any animated film, besting Minions (2015), which reached it in 49 days.
The 7th animated film to gross one billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and the 36th film overall to do so.
This was Pixar's eighth film 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).
This was Pixar's first sequel to one of their films rated PG in the US, and the second in the UK (Toy Story received a PG for its uncut UK release).
This was the first sequel to a Pixar film that takes place through a human's perspective.
The mobile over Jak-Jak's crib features the abstract character shapes from Inside Out (2015).
The idea of having Jack-Jack fighting against with a racoon and showing the racoon his superpowers was originally pitched by Teddy Newton for the original film. It was dropped as there wasn't room for it, but director Brad Bird loved the idea so much that he resolved to use it in the second film.
The "Outer Limit's" Do Not Adjust Your Set line foreshadows the Screenslaver's M.O.
While Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are being interrogated by the police, pictures from their interviews in the first movie appear. A TV broadcast about Elastigirl features the interview clip of her from the beginning of the first movie.
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 him.
Galbaki, name-dropped as a rival designer by Edna 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.
Voyd's super power called for some technical intervention to make it easier to achieve in layout animation. They 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 their arm through the hole on one side, they needed to place a duplicate of the character's arm on the other side.
The Incredibles (2004) will be the fifth Pixar film to become a franchise, following Toy Story (1995), Cars (2006), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003).
This was the first Pixar film directed by Brad Bird to not have any characters voiced by Lou Romano.
The credits show scenes from the movie as stylized art, but one scene is not in the movie: a helicopter using the hydrofoil's helipad.
There was controversy when the title for this film was first released. While the first film was titled "The Incredibles," this film is simply titled "Incredibles 2." Many extreme fans expressed outrage about the removal of the word "The" from the title of the beloved film's sequel's title.
The raccoon's name, Rocky, was revealed from the song that plays during his fight with Jack-Jack titled Rocky vs Jack-Jack, on the Incredibles 2 album. In the film itself, the racoon's name goes unmentioned.
Violet reintroducing herself to Tony Rydinger at the end of the movie echoes the moment from the end of the first movie in which she introduced herself to him for the first time.
When Violet attempts to destroy her suit to underscore her renouncement of superheroism, she can't even damage it a little. Edna did say they were virtually indestructible when she shows them off to Helen.
The episode of Jonny Quest that Dash is watching at the Parrs new house is the climax of Jonny Quest: The Robot Spy (1964).
Pixar's 5th follow up film that recasts some of the characters, which applies to Dash and Rick Dicker. The other 4 films to do this had been Toy Story 3 (2010) with Slinky and Andy (younger at the start of the film), Cars 2 (2011) with Filmore, Finding Dory (2016) with Nemo, Squirt and Jacques, and Cars 3 (2017) with Chick Hicks.
On July 22, 2018 Incredibles 2 entered the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films in the number 45 spot with $940.4 million worldwide. When it entered, it edged out Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Similar happened nearly 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 48 spot with $818.8 million worldwide.
Tony received an updated appearance in Incredibles 2, appearing younger, slimmer and his hair being darker.
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 sequence where Dash wants to pull Mr. Incredible up, but Violet keeps telling him to wait echoes the similar sequence in the first movie when Bob was wanting to fire the claw but Helen wanted to wait for a closer shot.
Rick Dicker's interview with Tony Rydinger echoes the interview with Kari in "Jack-Jack Attack" right down to both Kari and Tony expressing a desire to forget the whole thing.
The third Pixar film to gross a 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.
The Incredibles (2004) released the same year as Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), of which had been the final Theatrically Released Traditionally Animated Film of Warner Bros. up until Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018), which released the same year as Incredibles 2 (2018).
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.
Edna Mode showing Mr. Incredible how Jack-Jack's suit works calls back to the scene in the first movie where she was showing Helen the outfit she'd designed for Jack-Jack.
The sequence from the first movie in which Edna unlocks her workroom is reenacted, but this time with Jack-Jack using the biometric scanners.
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.
Bob Parr is 6'7" which is nearly 5 inches taller than his voice actor Craig T. Nelson (who's 6'3½) and 350 lbs.
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 Incredibles 2, Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are seen living in a motel after their house is destroyed.
When having a supper, Dash Parr expresses his will to fight the bad guys and uses a phrase overheard on TV - "It defines who I am". The phrase is a slightly modified version of Batman's quote from Batman Begins (2005) - "[It's not who I am underneath... but] what I do... that defines me."
Helen mentions that all of Robert's suits were destroyed when the jet destroyed their house, referencing Syndrome's explosive end.
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 bee too sensitive with the light. The flashing lights are shown when Elastigirl confronts Screenslaver.
Evelyn Deavor has a very similar look to Roxanne Ritchie from the DreamWorks Animation film Megamind (2010), another CGI superhero film. That film starred David Cross, who collaborated with Jason Lee (voice of Syndrome in the first film) in the live action Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) films.
When Screenslaver gives a chilling monologue to the people about how they are so content to only watch things from the comfort of their TVs. What makes it scary is, it can also apply to the people of our times addicted to their phones and tablets, and the people sitting in the comfort of their theater watching Elastigirl find the Screenslaver. Goes even further when the Screenslaver lambasts how superheroes are conveniently packaged and portrayed to allow this, drawing to mind the many superhero films produced by Hollywood, including Disney's own Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Both this and the first film came one year before the closing point of a Star Wars Trilogy. The Incredibles (2004) came one year before the last Prequel Trilogy film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Incredibles 2 (2018) came one year before the last Sequel Trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), the former film also featured Samuel L. Jackson.
Although Reflux heaves hot lava, his name was originally "GERD" because that is the technical term for acid reflux. His name was later changed to Reflux since GERD was a little too "on the nose".
It was planned for Jack-Jack to melt as part of his shape-shifting powers in the first film, 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 the 2018 sequel as seen during his fight against the raccoon.
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.
At one point Bob is shown watching the opening sequence of The Outer Limits (1963) with Jack-Jack on television.
On July 30th, its 46th day of release, Incredibles 2 became the fastest animated film to surpass one billion dollars worldwide, it's one of seven animated films to do so and the 36th film overall. This also means that Pixar is the first animation studio to have 3 films that grossed one billion dollars after Toy Story 3 (2010) ($1.067 billion) and Finding Dory (2016) ($1.029 billion).
When an angry Elastigirl meets Mr. Incredible on Nomanisan Island, he pulls her into a kiss. A hypnotized Elastigirl pulls him into a kiss, but she does so to distract him long enough to put Screenslaver's hypnotizing glasses on him, placing him under Screenslaver's control as well.
Helen as Elastigirl preventing the train from crashing is similar to Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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).
Jack-Jack has two powers associated with the X-Men, intangible same power as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat and self-duplication the same as James Madrax/Multiple Man
A possible new character in Toy Story 4 (2019) appears in one of the scenes as a likely teaser to Pixar's next film.
Initial box office estimates had the film's domestic opening weekend at $110 million. Then, when it became the top pre-selling animated film of all time, estimates rose to $120-$140 million, with it possibly taking the animated opening weekend record from Finding Dory (2016). Finally, after scoring a Thursday night record of $18.5 million, estimates rose to $150 million, and even as much as $180 million.
This was Isabella Rossellini's second time voice acting in a film, after Closet Monster (2015).
On the surface, Winston Deavor seems very similar to Bob Odenkirk's most famous character Saul Goodman, being smooth talking, PR oriented white collar men who have a bit of a sleazy vibe. The difference is Saul is an Amoral Attorney who does it as a facade to further his criminal activities personal interests while Winston turns out to be a genuinely Nice Guy who wants to help people.
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.
Both this sequel and the first film 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 Incredibles 2 (2018) was released in the same year of the death of David Ogden Stiers.
During an interview in May 2013, director Brad Bird reiterated his interest in making a sequel.
The fourth Pixar Animation Studios film to feature the full Walt Disney Pictures opening logo as a closing logo, after Finding Dory (2016), Cars 3 (2017), Coco (2017).
As of August 5, 2018, its 52nd day in release, it is the 4th highest grossing animated film with $1,047,000,000 worldwide, just $20 million behind Toy Story 3 (2010).
Bob taking care of Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack while Helen is away is similar to Mr. Mom (1983).
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.
At the end of the movie you can see the bank called Megalopolis Credit Union (abbreviated MCU) MCU also stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney owns Marvel.
One of the tracks on the OST has the title "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Oxygen".
After Screenslaver is unmasked and arrested, the guy asks "What did you do to me?" The police assume he's just trying to justify that society did this to him. But rather, it hints that this kid is just a pawn in the real mastermind's plans.
Kari the babysitter and her parents were supposed to get a cameo appearance in the films opening, but Brad Bird dropped it because he thought it didnt fit the film.
The fifteenth Disney's animated film of 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), Moana (2016) and Coco (2017).
The eleventh Pixar film 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).
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.
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.
In the Brazilian dub, siblings Winston and Evelyn Deavor are voiced by Otaviano Costa and Flávia Alessandra, who are married in real life.
Elastigirl is among the hypnotized supers who gives a televised speech to the world about how supers have become bitter whilst in hiding. It contrasts sharply with the Helen we've come to know from the first movie, the one who didn't become embittered, but instead made the most of her normal life (by raising a family).
Jack-Jack, who essentially only appeared in the domestic scenes as the baby in the first movie, is now much more prominent and integral to the plot. While he's still a secondary character by virtue of being a baby, one of the plot threads of the movie is about his family dealing with his Combo Platter Powers. Tony Rydinger is now a prominent character in Violet's story arc. In the first film, he had around two scenes total. To a much lesser extent, the Underminer gets his chance to shine after a brief, last minute introduction at the end of the first film. He's still a bit character, but at least we get to see him in action (he even manages to successfully rob the bank and make a clean escape).
One possible reason as to why this film was so successful at the box office is because prior to this films release, animated films released in 2018 weren't doing particularly well at the box office. Only three animated films were released in 2018 before this movie, Early Man (2018), Sherlock Gnomes (2018), and Isle of Dogs (2018), and none of them became major hits by any means, the closest any of them got to $100 million worldwide was Sherlock Gnomes at $88 million. By the time Incredibles 2 opened, Early Man and Sherlock Gnomes were long gone from theatres while Isle of Dogs was making little money in the theaters it was still showing in. Incredibles 2 then effortlessly outperformed all of them when it opened to over $180 million domestically, the 8th best domestic opening ever, and nearly $236 million worldwide, more than all three previous animated releases combined, and has only made more money since.
Tony Rydinger's memory being erased is shown to the audience in the first scene, but neither Bob nor Violet are informed of this. Initially, Violet thinks that Tony has either stood her up or forgotten their date, then thinks he is pretending to not know her because he thinks she's a freak, then Bob suggests that he's only pretending to not know her because he's afraid that Rick will erase his memory if he doesn't, leading to Violet realising the truth.