The Incredibles Revisited- One of the Best Superhero Movies Ever?

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially launched in 2008 with the release of Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man, essentially ushering in a brand-new era for superhero films on the silver screen, Pixar unleashed one of the greatest metahuman movies of all time with The Incredibles. Until the super-powered Parr family arrived on the scene, Pixar‘s human characters behaved like mild-mannered civilians living in a world of sentient toys and talking wildlife. Then, Brad Bird and his team changed the game by introducing humanoid characters that could perform physical feats of fantasy and defy the laws of nature never meant to be broken.

In this episode of Animation Movies Revisited, we’ll explore the origin of this ground-breaking film and discover what it’s like to work for the meticulous Brad Bird. We’ll witness the most significant sea change in animation at Pixar Studios and relive the magic of what many consider the most fantastic superhero movie of all time. The Incredibles changed the film industry in unpredictable ways, and discoveries made while making the film became industry standards for generations. Join us as we leap tall buildings in a single bound alongside one of the most influential families in superherodom with this look back at Pixar’s The Incredibles!

Animation Movies Revisited is written and narrated by Steve Seigh, and was edited by Jasmyn Evans-Samuels. Adam Walton and Chris Bumbray produce, and Berge Garabedian is the executive producer. Check out more episodes from our Revisited series below! Do you think The Incredibles holds up? Let us know in the comments!


About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.