Powering up with Incredibles 2

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with an advance copy of Incredibles 2 for our review. All thoughts, opinions, and attempt to save the world are our own. 

When the Incredibles ended with the family all donning a mask and getting ready for action I wanted more. I mean if you are going to end the movie with a cliffhanger, you should give us a resolution soon, not 14 years later. Thankfully, Incredibles 2 starts off where the last movie ended and the story continues from there.

Now we don’t want to give you a complete play-by-play of the movie, but we will say that it is great to see the characters in action again. The movie flips the dynamic the superhero genre by having Mr. Incredible stay home and watch the children while Mrs. Incredible goes out to save the world.

As a father, I thought it was great to see the at-home dad story play out. I could relate to some of the issues that Bob was having when it came to homework or trying to get the youngest child in bed, but luckily I did not have to deal with a child with superpowers.

To help promote the digital and home release of Incredibles 2 we asked some of our readers to share with us a picture of their “incredible” families and we received some amazing pictures from the ones that participated. You can see all of our Incredible Families on our Instagram page. While you are there, show some love to the families and let us know who your favorite ones are.

Like all home releases, there are some fun extras that are on the disc and Incredibles 2 does not disappoint. The extras that we enjoyed are the Auntie Edna mini-movie and the deleted scenes. It would be cool to see the deleted scenes fully animated, but seeing them in their storyboard mode is still pretty cool.

Here is the complete list of extras that come with Incredibles 2, some extras might vary due to retailer exclusives.

  • All-New “Auntie Edna” Mini-Movie – When Bob Parr visits super-suit designer Edna Mode looking for help with his high-energy toddler Jack-Jack, Edna pulls an all-nighter designing a suit to harness the baby’s seemingly limitless powers.
  • 10 Deleted Scenes With Introductions – Suburban Escape,  Kari Revisited, Return of the Supers, Chewed Out, Late Audition, Slow Day, Frozone and Honey, Restaurant Robbery, Fashion Show and Security Breakdown.
  • Super Stuff – From buildings and vehicles to costumes and props, every action movie requires a lot of really cool stuff. Meet the makers and learn what it takes to design and build such a uniquely incredible world.
  • Heroes & Villains – A collection of mini-docs about the backstory and major design ideas behind the “Incredibles 2” characters — featuring voice actors, director Brad Bird, and Pixar artists talking about the many elements that make these characters feel real.
  • Ralph Eggleston: Production Designer – This short piece explores the many ways a single production designer has influenced the look, feel and character of the Pixar universe, culminating in “Incredibles 2.”
  • Strong Coffee: A Lesson in Animation with Brad Bird – Brad Bird’s passion for animation dates back to his childhood and mentorship under Disney’s Milt Kahl, and that enthusiasm and powerful insight emanates from every film he’s made. Take a deep dive into Brad’s early years at Disney Animation Studios and his time at Pixar.
  • Paths to Pixar: Everyday Heroes – At its heart, “Incredibles 2” is about family dynamics and the challenges of being a working parent. Meet the parents of Pixar as they discuss their personal connections to the film and their experience with stretching to balance work and family.
  • SuperBaby – A documentary/hip-hop music video hybrid hosted by Frankie and Paige from Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark. This piece explores how Jack-Jack came to life onscreen — from design to special effects to animation — all set to a hot beat.
  • Commentary – Get inside commentary from animators Alan Barillaro (supervising animator), Tony Fucile (supervising animator, story artist, and character designer), Dave Mullins (supervising animator) and Bret Parker (animation second unit and crowds supervisor).
  • Theatrical Short: “Bao” – An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
  • Making “Bao” – Director Domee Shi shares her secret recipe for making an animated short — discussing how her rich cultural heritage, unique relationship with her mom, and her love of food all informed the making of the food-fantasy “Bao.”
  • Outtakes & Stories – Raccoon Fight Story, Evelyn Animation Outtakes, Puppet Animator Interview, Outtakes Goofy Arms Story and SuperBaby Music Video.
  • Character Theme Songs, Vintage Toy Commercial TV Spots, Toolkit Montage and Global “Incredibles 2” Trailers
Pick up your copy of Incredibles 2 today and share with us your favorite moment in the comments. 
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