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The Incredibles (The Invincibles) - Brad Bird, Holly Hunter, Craig T Nelson

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Movie propaganda

Save the day.

From the acclaimed director of Iron Giant and the Academy Award-winning creators of Toy story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo, comes this hilarious action-packed computer-animated adventure about superheroes.

Once one of the world's top masked crime-fighters, Bob Parr aka Mr Incredible (Craig T Nelson) fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But 15 years later, he and his wife Helen (Holly Hunter) - a famous former superhero in her own right - have been forced to take on civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs.

Today they live as mere mortals and lead all-too-ordinary lives with their children - who go out of their way to appear "normal". As a clock-punching insurance man, the only thing Bob fights these days is boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching for action, the sidelined superhero gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment.

Now, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the family must come together and once again find the fantastic in their family life.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation superhero cartoon adventure family action evil baddie

Persons of interest

  • Brad Bird .... Edna
  • Spencer Fox .... Dash
  • Holly Hunter .... Helen Parr/Elastigirl
  • Samuel L Jackson .... Lucius Best/Frozone
  • Jason Lee .... Syndrome
  • Craig T Nelson .... Bob Parr/Mr Incredible
  • Elizabeth Peña .... Mirage
  • John Ratzenberger .... The Underminer
  • Wallace Shawn .... Buddy Pine
  • Sarah Vowell .... Violet Parr
  • John Barry .... Composer
  • Brad Bird .... Screenwriter
  • Brad Bird .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • The Incredibles official movie site
  • The Incredibles production notes
  • The Incredibles QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 2005: Won: Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Michael Silvers, Randy Thom), Best Animated Feature Film of the Year (Brad Bird); Nominated: Best Achievement in Sound (Randy Thom, Gary Rizzo, Doc Kane), Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Brad Bird)
    • American Cinema Editors, USA 2005: Nominated: Eddie: Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical (Stephen Schaffer)
    • Annie Awards 2005: Won: Animated Effects (Martin Nguyen), Best Animated Feature, Character Animation (Angus MacLane, John Kahrs, Peter Sohn, Kureha Yokoo), Character Design in an Animated Feature Production (Teddy Newton, Tony Fucile), Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Brad Bird), Music in an Animated Feature Production (Michael Giacchino), Production Design in an Animated Feature Production (Lou Romano), Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production (Kevin O'Brien, Ted Mathot), Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Brad Bird - Edna Mode), Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Brad Bird); Nominated: Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Samuel L Jackson - Lucius Best/Frozone)
    • Art Directors Guild 2005: Nominated: Excellence in Production Design Award: Feature Film - Period or Fantasy Film (Lou Romano)
    • Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) 2005: Nominated: Best Feature Film - Animation
    • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2005: Won: Best Animated Feature; Nominated: Best Composer (Michael Giacchino), Best Popular Movie
    • Cinematic Intelligence Agency Trenchcoat Awards 2004: Nominated: Best animation
    • Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005: Won: Best Animated Film
    • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2004: Won: Best Animation
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes) 2004: Nominated: Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
    • International Press Academy Golden Satellite Awards 2004: Won: Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media; Nominated: Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino)
    • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2005: Won: Best Animated Film
    • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2005: Won: Sierra Award: Best Animated Film, Best Score (Michael Giacchino)
    • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2004: Won: Best Animation, Best Music Score (Michael Giacchino)
    • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2005: Nominated: Golden Reel Award: Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Animated
    • MTV Movie Awards 2005: Nominated: Best movie, Best on-screen team (Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell)
    • National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, USA 2004: Won: Best Animated Feature
    • New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2004: Won: Best Animated Film
    • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2005: Won: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino); Nominated: Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Original (Brad Bird)
    • PGA Golden Laurel Awards 2005: Nominated: Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award
    • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004: Won: Best Animated Film
    • San Diego Film Critics Society 2004: Won: Best Animated Film
    • Seattle Film Critics Awards 2004: Won: Best Animated Feature
    • Visual Effects Society Awards 2005: Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture (Craig T Nelson, Bill Wise, Bill Sheffler, Bolhem Bouchiba - Bob Parr/Mr Incredible)
  • See also Mystery Men
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The Incredibles is quite a funny animated film about superheroes trying to make a go of it as not-superheroes; the joys of a witness protection programme.

The best part of The Incredibles is that just about everyone in the family gets to kill someone (one of the baddie's henchmen). It's unusual for anyone to die in a Hollywood animation, let alone to be killed by a child. And I like the stone-throwing scene, too. There are lots of guffaw moments, in fact, always a good thing in a comedy.

Security censorship classification

PG (Medium level violence, mature themes)

Surveillance time

115 minutes (1:55 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 December 2004
DVD retail: 29 June 2005 - Box set

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