Incredibles, The (film)

Incredibles, The (film) Bob Parr used to be one of the world’s greatest superheroes, known to all as “Mr. Incredible, ” saving lives and fighting evil on a daily basis. But now, 15 years later, he and his wife Helen, a former superhero in her own right, have been forced, because of a series of unfortunate accidents and frivolous lawsuits, to take on civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. As a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster, the only thing Bob fights these days is boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, the sidelined superhero gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to the remote island of Nomanisan for a top-secret assignment. When things go seriously awry, and Bob is taken prisoner by an evil genius named Syndrome, Helen and the kids fly to the rescue to help straighten things out. The whole family has to battle Syndrome and his seemingly unstoppable ominous Omnidroids. From Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by Brad Bird. Released on November 5, 2004. Voices include Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (Helen Parr/Elastigirl), Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone), Wallace Shawn (Gilbert Huph), Jason Lee (Buddy Pine/Syndrome), Sarah Vowell (Violet), John Ratzenberger (The Underminer), Spencer Fox (Dash), Elizabeth Peña (Mirage), Brad Bird (Edna Mode). 115 min. Filmed in CinemaScope. Released with a Pixar short, Boundin’. The Incredibles won Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and for Best Sound Editing (Randy Thom, Michael Silvers). It was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Brad Bird) and Best Sound Mixing (Randy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo, Doc Kane). Released on video in 2005.