Toon Talk: The Incredibles DVD
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Disney Film & Video Reviews by Kirby C. Holt
Fresh off its win for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards, The Incredibles splashes down on home video in a 2-Disc DVD set that is just plain, well, super. (Click here for the original Toon Talk review of The Incredibles).
Available in two separate Widescreen and Full Screen DVD versions, the film has been transferred directly from the digital source, making for an eye-popping visual experience not only for those who have seen the film before, but also for those who will now be seeing it for the first time. And the film’s soundtrack gets the usual boost with the THX Optimizer, making for overall superior home viewing.
As usual, there is a smorgasbord of bonus materials, including the brand new animated short Jack-Jack Attack, which finally shows us what the Incredible baby was up to with the sitter while the rest of the family was out saving the world. Of feature quality, this laugh-filled four minutes cleverly adds to the main film with great visual gags, a sort of ‘mini-midquel’.
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Boundin’ , the charmingly delightful Oscar-nominated short about a lamb, a pair of shears and a Jackalope (first shown in theaters with The Incredibles) is also featured, with an optional Audio Commentary by its creator, Pixar mainstay Bud Luckey. Luckey not only wrote and directed the short, he also did all the voices and wrote the music. The soft-spoken, Montana-born animator is spotlighted in the featurette Who Is Bud Luckey?, which reveals that not only was he instrumental in designing everyone’s favorite toy cowboy for Toy Story, he was also the voice of Agent Rick Dicker in The Incredibles. He started his career in traditional animation (working on the perennial Sesame Street, no less) before switching over to computer animation at the dawn of Pixar.