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Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 hit theaters last summer, 14-years after the original film debuted. With such a big gap between films, it beat the odds and became the highest grossing animated film of all time! And now it can be yours to watch again and again with the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Multi-Screen Edition.

The fun starts where the first film left off, with the Parr family teaming up as the Incredibles to stop the dastardly Underminer. Their good intentioned attempt to stop a villain ends up getting them in big trouble, with the super hero program being shut down for good. On their own again, Bob and Helen are seduced by a wealthy fan who wants to restore public trust in supers.

One of the reasons the film works so well is the fun reversal between traditional parent roles. Elastigirl is chosen as the hero that can help renew public trust and is sent out on assignments while Mr. Incredible stays home with the kids. But they will learn that they are all stronger together when they work as a family.

The sequel improves on the original in many ways and the film benefits from having a lot more Jack Jack. The adorable baby stole the show in the original film, but had such a small part. Some of the sequel’s biggest laughs come from characters reacting to Jack Jack’s explosion of powers, with new ones popping up every scene.

This Blu-Ray release contains hours of bonus features that take you behind the scenes, including a brand-new animated short. The theatrical short Bao is here, too, along with its own bonus feature. This review covers the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital combo pack, but fans can also pick it up in 4K or as a standalone DVD release.

Bonus Features

Disc 1

  • Bao (7:42) – The original short that accompanied Incredibles 2 in theaters tells the story of a Chinese Canadian mother whose dumpling comes to life.
  • Auntie Edna (5:08) – Find out what happened when Edna Mode babysat Jack Jack during the film, including some never before seen powers.
  • Strong Coffee: A Lesson in Animation with Brad Bird (18:49) – Brad Bird, Disney’s first animation mentee, reflects on his early years with the Nine Old Men and shares how the lessons he learned from them still influence his films.
  • Audio Commentary (1:57:50) – Brad Bird introduces this commentary by Animators Dave Mullins, Alan Barillaro, Tony Fucile, and Bret Parker. They approach the track from the standpoint of character performances and actions, including things you’d never think about, like tongue placement.

Disc 2

  • Super Stuff (6:34) – Retro-futurism, Parr family norms, villains, background characters, and the Elasticycle are all explored in this quick featurette.
  • Paths to Pixar: Everyday Heroes (11:37) – Pixar employees reveal how their personal lives influenced the story and performances of Incredibles 2, and how they balance being working parents.
  • SuperBaby (4:50) – Paige and Frankie from Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark visit Pixar and do a song about Jack Jack while learning about animation.
  • Ralph Eggleston: Production Designer (2:07) – Ralph Eggleston shares his journey to Pixar and what his job means.
  • Making Bao (6:02) – Director Domee Shi reveals the inspirations behind Bao and why this was such a personal filmmaking experience.
  • Heroes & Villains – Mini-documentaries that explore the character’s backstories, including interviews with the actors and animators.
    • Mr. Incredible (2:15)
    • Elastigirl (2:23)
    • The Parr Kids (3:56)
    • Frozone (2:18)
    • Edna Mode (1:38)
    • Winston Devor (2:26)
    • Evelyn Devor (3:32)
    • Wannabes (7:15)
  • Vintage Features
    • Vintage Toy Commercials – The same theme songs are used to sell toys in retro-inspired ads.
      • Elastigirl Toy Commercial (0:33)
      • Mr. Incredible Toy Commercial (0:32)
      • Frozone Toy Commercial (0:31)
    • Character Theme Songs – Three theme songs are presented with stylized clips from the films.
      • Elastigirl (0:33)
      • Mr. Incredible (0:32)
      • Frozone (0:31)
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Introduction (1:07) – Brad Bird introduces this series of animated storyboards that didn’t make the final film.
    • Suburban Escape (3:15) – The original opening of the film started shortly before the Underminer attacks from the end of the first film.
    • Kari Revisited (4:46) – Jack Jack’s babysitter from the first film almost had a scene in the sequel.
    • Return of the Supers (4:51) – A callback to Syndrome included an in memoriam for the supers lost while in hiding after being lured to the island.
    • Chewed Out (2:38) – An expanded sequence where the family is interrogated after the Underminer attack that includes the kids being questioned.
    • Late Audition (3:38) – A removed subplot included superheroes trying to entertain their fans and auditioning for Winston.
    • Slow Day (3:54) – Helen waits for something bad to happen while out on the job.
    • Frozone and Honey (1:59) – Frozone’s wife almost had an on-camera roll in the film.
    • Restaurant Robbery (4:26) – Dash and Violet save a restaurant while Bob takes Jack Jack to the bathroom.
    • Fashion Show (4:00) – Edna Mode’s career making clothes for runways almost made the film with Jack Jack getting into the act.
    • Security Breakdown (5:15) – A deleted subplot about artificial intelligence almost hijacked Edna’s house.
  • Trailers and Promo
    • Trailers
      • Powers Global Teaser Trailer (0:55) – The first teaser where Bob discovers Jack Jack’s powers.
      • Family Global Trailer (2:18) – The main trailer presented in Spanish.
      • Theatrical Payoff Japan Trailer (1:59) – A Japanese trailer highlighting action moments.
    • Promos
      • Super Moments (4:03) – A sizzle reel of custom character animation used to promote the film, including some from the Winter Olympics.

Digital Exclusives

  • Movies Anywhere – The Coolest Guy in Show Business (2:53) – Samuel L. Jackson discusses his love of comic books and superheroes in this partially animated interview that connects his limited childhood with his unlimited career.
  • Movies Anywhere – Easter Eggs
    • Raccoon Fight Story (2:26) – A clip from a story session where Brad Bird shares an anecdote about a raccoon terrorizing his dog in his backyard.
    • Evelyn Animation Outtakes (0:37) – Two alternate animation performances.
    • Puppet Animator Interview Outtakes (1:10) – “Jungle” Cat Jones, Animator, was interviewed for the featurettes but didn’t get included in the final cut.
    • Goofy Arms Story (1:17) – Brad Bird shares a Milt Kahl animation anecdote.
    • SuperBaby:60 (1:05) – The Bizaardvark feature is shortened into a music video.
  • iTunes – SuperScene Breakdowns
    • Elastigirl (10:17) – Five women who worked on the film review some of Helen’s scenes and discuss the evolution of the character.
    • The Raccoon Fight (10:39) – Five men who worked on the film reveal some fun facts about the Racoon Fight sequence.

Video

With amazing details and a wide color spectrum, Incredibles 2 looks fantastic on Blu-Ray. Details are crisp and clear and this disc is a perfect example of how Blu-Ray transfers should be done.

Audio

The main audio option is a 7.1 DTS HD-MA mix. This action-packed mix puts you in the center of the action with sound effects traveling around the room. This disc also includes English 5.1, 2.0, and a descriptive audio stereo track. 5.1 mixes are included in French and Spanish.

Packaging & Design

Incredibles 2 comes in a standard-sized Blu-Ray case with stacked discs (2 BDS, 1 DVD). Inserts include a digital copy code through Movies Anywhere and a flier for Disney Movie Club. The slipcover is foil embossed with a wavy reflective element when held up to the light.

The main menu features stylized animated images of the Incredibles set to the Giacchino score. Pressing “Sneak Peeks” from the main menu plays ads for Ralph Breaks the Internet, Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 3, and The Incredibles 4K.

Final Thoughts

Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original in many ways. From gender role swaps and honest depictions of parenting to slapstick fights with vermin and fun plot twists, there’s something for every member of the family. So bake up a batch of cookie num nums and settle in for movie night with Incredibles 2.

Alex has been blogging about Disney films since 2009 after a lifetime of fandom. He joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and covers films across all of Disney’s brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox, in addition to books, music, toys, consumer products, and food. You can hear his voice as a member of the Laughing Place Podcast and his face can be seen on Laughing Place’s YouTube channel where he unboxes stuff.

Alex has been blogging about Disney films since 2009 after a lifetime of fandom. He joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and covers films across all of Disney’s brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox, in addition to books, music, toys, consumer products, and food. You can hear his voice as a member of the Laughing Place Podcast and his face can be seen on Laughing Place’s YouTube channel where he unboxes stuff.

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