Ep. 28: The Incredibles

Nate and Ryan discuss Pixar’s 2004 hit The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird.  Though Nate and Ryan don’t disagree on many Pixar movies, they have never agreed on where The Incredibles fits into the overall Pixar universe.  With Inside/Out once again proving the Pixar can entertain children while bringing adults to tears, this seemed like the perfect time to revisit the Pixar catalog.

As with most Pixar movies, The Incredibles takes a fairly straightforward, well-known concept (superhero movies), and offers a different view (superhero family) that ends up teaching the viewers more about themselves than perhaps they thought an animated film would.  Now, just how successfully this is accomplished in The Incredibles is the source of this episode’s debate.

Let us know your thoughts on The Incredibles.  Where does it rank for you among Pixar’s movies?  What is your favorite Pixar movie?  What do you like or dislike in Pixar’s movies?

Next Episode’s Syllabus: Time Out’s Best Animated Movies List


A few have asked why the current poll is limited to our 5 choices. “How could we not have included (blank)?” Aside from the fact that we don’t approve of thinking outside our narrowly defined parameters, the films listed are also coincidentally the Top 5 of Time Out’s 100 Best Animated Movies. Give it a looksy before our next episode, where we will discuss their #1 pick- Pinocchio.

Don’t forget there are other options available. We’re not complete monsters! Email us or call in your personal picks.

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