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The Incredibles on DVD March 15

Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
January 17, 2005

The world's greatest superhero family is coming to DVD! Box-office smash hit, The Incredibles, a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, becomes even more incredible, arriving in a special two-disc Collector's Edition DVD March 15, 2005 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios. This hilarious, action-packed and heart-warming cinema sensation from the Oscar®-winning creators of Finding Nemo, The Incredibles took moviegoers by storm. Now the Collector's Edition DVD takes viewers even further into the thrilling superhero world with an exclusive, all-new, never-before-seen animated short "Jack-Jack Attack," which uncovers Jack-Jack's previously unknown super powers and reveals what happened while Jack-Jack was alone for one truly outrageous night of babysitting. A continuing hit with audiences of all ages in theatres, the exciting DVD release is loaded with explosive extras including a never-before-seen alternate opening, plus more deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes features on the film and its creators at Pixar Animation Studios, hilarious Incredi-blunders, bonus programs on the art and technology of the film, Pixar's charming short film "Boundin," which premiered with the movie in theatres, top-secret files on all the film's superheroes, hysterical character interviews, feature filmmaker commentary with Pixar director Brad Bird and his fellow filmmakers, and much more.

This heroic tale of laughs, adventure and heartfelt emotion delivers the most 'incredible' computer animated DVD experience ever and is available on DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and on VHS for $29.99 (S.R.P.).

The thrilling two-disc The Incredibles Collector's Edition DVD has something for everyone, from the discerning DVD enthusiast who demands nothing less than the highest-quality home entertainment experience, to families who enjoy the interactive and engaging bonus features that only DVDs can provide.

Presented on DVD with unprecedented picture and sound quality, The Incredibles is available in two separate products – a 'widescreen' version and 'full screen' version.

• WIDESCREEN VERSION
2.39:1 Original theatrical aspect ratio
- Feature is direct from Pixar's digital source.

• FULL SCREEN VERSION
1.33:1 Reframed for Standard Televisions
- Feature is direct from Pixar's digital source.

DISC 1 BONUS FEATURES:

• FEATURE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER COMMENTARY
Featuring Pixar Director Brad Bird & Producer John Walker.

• FEATURE ANIMATOR COMMENTARY
Featuring several key Pixar animators from the film.

DISC 2 BONUS FEATURES:

• "JACK-JACK ATTACK"
Here is an all-new, never-before-seen short film! While The Incredibles are off saving the world, Jack-Jack, the youngest member of The Incredibles' family, is left home with Kari, the babysitter. Discover Jack-Jack's previously unknown super powers and what happens with his sitter in this hilarious short film from the animators at Pixar. It's a night to remember that his babysitter would just as soon forget.

• DELETED SCENES INCLUDING AN ALTERNATE OPENING
Witness the evolution of Pixar filmmaker Brad Bird's vision of The Incredibleswith an action-packed alternate opening and a host of never-before-seen deleted scenes from the film. Each scene includes an introduction from the filmmaker.

• "INCREDI-BLUNDERS" – BLOOPERS AND OUTTAKES
Even animated characters make mistakes. Laugh along with the cast of The Incredibles as we reveal some of the trips, flubs and crack-ups that had the cast and crew in stitches.

• TOP SECRET FILES ON ALL THE SUPERS
For your eyes only! Gain classified access to the government's National Supers Agency database and learn about all the supers' lives before they were forced undercover by the government. Hear them, in their own words, discuss their superpowers, alter egos and insecurities. It's a fun and funny look at Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Dynaguy, Blazestone, Downburst, Everseer and many more!

• THE MAKING OF 'THE INCREDIBLES'
Venture inside Pixar with writer/director Brad Bird, from his first day at the studio through the completion of The Incredibles, as his passion ignites the Pixar team to take computer animation where it's never been before. Meet the people behind the supers and see how the making of The Incredibles completely confiscated the lives of those involved, as only hero work can. It's all fun and games until somebody wants to make an animated feature.

• MORE MAKING OF 'THE INCREDIBLES'
Further explore the artistic and technical evolution of The Incredibles in this series of documentary shorts. Highlighting the various filmmaking departments at Pixar that came together to create this unique animated masterpiece, each piece focuses on topics including character design, set design, lighting and the ultimate challenge of creating believable human computer animated characters.

• MR. INCREDIBLE AND PALS
Watch this never-before-seen, "lost" cartoon featuring Mr. Incredible, Frozone and their delightful rabbit sidekick, Mr. Skipperdoo, as they battle their evil nemesis, Lady Lightbug. Produced in retrostyle lip-o-vision, it features hand-drawn characters with actor's live-action lips. No wonder it was
lost!

• MR. INCREDIBLE & PALS COMMENTARY
Join Mr. Incredible and his pal Frozone as they watch this "lost" cartoon for the first time. Listen in on their shocked reactions as the cartoon unfolds. Featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson and Samuel L. Jackson.

• CHARACTER INTERVIEWS
Sit down for a chat with the stars of The Incredibles in these fully animated interviews as they reveal their perspective on the making of this major motion picture.

• VOWELLET – AN ESSAY BY SARAH VOWELL
Sarah Vowell, the voice of Violet Parr, also has a secret identity as a real-life writer and public radio documentarian. Enjoy Sarah's unique point of view as she delights in the adventure of becoming an
Incredible superhero.

• PIXAR'S ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED SHORT FILM "BOUNDIN'"
What happens when a proud lamb is sheared down to his pink skin? The American West's mythological marvel, the Jackalope, picks him back up and teaches him a thing or two. This charming Academy Award®-nominated animated short, written, designed, directed and sung by Pixar's Bud Luckey, will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Also, presented with optional filmmaker commentary.

• WHO IS BUD LUCKEY?
Meet the creator of "Boundin'," one of Pixar's living legends – the person who designed Toy Story's Woody, in this short biographical piece.

• PUBLICITY
See the original teaser and trailers for the film.

DVD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
• Widescreen Version Of The Film (2.39:1)
- Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio

• Fullscreen Version Of The Film (1.33:1)
- Reframed For Standard Televisions

• English, French And Spanish Language Tracks Available
• Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround EX
• THX-Certified, Including THX Optimizer

The Incredibles follows the adventures of a family of former superheroes rediscovering the true source of their powers—in one another. Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr (AKA Mr. Incredible) fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, he and his wife Helen (the former Elastigirl) have been forced to take on civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs. Today they, and all superheroes, live as mere mortals. Bob and Helen lead all-too-ordinary lives with their children, Violet and Dashiell "Dash" Parr, 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.

The most complex computer-animated entertainment yet created, The Incredibles nevertheless relies on the same traditional elements as all compelling motion picture stories - character development, production design, cinematography, costumes, effects, music and overall vision - pushing each of these to new levels within the genre to create a film unlike any other.





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