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  • Director Brad Bird had stated over the years that he would only do a sequel to The Incredibles (2004) if he could come up with a story that was just as good as, or better than, its predecessor. The idea of Bob/Mr. Incredible becoming a stay-at-home dad while Helen/Elastigirl becomes the breadwinner was there from the very beginning, but it took years for Bird to come up with the perfect story to write this idea around.
  • Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, and Brad Bird announced in April 2014 that a sequel to The Incredibles (2004) was officially set and that Bird had come up with a story idea for a sequel. He also added that he was working on the script.
  • Writer/director Brad Bird said he had old ideas from The Incredibles (2004) that he did not get to use and that would like to use in the sequel, along with some new ideas as well.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is confirmed to be reprising his role of Lucius Best, a.k.a. Frozone.
  • In The Incredibles (2004), the movie mentions "fifteen years later", after the banishment of superheroes. The sequel will be released fourteen years after its predecessor.
  • This was Pixar's fourth follow-up film released many years after the previous to not take place several years later. The others had been Toy Story 3 (12 years after Toy Story 2), Monsters, University (12 years after Monster's, Inc.), and Finding Dory (13 years after Finding Nemo).
  • Instead of Incredibles 2 (2018) being released on June 21, 2019, Pixar swapped release dates with Toy Story 4 (2019), as the film was being completed ahead of schedule while the other was lagging in production, of which was initially going to be released on June 15, 2018.
  • This was Pixar's twentieth feature film.
  • For this film, Huck Milner took over voicing Dash, as the character's original voice actor Spencer Fox's voice had deepened since the first film.
  • This was Pixar's fourth film to have a female protagonist, after Brave (2012), Inside Out (2015) and Finding Dory (2016).
  • This was Pixar's fourth follow-up film where the protagonist and side character switch roles, in which Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl takes on the role of the protagonist from Mr. Incredible. The other times this happened was in Cars 2 (2011), where Mater took over from Lightning McQueen, in Monsters University (2013), where Mike took over from Sully, and in Finding Dory (2016), where Dory took over from Marlin.
  • Production on this film started not long after the release of Tomorrowland (2015), which was also directed by Brad Bird.
  • This was Pixar's first sequel to one of their films rated PG in the US, and the second in the UK (Toy Story received a PG for its uncut UK release).
  • The Incredibles (2004) is the fifth Pixar film to become a franchise, following Toy Story (1995), Cars (2006), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003).
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) is the first Pixar sequel directed by Brad Bird, his second overall and will be the third official Pixar movie to focus solely on a human cast following both the first film and Brave (2012).
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) was the seventh Pixar film scored by Michael Giacchino, following The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), Inside Out (2015) and Coco (2017).
  • It will also be the first Pixar sequel to a film he has previously scored.
  • The fourteen-year gap between the first film and this sequel was the longest waiting time between a Disney/Pixar film and its sequel. (Finding Dory (2016)'s thirteen-year gap was the second longest, Monsters University (2013) was the third longest with a twelve-year gap, and Toy Story 3 (2010) was the fourth longest with an eleven-year gap.)
  • Brad Bird was the second Pixar director to have all of his films composed by the same composer, who was Michael Giacchino. The first was Andrew Stanton, who had all three of his films composed by Thomas Newman. Coincidentally, both won Best Animated Feature Oscars for their first two movies, and made sequels to their first movie.
  • This was the first sequel to a Pixar film that takes place through a human's perspective.
  • During an interview in May 2013, director Brad Bird reiterated his interest in making a sequel.
  • As of 2017, Incredibles 2 (2018) holds the record for the most viewed animated teaser trailer of all time, with 113 million views in the opening week. Coincidentally, the number 113 (preceded by the letter A) is a common in-joke in Pixar and other contemporary animated movies.
  • While Jack-Jack did have a voice in the trailer, it is currently unknown who actually voiced him.
  • Even though Cars 3 (2017) had not been confirmed to be the franchise's last Film, the currently entire Cars franchise was released in between the release of its predecessor and the sequel.
  • Jenny Slate's first Pixar movie.
  • Jenny Slate and Bonnie Hunt previously worked on Zootopia (2016).
  • Jenny Slate's 5th Animated Film, after The Lorax (2012), Zootopia (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • The Incredibles (2004) was released the same year as Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), which was the final theatrically released, traditionally animated film of Warner Bros. until Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) - which released the same year as Incredibles 2 (2018).
  • This was Bob Odenkirk's second animated film, after Hell and Back (2015).
  • This was Catherine Keener's second animated film, after The Croods (2013).
  • Bonnie Hunt's eighth Pixar film after A Bug's Life (1998), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), Monsters University (2013), and Cars 3 (2017).
  • In the teaser trailer, Jack-Jack runs in a similar fashion of both Annie Nonymous from Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid (2008) and Mr. Fit from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008).
  • This was Samuel L. Jackson's fourth animated film, after The Incredibles (2004), Astro Boy (2009) and Turbo (2013). He also voiced Mace Windu in the 2008 movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - which served as a pilot to the animated TV series.
  • Pixar's Bud Luckey did not get to record any lines for Rick Dicker before passing away four months prior to the film's release, and he had been replaced by actor Jonathan Banks (he was announced to be taking over the role a month before Luckey's death). This made Rick Dicker the second Pixar character to be voiced by both an actor and a studio member at Pixar. The first had been Chick Hicks, who was voiced by actor Michael Keaton in Cars (2006) and Pixar's Bob Peterson in Cars 3 (2017).
  • Pixar's 5th follow up film that recasts some of the characters, which applies to Dash and Rick Dicker. The other 4 films to do this had been Toy Story 3 (2010) with Slinky and Andy (younger at the start of the film), Cars 2 (2011) with Filmore, Finding Dory (2016) with Nemo, Squirt and Jacques, and Cars 3 (2017) with Chick Hicks.
  • There was controversy when the title for this film was first released. While the first film was titled "The Incredibles", this film is simply titled "Incredibles 2". Many extreme fans expressed outrage about the removal of the word "The" from the title of the beloved film's sequel's title.
  • When asked about returning characters for the film, except for Jason Lee who voices the main antagonist Syndrome (who gets killed when his cape got caught in a jet turbine in the end of the first film), Wallace Shawn who voices Bob's former boss Gilbert Huph (who was hospitalized by Bob for being rude and fires him in the first film) and Elizabeth Peña who voices Syndrome's agent Mirage (unfortunately, Elizabeth Peña died on October 14, 2014).
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) reunited Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015) actors Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.
  • This was Isabella Rossellini's second time voice acting in a film, after Closet Monster (2015).
  • This was the sixth Pixar film where the voice work of the film's main director was not simply listed in the "additional voices" section or go uncredited, which in this film, like the first The Incredibles (2004), applies to Brad Bird as Edna Mode. The previous four times this applied was with Andrew Stanton in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016) as Crush the Sea Turtle, Up (2009) with Pete Docter as Kevin and Campmaster Strauch, and The Good Dinosaur (2015) with Peter Sohn as Forrest Woodbrush/Pet Collector.
  • Both this and the first film came one year before the closing point of a Star Wars Trilogy. The Incredibles (2004) came one year before the last Prequel Trilogy film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Incredibles 2 (2018) came one year before the last Sequel Trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), the former film also featured Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Jack-Jack's voice is archival recordings.
  • This is Bob Odenkirk's first family-friendly film since Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001).
  • This is Pixar's 2nd sequel/prequel film to be Rated PG by the MPAA, much like the first film was.
  • Evelyn Deavor has a very similar look to Roxanne Ritchie from the DreamWorks Animation film Megamind (2010), another CGI superhero film. That film starred David Cross, who collaborated with Jason Lee (voice of Syndrome in the first film) in the live action Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) films.
  • This was Pixar's eighth film to have a PG rating by the MPAA. The previous seven films to have that rating had been: The Incredibles (2004), Up (2009), Brave (2012), Inside Out (2015), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Finding Dory (2016) and Coco (2017).
  • Both this sequel and the first film were released in the same year of the death of a voice actor of one of the iconic characters in Beauty and the Beast (1991). The Incredibles (2004) was released in the same year of the death of Jerry Orbach, and Incredibles 2 (2018) was released in the same year of the death of David Ogden Stiers.
  • This was the first Pixar film directed by Brad Bird to not have any characters voiced by Lou Romano.
  • At 1 hour and 58 minutes, Incredibles 2 (2018) is not only the longest Pixar Animation Studios film to date, but also the longest computer-animated feature film to date.
  • This was the first of four consecutive sequels from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is to be followed by Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen 2 (2019).
  • The Pixar short film Smash and Grab was originally going to precede Incredibles 2 (2018) in theaters, but it was replaced with Bao (2018). Smash and Grab will now play with Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • Samuel L. Jackson's wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson will portray Honey Best, Frozone's wife, in this sequel.
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) is the first Pixar film to contain profanity.
  • The Ambassador's name is given as Henrietta Selick, a hat tip to animation director Henry Selick, who worked for the Walt Disney Studios' animation department from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. After he left, he became a freelance animator/director on film projects that include The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Coraline (2009).
  • The appearance of The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) on TV confirms the film's time frame as the fall of 1964. Perhaps coincidentally, both shows aired on ABC, which is now owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disney, however, does not own those series, so both clips had to be licensed from their respective owners (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros) .
  • The Safari Court where the Parr family live at during the beginning of the movie is modeled on the Safari Inn, a venerable motel (and frequent filming location) that is only a few blocks from the official headquarters of the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California.
  • A neon sign can be briefly glimpsed which resembles the logo for the television show Jonny Quest (1964) which director Brad Bird has named as a profound influence on the world of The Incredibles (2004). Clips from the show also appear on television in the film.
  • This was the first Pixar Animation Studios film to have a merchandise deal with the fast food restaurant chain McDonald's for the McDonald's Happy Meal since Cars (2006), a twelve-year gap.
  • Reinforcing the 1960's motif from the original film, 60's era television shows like The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) can be seen on the Parr family's television (in their original animation).
  • Barry Bostwick voiced the mayor of New Urbam (unmistakably a takeoff on New York City). He previously played the mayor of New York on the popular sitcom Spin City (1996).
  • HIDDEN MICKEY: The spirals on Screenslaver's hypnosis machine form a slightly lopsided but still recognizable Mickey Mouse.
  • Released 4971 days (~13.5 years) after The Incredibles (2004).
  • As in the first movie, Frozone's wife Honey does not appear on screen. She is only heard yelling her husband from off camera as he runs off to don his super suit and help the Parr Family, again just like last time. According to Bird, Honey was initially going to appear on screen, and she even got her own character design, but ultimately they decided it would be funnier if she remained off-screen. The character design for Honey would still be used for a background character.
  • The way Elastigirl attempts to stop a train from colliding into disaster is done in a similar fashion to a scene from Spider-Man 2 (2004), where the titular character attempts to do a similar thing.
  • First time in a Pixar Animation Film that a protagonist is seen using a gun (Elastigirl uses one to shoot the lock on a door).
  • A typo on the movie theatre marquis where Tony is dropped off towards the end of the movie reads "A113," one of the most famous recurring Easter Eggs. Several Pixar producers and animators studied at California Institute of the Arts in classroom A113 and this number appears in every Pixar film.
  • Second Pixar movie to feature a live action clip within the movie. The first being WALL?E (2008).
  • At the end when the Parr family is dropping off Violet and Tony at the movies, the name of the movie is "Dementia 113." However, it is spelled with specific lettering to emphasize the "A 113," which is a famous Easter egg hidden in every Pixar film.
  • Initial box office estimates had the film's domestic opening weekend at $110 million. Then, when it became the top pre-selling animated film of all time, estimates rose to $120-$140 million, with it possibly taking the animated opening weekend record from Finding Dory (2016). Finally, after scoring a Thursday night record of $18.5 million, estimates rose to $150 million, and even as much as $180 million.
  • After Violet's outburst about the memory wipe on her boyfriend, Dash remarks "Is she having adolescence?". The original actor for Dash had to be replaced due to a voice change from puberty.
  • During the scene when Helen is in her hotel room and on the phone with Bob, there is an abstract painting hanging on the wall behind Helen. It features five swatches of red on a light background. Each swatch forms a shape with a likeness of the five Parr family members. The four representing Bob, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are positioned on the left side of the painting, and the final swatch, representing Helen, alone on the right. This subtly emphasizes her separation from her family.
  • The fourth Pixar Animation Studios film to feature the full Walt Disney Pictures opening logo as a closing logo, after Finding Dory (2016), Cars 3 (2017), Coco (2017).
  • The second Pixar Animation Studios film to feature a variant version of the Walt Disney Pictures logo, after Coco (2017).
  • As the Parrs enter their new home, Winston comments he had obtained it from "an eccentric billionaire who wanted to enter and leave his home unnoticed." This could be a reference to Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
  • Sarah Vowell, who voices the daughter Violet, is now older than Holly Hunter was in the first film. Vowell was 34 at the time the first film was released, while Hunter was 46. At the time the sequel was released, Vowell was 48 and Hunter was 60.
  • When DEVTech is first revealed on screen, the sky looks similar to how the Gotham sky is portrayed and shown in most modern Batman films, and if you look to the left of the tall tower, you can see a faint Bat Signal formed in the clouds.
  • The superhero Helectrix resembles Dean from The Iron Giant (1999), another film directed by Brad Bird.
  • Scored a domestic opening weekend of $180 million, besting Finding Dory (2016) $135 million to have the highest grossing domestic opening weekend for an animated film. It also opened worldwide to $231.5 million, besting Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) $218.4 million to have the highest grossing worldwide opening weekend for an animated film.
  • The first full-length Disney animated feature film to feature very mild bad language ("Hell", "damn"), as well as the words "God" and "Lord", since The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). It is also the first Pixar Animation Studios film since Cars (2006) to feature such language (in that film, Lightning McQueen used the term "hillbilly hell".)
  • The credits show scenes from the movie as stylized art, but one scene is not in the movie: a helicopter using the hydrofoil's helipad.
  • The model number listed on the hover car train is A113, a common Pixar easter egg.
  • The number shown when Winston is talking via speakerphone has a 510 area code; Pixar's studios are in Emeryville, CA, which has a 510 area code.
  • In addition to an episode of Jonny Quest (1964) being seen later in the film, the word "Quest" in the same style as the Jonny Quest logo can be seen on one of the buildings behind Elastigirl when she is on the rooftop searching for Screenslaver.
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) broke records instantly on its release, stealing the place of biggest opening weekend for an animated film from former place-holder Finding Dory (2016), besting its $135,000,000 with the new record of $180,000,000. Incredibles 2 (2018) also had the eighth biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, and the biggest opening for a PG-rated film.
  • Incredibles 2 (2018) opens the same way as Jack-Jack Attack (2005), with Rick Dicker interviewing an acquaintance of the Parr family, and the opening scene ends in a similar way to the short, with Tony getting his memories wiped.
  • Made more money domestically in one weekend ($180 million) than Pixar's previous summer release Cars 3 (2017) earned in its entire release of 20 weeks. ($152.9 million)
  • When Mr. Incredible is drinking coffee while learning Dash's math homework, he is drinking from an Insuricare coffee mug (same company he worked for in The Incredibles (2004)).
  • Dash is seen eating Sugar Bombs, the Chocolate Frosted version of which is the favorite cereal of another hyperactive blonde - Calvin of "and Hobbes" fame.
  • A possible new character in Toy Story 4 (2019) appears in one of the scenes as a likely teaser to Pixar's next film.
  • The 1st Pixar sequel to have a human protagonist.
  • Bob Parr is 6'7" which is nearly 5 inches taller than his voice actor Craig T. Nelson (who's 6'3?) and 350 lbs.
  • The first time Bob goes to tuck in Jack-Jack the crib is painted with an image of a seal balancing Pixar's famous Easter Egg ball from Luxo.
  • The third Pixar film to feature a variant version of Pixar Animation Studios logo, after WALL?E (2008) and Coco (2017).
  • Several scenes involving the Screenslaver include rapidly flashing lights, which raised concerns for potential seizures. As a result, many theaters began showing warnings for viewers who were susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. The UK version on general release removed the warnings, although preview screenings in June (including for Cineworld Unlimited subscribers) used the original version - it was only re-edited overseas after public outcry from American viewers, who saw it a month earlier on June 15 instead of July 13.
  • In one scene, while Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is trying to help Dash with his homework, he can be seen wrangling with "New Math", describing it as making no sense at all, and exclaiming "This is Math! Why would they change Math?" New Math was a brief, dramatic change in the way mathematics was taught in American grade schools during the 1960s (the approximate time frame of the Incredibles universe) which was highly criticized and quickly fell out of favor. The relevance of this joke evolves from the frustration modern parents (and students) occasionally experience with "Common Core" mathematics.
  • The eleventh Pixar film to be produced in 2.35:1, after A Bug's Life (1998), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL?E (2008), Cars 2 (2011), Brave (2012), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Cars 3 (2017) and Coco (2017).
  • Being directed by Brad Bird just like the first movie, The Incredibles is so far the only franchise where both movies are directed by the same director.
  • The third Pixar movie to have cuss words. "Cars" 2006 used the word "Hillbilly Hell". "Ratatouille" 2007 used the word "Hell". Although this is the first time it used the words "Damn" and "Crap"
  • When having a supper, Dash Parr expresses his will to fight the bad guys and uses a phrase overheard on TV - "It defines who I am". The phrase is a slightly modified version of Batman's quote from Batman Begins (2005) - "[It's not who I am underneath... but] what I do... that defines me."
  • As of September 2, 2018, its 80th day in release, it is the 17th highest grossing film, and Pixar's highest grossing film with over $1.16 billion worldwide. This also makes it the 2nd highest grossing animated film of all time, right under Frozen (2013).
  • One possible reason as to why this film was so successful at the box office is because prior to this films release, animated films released in 2018 weren't doing particularly well at the box office. Only three animated films were released in 2018 before this movie: Early Man (2018), Sherlock Gnomes (2018), and Isle of Dogs (2018), and none of them became major hits by any means. The closest any of them got to $100 million worldwide was Sherlock Gnomes at $88 million. By the time Incredibles 2 (2018) opened, Early Man and Sherlock Gnomes were long gone from theatres while Isle of Dogs was making little money in the theaters it was still showing in. Incredibles 2 then effortlessly outperformed all of them when it opened to over $180 million domestically, the 8th best domestic opening ever, and nearly $236 million worldwide, more than all three previous animated releases combined, and has only made more money since.
  • The mobile over Jack-Jack's crib features the abstract character shapes from Inside Out (2015).
  • At the end of Poltergeist (1982), Steven Freeling (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are forced to stay at a motel after their house is destroyed. At the start of Incredibles 2 (2018), Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are seen living in a motel after their house is destroyed.
  • First time a non-fictional person is mentioned by name in a Pixar movie (Edna Mode mentions Mozart).
  • When Elastigirl is jumping from building to building to find where Screenslaver is broadcasting from is a nod to the video game Batman: Arkham City (2011) in which Batman does the same thing especially during the Victor Zzasz side missions where he has to answer payphones to prevent him from killing his victims.
  • Voyd is somewhat similar to the character Blink from The Uncanny X-Men.
  • Voyd's name is a clear reference to the word "void", referencing her powers.
  • Unlike most women in the film, Voyds face is very angular and masculine.
  • Although Reflux heaves hot lava, his name was originally "GERD" because the technical term for acid reflux is GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease, abbreviated GERD. His name was later changed to Reflux since GERD was a little too "on the nose".
  • According to concept designs, Krushauer's name was originally spelt with "C".
  • Screenslaver is a play on the words "screensaver" and "slave".
  • Evelyns role is hinted, when Winston states their father would still be alive had supers been legal, and Evelyn briefly argues their father could've gotten to the safe room. It's implied they've argued on this repeatedly.
  • Evelyn's character model was not created until another super named Shellac was cut from the film, which is presumed that she would have used some kind of resin coating to encase criminals.
  • The raccoon's name, Rocky, was revealed from the song that plays during his fight with Jack-Jack titled Rocky vs Jack-Jack, on the Incredibles 2 album. In the film itself, the racoon's name goes unmentioned.
  • The idea of having Jack-Jack fight a racoon with his superpowers was originally pitched by Teddy Newton for the original film. It was dropped as there wasn't room for it, but director Brad Bird loved the idea so much that he resolved to use it in the second film.
  • Henrietta Selicks name is a play on Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach.
  • It was planned for Jack-Jack to melt as part of his shape-shifting powers in the first film, but this idea wasn't used; it can be assumed that this was due to technical limitations at the time or the fact that it would have seemed too disturbing for younger viewers at the time. This limitation appears to have been corrected for the 2018 sequel as seen during his fight against the raccoon.
  • On July 22, 2018 Incredibles 2 (2018) entered the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films in the number 45 spot with $940.4 million worldwide. When it entered, it edged out Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Something similar happened nearly three years prior on October 11, 2015, where Inside Out (2015) edged out Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) while entering the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films in the number 48 spot with $818.8 million worldwide.
  • Tony received an updated appearance in Incredibles 2 (2018), appearing younger, slimmer darker-haired.
  • In many of the scenes in which they appear, Evelyn is shown in the background, often slightly out of focus, foreshadowing her later reveal as the chessmaster working behind the scenes.
  • The Outer Limits (1963) opening ("do not adjust your set") Bob watches on TV foreshadows the Screenslaver's M.O.
  • Numerous hints that Evelyn is the main antagonist, when Winston and Evelyn's past is revealed there are indications that she harbors negative feelings towards superheroes. Evelyn tells Helen, "I'm the genius behind the genius." Evelyn is often seen with unkempt hair and exhausted eye bags, suggesting that she's been busy with other things when she's not working with Helen and her brother. Screenslaver gives a monologue condemning people's addiction to letting entertainment do things for them rather than taking the effort to experience them themselves, relying on simulations. Evelyn, the real Screenslaver, states that people want ease above all else, even quality (which echoes Screenslaver's point on a broader level) right before she attacks and hypnotizes Elastigirl. Also, the Screenslaver who made the speech is himself a simulated villain, and the real Screenslaver mostly acts by manipulating people through TV screens. After Screenslaver is unmasked and arrested, the guy asks "What did you do to me?" The police assume he's just trying to justify that society did this to him. But rather, it hints that this kid is just a pawn in the real mastermind's plans.
  • Rick Dicker's interview with Tony Rydinger echoes the interview with Kari in Jack-Jack Attack (2005) right down to both Kari and Tony expressing a desire to forget the whole thing.
  • The movie calls back twice to the EL train accident that contributed to the outlawing of supers in the first movie. First, during the Underminer chase, Frozone saves an EL train when its track is destroyed. Later, Helen's runaway hovertrain chase ends with the train nearly going off the end of its rail.
  • When Lucius extends Winston's invitation to meet him to Bob and Helen, he comments, "Wear the old suits. I've got a feeling he's nostalgic."
  • Helen accepts her mission by calling Winston and stating, "This is Elastigirl. I'm in." similar to Bob's "This is Mr. Incredible. I'm in." to Mirage in the first film.
  • While not as foreboding compared to the first film, the scene where Helen goes to work for the first time echoes Bob's second trip to Nomanisan Island but with their roles switched. Helen is a little dismissive in response to Bob's prodding, too focused on work ahead. Bob tries to sound optimistic in an effort to convince himself that everything is still okay. The scene even ends on the same note: as Helen drives off, Bob places his hand on his chin and tilts his head a little wistfully, likely wondering if everything really is okay, as he watches her leave.
  • Violet going for ice cream invisible in normal clothes calls back to the scene from the first movie where she goes invisible in normal clothes to hide from Tony Rydinger.
  • The sequence from the first movie in which Edna unlocks her workroom is reenacted, but this time with Jack-Jack using the biometric scanners.
  • Edna Mode showing Mr. Incredible how Jack-Jack's suit works calls back to the scene in the first movie where she was showing Helen the outfit she'd designed for Jack-Jack.
  • Edna's remark that Jack-Jack seems to like Mozart is a callback to Kari explaining in the first movie that she was going to play Mozart for Jack-Jack to make him smarter, and to her actually playing it in Jack-Jack Attack (2005).
  • The sequence where Dash wants to pull Mr. Incredible up, but Violet keeps telling him to wait echoes the similar sequence in the first movie when Bob was wanting to fire the claw but Helen wanted to wait for a closer shot.
  • Violet reintroducing herself to Tony Rydinger at the end of the movie echoes the moment from the end of the first movie in which she introduced herself to him for the first time.
  • At the end of the movie, the family wagon transforms into the new-and-improved family-sized Incredibile just as Bob's sedan did in The Incredibles (2004).
  • In the first movie, Mr. Incredible asks why Frozone can't put out the fire with his ice powers, and the badly-dehydrated Frozone snarks at Bob "what's your excuse? Run out of muscle?" In the current film, when Mr. Incredible asks Krushhauer why he can't use his telekinesis to clear away wreckage blocking a hallway, Krushhauer replies that to uncrush something is like asking Mr. Incredible to "unpunch" something.
  • Fironic, one of the heroes who knew the Deavors' father, was the completely unseen superhero bystanders mistook Syndrome for in The Incredibles (2004). Gazerbeam, the other hero, was the lawyer who defended Mr. Incredible, and the body found in the cave on Nomanisan, in that movie.
  • While Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are being interrogated by the police, pictures from their interviews in the first movie appear. A TV broadcast about Elastigirl features the interview clip of her from the beginning of the first movie.
  • In a scene where Bob is rummaging through cartons of stuff saved from the old house, some of the items from his study in the first movie are visible, such as the jar of bullets that had bounced off him.
  • Helen mentions that all of Robert's suits were destroyed when the jet destroyed their house, referencing Syndrome's explosive end.
  • When Violet attempts to destroy her suit to underscore her renouncement of superheroism, she can't even damage it a little. Edna did say they were virtually indestructible when she shows them off to Helen.
  • The ending credits begin the exact same way visually as they did in the first film, with shots of the family members doing various things, before changing to reflect the events of the second movie instead of the first. The end credits include the "original" versions of the hero themes that the heroes sing along with Winston Deavor when they meet him.
  • After seeing Helen's new costume, Bob teasingly notes Helen will have to explain to Edna why she's using a costume by another designer. Bob ends up taking the brunt of Edna's anger since Helen doesn't meet with her in this film.
  • Elastigirl is among the hypnotized supers who gives a televised speech to the world about how supers have become bitter whilst in hiding. It contrasts sharply with the Helen we've come to know from the first movie, the one who didn't become embittered, but instead made the most of her normal life (by raising a family).
  • Tony Rydinger's memory being erased is shown to the audience in the first scene, but neither Bob nor Violet are informed of this. Initially, Violet thinks that Tony has either stood her up or forgotten their date, then thinks he is pretending to not know her because he thinks she's a freak, then Bob suggests that he's only pretending to not know her because he's afraid that Rick will erase his memory if he doesn't, leading to Violet realising the truth.
  • The Japanese supers during the climax are a nod to Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.
  • While trying to help Dash with his homework, Bob's brief tirade about New Math sounds like it could just as well be about the Common Core Math Standards adopted by U.S. public schools in the early 21st century.
  • When Screenslaver gives a chilling monologue to the people about how they are so content to only watch things from the comfort of their TVs. What makes it scary is, it can also apply to the people of our times addicted to their phones and tablets, and the people sitting in the comfort of their theater watching Elastigirl find the Screenslaver. Goes even further when the Screenslaver lambasts how superheroes are conveniently packaged and portrayed to allow this, drawing to mind the many superhero films produced by Hollywood, including Disney's own Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • On the surface, Winston Deavor seems very similar to Jonny Quest (1964)'s famous character Saul Goodman. Both are smooth-talking, PR-oriented white collar men who have a sleazy vibe. The difference is Saul is an amoral attorney furthering his criminal activities while Winston turns out to be a genuinely nice guy who wants to help people.
  • The episode of Jonny Quest (1964) that Dash is watching at the Parrs new house is the climax of The Robot Spy (1964).
  • Bob taking care of Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack while Helen is away is similar to Mr. Mom (1983).
  • Helen as Elastigirl preventing the train from crashing is similar to Spider-Man 2 (2004).
  • A government device with a red beam of light is used to erase memories (Tony's memories of seeing or remembering Violet as a Super) is similar to Men in Black (1997).
  • Jack-Jack has two powers associated with the X-Men: intangibility (Kitty Pryde/Shadow cat) and self-duplication (James Madrox/Multiple Man).
  • At one point Bob is shown watching the opening sequence of The Outer Limits (1963) with Jack-Jack on television.
  • As the Disney Castle logo is redesigned in the style of the film, the steam train in the normal logo is replaced with the original monorail train that operated at Disneyland.
  • Voyd's appearance and mannerisms so resemble those of Kristen Stewart, it is rumored that the character is based on her.
  • Jack-Jack, who essentially only appeared in the domestic scenes as the baby in the first movie, is now much more prominent and integral to the plot. While he's still a secondary character by virtue of being a baby, one of the plot threads of the movie is about his family dealing with his Combo Platter Powers. Tony Rydinger is now a prominent character in Violet's story arc. In the first film, he had around two scenes total. To a much lesser extent, the Underminer gets his chance to shine after a brief, last minute introduction at the end of the first film. He's still a bit character, but at least we get to see him in action (he even manages to successfully rob the bank and make a clean escape).
  • Voyd's super power called for some technical intervention to make it easier to achieve in layout animation. Pixar wrote software to duplicate characters and connect multiple cameras, so that when one looked through one side of the void hole, one would see what a camera at another location sees. If a character stuck her arm through the hole on one side, they needed to place a duplicate of the character's arm on the other side.
  • Making Reflux appealing was a huge challenge until artists turned to frogs for inspiration. According to art director Matt Notle, the idea of a frog made the character appealing and funny, even though his super power seems repulsive at first.
  • Came out the Friday before Father's Day, which is fitting since a big part of the movie is Bob's trying to be a more effective father.
  • In the Brazilian dub, siblings Winston and Evelyn Deavor are voiced by Otaviano Costa and Fl?via Alessandra, who are married in real life.
  • Galbaki, name-dropped as a rival designer by Edna Mode, was originally going to appear as a character, specifically a foil to Edna. Galbaki would essentially be an anti-Mode: His costumes would showcase his designs rather than being designed for the needs of the hero wearing them. In early concept art, his costume for Elastigirl would even have violated Edna's "No Capes" rule.
  • Winston was going to have a scene confronting criminals, which made it far enough for Bob Odenkirk to have recorded the lines, before being dropped.
  • By the time this film came out in theaters, there were warning labels throughout every movie theater in various states because of the scenes with the flashing lights and many people were worried that younger viewers who are watching the movie would bee too sensitive with the light. The flashing lights are shown when Elastigirl confronts Screenslaver.
  • At the end of the movie you can see the bank called Megalopolis Credit Union (abbreviated MCU). MCU also stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney owns Marvel.
  • Early into production, Evelyn was originally going to be an electric based super villain named Shelectric. This idea was scrapped and instead turned into Evelyn. This allowed Nelson to be turned into He-Lectrix.
  • The third Pixar film to gross a billion dollars worldwide, after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Dory (2016). This makes Pixar the animation studio with the most billion dollar hits, breaking the three way tie between it, Disney and Illumination, the latter two only have two billion dollar hits.
  • On July 31, 2018, its 46th day in release, this film made $1 billion worldwide. This makes it the fourth film of 2018, the seventh animated film, the third Pixar film, and the 36th film in general to reach the milestone. It also reached the milestone the fastest of any animated film, besting Minions (2015), which reached it in 49 days.
  • The 7th animated film to gross one billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and the 36th film overall to do so.
  • On July 30th, its 46th day of release, Incredibles 2 (2018) became the fastest animated film to surpass one billion dollars worldwide, it's one of seven animated films to do so and the 36th film overall. This also means that Pixar is the first animation studio to have 3 films that grossed one billion dollars after Toy Story 3 (2010) ($1.067 billion) and Finding Dory (2016) ($1.029 billion).
  • One of the tracks on the OST has the title "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Oxygen", a reference to Airplane! (1980).
  • After Screenslaver is unmasked and arrested, the guy asks "What did you do to me?" The police assume he's just trying to justify that society did this to him. But rather, it hints that this kid is just a pawn in the real mastermind's plans.
  • Kari the babysitter and her parents were supposed to get a cameo appearance in the film's opening, but Brad Bird dropped it because he thought it didn't fit the film.
  • The fifteenth Disney's animated film of 2010s to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Tangled (2010), Mars Needs Moms (2011), Brave (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Planes (2013), Frozen (2013), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), Inside Out (2015), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2016) and Coco (2017).
  • It's unknown if the stylized credits sequence can be considered canon, and if it is indeed, it's unknown if Jack-Jack got Rocky burned to death, but it's likely that Bob appeared to save Rocky from Jack-Jack's roguery since he did the first time.
  • Though their enmity is clear, Rocky and Jack-Jack are paired as if they are friends in some merchandise.
  • Helen tells Bob that she used to have not only a bike (The "Elasticycle") during the Glory Days, she also had a mohawk. Bob was unaware of it, which leads to Helen reassuring him, "You didn't miss anything".
  • Helen/Elastigirl is the fourth female protagonist in a Pixar movie after Merida in Brave (2012), Joy in Inside Out (2015), and Dory in Finding Dory (2016), she is also the fifth human protagonist in a Pixar movie after her husband in the first film, Carl Fredricksen in Up (2009), Merida in Brave and Miguel Rivera in Coco (2017).
  • Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Jere Burns have appeared in the T.V. show Breaking Bad (2008).
  • Catherine Keener who voiced the villian "Evelyn Deavor/Screenslaver" who controlled people by hypnosis also played a character in "Get Out" that controlled people using hypnosis.
  • The second Pixar sequel to be rated PG. The first was Finding Dory (2016).

Spoilers

  • According to John Lasseter, the film "starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on," making it the first follow-up film of Pixar's to do so.
  • Possibly under the respect of Elizabeth Pe?a's death in October 2014, Mirage makes no appearance in the sequel.
  • This was the second Pixar film to have a female main antagonist, after Finding Nemo (2003).
  • Evelyn Deavor is the sixth character in a Pixar film to be revealed as the film's main antagonist in a surprising plot twist, where she may not seem like a villain for a majority of the film until her true colors are shown during the film's climax. She is also the third female character in an animated Disney film to be revealed as such.
  • Evelyn Deavor is similar to the character Robert Callaghan from Big Hero 6 (2014). Both are the main villains of their respective films who seemed nice at first, both are later revealed to be the ones in the mysterious villainous identity (the Screenslaver and Yokai respectively), and both want to get back at someone (Evelyn with supers in indirectly being related in the death of her parents , and Callaghan's competitor Krei, for the disappearance of his daughter)
  • Evelyn Deavor's name is a pun on "evil endeavor," foreshadowing her villainous side.
  • The micro cameras in the supers' suits are similar to the body cams employed by American police.
  • When Helen is suffering from hypoxia, there is a reference to the Smarter Everyday video about hypoxia. Helen says "I don't want to die" in the same manner and facial expression as Destin does in his video. https://youtu.be/kUfF2MTnqAw
  • Evelyn Deavor is voiced by Catherine Keener, who also played Missy Armitage in Get Out (2017). These two characters are similar in that both have the ability to hypnotize others.
  • This is the second time that Catherine Keener has portrayed an antagonist, following Get Out (2017). Both characters that she portrayed from the two films share one villainous character trait: perform hypnotism on unwilling and unsuspecting victims.
  • The Underminer gets away and is never caught during the film, and is seen again in a post credit scene showing that he's still at large.
  • Overall, Jack-Jack has 17 superpowers, the most for any superhero in the film. They are the following: * Multiplication: Jack-Jack can make multiple copies of himself. * Demon transformation: Jack-Jack turns himself into a purple demon-looking thing. This power appears to be triggered when he gets angry, especially when he doesn't get a cookie. Jack-Jack also used this power in The Incredibles (2004). * Fire: Jack-Jack bursts into flames, Human Torch-style. He can seemingly still function normally in this state, it's just that everything he touches instantly catches fire. Also seen in The Incredibles (2004). * Laser eyes: Green laser beams shoot from Jack-Jack's eyes. The lasers can be steady beams, or he can shoot them pulse-style. * Growth: Jack-Jack grows many feet taller and wider seemingly at will. He also appears to become a lot stronger in this state. * Dimension hopping: Jack-Jack can traverse through different dimensions. When in the other dimensions (it's implied that, in the film, there are more than one he travels to), people in his own dimension can still hear him. * Carbon-copy features [metamorphosis]: A few minutes after meeting Edna Mode, Jack-Jack transforms his facial features to look like hers. He even replicates her hair. * Super strength: Jack-Jack tussles with and kicks a raccoon clear across his backyard as a demonstration of his strength. He also tosses a few lawn chairs around one-handed as if they were small toys. * Invulnerability: Despite wrestling for several minutes with a raccoon who has razor-sharp claws, Jack-Jack doesn't sustain so much as a scratch. * Floating: Jack-Jack can seemingly make himself weightless and kind of floats around uncontrollably. It's not really flight, more just a zero gravity float. * Telekinesis: On at least two occasions, Jack-Jack demonstrates limited telekinesis: once when fighting with the raccoon, and once on the boat when he takes Elastigirl's goggles off without touching them. * Sneeze-induced flight: At least twice, the force of Jack-Jack's sneeze propels him into the air like a rocket. Luckily, he usually uses his ability to walk through walls before hitting the ceiling. * Electricity emission: It only occurs once in the film, when Robert Parr discovers that Jack-Jack has superpowers following his son's battle with the raccoon. * Walking through walls (and glass): It's not clear if Jack-Jack becomes intangible to pass through walls, or if he changes the physical properties of the wall so he can walk through it. Either way, he makes it work. * Turn to lead: Jack-Jack only uses this superpower in his battle with Syndrome near the end of The Incredibles (2004) (note that when he changed to a metallic form, he and Syndrome plummeted suddenly, indicating a sudden and extreme weight). He never at once uses it in the sequel. It is, nevertheless, assumed that he still retains this superpower. * Blobbing: During the fight with the raccoon, Jack-Jack turns himself into a shapeless, gelatinous blob that's tough for the animal to fight. * Mimicry: After spending a few days with Edna Mode, Jack-Jack can accurately mimic her walking gait and facial expressions. This is different from his metamorphosis power.
  • When the "Incredibile" escapes with the children and heads for the boat, the sound effect is the jet engine of the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman (1966) TV series.
  • When Edna puts Jack-Jack in her chamber to show Bob the suit she designed for him, she mentions that Mozart stimulates his powers. This is a nod to the Pixar short Jack-Jack Attack (2005) where the babysitter Kari is taking care of Jack-Jack while the Parr family is on Nomanisan Island in The Incredibles (2004). Kari plays Mozart for Jack-Jack, and it instantly triggers his powers for the first time in his life.
  • Each of Evelyn's outfits is a varied pattern of black and white (alternating vertical bars, white top with black speckles & black pants with white speckles) both hinting at the dichotomy between good (Winston) and evil (Evelyn) as well as evoking imagery of television static- Screenslaver would often use signal static and a black and white static pattern to hypnotize her victims.
  • Evelyn Deavor is the second female antagonist for a Pixar film. The first was Darla in Finding Nemo (2003).
  • Craig T. Nelson plays a father in both Incredibles 2 (2018) and Poltergeist (1982). In both movies, he loses a child in another dimension inside his house.
  • The 2nd Pixar film to show death flashback after Coco (2017).
  • The 2nd Pixar movie to have more than one main antagonist after Monsters Inc (2001). Which those 2 in this film were The Underminer and The Screenslaver. In Monsters Inc (2001), they were Randall Boggs and Henry J. Waternoose.
  • During two scenes of Elastigirl's exploits, we see her mimicking the gimmicks used by Fantastic Four (2005). The first time when she opens the locks to the Screenslaver's apartment hideout by squeezing her hand under the door. The second was when the Screenslaver trapped ElasticGirl in a near freezing chamber to dampen her rubbery powers and threaten to "break" her. Both are likely homages to The Incredibles' core characters being inspired by Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four.
  • Apart from a flashback showing the Deavors' parents death, NO ONE else dies in the film.
  • The name of the movie that Violet goes to on her date is "Dementia 113". On one marquis, it's listed as DEMENTIA 113, with the A the same color as the following numbers 113, making it look like A113. A113 is a common Pixar Easter egg, referring to a classroom in the California Institute of the Arts, where Brad Bird studied. Dementia 13 (1963) was the directorial debut of Francis Ford Coppola
  • The house loaned to the Parrs, was said to have been owned by an eccentric billionaire who didn't like to be seen coming and going, and has many secret entrances/exists. This is a nod to Batman, and maybe a hint to a Batman type hero in the Incredibles universe.
  • Like the first film, this film ends with a cliffhanger. When a car full of armed criminals drives by, Violet drops Tony off at the Movie Theater and says they'll be back before previews are over. When he's out of sight, the Parrs suit up, their car turns into a new red incredimobile, and they chase after them.
  • The Incredibles family members display several superpowers similar to Marvel's The Fantastic Four: Bob has enormous strength like the Thing; Helen is elastic like Mr Fantastic; Violet can become invisible like Invisible Woman, and Jack-Jack can burst into flames like Human Torch (Dash is an exception, displaying incredible speed like X-Men's Quicksilver). Several of the other superheroes seen later in the film also display powers seen in the Marvel comics: Krushauer crushes metals, like Magneto from the X-Men; He-lectrix can summon electricity, like Electro from Spider-Man; Brick is an unstoppable force who resembles Juggernaut from X-Men; Screech the Owlman possesses a high-pitched screech similar to the sonic scream of X-Men's Banshee, and Voyd can create dimensional portals like Marvel's Doctor Strange.
  • The voice of Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keener) previously played a villain who uses hypnosis to sway her victims in Get Out (2017).
  • Evelyn Deavor's name is a slight pun on "evil endeavor".
  • At the end of the movie, after saving the day and keeping superheros name clean, Winston Deavor says that he has a good feeling about the Superheros, which is a nod to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) franchise. "Star Wars", and "Incredibles" are both owned by Disney.
  • Voyd is the second character in the franchise to be a fan of one of the protagonists. The first was Buddy Pine/Syndrome who was a fan of Mr. Incredible in the first movie. However, unlike Syndrome who remained evil throughout the first movie, Voyd remained good (aside from being hypnotised by Evelyn) throughout the second movie.
  • Essentially, Evelyn is the authentic Screenslaver, being the mastermind behind the scheme. Evelyn even comments on this factor, when asked by Elastigirl if she is the Screenslaver, saying she is and isn't since she never dons the costume but is the one controlling the person who does and is the one behind the messages.
  • Screenslaver/Evelyn Deavor's gimmick of using hypnotic goggles to control people was previously employed in The Incredibles comic book series by the villain Mezmerella.
  • When Winston noticed the goggles on the three main supers, he had thought that they were masks that were designed by his sister, as when he had asked Evelyn about it she played along with his question by saying that they were masks that had night-vision. Its possible that she told the second-rated supers a similar lie so she could get the goggles on them without any kind of resistance, thereby tricking the supers to place the goggles on themselves.
  • Evelyn was originally meant to have another brother named Nelson, who was originally going to be the main villain, but the character was cut because the creators would prefer a female villain. Early into production, Evelyn was originally going to be an electric based super villain named Shelectric. This idea was scrapped and instead turned into Evelyn. This allowed Nelson to be turned into He-Lectrix.
  • The hypnotizing research and notes that Helen came across in the Screenslaver's "lair" is most likely Evelyn's. Placing her research and plans of attack there is mostly likely part of her plan, as it creates the illusion of her puppet being the "true" villain and lowers the risk of her being discovered as the puppeteer.
  • The Underminer is one of the few Disney or Pixar villains to succeed in his goal. He manages to rob a bank and escape with all of the money and is never caught afterward. He is the second Incredibles villain (after Bomb Voyage) to not be captured by the hero and is able to get away with a crime (both instances involving bank robbery).
  • When an angry Elastigirl meets Mr. Incredible on Nomanisan Island, he pulls her into a kiss. A hypnotized Elastigirl pulls him into a kiss, but she does so to distract him long enough to put Screenslaver's hypnotizing glasses on him, placing him under Screenslaver's control as well.
  • Winston tells the heroes that the reason the world doesn't like superheroes is because of "perspective" (people see destruction, they see superheroes, they blame superheroes). Later, Evelyn points out that her brother has a "childish perspective" - "Superheroes go away, mommy and daddy go away." Also, when Evelyn has Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone under her control, she makes them start monologuing a prepared speech about how humans are feeble.
  • The LEGO figurine of the Screenslaver has already revealed his identity as Winston Deavor. Yet in the film itself it's actually Evelyn, who brainwashed some other man as a decoy. So the LEGO set may be using a Red Herring for those who purchase it.
  • Evelyn has a remote that she uses to turn the goggles off and on, without removing them. She can also use the goggles to see through the eyes of her puppets, from her control room.
  • Elastigirl reaching under a locked door to open it from the inside, and Evelyn subjecting her to super-cold temperatures to neutralize her stretching abilities is similar to the 2005 film Fantastic Four (2005).
  • The Pizza Planet Truck can be seen outside the building where Elastigirl captures and rescues the fake Screenslaver. The truck likely belonged to them considering Evelyn revealed the one she set up was a pizza delivery guy.
  • In many of the scenes in which they appear, Evelyn is shown in the background, often slightly out of focus, foreshadowing her later reveal as The Chessmaster working behind the scenes. The Outer Limits (1963)'s Do Not Adjust Your Set line foreshadows the Screenslaver's M.O. When Winston and Evelyn's past is revealed there are indications that she harbors negative feelings towards superheroes. Evelyn tells Helen, "I'm the genius behind the genius." Evelyn is often seen with unkempt hair and Exhausted Eye Bags, suggesting that she's been busy with other things when she's not working with Helen and her brother. Screenslaver gives a monologue condemning people's addiction to letting entertainment do things for them rather than taking the effort to experience them themselves, relying on simulations. Evelyn, the real Screenslaver, states that people want ease above all else, even quality (which echoes Screenslaver's point on a broader level) right before she attacks and hypnotizes Elastigirl. Also, the Screenslaver who made the speech is himself a simulated villain, and the real Screenslaver mostly acts by manipulating people through TV screens.
  • The screen-slaver's hypnosis of the superheroes parallels Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) in which the Kung Fu masters turn into jade zombies and involuntarily fight against their friends.
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