Incredibles 2 to screen at EIFF
Pixar’s love affair with Edinburgh International Film Festival continues, with the sequel to The Incredibles premiering at the year’s festival
Disney•Pixar love Edinburgh International Film Festival. During the last decade, no edition of the long-running festival has felt complete without one of the studio’s films in the programme, with animations like WALL•E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out and Finding Dory all appearing at recent editions. This year’s festival will be no different, with the sequel to the studio’s much loved 2004 adventure The Incredibles taking pride of place in EIFF's Family Gala
“The Incredibles won hearts the world over with its fun and exciting adventures and it’s an honour to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to deliver this special, superpowered sequel to our younger audiences and their families,” said EIFF’s artistic director Mark Adams.
Incredibles 2 returns us to the domestic lives of the superhero family of the first film, who include Helen aka Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter), Bob aka Mr Incredible (voiced by Craig T Nelson) and their three similarly superheroic kids Violet, Dash and little baby Jack-Jack, who we learned at the end of The Incredibles to be hiding his plethora of superpowers under a bushel. In the new film, their average suburban homelife is once again interrupted when a new supervillain emerges.
As well as welcoming back the voice cast – including Samuel L Jackson as the supercool Frozone and Brad Bird as fabulous fashion designer Edna Mode – Bird is also back as writer-director after a spell of live action filmmaking with Tomorrowland and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Superhero movies have got a lot bigger since Bird’s first movie, with Marvel now dominating the landscape with their Avengers series. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Bird promised that his film wouldn't simply be more of the same as he did in 2004, but it will feel familiar. “Hopefully it’s the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction,” he said. “I mean, that’s the trick with a sequel. It’s repeating yourself, without repeating yourself.”
Incredibles 2 screens Sun 24 Jun, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 2pm; tickets are available now at EIFF’s website
The full EIFF programme will be revealed 23 May