Bird, returning to animation after 14 years has finally made a comeback from the upcoming sequel “Incredibles 2”. It is very hard to believe that it has been a long run of 14 years when the marvellous movie, The Incredibles was released by Pixar. At Variety’s, which took place on the 8th may, 10 Animators to Watch event in partnership with Nickelodeon, “The Incredibles 2” director Brad Bird spoke about animated films finally receiving the respect they deserve while accepting Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation Award.
The Incredibles 2, is predicted to start from where The Incredibles ended so that the viewers feel they have been part of the family and can connect to what they saw 14 years ago. Thus, for the sequel, bird asked a question, “What if they switched roles? What if the first mission went to Helen instead of Bob?” Meanwhile, when it came to the three kids, Bird says, “I knew I had the unwrapped present of the family discovering Jack-Jack’s powers. The audience knew it from the first movie, but his parents haven’t seen what he can do.” Brad Bird says he never intended his return into animation but fortunately, Incredibles 2 has made him do it. Even after leaving Pixar he was very well connected to the studio.
He adds: “In my mind, I’m just a filmmaker, and I work in a few different mediums of film,” he says. “One involves catching lightning in a bottle instantly in a live and somewhat unpredictable situation, and the other amounts to collecting lightning in a bottle one volt at a time. It’s the same thing: You’re trying to get magic and create characters that people can believe in and connect with. Whether those characters are made of flesh and blood or pixels, it’s all part of the same thing.”
Incredibles 2 rolling out in theatres, June 15, 2018.