The teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 has become the most viewed animated movie trailer debut of all-time. The teaser for the long-awaited sequel debuted Sunday on ESPN's College Gameday Saturday before making its way online, more than 13 years after the release of the first Incredibles movie. Written and directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles was not only a blockbuster hit with more than $261.4 million in domestic ticket sales and $371.5 million overseas, it won a Best Animated Feature Oscar.
A tale of a family of superheroes starring the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee, the film concluded with the revelation that the youngest of the Parr family's children, Jack-Jack, had some very fiery superpowers. The highly entertaining scene naturally left Incredibles fans begging for more, and 13 years later, Bird and company didn't any time in bringing the superbaby back into the fold in the uproarious teaser trailer for The Incredibles 2.
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According to EW, The Incredibles 2 trailer was a blockbuster hit with fans, as it gauged 113 million views already and counting. The scorching numbers are enough to already make Incredibles 2 the most watched animated movie trailer debut ever, and seventh most viewed movie trailer debut of all time.
Despite the passage of 13 years between the original Incredibles film and the sequel, Disney-Pixar says Incredibles 2 picks up where the original film left off. At the conclusion of the original, the villainous Syndrome (Lee) discovered first-hand Jack-Jack's blazing powers, and in the sequel, the family discovers that the Incredible infant's superpowers are still emerging. Nelson and Hunter are returning to the voice cast as Bob and Helen Parr (aka Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl), and Jackson his reprising his voice role as Frozone. Together, the family and Frozone need to find a new way to work together to battle an new, evil enemy.
It will be interesting to see what future trailers and footage will focus on as the film draws closer to its opening in June 2018. While the teaser solely keys on Mr. Incredible's time as a stay-at-home dad with his very gifted infant son, early footage shown at Disney's D23 Expo over the summer pointed toward a storyline that predominantly featured Elastigirl.
No matter the case, there's no question that Bird has raised the stakes for Incredibles 2, but if there's any filmmaker capable of achieving incredible things on film, it's him. While Bird is best-known for his Oscar-winning turns at the helm of Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille and The Incredibles, fans shouldn't have to be reminded that his animation roots include work on TV's The Simpsons, and he was also the writer-director of the hand-drawn animated classic The Iron Giant.
Of course, Bird also ventured into live-action filmmaking following his two Oscar wins, most notably as the helmer on the Tom Cruise blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Combining his years of experiences as both an animated and live-action filmmaker, plus having the benefit of computer technology that's grown leaps and bounds since the first Incredibles film, there's no telling what heights Bird will scale with Incredibles 2.
- Incredibles 2 (2018) release date: Jun 15, 2018