Trivia: The Incredibles

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Samuel L. Jackson never actually says "Woman, where is my supersuit?" The proper lines are "Honey, where's my supersuit?", and "You tell me where my suit is, woman!"
  • Breakthrough Hit: While both director Brad Bird and composer Michael Giacchino had several well known films under their belt, it was this film that launched both of their careers into the stratosphere, with Giacchino in particular getting to compose many more films after this one.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In Japan, Syndrome is voiced by Hiroyuki Miyasako.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Brad Bird as Edna (they brought in Lily Tomlin to voice Edna, but when she heard Brad demonstrate the kind of voice he wanted, she immediately declared Brad needed to do the voice himself).
  • Enforced Method Acting: To give Dash a more realistic sounding out-of-breath voice, Brad Bird would make Spencer Fox run laps around the studio.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In Latin America, Spain, and Hungary, Dash is Phineas.
  • I Knew It: Many people guessed Syndrome's downfall as soon as they saw his costume.
  • What Could Have Been: While Brad Bird was working for Warner Bros, he pitched The Incredibles as a traditional 2D animated film. But the lackluster performance of The Iron Giant (due mainly to Warner's horrible promotion for that film) put the kibosh on that idea. While the project was Saved from Development Hell thanks to Pixar, animation fans can't help speculating on what a 2D version might have been like.
    • There was also a significantly different opening where Syndrome (then a One-Scene Wonder) was to have tried to ambush the Parrs (then referred to as the Smiths) at their house as revenge only to be killed, and the reason for adopting a secret identity as their only identity was also closer to that of Witness Protection than as the result of a law created as a means of preventing damages to property from Superhero duty as a result of complaints by the public.
    • Disposable Pilot: This was going to happen in an earlier version, with the pilot who flies the Incredibles to Nomanisan Island going down with the plane (the reason for that long shot of Helen watching the plane sink is because his hat was going to float up). In the end, they wrote him out almost entirely for the sake of time and story flow (giving him one sentence and a framed picture of him and Helen by a plane), and had Helen fly the plane herself.
    • Another villain called Xerek would be the original film's Big Bad. Xerek would have turned out to be good at the end, but he was cut because this twist was too confusing and Syndrome made for a more enjoyable villain.
    • All the members of the Incredible family were going to have flying powers... except Bob.
      • Bob was also going to have invulnerability as a part of his power, much like Superman, which would risk revealing his identity in a deleted scene where he accidentally brings a meat cleaver down on his fingers, only to dent the blade. The final Bob, however, is fully capable of being cut and bleeding (by super-fighting robots at least).
    • Edna, or E, was also going to have super-powers, but writers couldn't decide what to go for so they decided to just have her be a standard genius.
  • Word of God: According to Brad Bird, Helen Parr's maiden name is Truax.
  • X Meets Y: Fantastic Four meets Watchmen. One review also described it as "James Bond, Indiana Jones and the X-Men all rolled into one."