Recently DaniElle DeLaite traveled to Emeryville in California to Pixar, to talk with the storytelling geniuses behind the likes of Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo (& Dory), Cars, Inside Out and, of course, The Incredibles. To celebrate the launch of The Incredible 2 on Blu-ray and DVD we talked with Auntie Edna short film director Ted Mathot and producer Marc Sondheimer.
They talk about why Edna Mode is everyone’s favourite Incredibles character,how the tough, smart and funny character provides a sharp contrast to the superheroes she deals with. We also try and find out who Edna Mode is based on (there’s probably a little bit of Edith Head in there). And could we see an Edna Mode prequel film? The filmmakers aren’t saying, but given that we see Edna far more in this film the question is now out there and there’s a lot more to explore.
They also talk about their favourite moments from the short film, and their favourite Edna Mode quotes (Hobnobs…).
Here’s the interview,
The Incredible 2 is out on Blu-ray and DVD now.
The Incredibles 2 Plot
While the Parr family has accepted its collective calling as superheroes, the fact remains that their special heroism is still illegal. After they are arrested after unsuccessfully trying to stop the Underminer, their future seems bleak. However, the wealthy Deavor siblings of Devtech offer new hope with a bold project to rehabilitate the public image and legal status of Supers, with Elastigirl being assigned on point to be the shining example. Now having agreed for now to stay at home to care of the kids, Mr. Incredible finds domestic life a daunting challenge, especially with baby Jack-Jack’s newly emerged powers making him almost impossible to manage. However, Elastigirl soon has her own concerns dealing with the menace of a new supervillain, Screenslaver, who is wreaking havoc with his mind control abilities. Now, Elastigirl must solve the mystery of this enemy, who has malevolent designs on the world with the Parr family and friends key targets of this evil.