The best Incredibles memes and reaction GIFs
What are the funniest Incredibles memes? How do you make custom Incredibles GIFS? And why is this 20-year-old movie still such a powerhouse of creativity when it comes to memes and reaction GIFs?
The Incredibles is a Pixar movie – two Pixar movies in fact, if you count the awesome sequel – which since 2004 has been punching, zapping the stretching its way into the hearts of millions.
The antics of the Incredible family – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, Violet and Jack-Jack – are so outlandish and hilarious, it’s really no surprise they’ve all made it into the pantheon of classic memes.
So with our further ado, here’s a run-down of our favourite Incredibles memes, with a few fun facts about The Incredibles sprinkled in, because why not, learning is fun!
MR. INCREDIBLE MEMES
The burly patriarch of the Incredibles clan could be argued to stand for the emasculation of the American male in the late 20th century. Think about it – he goes from being an all-powerful beloved demigod, to a lowly cubicle-dwelling simp.
Still he has the last laugh, marrying superfine Elastigirl. And getting fit in order to impress his shady new employer in the first film, a hot younger women. Same as it ever was!
Fun fact, The Incredibles was the first Pixar movie to star humans, because previously they were considered too hard to animate properly.
DC, obviously, weren’t very happy about this, which is why all Elastigirl merchandise is labelled ‘Mrs. Incredible’, nothing to do with the patriarchy.
Elastigirl’s physique has been the subject of much interest, with vast swathes of the internet apparently preoccupied with her magnificent figure. Or, as many commentators prefer to frame it, her ‘absolute dump-truck ass’.
In a superior example of nominative determinism, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible named their son Dash, presumably before they knew he’d grow up to be a lightning-quick runner and tormentor of his school teachers.
Fun fact, in the first movie Dash was played by Spencer Fox, who producers encouraged to run around the studio before many of his vocal takes in order to capture and authentic out-of-breath tone in his delivery.
As the sequel, Incredibles 2, didn’t come out for another 14 years, the previously 10-year-old Fox was no longer vocally appropriate for the role. So producers recast Dash with the voice of young Huck Milner – his first ever movie!
The Incredibles’ only daughter, a teenager, is voiced by a 48-year old called Sarah Vowell, who producer and writer Brad Bird first heard talking on an episode of the podcast This American Life.
Fans with nothing better to do presumably have theorised that her name is a reference to the fact that her parents old superhero suits were coloured red, for Elastigirl, and blue for Mr. Incredible. So the combination makes Violet, geddit?
Another cool fact is that throughout production of the first movie, pretty much, Violet was bald. That’s because the technology necessary to render accurate hair basically didn’t exist back in the early 2000s, and was developed literally during production.
Everybody’s favourite character, really, is the baby who never speaks but it turns out has the most awesome collection of mighty powers out of anybody in the family.
Is Baby Jack-Jack an extended satire on the gruelling, thankless drudgery of bringing up a baby? Yes, clearly the answer to that particular question is a resounding big fat yes.
Apparently Baby Jack-Jack was meant to transform five times in the first movie, one time into goo. The technical directors insisted it would take two months extra that the production simply didn’t have spare.
Bird and producer John Walker argued in “invective-laced” meetings over it – that means they swore a lot – until Bird finally gave up.
Walker supposedly told Bird, “I’d love to give you goo. I want to give you goo. But four transformations are enough! Please!”
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?