1. We'll start with an easy one -- the names of the Incredibles family have special meanings. Violet does use violet-tinged forcefields, but her name also references ultra violet, the type of light humans can't see

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Then there's Jack-Jack, who has tons of powers -- as in, a "jack of all trades"

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The family is trying to hide their superhero identities, so it's natural that they'd choose a name like "Parr," which is basically just the word "par." It signals to the world that they're average, adequate, on an even level with everyone else -- the opposite of incredible

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2. Remember the scene where a cop holds up Frozone and Mr. Incredible? Frozone says he "has to get a drink" from the water cooler

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The moment is an homage to a similar scene in Die Hard with a Vengeance, where Frozone's voice actor Samuel L. Jackson plays a man also being held up by a cop. Instead of wanting some water, he wants to answer the phone

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3. When the plane crashes, Elastigirl quickly realizes that the plane debris is about to fall on the family

It's quick, but slowing down you can see Elastigirl only notices the immediate danger when she looks down at the water -- she's seeing the reflection of the plane hurtling down towards them

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4. There's some conflicting information about what time period The Incredibles is set. We see on Elastigirl's profile that she was last sighted in 1955

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Judging by the labeled timejump the movie gives us, we can safely say the movie takes place in 1970. Right?

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Well, then there's the scene where Mr. Incredible is reading the newspaper -- it reads 1962

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5. There are tons of references to other Pixar movies in The Incredibles. On Mr. Incredible's desk, you can see a picture from a fishing trip -- it looks like he caught Bruce from Finding Nemo

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In an alley, you can see two references via business names -- there's Andy's (Toy Story), and Luxo Deli (a nod towards the bouncing lamp in the Pixar logo)

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In the background of the final battle, you can see what looks like Doc Hudson from Cars (which would be released two years later)

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6. If you Google "hero syndrome,"  you'll see that it's a term ascribed to people who make terrible things happen in order to come in and save the day and look great -- as it turns out "hero syndrome" describes Syndrome's plan to a tee

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7. In the superhero files there's a superhero called "Downburst" who clearly attacks by farting

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8. In the last scene before Mr. Incredible gets his new supersuit, he's wearing an outfit that strongly resembles his old gear

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9.  The boss of Insuricare says that Mr. Incredible is hurting the company, but if you look closely at the letter on the boss' desk, the company is celebrating record profits

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10. Lots of OTHER Pixar movies also reference The Incredibles. In Coco, you can see a Dios de los Muertos-themed Incredibles poster on a wall

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Then there's Cars 2, which features a subtle billboard nod to Insuricare, Mr. Incredible's employer

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Other parts of Cars 2 were a little less subtle

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Bomb Voyage, the villain from the intro to The Incredibles, can be seen miming on the sidewalk in Ratatouille

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If that didn't convince you, Bomb Voyage also shows up in one of Ratatouille's newspapers

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The year before The Incredibles released, this kid in Finding Nemo could be seen reading a Mr. Incredible comic book

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15 Brilliant Details in The Incredibles That You Might've Missed



11. When the plane is under attack, Elastigirl shows that she has military experience when she uses the term "buddy spiked" over the mic -- the phrase means "friendly anti-aircraft radar has locked onto me, (please don't shoot)" in military terminology

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As a little bonus, "India Golf Niner Niner" also tells us that the plane is named IG99 -- which is a sly reference to 1999's Iron Giant, which was directed by Brad Bird (just like The Incredibles)

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12. When Violet is trying to practice her forcefield ability, you can see the fire die down for a moment -- she's taking away its oxygen with her power

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13. At The Incredibles' wedding, you can see the "i" logo in the stained glass of the church window

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14. Mirage's business card reads 866-787-7467 -- if you spell it out on a phone keypad, it translates to SUPRHRO

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15. When Elastigirl starts crying, Edna Mode hands her toilet paper instead of tissues -- Edna never looks back, dahling

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