Yesterday on Twitter, Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird teased the release of a new short film that will reveal what took place the night Edna Mode babysat Jack Jack.
Fans of the movie should remember about midway through the film, a weary Mr. Incredible handed Jack Jack off to an unassuming Edna Mode for a night off, only to find both characters in transformed spirits the morning after. So…what happened?
From Brad Bird himself:
Many of you have suggested we show what transpired the night E babysat Jack-Jack. Well, we were WAAAY ahead of you! AUNTIE EDNA, an all-new short directed by i2 story supervisor Ted Mathot will be on the #Incredibles2 in-home release available on Digital 10/23 and Blu-ray 11/6! pic.twitter.com/om5uYjMixH
— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) September 5, 2018
As Bird mentions, the short was directed by Ted Mathot, a longtime Pixar creative who has worked on a large number of animated productions, going all the way back to Rugrats, The Simpsons, and Ren & Stimpy. His first stint with Pixar and Brad Bird was as a story artist on the first Incredibles. He also worked on Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Brave, and Finding Dory. But to my knowledge, Incredibles 2 is the first film he’s served as story supervisor (though he did write Presto, the 2008 short film).
While this short film is not a huge surprise to many, it’s certainly one I’m excited about. Jack Jack Attack was a highlight of the first Incredibles, and we can probably expect Auntie Edna to capture the same inventive slapstick that made the character so memorable despite having a limited role. Of course, we got way more Jack Jack in Incredibles 2, so I’m really looking forward to how the endlessly super-powered Jack of all trades contends with the stylish problem solver, Edna Mode.
Auntie Edna will be packaged with Incredibles 2, releasing Digital-only on October 23 and Blu-Ray on November 6th.
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