As expected, the Disney/Pixar toon blockbuster, The Incredibles, is dominating home video sales. According to Pixar and distributor Buena Vista Home Entertainment, the CG family action/comedy sold five million units on DVD and VHS in North America during its first day of availability. The superhuman feat was it was aided by the lure of a new animated short and tons of other extra-features.
Having earned more than $260 million domestically and nearly $630 million at the worldwide boxoffice, The Incredibles went on to sweep the Annie Awards and win Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Achievement in Sound Editing. Now the beloved pic is on track to be the best-selling home video release of 2005.
Fans were no doubt eager to see Jack-Jack Attack, a new CG short which uncovers some unknown superpowers of the youngest member of the Parr family while he’s home alone with the babysitter. There’s also a never-before-seen “lost” retro cartoon featuring Mr. Incredible, Frozone and their rabbit sidekick, Mr. Skipperdoo. Other DVD extras include an alternate opening and other deleted scenes; feature commentary with director Bird, producer John Walker and several key Pixar animators; bloopers and outtakes; character dossiers and interviews; making-of featurettes; an essay by Sarah Vowell; Pixar’s Academy-Award nominated short, Boundin’, and a brief biographical piece on Boundin’ creator, Bud Luckey.
The Incredibles lists for $29.99 on DVD and VHS.