The Incredibles are, well …

The collector’s edition DVD, which came out this week, is fantastic.

The extras, including the short film “Jack-Jack Attack,” are definitely worthwhile. (There’s even an encyclopedia of other “supers,” complete with audio interviews and portraits!) The special “animated” episode about Mr. Incredible and Frozone (complete with a special commentary by those two) is priceless.

And now, here’s the news!!

The Incredibles DVD Sells Five Million Units on DVD and Video In First Day.

BURBANK, Calif., March 16, 2005 – On its first day of availability, Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, THE INCREDIBLES, sold five million units on DVD and video in North America, it was announced today by Steve Jobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR) and Bob Chapek, president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment (NYSE: DIS). Fresh off the heels of winning two Academy Awards® [Best Animated Feature Film, Achievement in Sound Editing] the five million units sold to date has THE INCREDIBLES on track to be the best-selling DVD and video of 2005.

“The superheroes at Pixar who created THE INCREDIBLES have made it even more thrilling in this extraordinary DVD release,” said Pixar CEO Steve Jobs. ³We are gratified that millions of fans have rushed to add Pixar¹s latest film to their home entertainment collections.²

President of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Bob Chapek added, ³We¹re thrilled that the public has embraced the THE INCREDIBLES DVD and video in this wonderful way. We are working with our duplication facilities to keep up with consumer demand across North America.² Commenting on the first day sales, Chapek added, ³With the tremendous momentum from the theatrical release and awards season it is no surprise that audiences are continuing in their admiration for this wonderful film.²

The Incredibles DVD is available in both full frame and the original theatrical wide screen version, and each includes a filmmakers¹ audio commentary. A second disc, fully loaded with special features, is highlighted by the Academy Award®-nominated Pixar Animation Studios short film Boundin¹; an exclusive all-new animated short ³Jack-Jack Attack,² featuring the youngest super-hero of the family and his baby-sitter; ³Incredi-Blunders,² Bloopers and outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes ³Making Of² The Incredibles; deleted scenes, alternate openings, and more. This incredible explosion of fun, adventure and heartfelt emotion is available on DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and on VHS for $29.99 (S.R.P.).

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • jasdye

    hey, her blog’s got a new skin. i want a new skin.

    that’s it! next week.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Thanks, Peter. Whoopsie daisy.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Your favorite nit-picker here. One, the link needs fixing. Two, it is not Nicolosi herself but her source who loves the show. :)