Incredibles

Finally had a chance to see The Incredibles a couple nights ago, and have to say, was thoroughly impressed with the final product. Have to give props to a couple hard-working and very talented people I know at Pixar -- Katherine Sarafian, the production manager and Paul Topolos, the one-man matte department. I'm happy to see Pixar experimenting with storylines that contain darker elements. They made a gamble with this particular film in that it doesn't neatly fall into the same glossy package as Monsters Inc or Finding Nemo. (Both spectacular, by the way.) I always felt that animation shouldn't be locked into the saccharine stereotype that so often is the case. (Thank you Michael Eisner...) Rather it's just another medium to tell a story, and so far, Pixar has made stunning use of this fact. In the end, it's all about the story...