Incredibles 2 is now in theaters and one of the stars is Jack-Jack Parr, the baby. So much went into creating, animating and bringing this bundle of joy to life.
You will fall in love with the Pixar short ahead of Incredibles 2, Bao. You will want to make your own Bao when you are finished at the movies. I have the Bao recipe for you, straight from the directors mom!
I also want you to read, All your questions about Incredibles 2 answered by the directors, Behind The Scenes and Easter Eggs of Incredibles 2, It all started with No Capes!, What Will You Find In The Pixar Archives and A Look Behind The Scenes At The Pixar Campus. I want you to read all about this Incredible adventure I have been fortunate to be apart of.
How old is Jack-Jack in Incredibles 2?
Jack-Jack is still an infant in Incredibles 2. Only a few months have passed from the end of Incredibles to present day. He is growing but not noticeably enough for him not to be considered an infant.
Who is the voice of Jack-Jack in Incredibles 2?
The voice of Jack-Jack is the the voice of the son of Tony Fucile, supervising animator. When his son was an infant he took audio recording gear home and spent an hour recording his giggles and coos. In hind sight, Tony wishes they had more than just an hours worth of audio to have available for the voice of Jack-Jack. Some of the audio of Jack-Jack is over a decade old!
How many teeth does Jack-Jack have?
One ‘upgrade’ to Jack-Jack in Incredibles 2 is the fact that he now has 2 teeth. With the passing of just a few months from the conclusion of Incredibles to where Incredibles 2 picks up, he has grown a second tooth.
Will Jack-Jack on fire be scary for my kids?
The animators, directors and special effects department of Incredibles 2 took great care to make the scenes where Jack-Jack was on fire not to be scary. With the addition of advanced technology, they were able to create layers, I believe it was 10 layers, to give Jack-Jack the look of fire with out actually burning. There is not smoke, there is not ash, there are not burning embers to signify that Jack-Jack is actually burning. The fire is coming from WITHIN Jack-Jack as we all have a fire that burns within each of us.
What are Jack-Jack’s Powers?
Jack-Jack is the youngest of the Parr children. An infant who stole our hearts in the original Incredibles animated feature. As with any of our children, we don’t know what they are capable of until we learn and grow together discovering the powers that they have. Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible, is ecstatic to learn that his youngest has powers just like the rest of the family. But what exactly are those powers and how will Jack-Jack use those powers. Here are the powers that Jack-Jack reveals in Incredibles 2.
- Shapeshifting: He can morph into other people and parts of people such as noses.
- Monster Form: When upset, Jack-Jack can turn into an aggressive red form. Actively clawing and biting whatever is upsetting him. Much like a real baby would seem to be wanting to do. Filmmakers made a separate model to represent demon baby Jack-Jack. “We start with Jack-Jack as he’s getting mad,” says supervising animator Dave Mullins. “He starts turning red and on one frame of film, we switch to the other model that’s been scaled down in size and color, and scale him up to the full demon baby over the next few frames. It’s seamless.”
- Copy Of: Jack-Jack has shown the ability to turn himself into different elements.He can adjust himself to take on what is around him.
- Vibration Baby: He can vibrate at an extremely fast rate, not allowing his enemy to hold him.
- Teleportation: He can disappear and mysteriously reappear in another location several feet away.
- Pass Through: He can pass through solid objects including force fields with no visible injuries. Watch for him to have a blue glow when this is happening.
- Wallcrawling: He can cling to, climb and sit on ceilings and vertical surfaces.
- Jaws of Steel: He can chew through anything, including the railings on his crib. Haven’t we all had a baby who seemed to be able to do this?
- Telekinesis: Jack Jack can move objects with his mind.
- Laser Vision: He can fire green lasers from his eyes.
- Electrokinesis: He can generate electricity.
- Self-Duplication: He can create duplicates of himself. As parents we feel like our kids can duplicate themselves and be in multiple places at once!
- Size Manipulation: He is able to grow and increase in size and crash through walls.
- Super Strength and Tough Skin: Jack-Jack can take on a fight with a raccoon and throw lawn furniture as if it was nothing. He is not harmed and thinks it is child’s play!
- Dimensional Travel: He can cross dimensional barriers (check for Edna’s monitor labeled #4). He can be heard and can hear others through this dimension.