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Rob Harris

Brad Bird's 2004 action-comedy, The Incredibles, is a visual spectacle and comedic masterpiece - and I'd expect nothing less from the creative geniuses at Pixar!

I'm always fascinated at the voice casting process behind the scenes of animated films. Do they start with the look of a character and find a voice to suit it, or do the actors come first, helping to build the characters themselves?

Perhaps taking a look at the two side by side will shed light on this question? Do the voices of The Incredibles match up to your expectations?

Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible

Nelson was set on becoming a Hydroplane racer when he was young, but his dad said it would be impossible. His dad also told him becoming an actor would not work, so don't listen to your parents, kids!

Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl

Hunter received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ada McGrath in 1993's The Piano.

Spencer Fox as Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr

Fox was just 11 years old when the movie came out.

Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr

Vowell actually has Native American blood running through her veins and is 1/8th Cherokee!

Jason Lee as Buddy Pine / Syndrome

Watch Jason Lee in action below - does he sound like he looks?

Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone

Samuel L. Jackson was cast as the voice of Frozone after director Brad Bird decided he wanted the character to have the coolest voice. He certainly got what he asked for!


Who looks most like their super alter-ego?


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