Tai Freligh interviews Dave and Jessica Torres on Incredibles 2…
Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh recently attended a press event at Pixar Studios and had the chance to interview animators Dave and Jessica Torres on the very successful Incredibles 2 film. Dave joined Pixar in 2015 and has worked on films like Finding Dory, Cars 3 and Incredibles 2 and is currently working on Toy Story 4. Jessica came on board Pixar in 2009 and has worked on such movies as Toy Story 3, Brave, Coco, Inside Out and Incredibles 2.
We asked them how they handle animation on later installments of series, how much the technology has changed in the 14 years between Incredibles films, what it’s like to work on their first film together, what opportunities there are for women at Pixar Studios as well as how they met and fell in love.
We thank animators David and Jessica Torres for taking the time to speak with us.
Incredibles 2 was released on October 23rd via digital, and is now available on DVD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and 4K UHD as of November 6th in the US and November 12th in the UK.
In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
Tai Freligh is a Los Angeles-based writer and can be found on Twitter.