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Jack-Jack Has Powers! | #Incredibles2Event

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At the end of The Incredibles we got to see that Jack-Jack does indeed have powers, but the Incredible family did not. He definitely has powers and during the Disney sponsored #Incredibles2Event we were treated to an entire presentation just on Jack-Jack!

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If you haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t want spoilers, don’t read through this entire post quite yet! Instead, go check out:

All About Jack-Jack

We got to hear from Supervising Animator Tony Fucile, Effects Supervisor Bill Watral and Effects Artist Jason Johnston in a presentation all about Jack-Jack. As cute as he was in the first film, he definitely takes a little more screen time in Incredibles 2 and for a good reason – he may be the most powerful Incredible family member yet!

Jason Johnston (Effects Artist), Bill Watral (Effects Supervisor) and Tony Fucile (Supervising Animator) at Incredibles 2 Long Lead Press day, as seen on April 5, 2018 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Marc Flores)

The team behind creating Jack-Jack had their work cut out for them. He was definitely a favorite in the first and since only a few months have past since the Incredibles they had to make sure that he didn’t change dramatically for the audience but also include his MANY superpowers.

Concept art by Ralph Eggleston. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Tony Fucile told us that they studied how babies moved and discovered some little quirks that you’d only see if you payed close attention.  Like, “The way they walk on their toes or catch themselves when they fall. There is a blend of athleticism, when they can control themselves, and awkward wobbling when they can’t.”

EVERYTHING’S FINE – In “Incredibles 2,” Bob navigates life at home while Helen is tackling a new mission to bring back Supers. But life at home gets complicated when Bob discovers that Jack-Jack has powers. Directed by Brad Bird and produced by John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle, “Incredibles 2” opens in U.S. theaters on June 15, 2018. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

They also made sure to add in a little more expression in his face AND gave him another tooth (it has been a few months and those baby teeth pup up out of nowhere)!

Jack-Jack’s Powers

In the film Bob says that Jack-Jack has 17 superpowers. Here are the ones the boys & I came up with:

  • Metal Baby
  • Demon Baby

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  • Goblin Baby
  • Fire Baby (this was tough for the team to figure out how to animate and they ended up creating several layers to make the right “look” that wasn’t too scary for kids)
    INCREDIBLES 2 – (Pictured) Jack-Jack. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    Jason Johnston is photographed on March 20, 2018 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)
  • Sticky/Blob Baby
  • Vibrating Baby
  • Levitation
  • Laser eyes (several options)

    INCREDIBLES 2 – (L-R) Bob Parr and Jack-Jack. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • Teleportation
  • Wormhole creation and travel
  • Walking through things
  • Telekinesis
  • Shape Shifting (he can morph to look like others)
  • Rocket-propulsion sneezes
  • Duplication (can duplicate/clone himself)

    INCREDIBLES 2 – (Pictured) Jack-Jack. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • Rapid Expansion (e.g., Giant Baby Mode)
  • Super Strength
  • Strong Skin / Protection / Ability to come out Unscathed?

There may be more and some of these may be actually one power (like goblin/Demon baby?) but that’s what we came up with! Either way, my favorite scene in Incredibles 2 was when Jack-Jack fought a racoon in the backyard and we got to see most of these powers for the first hand.

Concept art by Peter Sohn. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Incredibles 2 is out in theaters NOW! Go see it if you haven’t already! We can’t wait to see it again.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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