There’s an “elephant in the room” at the Parr family dinner that kicks off this new trailer for Incredibles 2 from Disney/Pixar: mother’s got a new job, leaving dad to a Mr. Mom role — and he’s anything but super at it.
That’s the setup for this nicely done trailer, which neatly balances the Parr family domestic comedy — baby Jack-Jack’s fledgling superpower presents dad Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) with some literally fiery challenges — and fast-paced action as mom Helen (Elastigirl) battles the new (well, new-ish) villain The Underminer.
The new bad guy is voiced by John Ratzenberger, the Pixar veteran best known as know-it-all Cliff from Cheers, bringing this movie loads of experience at antagonizing. Holly Hunter voices Elastigirl, Craig T. Nelson is Mr. Incredible and their kids are played by Sarah Vowell (Violet) and Huck Milner (Dash).
The Parrs’ neighbor and ally Frozone is voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, who gets the trailer’s funniest moment at the end.
The film is written and directed by Brad Bird and produced by John Walker and Nicole Grindle. Bird directed the first Incredibles, which won the 2004 Oscar for Best Animated Feature and grossed more than $633 million worldwide.
Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 hits theaters nationwide on June 15. Check out the new trailer above.