Since I went on my #Incredibles2Event last month I have learned to not take animated movies for granted. They are so complex and have so many different facets to them! Every single detail of every single is created and so many hours go into those details. In Incredibles 2, the animators had to create an entire world and populate it with people, buildings, shrubs, skylines, even the take out boxes and more. They had to create everything and we got to go behind the scenes (hahaha) to see how they do it.
They already had the characters since the movie starts just minutes after Incredibles ended but with new animation techniques and programs, they had to recreate everything else and even update our favorite family. The aesthetic of Incredibles 2 was pushed slightly forward to 1960’s. I already showed you how they designed the clothing and hairstyles of the characters in my NO CAPES! post.
First the story is sketched out on a storyboard. It has to be drawn up and approved. They do this to visualize the story and show how it will progress.
Then the concept art is drawn up. We spoke with Production Designer Ralph Eggleston and he showed up how the art and colors are shown to create the scene. Like bright colors for intense scenes and darker colors for scary scenes. Or light, airy colors for happy scenes. You would not believe how much thought goes into setting the mood for the viewer.
After layout is done then they animate. That can take another 4-6 weeks per shot but sometimes more depending on complexity. And these scenes can get really complex especially the action scenes.