Jack-Jack Attack (2005) Review


Jack-Jack Attack is a 2005 computer animated short film produced by Pixar and written and directed by Brad Bird. The film is a spin-off on his 2004 film The Incredibles.


Unlike many of their previous shorts, it was not given a theatrical release, but was included on the DVD release of the film. The idea for this short came from an idea for a scene originally considered for inclusion in the film The Incredibles; it was cut from the feature and subsequently expanded into this short.


The short is based on the baby, Jack-Jack, and takes place at around the same time as the events of the main film. From The Incredibles, the audience knows that Jack-Jack's babysitter Kari McKeen started experiencing difficulty with him shortly after hanging up the phone with his mother, Helen Parr (also known as Elastigirl).


This short film shows Rick Dicker, a government agent assigned to aid "supers" in maintaining their anonymity, interviewing Kari McKeen (the babysitter the Parr children hired to watch Jack-Jack during the events of The Incredibles) about the events unfolded while she was babysitting Jack-Jack Parr, the youngest of a family of supers.


Kari begins by stating that she received a call from Helen, who expresses reluctance about allowing Kari to babysit. Kari attempts to re-assure her that she is more than capable of taking care of Jack-Jack, but the conversation is cut off by Helen's jet being fired upon.


Thinking nothing is wrong, and that they were simply cut-off, Kari turns her attention to Jack-Jack. She begins by playfully asking Jack-Jack if he is ready for some "neurological stimulation"". She begins by playing Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 for him, which results in Jack-Jack having an epiphany about his latent superpowers.

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