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  • by Anonymous Coward
    damned editors


    (altogether, a poor attempt at /. stamdard humor)

    • by croddy (659025) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:06AM (#10290133)
      something tells me yahoo can outrun coral...
      • by Black.Shuck (704538) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:13AM (#10290155)
        You're probably right, but I still think /. should start making a habbit of using caching technologies like FreeCache or Coral when linking to media.

        Slashdotting and the ensuing "/. KILLED MY SERVER!1" comments are, erm... funny and all, but it kind of defeats the purpose of a news web-site when links are posted in the full knowledge that they won't be available for very long simply because of the popularity of the news-site.
        • "Slashdotting and the ensuing "/. KILLED MY SERVER!1" comments are, erm... funny and all, but it kind of defeats the purpose of a news web-site when links are posted in the full knowledge that they won't be available for very long simply because of the popularity of the news-site."

          But if we stopped slashdotting sites it um...well, it wouldn't be funny anymore.

          And who reads slashdot for the articles?

        • Plus. My websites and the ones I'm responsible have a transfer limit. After that limit I pay cents in the meg for transfer.

          You can sure as hell bet I'll sue Taco's ass if he diverts a few hundred thousand hits my way without warning. And I'll win it too.
    • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:10AM (#10290146)
      Akamai [akamai.com] (which is what Yahoo uses) moves around 15% of the web's traffic. A couple thousand /.'ers downloading a 30 megabyte file isn't even going to show up as a bleep to them, as terrible as that may sound.
      • I don't know, it took like 10 min to download on my 3 Mbit connection. (I can usually start playing trailers that big as soon as they start downloading)
    • In the website check out the last character profile (the profile of the villain : Syndrome).

      It says :


      Primary Attributes:
      Super Villain
      Secondary Attributes:
      Extreme Wealth


      now who's the person that pops into ur head. was it was Mr. Bill Gates..... :)
  • Not News (Score:2, Informative)

    by gumbi west (610122)
    And have been up for a long time (a month?). Way to go Taco!
    • Exactly. I found the trailer from my harddrive and it has been there since May:
      -rw-r--r-- 1 myuser users 17939793 May 14 17:50 the_incredibles-tlr_m480.mov
      • I hate replying to myself, but the one I've got isn't the same as those just posted. I just didn't bother to check this before posting because Yahoo was so bloody slow. The title is still missleading[1] as the trailer has been online for months this is just a new one.

        [1] Surprise, surprise. This is /. after all.

    • Re:Not News (Score:2, Informative)

      by jhagman (519660)
      Well, AFAIK this is not the trailer that is on Apple.com/trailers, but a new one. So please watch the trailer before flaming.
    • This is the new trailer before showing Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [skycaptain.com] movie.
    • Original page... (Score:3, Informative)

      by antdude (79039)
      Also, it is from here [yahoo.com].
    • Re:Not News (Score:4, Interesting)

      by vocaro (569257) <trevor@vocaro.com> on Sunday September 19, 2004 @01:51PM (#10291454)

      Yes, there was a trailer available months ago, but it was more of a teaser. It introduced the characters, but that's about it. This one actually gives an idea of what the plot is about, and it has maybe 75% new scenes compared to the last one. And it makes me even more impatient to see the movie now, because it looks, well, even more incredible!

      Did you actually view the trailer that the article linked to, or did you jump to conclusions?

    • Mod parent down. This is a new trailer that just came out.

      It only has a tiny bit of the original one where he's trying to get his belt on, but the rest is all new and well worth watching.

      • There is also the 'where is my super suit' part and the begining red part, and more. but as I stated previously, I think I may have gotten this confused with some of the stuff I watched in a focus group, and by the fact that http://www.apple.com/trailers/ [apple.com] is not marking it as new.
  • by YetAnotherName (168064) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:07AM (#10290141) Homepage
    Elastigirl, who appears in this movie, was also the name of a superheroine (but with a hyphen: Elasti-Girl) in the DC Comics published Doom Patrol, an old comic from the 1960s. Her superpower: altering her size, not stretching parts of her body,

    OK, yes, I'm old. At least I'm not overweight and eating a rapidly congealing breakfast burrito ...
    • She's also in John Byrne's (currently ongoing) revival of that series. I recommend readers to skip that and go directly to Grant Morrison's run from around fifteen years ago.

      The old silver age stuff is nice, too.
      • If you're interested, DC is finally re-releasing Morrison's Doom Patrol in Trade Paperback form. The first volume, "Crawling from the Wreckage", was re-released last week. The second volume "The Painting That Ate Paris", is supposed to come out next week. I'm really glad they are coming out since I've been a Morrison fan for a long time, but I missed out on his Doom Patrol (I did read his Animal Man run at the time though, and loved it).
    • by Anonymous Coward
    • by Black Parrot (19622) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:47AM (#10290261)


      > Elastigirl, who appears in this movie, was also the name of a superheroine (but with a hyphen: Elasti-Girl) in the DC Comics published Doom Patrol, an old comic from the 1960s.

      Oh, great. Now Disney is going to have to sue DC for stealing the character.

    • OK, yes, I'm old. At least I'm not overweight and eating a rapidly congealing breakfast burrito ...

      "Oh, a sarcasm detector. Now there's a REAL useful invention..."

      *** Computer beeps faster and faster and then explodes ***

    • Her superpower: altering her size, not stretching parts of her body

      How about altering the size of parts of her body?
      THAT is a super power I want to see! : )
  • mirror (Score:4, Informative)

    by sinner0423 (687266) <sinner0423@gmai l . com> on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:13AM (#10290153)
    The Incredibles [apple.com]

    I'm not sure if the above link is the same trailer, but it's still good. The two links submitted in the article aren't even pumping out 10kb/sec @ 8am on a sunday morning.
    • Both Yahoo and Apple use Akamai, which is ridiculous robust and virtually incapable of being slashdotted. More importantly though, since they're both part of the same network, there difference between downloading the file from yahoo or apple should be fairly trivial.
    • Re:mirror (Score:4, Informative)

      by epicstruggle (311178) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @10:06AM (#10290351)
      They are different trailers. Get the one from yahoo for the latest trailer.

      me not you
  • by tepples (727027) <tepples AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:13AM (#10290158) Homepage Journal

    The Walt Disney Company has shut down its cel animation studios. Pixar will probably leave Disney after The Incredibles and Cars have completed their runs. There's trouble in Miramaxland. Now I know why Michael Eisner decided to get out in 24 months: there won't be a Disney left. What does survive of the company will assume a role similar to that of Cedar Fair [cedarfair.com], which runs a few amusement parks.

    • Uh BULLSHIT! Eisner is leaving when his contract is up. There are still those who want them out earlier. Miramax while hesitant to stick with Disney earlier will stick with Disney. Pixar may be wooed back now that Eisner has the exit in sight. Disney is a huge conglomerate and will not be going down anytime soon. Once they get someone decent to run the show, they will be a company on top again.
    • You believe that Disney is declining without any indicative evidence of the fact? No sharp falling profits or revenue, Disneyland and Disney World still exceptionally strong vacation destinations? They're opening a Disney theme park in Hong Kong Really Soon Now(TM) to boot. From where is this paranoid speculation derived?
      • You believe that Disney is declining without any indicative evidence of the fact?

        Yes [savedisney.com].

        No sharp falling profits or revenue

        Eh. Stock price is flat at best. Disney's in the middle of the pack for investment returns, and trailing the S&P 500. A playoff team they ain't. Losing Pixar just makes it worse.

        Disney stores are being sold. The animation division is out of business. Pixar is leaving. Miramax is unhappy. The theme parks are stale, with California Adventure particularly mediocre. Mic
      • Oh, and they apparently turned down Lord of the Rings claiming it was an "unviable project."

        Eleven Academy awards and a billion dollars at the box office are now "unviable" according to Disney.
    • by AlphaJoe (798014)
      The Walt Disney Company has shut down its cel animation studios. Pixar will probably leave Disney after The Incredibles and Cars have completed their runs. There's trouble in Miramaxland. Now I know why Michael Eisner decided to get out in 24 months: there won't be a Disney left. What does survive of the company will assume a role similar to that of Cedar Fair, which runs a few amusement parks.

      Man, you really are uninformed, aren't you? Disney has four original CG movies in the works, plus a few Pixar s
    • disney isn't just stuff you see the disney logo big in(cartoons).

      besides, why would they want to keep paying outsiders for when they can just setup their own shop(expertise in cgi isn't that small of a field as it used to be so it's no trouble)..

      couple of years ago one could have went to see something like the incredibles just because it was cgi, not anymore.
    • Are you on crack? (Score:3, Informative)

      by brunes69 (86786)

      Do you think Disney is just a few cartoon studios and some crappy theme parks?

      Their movies and theme parks account only for a *small fraction* of their money.

      I suggest you educate yourself as to how big Disney [cjr.org] is. While at that site check out some other megalopolies, you may be surprised at who owns what.

      • Do you think Disney is just a few cartoon studios and some crappy theme parks?

        Well, they used to have a few cartoon studios until they fired everyone [awn.com].

        Their movies and theme parks account only for a *small fraction* of their money.

        Lucky for them.

        While at that site check out some other megalopolies, you may be surprised at who owns what.

        Well, soon Disney will sell their stores and Monday Night Football. They've already lost both animation divisions, and now they're making movies about theme park ri
      • Thanks for the great link, but I don't think that it is enough to disprove questioning Disney's future. Being large and even having huge revenues does not necessarily corrolate with making profits. I don't feel like taking the time to dig through the financials but how much of Disney's profits come from licensing and merchandising of the company's characters? I"m guessing a lot. They've shown a tremendous ability to continue milking old characters but at some point, failure to create successful new fran
    • if that means we get an amusement park on par with Cedar Point then I'm all for it! Die Disney die!
  • Elastigirl? (Score:5, Funny)

    by iamdrscience (541136) <michaelmtripp&gmail,com> on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:13AM (#10290159) Homepage
    Am I the only one who finds a superhero by the name of "Elastigirl" more than a little bit sexually provocative? I mean, honestly, there are just too many jokes that you could make about that.
  • Huh? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by iamdrscience (541136)
    Is this news for nerds now? New movie trailers? I mean, come on, the fact that it's computer animated is no longer a novelty. Or is it that it's a Pixar movie and Pixar has an association with Apple?

    Oh well, I'd rather have posts like this that are somewhat impertinent than some of the recent slashdot posts that are completely unremarkable and/or stupid slashvertisements.
    • and Pixar has an association with Apple?
      ...and Debian, but I agree, this isn't that newsworthy. Maybe the superhero genre itself is News for Nerds? I don't know.

      (Has there ever been a thread on /. where there's been no "is this news for nerds?" comments?)
      • Re:Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

        by iamdrscience (541136)

        (Has there ever been a thread on /. where there's been no "is this news for nerds?" comments?)

        IIRC there was an article about which single tape is best for taping your broken black thick-rimmed glasses, patching your pocket protector in the event of a rip and holding your sliderule together just in case you were to accidentally trip (as many of us klutzy nerds often do) and break it. Nobody questioned that one.

        Although I don't see why you need to know what tape is best for repairing your sliderule as I wou

    • by gl4ss (559668)
      it's not even too fresh of a trailer.

      watched it couple of days ago on apples site... I guess someone watched it just now and "omg wtf I didn't hear about this before so this is news news news news".

      well, it's not like it's 2 years old though so that's a plus..
      • by imroy (755)
        According to the timestamp on the file, I downloaded this back in early June. June! This is three months old! I thought a new trailer had been released, but no. It's just another f**king dupe! Guh!
    • by Scrameustache (459504) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @01:59PM (#10291511) Homepage Journal
      Is this news for nerds now? New movie trailers?

      New CGI superhero sci-fi movie trailers.
      Lets see, its new, so its news, and its CGI superhero sci-fi stuff, so its for nerds.

      Yup, meets the criteria of "news" "for nerds".

      Now go to the settings page and make some kind of arrangement that leads to you not having to see movie news on the front page and us not having to see your post complaining about them. Everyone wins.
      • On the contrary, it has been pointed out that the trialer is in fact a month old, therefore it is not new, or news. As for "stuff that matters", well, if you're a 9yo child, I suppose it does.
        • On the contrary, it has been pointed out that the trialer is in fact a month old

          Arr, Really? I didn't check it out, I already want to see the movie, I therefore avoid all the latest trailers that show you as much of the movie's booty as they can.

          But, I was replying to a scallywag arguing that this wasn't "for nerds", not that it wasn't news. Because, it might not be news, but its definatly for nerds. I guess this is a slow news day, matey.
        • well, if you're a 9yo child, I suppose it does.

          One reason Pixar seems to be so succesful is adults really enjoy their movies too, they tell good stories and make good movies. Just about everyone in my IT department here at work is a Pixar fan.

  • by Realistic_Dragon (655151) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:21AM (#10290186) Homepage
    ...last night. Looks pretty good, they have some fantastic comedy writers working for Pixar - you could almost believe they were English.

    The look and feel of the whole thing was great, however they seem to have backed away from their more and more realistic graphics and this one is 100% cartoon feel.

    This was then followed by a commercial for SquareBob in a movie theater that only admits over 21s (the Premium in Framingham, MA). D'oh!
    • by colmore (56499) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:39AM (#10290241) Journal
      I don't know about anyone else, but I'm over 21, and I'm certainly going to see the SpongeBob movie.

      If I ever get too old for quality absurdist children's entertainment, then well...

      Ah, I don't know what, but it isn't going to happen.
      • People forget (or may not know in the first place) that the voice of Sponge Bob (and I believe Patrick) are done by Tom Kinney who was part of the wonderfully subversive Mr Show comedy show on HBO a few years back (with David Cross, Bob Odinkirk, and Jack Black). Before it got cancelled, Mr Show produced some of the best sketch comedy in the last few years. Stories such as a musical about a man who has sex with a milking machine and the show ends with the machine singing "Auld Lang Syne".

        There are many p
        • "People forget (or may not know in the first place) that the voice of Sponge Bob (and I believe Patrick) are done by Tom Kinney"

          Just for the record, it's SpongeBob and Tom Kenny.

          My wife knows him from way back and I met him just the once at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival a few years ago.

          His current gig as the voice for SpongeBob SquarePants has got to be the number one voice gig in the universe.
    • Like all truly great cartoons, this one speaks to children and adults, often simultaneously. It has an excellent cast of fully-realized core characters and occurs in an undersea universe that has an odd (often arbitrary but strangely consistent) collection of rules that sometimes become part of the jokes (such as fires burning underwater). I particularly like how everything goes live-action whenever they go above the water surface and the odd live-action inserts. It may be pothead humor, but it works for th
  • Ep III Trailer (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Isn't this the film that's rumored to debut the trailer for Star Wars ROTS?
  • i sincerely hope... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by dioscaido (541037) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:27AM (#10290206)
    ... Shark's Tale crashes and burns, and the Incredibles triumphs in their wake. With the exception of Shrek, Dreamworks has been playing copy cat to Pixar. Pixar develops a Bugs Life, and -- what a coincidence -- Dreamworks releases Antz a few months before Pixar. Pixar develops Finding Nemo, and Dreamworks comes out with a Shark's Tale.

    They did so well with their only original idea -- Shrek. Given how lame ST looks in previews, I hope it spanks them into forced creativity.
    • Shrek was based on a children's book [williamsteig.com].
    • I always thought Shrek was Dreamworks' version of Monsters, Inc. And I agree, ST looks lame.
      • The annoying thing is that Dreamworks timed the release of Shrek so that the DVD came out on the same day Monsters, Inc. opened in theaters. And now, they're releasing the DVD of Shrek 2 the same day The Incredibles opens. It's like they think that by selling a DVD, people won't go out and see the competition's movie...
        • Shrek 2 sucked, it wouldn't keep me from seeing The Incredibles.

          What Pixar has that Dreamworks doesn't is good old fashioned storytelling. Pixar could make a good movie with sock puppets and a consumer camcorder if they had to, because they can tell a good story regardless of the technology used. They just happen to have some really good technical skill to back it up.
    • With the exception of Shrek, Dreamworks has been playing copy cat to Pixar. Pixar develops a Bugs Life, and -- what a coincidence -- Dreamworks releases Antz a few months before Pixar. Pixar develops Finding Nemo, and Dreamworks comes out with a Shark's Tale.

      Yeah, I was discussing this kind of behaviour last wednesday [slashdot.org].
      That shark thing looks like a "mee too" movie, don't it?

      I think its a culture thing though. Pixar is still new and it hasn't developped a thick crust of old timers who don't want to rock th
      • >>I think its a culture thing though. Pixar is
        >>still new and it hasn't developped a thick
        >>crust of old timers who don't want to rock the
        >>boat, and Dreamworks is a relatively old
        >>company which has settled in its ways.

        WTF are you talking about? Pixar dates back to the mid-early eighties. They are about twice as old as Dreamworks.
        • Pixar dates back to the mid-early eighties. They are about twice as old as Dreamworks.

          Huh, you're right [wikipedia.org]. I just assumed, based on the sheer number of titles, that dreamworks was old.
          Though, my statement about old guys set in their ways is still my opinion on the matter, I apologise for stating an assumption like that without checking it or declaring it for what it is.
    • Pixar develops a Bugs Life, and -- what a coincidence -- Dreamworks releases Antz a few months before Pixar
      Antz and Bug's life were completely different (although with a similar "setting"), and I for one found Antz vastly superior (it was more directed to an adult audience)
    • You need to consider that computer animation is still struggling to produce realistic people, and Toy story had already been done.

      Incects were the next obvious choice. And did you even see both movies? 'A Bug's Life' is not only the weakest of Pixar's offerings, but a rip off of an existing story.

      Antz is quite good, a solid and engrossing story.

      I'm a fan of CG movies because they take so long to set up and render, so the scripts and scenes are gone over with a fine tooth comb. You may wish "Shark's Tale"
  • by gozar (39392) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @09:50AM (#10290273) Homepage

    For the first time an animation company has come along that can create new and interesting characters and movies, without have to rehash old characters or make sequels. Eisner is hoping to lord over Pixar all the characters from Toy Story, Monsters Inc, etc. in the hope that Pixar will come back to Disney. It must drive Eisner nuts that Pixar doesn't need their old characters or movies!

    (BTW, I noticed Disney released another Lion King movie this past week.... It's time to stop beating a dead horse (or lion) and make some new stuff!)

  • torrent here (Score:3, Informative)

    by keyshawn632 (726102) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @10:07AM (#10290355) Journal
    Torrent is availabe via http://www.filerush.com/download.php?target=the_in credibles-tlr_m480.mov [filerush.com]
    The bittorrent technology is vastly underused by the the media communities of movie trailers and game demos.
  • Brad Bird! (Score:5, Informative)

    by May Kasahara (606310) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @10:30AM (#10290483) Journal
    I always look forward to Pixar's new movies, but The Incredibles is something extra special to me-- it's directed by Brad Bird, probably the best commercial animation director working in N. America right now. He really knows the medium of animation, and the level of acting (animation acting, not necessarily the voice kind) in the works he's involved in is superb.

    Check out The Iron Giant, Family Dog (if you can find it!), or even the early seasons of The Simpsons (on which he was a consultant) to see just how good this guy's work is.

  • High speed mirror (Score:5, Informative)

    by rufus_the_stunt_bum (800615) <sasa@k c o re.ath.cx> on Sunday September 19, 2004 @11:15AM (#10290692) Homepage
    This is terrible slow, here's a mirror. http://kcore.ath.cx/mirror/7038600.mov [kcore.ath.cx] Bandwidth provided by Admin-Networks.org
  • by red floyd (220712) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @11:18AM (#10290709)
    We're not boycotting the MPAA on Sundays.
    • We're not boycotting the MPAA on Sundays.

      Damn straight!

      Like any good religious folk, Sunday is the day to go worship, in this case at the Church of Commercialism. Make our tithes, bow to our idols, and so forth... The other six days we can go back to our normal selves, and unlike Baptists, we'll never meet in the liqour store...

  • It's the new Trailer (Score:4, Informative)

    by gpouliot (814801) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @11:45AM (#10290859)
    F.Y.I. The trailer is the second Incredibles Trailer. It's completely different from the first one and much more interesting..
  • Is that trailer spoiler-free? The previous one was full of it, so I heard..
    • What did you think of the teaser trailer? I call it "In the Attic". It's pretty much one scene, one character, contextual background presented in scenery. If you want a feel for the animation with only a small bit of movie context, this is the only one I'd recommend.

      The first trailer (with the "pixar" city flyover opening) had many of these single character scenes edited together in a frenzied collage. The only direct indication of the plot I get is if I start speculatively assembling the pieces in my own
      • If you want to see more on The Incredibles, but minimize the spoilers I might suggest looking at the "Sneak Peak" clips on the Pixar website:
        • Clip 1 [pixar.com] - Varied content mentioned below.
        • Clip 2 [pixar.com] - Five sentence plot summary.
        • Clip 3 [pixar.com] - Talks about an actor who's had parts in the Pixar movies

        I think these were the clips that were shown just before three of the commercial breaks in the television airing of "Toy Story". If you want them in chronological order I think it was Clip 3, then Clip 2, then Clip 1.

        Th

    • It doesn't give any real indication about what the story is about. It does give away a few apparent plot points, but not any story twists that I can tell. (Not having seen the movie yet I can't say if some of those moments turn out to be crucial plot points, but they don't feel that way). It's full of "moments", one-second vignettes that reveal a bit of character and tell a joke without telling you much about the story.

      So basically if you want to go into it totally unaware of how it's going to go, skip
  • by Anonymous Coward
    WTF are the Incredibles, and why do they not even get a single paragraph description in the post? It might be nice for those of us that don't feel like downloading 20meg to figure out what this "story" is about.
  • by IronChefMorimoto (691038) on Sunday September 19, 2004 @02:15PM (#10291614)
    I saw a lot of folks mentioning that they could care less about this sort of thing. I agree, but to clear up some confusion...

    The trailer appears to NOT be available either on QuickTime or the movie website. There is a not-yet-activated third trailer link in the Flash animation on the movie website. I believe that the links provided earlier are that trailer.

    Honestly, the movie looks rather funny. I remember watching a documentary about how Pixar tackles CGI challenges in each of its movies. In Nemo, it was the realism of the water. Making it look like seawater with plankton and dirt and silt and stuff. Making water look realistic on the fish scales. Stuff like that. Monsters Inc. was all about getting the fur on the blue monster to look like...well...real fur.

    They mentioned, in the documentary, that the next film (I would assume that The Incredibles is the one in question) would deal with animating people and more realistic human environments. From what I can see, the characters are cartoony, but they do have much more expressiveness and character than the human characters from movies like Toy Story and Monsters Inc.

    Oddly enough, if you think about it, that CGI-based Final Fantasy movie from a few years ago seemed to really capture some human-like realism, and Lucas has done it a little with his prequels. The comment from the documentary made me wonder what Pixar was really getting at with their technology development goals.

    IronChefMorimoto
  • For those of us lucky enough to have Comcast digital cable, the trailer went up on On Demand friday night as well. So there you go. Avoid the download lines.
  • Here's a BitTorrent mirror of the large (30MB) version of the new trailer (not the old one):
    http://demonoid.com/download/21729/The_Incredibles _Trailer_2_large.torrent [demonoid.com]

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