Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird still isn't happy with people classifying his film as a "kids movie."
Bird, who in July replied to a question about "cuss words" in a "kids movie," claimed the film is "NOT a 'kids movie'. It is animated, and rated PG." Another fan responded to that old post with a screenshot from iTunes listing both Incredibles films as "Kids & Family."
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, @karijae .— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 16, 2018
Our classification should be no different than adventure films from Marvel or Lucasfilm just because we’re animated. What would you call sexism or racism for an art form? Medium-ism? https://t.co/AyDarP3vj9
In response, Bird wrote, "Our classification should be no different than adventure films from Marvel or Lucasfilm just because we’re animated. What would you call sexism or racism for an art form? Medium-ism?"
The thread again kicked off a debate about animation and kids movies, though this time the replies were much less combative than the previous time this debate occurred on Bird's Twitter. Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro weighed in, saying, "Animation is a medium, not a genre- nor an interest for kids & families only."
Written and directed once again by Brad Bird, Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Isabella Rossellini and Brad Bird. The film is available on home media now.