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"Incredibles" - Eichler Inspired?

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ji
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Hello all,

Has anyone seen the Pixar/Disney movie "The Incredibles"? If you haven't, check it out.
Their home and neighborhood looks like an Eichler. Is there someone here who works or knows some animator at Pixar. Just curious maybe they can give us some insight on where they based their home from.
Pixar did a real good job!

cheers!
ji

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Joined: Mar 28 2003

Since Pixar's in Oakland, they woldn't hasve far to drive to check out Eichlers.

It seems like almost every other TV commercial is shot in an Eichler or similar home these days. The tip-off is usually the T&G ceiling and beams and big windows. They also furnish them with lots of mid-century furniture. Every young art director in Hollywood must be a mid-century geek!

Dane Henas

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And it's cool. It's one that you will want to get the DVD when it's out and look closely at the detail. There's a thread on it over at the mondo lounge board at lottaliving.com. There was a recent article on it in the LA Times with a pic of the house, in the article it stated that the folks at Pixar were inspired by Eichler homes for the movie. It had a pic in the article of the house but the one in the movie looked slightly different.
I've seen other commericials that look like they were shot in Eichlers (Netflix commercial), Ain's Mar Vista Homes (Mercury SUV commercial)
and Case Study House 22 (UBS) and a recent McDonalds shot in Balboa Highlands. Maybe we need a pub to post 'spied mid cent. homes in commercials/TV/Movies'.

Wishing for modern home.

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lottaliving.com I posted a link to a clip from The Incredibles-you can stop it to get a good look at the house-have fun.

Wishing for modern home.

ji
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hi modfan,

can you please give me the link where you posted it.
if you can't post it here can you please e-mail it to djcaasi@hotmail.com

yes, i agree you and dane. There are lot of commercials that are in an eichler type house. i wonder is this a fad? if yes, until when will it last...

i can't wait to get this on dvd to watch the special features.

thanks!
ji

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http://www.hebdenbridge-picturehouse.co.uk/pages/movietrailers.phtm

Scroll down to 'The Incredibles' link and select clip 3.
You can stop it to get a look at the house.
(You might have to cut & paste the link into your browser)

Wishing for modern home.

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Some guys from pixar did a lecture down here about a year ago, and mentioned Eichler homes when they were talking about the designs for the Parr's house. So I guess it's pretty directly influenced. The Art of the Incredibles has some good concept drawings of the neighborhood and the house.

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Here's the Incredibles thread at Lotta Living
and another one at The Tiki Room

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actually - the incredibles house looks more Alexander home than Eichler.

more photos of alexander homes are here:
http://www.lottaliving.com/gallery/residential_alexander

we've had a lot of discussion on Alexander homes on Lotta Living. Just do a search on "alexander" and have fun...

here's a nice thread discussing where you can find these fabulous homes mainly designed by the architectural team of Palmer and Krisel:
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=825&highlight=alexander

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z
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I'm sorry i didn't see this post sooner.
The Parr's home in the Incredibles is very much Eichler inspired.
Scott Caple credited as the Environmental Designer on the film was a big
fan of Eichlers and taking direction from the Director, Brad Bird they went
with the modern retro style, because it's so damn cool.

While in early development the design team on the Incredibles had
aquired the Ernie Braun photographs from the book, Eichler / Modernism
Rebuilds the American Dream before the book was published.

I'm an Animator at Pixar and was thrilled to have been able to worked on
The Incredibles, and I'm also a proud owner of an Eichler.

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Did Joe get a screen credit? :wink:

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

On a similar topic, I just saw the movie Matchstick Men with Nicholas Cage. His character lives in a very cool Modern home with a large stone fireplace and a beautiful pool in the backyard. With a bit of digging, I found out the home was designed by Architect Gregory Ain and it is in the Mar Vista neighborhood in LA's westside. Keep an eye out in case you see the movie.
Lynn

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Joined: Jan 19 2005

My neighbor is an animator for Pixar, and he lives in an Eichler.....hmmm

ji
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Joined: Sep 12 2003

Great! :) Just got the DVD and there are more shots of the houses and an explanation about the house architecture in the "making part" special feature.

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To "z"--

How lucky you are to work for Pixar! Hubby and I have all the Pixar films and cannot imagine any company today that can come near to touching them. The Incredibles (just bought the DVD and watched it on our 55" HDTV last night), truely took animated film making to new heights. After Monsters, we did not think that was possible, but alas, we were wrong.

Kudos to you and your team.

Cathye

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