There was a lot of behind-the-scenes griping at Pixar about how difficult it was to animate the first Incredibles – it was their first movie with all-human characters after all – and in the end, I don’t think they were totally satisfied with the result.
With that being said, I am 100% certain that this is just an excuse to flex on the haters and show how far animation has come in 14 years. And I am totally fine with that.
first movie: “HAIR? YOU WANT US TO ANIMATE LONG FLOWING HAIR?? ARE YOU INSANE???”
Second movie: “and then he turns into smoke that realistically reacts to a ball flying through it… he also turns into realistically flowing water at one point”
This is why was had to wait 84 years…