The 10 Greatest Film and TV SuperheroesFrom Superman to the Green Lantern, Peter Travers picks his favorites
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Pixar's 2004 gem is not like any animated film. Director Brad Bird, who cut his satirical teeth working on The Simpsons, animates human beings. Take Mr. Incredible, voiced with beleaguered bluster by Craig T. Nelson. This legend in spandex is so besieged by frivolous lawsuits from people who claim they never wanted to be rescued that he enters a superhero-protection program and becomes Bob Parr, suburban slob. But when Mr. Incredible must squeeze back into his old costume to save his family, suddenly the movie is James Bond, Indiana Jones and the X-Men all rolled into one kick-out-the-jams superhero.