Sky Superheroes, 10.25am, 6pm
(Brad Bird, 2004)
One of the pillars on which the Pixar legend was built, this is also the superhero movie to end them all (although, perhaps alas, it didn’t). It begins by showing that even costumed crusaders sometimes have to get older and paunchier, find day jobs and start families – although they never know when they’ll end up back in Lycra. The Parrs (voiced by Holly Hunter and Craig T Nelson), and kids Violet and Dash, are the family that fight together, while writer-director Brad Bird voices costumière Edna Mode (“No capes, darling!”), essentially 007’s Q with an Anna Wintour bob. Wittier, more inventive and undeniably more human than most live-action products from Marvel or DC, the film is also one of cinema’s great tone poems in the colour red – a thing of joy and boundless style.