For once, my feelings about an actor and my choice in performances coincide. Larry the Cable guy was perfect as Mater, but...Edna Mode came to life because of Brad Bird. Her overfamiliar, unctuous manner went so well with those flashes of temper she showed when thwarted. She took glee in their misfortunes because it suited her goals. She is a wonderfully scripted character and without Brad's performance, it could've fallen flat. Easy choice for me.

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