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Igor (2008)

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Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

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Tony Leondis

Writers:

Chris McKenna, Tony Leondis (additional screenplay material) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Igor (voice)
Myleene Klass ... Dr. Holzwurm (voice)
Robin Howard Robin Howard ... Dr. Holzwurm's Igor (voice)
Matt McKenna Matt McKenna ... Dr. Herzschlag (voice)
John Cleese ... Dr. Glickenstein (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Scamper (voice)
Sean Hayes ... Brain (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Announcer / Royal Guard #2 (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Dr. Schadenfreude (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ... Jaclyn / Heidi (voice)
Jay Leno ... King Malbert (voice)
Molly Shannon ... Eva (voice)
Zoë Bright Zoë Bright ... Blind Woman / Killiseum Fan #1 (voice)
Sophia Eraklis Sophia Eraklis ... Blind Orphan #1 (voice)
A. Cheron Hall A. Cheron Hall ... Blind Orphan #2 / Blind Orphan #4 (voice)
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Storyline

In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair. Written by Exodus

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All men aren't created Evil. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Igor, el bueno de la película See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,803,347, 21 September 2008

Gross USA:

$19,528,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,720,868
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first theatrically released animated film for Sean Hayes. Later he'd go onto voice Terry Perry in Monsters University (2013) and Devil Emoji in The Emoji Movie (2017). See more »

Goofs

Much of the dialogue was added in immediately before release, and could not be synchronized with the animation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Igor: [voice over] Nice weather we're having, huh? Here in the Kingdom of Malaria, every day's forecast is rainy, with a 100% chance of horror! It wasn't always like this, though. Years ago, Malaria was a sunny land of farmers, until the mysterious storm clouds rolled in, and never left. They killed our crops, and our people became poor. And that's when King Malpert thought up a new way for us to make money: Evil Inventions! The kind that crush you, kill you, bring you back to life, then ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Jump Jive N-Wail
Written and performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A cute animated film, with some scary moments (but nothing serious)
17 January 2009 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

I enjoyed "Igor" because its messages, humour, the characters, the cast chosen and the CGI was terrific. The messages explain that we all can be evil, but we do not have to be evil and can make our own decisions - an incredibly good message that all too few people in this world seem to grasp. The humour can be dark and slapsticky some of the time, but there are a great deal of very entertaining one-liners. The characters are all likable, even the baddies (the most featured baddie, voiced by Eddie Izzard, is extremely good and mainly because of Izzard). All of them are well-planned and have an important part in the film. The cast chosen were very good, including the comics Eddie Izzard (mentioned earlier) and John Cleese (he hardly appears, but is an important character). The CGI is almost always dark, a sort of creepy purplish colour. All of the characters, objects and places in the film are well- animated. While they do not look realistic, they still look impressive.

In "Igor" (which is based on Frankenstein), we come to the kingdom of Malaria, where everything is evil and the sun never shines. In the kingdom are a group of evil scientists who make evil, destroying inventions each year for the annual evil science fair. The scientists have hunchbank servants, all called Igor. There is one Igor who is slightly different from the rest. He wants to be more than just another "Igor", he wants to be an evil scientist. He has already created an immortal rabbit (who does not want to live) and a robot with a big brain - a rather idiotic brain, I hasten to add. Will Igor manage to live up to his dreams, and create an invention to win the science fair..?

I recommend this fun, watchable film to people over the ages of 8 (this may look like a children's' film, but some children might be scared easily by this film, as there are a few gruesome bits), to people who like madcap creepy fantasy films and to people who like CGI animation. Enjoy "Igor!" :-)


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