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Igor (2008)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  19 September 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Igor (voice)
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Dr. Holzwurm (voice)
Robin Walsh ...
Dr. Holzwurm's Igor (voice) (as Robin Howard)
Matt McKenna ...
Dr. Herzschlag (voice)
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Scamper (voice)
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Brain (voice)
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Announcer / Royal Guard #2 (voice)
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Jaclyn / Heidi (voice)
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King Malbert (voice)
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Eva (voice)
Zoë Bright ...
Sophia Eraklis ...
Blind Orphan #1 (voice)
A. Cheron Hall ...
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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

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

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Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Igor, el bueno de la película  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,803,347 (USA) (19 September 2008)

Gross:

$19,528,188 (USA) (16 January 2009)
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Trivia

Scamper was originally to be introduced while hanging himself as Igor returns to the castle at the beginning of the movie. This is included in the novelization of the film but was cut from the actual release. 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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Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
Well, I Liked It
22 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie doesn't get more positive recognition; I thought it was terrific, and I've seen most the feature-length animated films of the past several years. This holds it own against most of them.

For an animated film, it has exactly what you want: fantastic colors and colorful characters -most of them very funny and entertaining to view and hear - and a good story with some interesting twists to it. The artwork in this film is just amazing, especially on Blu-Ray. (I've discovered that's how to watch these new animated movies - in high-def, because most of them look awesome. This film certainly is no exception.) There were many times I just wanted the freeze-frame the picture and take in all the wild artwork. I might do that on a second viewing.

Also no surprise is Steve Buscemi, who always gets humorous roles in these animated films and makes everyone laugh. He usually plays a rat, too. I mentioned that to a friend and he said, "That's because he looks like one in real life." I wouldn't go that far, but I understand where he's coming from.

Actually, all the leading voices - Buscemi, John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Sean Hayes, John Cleese, Jay Leno and more were all great. I'll give a special nod to the voice that cracked me up more than all the others, the one of "Hedi," done by Jennifer Coolidge. She was hilarious!

If you enjoy the famous Frankstein monster story, or wild characters in a monster-lab-type setting, you should enjoy this parody. It's an underrated film and looks super on DVD.


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