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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

James Lipton was invited to appear in the film when John Cusack appeared on 'Inside the Actor's Studio.' See more »

Goofs

The video where they present the "Evil Inventions", is exactly the same as the actual fight at the end of the movie but shown in a "reverse mirror" way. 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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Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 2 (2010) See more »

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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User Reviews

 
Twisted fun (more fun than most kid's movies), and just a little coco-nutty!
21 September 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I took my daughters (7 and 3) to see this movie today, knowing absolutely nothing other than seeing about 5 seconds of a TV commercial. I am normally relatively picky about what my kids see, but decided to join a friend who was going anyway. Plus my daughter loves Tim Burton, and this was at least stylistically similar.

I thought this movie had a cool twisted sense of humor, and much more original than the typical warmed over rehashes we normally get from a lower-budget CGI flick. And guess what- not a single fart joke! That alone means it meets my very low expectations for what passes as children's entertainment these days. Unofortunately, I think it is a little too off- kilter for most, thus the small marketing budget as well.

A nice little take on the classic Shelley Frankenstein tale. Not sure why the accusations of Nightmare Before Christmas rip-off, Frankenstein was obviously the source material for this story. Which is a very good thing in my opinion. Me and my daughters liked it a lot.


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