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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.

Director:

Tony Leondis

Writers:

Chris McKenna, Tony Leondis (additional screenplay material) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first computer-animated film and first theatrically released animated feature since All Dogs go to Heaven 2 (1996). See more »

Goofs

Even though the pills Jackie tacks changes her physical body that doesn't explain how her clothes change. 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

References Far Far Away Idol (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can See Clearly Now
Written by Johnny Nash
Performed by The Hit Crew
Courtesy of TUTM Records
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Twisted fun (more fun than most kid's movies), and just a little coco-nutty!
21 September 2008 | by madmaxmediaSee 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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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$30,893,885
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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