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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

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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:

$30,747,504
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Schadenfreude' is a German word meaning a feeling of pleasure caused by something bad happening to another person. See more »

Goofs

When Eva is being subjected to the "Ax Murder Brainwash", they show her "House on Haunted Hill" (1959). Despite having murder in it, the movie is not an ax murder movie; the only deaths that happen are two people pushed into a vat of acid. 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 Son of Frankenstein (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Pennies From Heaven
Written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Good fun, but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting
27 September 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Naturally most fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas who saw this trailer were interested in seeing Igor, it was the dark humor we craved around Halloween, not the typical safe humor used in most children's movies. I couldn't wait to see Igor, we have an awesome cast and what seems like a great story that was made for entertainment. So I saw this opening day with great hopes, but I left the theater a little disappointed, while it's a cute movie and is fun to watch at times, this was technically a failure when it comes to what I was expecting. I thought this was going to be funny and just a delight to watch, but it turned out to be predictable, the animation was mediocre and the humor at times was a little off key with the story. I'm not saying this movie was a total disaster, it's cute, it's worth the look, but like I said, the story doesn't add a special touch to make Igor stand out against other animated films.

Igor is... well, and Igor, he's been trained specially for this job to serve a master who doesn't have the screws tightened quite right in his head. Igor doesn't want to be an assistant, he wants to be an inventor, and after one of his master's inventions kills him, Igor sees an opportunity to create the most evil invention of all and finally be respected as an inventor, with the help of his two friends/practice inventions, he creates Eva, a female Frankenstein type of monster who's not exactly monstrous. After trying to brain wash her, she gets the wrong message and wants to become an actress, Igor figures a way for her act evil and win the competition, but realizes that maybe having a heart of gold isn't so bad. But he still has one more problem, another inventor who is trying to take over will do anything to get ahold of Eva and rule the city.

This movie is worth the look, I'd just say if you're going to go to the theater for it, I'd recommend a matinée, it's fun for your kids and I will say that there are some fun laughs and despite the story's predictability, it's still enjoyable. You really enjoy the comic relief from the two friends that Igor has, a cat who is immortal and a brain who isn't the smartest tool in the box, but they had great chemistry and gave the scenes some relief on the humor. I did like the movie, but it just didn't stand out to me, seeing it once was enough, I was really pulling for this movie, we need a new fun Halloween movie, but unfortunately Igor doesn't cut the cake.

6/10


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