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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

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He's got a monster of a problem. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Leno (King Malbert) and Eddie Izzard (Dr Schadenfreude) also appeared in Pixar's Cars franchise on separate occasions Leno was in the first film as Jay Limo while Izzard was in the second film as Sir Miles Axelrod, in addition Leno and Izzard would later work together in the DreamWorks Animation film Abominable (2019). 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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References The Fly (1958) See more »

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I Can See Clearly Now
Written by Johnny Nash
Performed by The Hit Crew
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Not wonderful, not terrible, kinda fun
20 September 2008 | by Hack_Writer_77See all my reviews

King Malbert (Jay Leno) rules the world of mad scientists with flashy clothes and dark storm clouds. As such, the mad scientists all clamor for the honor of winning the royally-sponsored "Science Fair". Each scientist has their own right arm, an Igor, with optional Lorre-esquire manner. When one scientist's efforts leave nothing but his actual right arm, however, his Igor (John Cusack) sees a chance at greatness, in activating his own monster. But is he too good to be evil? This one's a sleeper in every sense, which is kind of a good thing. Although it's a grand year for animation, with ambitious offerings from many studios, sometimes you look for something a little simpler. Igor excels at that. There are just a few things that keep it out of the "great" category, so let's point those out first. Technically, there are a few instances when the lip-sync is off, probably due to shuttling, as noted below. A noticeable number of the jokes (and a couple of songs) have the feel of being recycled from other animated films, which is never good. This being an animated comedy, that naturally hampers the story a bit. Although pop culture references (a recurring complaint on various message boards) are kept to a bare minimum, the ones used...well, grate on the nerves a bit.

The good parts: the film is beautiful to look at, in a "Tim Burton" fashion. The tight animation is well-serviced in digital; a feat in itself, since the credits reveal that this thing was literally made around the world. Visuals of the environment are consistently stunning. The stylized design does help to endear you to the characters, who themselves are a parade of great ideas, with voice talent that shows some thought. Examples include Igor's pals: the surly Scamper (Steve Buscemi), a reanimated roadkill rabbit, with the tire track to prove it, and Brian (Sean Hayes), a disembodied brain in a machine, named by way of dyslexia. There's also invisible talk show host Carl Cristall (voiced most appropriately by Arsenio Hall) and the villain's girlfriend, a shallow, multi-personality fashion plate called Jaclyn Heidi (well-voiced by Jennifer Coolidge). Even the James Lipton cameo is oddly appropriate.

So, in short, what works really works, and what doesn't really doesn't. It will likely be a welcome dollar peep once Halloween is closer.


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