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Director: Tony Leondis

Cast: Tony Leondis, John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese


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John Cusack leads an all-star voice cast featuring Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, John Cleese, Jeremy Piven, Steve Buscemi, and Jennifer Coolidge in this computer-animated comedy about a gifted scientist who happens to have…  See more details below


John Cusack leads an all-star voice cast featuring Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, John Cleese, Jeremy Piven, Steve Buscemi, and Jennifer Coolidge in this computer-animated comedy about a gifted scientist who happens to have been born with a most unfortunate deformity. Igor (voice of Cusack) may have been born with a brilliant mind, but unfortunately everyone around him is too distracted by his pronounced hunchback to notice. Forced to serve as a lowly lab assistant to nefarious scientist Dr. Glickenstein (voice of Cleese), Igor longs for the day he will become a mad scientist, take top prize at the Evil Science Fair, and finally win the heart of village vixen Gretchen. Every year, mad scientists from all of the local villages converge on Malaria to compete in the annual Evil Science Fair -- an event that always features an abundance of death rays, earthquake generators, and man-eating plants. This year, Igor's village manages to take the top prize, too. But despite the fact that his lab receives a substantial government reward, the king confiscates the invention to be used in Malaria's defense program. Unlike the other Igors, this hunchbacked genius longs to change the world in ways his master could have never imagined, and when Dr. Glickenstein dies just two weeks before the latest Evil Science Fair, Igor seizes the opportunity to shine. Carefully covering up Dr. Glickenstein's death, Igor enlists the aid of angry brain-in-a-jar Brian and insecure re-animated rabbit Scamper to create an enormous, hideous creature of unparalleled strength. Trouble arises, however, when the creature turns out to be a female monster with a heart of gold. Unable to comprehend the concept of evil, the creature believes that Igor has named her "Eva", and longs for the day she will become a respected actress. With the Evil Science Fair fast drawing near, Igor has just two weeks to turn Eva the sweetheart into Evil the rampaging nightmare. Now, in order to win the competition, Igor works tirelessly to convince Eva that the Evil Science Fair is actually an audition for a twisted stage version of Annie, and that in order to win the lead role she must immerse herself in the evil character and never reveal her inner goodness. But as the "rehearsals" get underway, the nosy villagers come snooping around the castle, the malevolent Dr. Schadenfreude schemes to claim Eva as his own, and Igor slowly starts falling in love with his creation while realizing that life as a mad scientist may not be so glamorous after all.

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Mgm (Video & Dvd)
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[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Igor
Steve Buscemi Scamper
John Cleese Dr. Glickenstein
Eddie Izzard Dr. Schadenfreude
Arsenio Hall Carl Cristall
Sean Hayes Brain,Brian the Brain
Jay Leno King Malbert
Jennifer Coolidge Heidi,Jaclyn
Molly Shannon Eva
James Lipton Himself
Christian Slater Dr. Schadenfreude's Igor
Myleene Klass Dr. Holzwurm
Robin Howard Dr. Holzwurm's Igor
Matt McKenna Dr. Herzschlag
Daniel Hustwayte Dr. Herzschlag's Igor
James Shearman Conductor

Technical Credits
Tony Leondis Director
Nicolas Bauduin Animator
Olivier Besson Art Director
Rafael Curulla Production Manager
Jean Luc De Fanti Executive Producer
Jamee Deruso Associate Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Frederic Dubois Sound/Sound Designer
John D. Eraklis Producer
Alexandra Giuliano Production Manager
Matthieu Gosselin Set Decoration/Design
Sandrine Hauducoeur Production Manager
Max Howard Producer
Darius Kamali Associate Producer
Chris McKenna Screenwriter
Nadine Mombo Production Manager
Matthew Parker Associate Producer
Loic Rastout Production Designer
Laleh Chloe Sahraoe Production Manager
Herve Schneid Editor
Alexandra Skinazi-Francart Production Manager

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Scene Index

Audio commentary by director Tony Leondis, writer Chris McKenna and producer Mac Howard; Alternate opening scene; Concept art galleries: Characters, set and production design, storyboards, and posters


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Igor 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoy watching this movie!
tylerjanmom More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with "anonymous"...my kids loved it too. Really strange review from the person saying that the review must have been from some hired by a company. Take it easy..it is a kids' film! Doesn't matter if you didn't like it. The kids do. As an adult I thought it was ok, and I chuckled at a few parts...that's good enough for me. But my children (boy 7 and girl 5) loved it. I just asked my daughter if she thought the script was "trite". She just smiled and blinked. That also made me laugh!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clever and funny! If you want animated film that you can laugh at and will entertain your kids at the same time...this is it! My 8 year old couldn't wait for this to come out on DVD! Definitely one to add to the collection.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Favorable: entertaining and fun for the family. The Evil Science Fair is the scene of this endearing tale of Igor. Igor wants to show he is more than an assistant and that he is intelligent. He enters the arena of the science fair with hopes of winning and the outcome is more than he could have imagined. Join Igor on his quest to win, find out the outcome of his bid for best monster, and along the way enjoy some fun, laughs, and pure entertainment.
bdcrew More than 1 year ago
There is one review already posted for this movie, but I can't help thinking that it must have been posted by one of the people the studio hires to review movies on these sites to boost customer interest. Anyone who had actually seen this movie wouldn't "love" it. There isn't much to love, honestly. The voice work is okay, the character design is just okay, the story is so-so, and the script is trite and undeveloped. Actually, it feels like this whole movie was rushed through production. Everything from the design to the script felt like a first draft written by an unfunny person trying desperately to get laughs. There is a great idea in there somewhere, but it was never properly explored. On the plus side, Patrick Doyle's music is fantastic! Great themes and orchestrations. . .although it's buried under the sound mix a little too often. Buy the soundtrack. . .skip the flick.