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Igor

Every mad scientist has a subservient assistant, so Dr. Glickenstein (voice of John Cleese) has Igor (voice of John Cusack). However, this mistreated minion is tired of playing second fiddle and has his own ambitions to win the annual Evil Scientist Fair. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 87
Theater Release: 19 Sep 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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This animated tale looks like a cross between The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Igor has the same body type) and The Corpse Bride (which also features ghoulish characters). Winning the science fair is also the greatest dream of a young man in Meet the Robinsons. Another nutty squirrel acts as a sidekick in the movie Hoodwinked. The challenges of immortality are explored in the film Groundhog Day.

Home Video Extra Features

The not-so evil genius of Igor comes to DVD in widescreen and full screen presentations, with an audio track in Dolby Surround 5.1 Sound (English). Bonus extras include deleted scenes, bloopers and a featurette (Be An Igor).

Igor is also available on Blu-ray Disc in widescreen. This presentation of the movie offers an alternate opening scene and commentary by Director Tony Leondis, writer Chris McKenna and producer Max Howard.

Igor releases as a DVD/Blu-ray Combo on 6 April, 2010.

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