Igor parents guide


Overall B

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.

Release date September 19, 2008

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A-

Why is Igor rated PG? The MPAA rated Igor PG for some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language.

Run Time: 87 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Igor rated PG? Igor is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language.

This animated film about a mad scientist’s assistant features plenty of animated violence, mostly centering on an animal character that is immortal, yet doesn’t want to live. He uses explosives, poison and other devices to try and take his life, and is constantly putting himself in danger. While no explicit gory details are seen and the actions are portrayed within a humorous context, some parents and children may be disconcerted by these portrayals and the character’s lack of respect for his life. A scatological joke and a couple of veiled sexual remarks are included, as well as the depiction of a female character showing a large amount of cleavage. An invisible man tells others he is not wearing pants. One mild expletive and about a half-dozen terms of Deity are uttered. Women are often preyed upon and used by men for their own selfish interests.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes
Ontario PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Igor"

Cast and Crew

Igor is directed by and stars John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Igor movie is January 20, 2009. Here are some details…

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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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.