by RPG on 2011-06-15

Igor is a 2008 computer animated family comedy film involving a humorous take on the stock character Igor. The plot revolves around the grotesque title figure Igor and his dreams of winning first place at the Evil Science Fair. The movie was released on September 19, 2008. The film features the voice talents of John Cusack as the title character, and John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Christian Slater and Steve Buscemi. The film was considered a financial blip, grossing just $30m worldwide out of its $25m budget.

In the kingdom of Malaria, the economy was once based on agriculture, until a mysterious climate change killed their crops. The new King, Malbert (Leno), restructured the economy based on Evil Inventions to wit, blackmailing the rest of the world with various bizarre doomsday devices invented by a ruling class of Evil Scientists. Malarians born with a hunch on their backs (an evidently common deformity) are classed as Igors and forced to serve as the Scientists laboratory assistants, thought of as stupid and clumsy.

One (Igor), servant to Doctor Glickenstein, is actually a talented inventor who aspires to be an Evil Scientist himself. His inventions include Scamper, a re-animated rabbit with immortality who makes several (failed) attempts at suicide in the first half of the film; and Brain a human brain transplanted into a life support jar equipped with wheels and a robotic arm, who is, ironically, not very smart, and often jokingly called Brian due to a spelling error on the jar, something unfortunate as it was written in permanent marker.