Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Animated films just seem to be getting better and better these days. I'm actually psyched to see Horton Hears a Who! when it comes out on DVD--I can't bring myself to enter a theater full of screaming children. Now, I'm even more interested in seeing Igor. You may vaguely be familiar with the story of Dr. Frankenstein and the monster he created with the mild assistance of his hunchbacked slave/butler Igor. Well, this film takes place in Malaria where they take science fairs VERY seriously. Almost everyone is a mad scientist equipped with their very own Igor--as though it weren't their names but their job title. Naturally, one Igor is a rebel. Voiced by John Cusack, this pioneering servant veers from the usual script of "Yes, master" and throws in his own dialogue that sounds sort of like a mixture between Woody Allen and Stewie from "Family Guy." But no matter how original Igor tries to be, there are rules against him trying to create his own experiment. And when he does--succeeding in creating a human girl--the other scientists try to bring him down. Other voices are by Steve Buscemi (Interview), Eddie Izzard ("The Riches"), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde), Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace"), and Molly Shannon.

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