'Igor': A Monster Mash

Maui Time | September 11, 2008

John Cusack is the voice of Igor, a hunchbacked laboratory assistant to the doomed mad scientist Dr. Glickenstein (voiced by John Cleese) in this irresistible feel-good animated comedy that's rooted in early monster movie classics. Unlike every other hunchbacked "Igor" in the dark town of Malaria, this one dreams of creating his own monster to win the first place prize at the Evil Science Fair that Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard) has dominated for the past 17 years. With the help of a grumpy bucktoothed bunny named Scamper (hilariously voiced by Steve Buscemi) and a lively brain in a jar (Sean Hayes), Igor creates an unpredictably sensitive female monster called Eve who thinks of herself as an aspiring actress. The non-scary animation is charming and the goofy humor is appropriate for little ones. Molly Shannon, Christian Slater, Jay Leno, and Jennifer Coolidge add their inspired vocal talents to the Halloween-themed fun.

(MGM, The Weinstein Company) Rated PG. 88 mins. (B)


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