First Trailer for Animated Igor Movie

May 7, 2008
Source: Yahoo

Igor Trailer

The first trailer for Igor has finally debuted online after originally showing at the New York Comic Con. Igor is an animated movie starring John Cusack as the voice of Igor. In a world filled with mad scientists and evil inventions, one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a mad scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair. Remember Arthur and the Invisibles? Didn't think so. Unfortunately Igor is destined to also get swept under the rug this fall after it hits theaters. It also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard, and even Jay Leno! Wait - maybe I'm wrong, maybe this will be good, but who knows - could this be the next Nightmare Before Christmas?

Watch the first trailer for Igor:

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You can also watch the Igor trailer in High Definition at Yahoo

Igor is directed by Anthony Leondis, of Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, with a screenplay by Chris McKenna, writer for a few episodes of "American Dad!". Igor is being distributed by The Weinstein Company and will hit theaters everywhere on September 19th. The first teaser poster for the film is featured below.

Igor Poster

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I didn't realize that each scientist is supposed to have an Igor. Are they paying Terry Pratchett for his idea, or just stealing it?

Michael on May 7, 2008


It looks good but definitely NOT the next Nightmare Before Christmas.

John on May 7, 2008


What are you talking about Alex???? I really liked Arthur and the Invisibles.

Roderick on May 7, 2008


AN interesting take on an old story. Nothing like this should ever be compared to Nightmare. This is crap compared to that.

Heckle on May 7, 2008


The land of malaria? Really?

David on May 7, 2008


Nothing will ever come close to Nightmare, not even Corpse Bride was a good match. This looks cute, although it seems a bit cliche in terms of the goal; face adversity and prove your worth against society.

Nettle on May 7, 2008


Eh...looks like it could be a cute little comedy 🙂

silver on May 7, 2008


Pass. I actually don't even think kids would find this appealing.

Janet on May 7, 2008


Cusack is great...and usually picks solid movies to work on. The rest of the voice cast is impressive too. Not to sure about this one though. Maybe if they slap a Disney logo on the front of the trailer, it would look like a better movie.

Jeff on May 8, 2008


i wont lie, i lauged some during the trailer, but i doubt this will be that great, I'm not really a big Cusack fan even though i loved The Ice Harvest.

Alexander on May 8, 2008


I think we're all overlooking the biggest travesty of this trailer is the horribly bland and ultra lame remake of Thomas Dolby's She Blinded me With Science. Might I just say the suck was turned up to 11 on that one. Aside from that, it might be something. Then again, it could be a turd stinking up the cineplexes for a couple of weeks.

Derek on May 8, 2008


Doesn't look that good and they have a pretty bad track record: Doogal???? The only Weinstein animated film I ever found appealing was HOODWINKED!

Ryan on May 8, 2008


Looks interesting, but I'll probably pass. It's sub-Pixar quality of course, but everything that isn't Pixar gets that ranking doesn't it? I'll put it like this: I'll go see this before I go see any of that Ice Age crap again. I hate being negative all the time. So how about something positive for a change? Oh I know! How about I put this in my Top 3 computer animated movies to see this year, after WALL-E and in a revolving tie with Kung Fu Panda. KFP doesn't look all that great either, but I'm a huge Jack Black fan so I'll be more likely to give that a shot than this.

kevjohn on May 8, 2008


looks it

SHANE D on May 8, 2008


i'll see it because it's animated. I wont' like it, tho. I just won't. Not because it's a bad movie - I have no idea - but because it's just another kid-friendly comedy romp with a twist. Were they expecting audiences to say "HOLY CRAP THAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!" or what? It's another idiotic attempt from a studio that isn't Disney / Pixar to cash in on the CG cow by blatantly copying the exact same sort of crap Disney / Pixar is putting out. I love Pixar, they make good movies, but it really pisses me off that they won't do a truly serious film. Our animation industry is lightyears behind Japan's and Europe's in every single aspect besides technology. Pixar releasing something akin to Akira or Ghost in the Shell would be an absolute revelation to US audiences.

Squiggly_P on May 8, 2008


everyone is too harsh on the film, i think it looks really cute! not nessicarily the next NBC, but, still a good movie!

Lilmiss519 on Jun 3, 2008


Pratchett indeed!

Nadia on Jun 5, 2008


I think everybody in the move is a jerk because of Igor I mean really mean he is a real nice guy and he is nice my friend Virginia is in love with Igor and I think he is cool and that my friend is cazy

april on Sep 5, 2008


As it turns out Igor was very funny. John Cusack, Steve Buscemi and Sean Hayes are hilarious together. It was not as dark as I thought it would be and it was quite funny from beginning to end. Definitley see it in the theater.

JB on Sep 18, 2008


this is the best movie eva!! love you all!!

tanya on Sep 20, 2008


Sorry guys, worst movie ever... It actually is unlikely in our days to find any movie totally frustrating - there's always something funny or entertaining or really cool This one has not even a single intelligent twist or funny angle to it - like Janet said - "does this actually appeal to kids" NO, it doesn't. This nasty little peace of "tricking me and my kids into the theatre" with a bright and shiny coloured adverd is a big blump and a big regretter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to see Dr.House for some undetected tummyache after this

holgmeister on Oct 29, 2008


Have to agree with the first comment, after watching the initial 30 seconds only i started thinking "did the people who created this film read terry pratchett". They should at least give him a donation for ripping his Igor ideas.....!

Matthew Anderson on Feb 16, 2009


If somebodie know the name of the opening song of the movie... please!!!! send me the name thanks Adrian from mexico. Pd: sorry for the gramatic XD

Adrian Mx on May 5, 2009


Igor.. doesn't seems to be appealing to kids.. but i did enjoy the movie..

Anzelm on Dec 5, 2009


Nice show, will buy the dvd this weekend..

Shawn on Jan 3, 2010

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