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Year of Release: 2008
Director(s): Anthony Leondis
Animation Studio: Exodus Productions/20th Century Fox
Approx. Running Time: 87 minutes
My Rating: 3 Stars (Out Of 5)
From Back Cover:
"FIENDISHLY FUNNY... ELECTRIFYING ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!"
-Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview
This hilarious animated twist on the classic monster movie is must-see family fun! Determined to prove he can create his own diabolical invention, a mad scientist's (John Cleese) nice-guy assistant Igor (John Cusack) creates a female Franken-monster. But his creation, Eva (Molly Shannon), is sweet and sings show tunes! That is, until she falls into the clutches of Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard) and his shape-shifting girlfriend (Jennifer Coolidge). Now it's up to Igor and his sidekicks (Steve Buscemi and Sean Hayes) to save Eva - and their country - from real evildoers, including sneaky King Malbert (Jay Leno)!
"WILDLY IMAGINITIVE. INSTANT CULT CLASSIC!"
While this film lacks the instant lovability of some other animated films, it is a very interesting watch - full of dark themes and dark humor. The characters live in a society where hunchbacks (all called Igor) must serve evil-scientist masters who are abusive to them (though the violence is played off as slapstick) and if they fail, they are "recycled." Still, the film doesn't stray from the requisite comedy of children's animation too much. You've got the suicidal rabbit that can't die, the brain-in-a-jar who isn't smart, and of course the sweet, show tune-singing monster who literally does have an evil bone in her body.
Rated PG (MPAA)
2008 (Year Of Release)