A 2008 CGI animated film that [[AffectionateParody spoofs and references]] various horror movies, most obviously Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}. Set in Malaria, a country that thrives on MadScience, and where all hunchbacks have no choice but to become [[TheIgor Igors]]. The main character, however, has plans to break free from his station and become a MadScientist himself. His attempt at creating an [[FrankensteinsMonster evil monster]] backfires, and he ends up creating an [[UglyCute Ugly]] CuteMonsterGirl who [[MinionWithAnFInEvil isn't evil in the slightest]] and would rather be an actress.

Igor's quest for glory is hampered by [[FakeUltimateHero Dr. Schadenfreude]], who has won the Evil Science Fair every year by stealing the winning invention from an actual MadScientist, and who sees Eva as his ticket not just to winning, but to taking control of the kingdom from King Malbert, who has a secret or two of his own. On top of that, Igor starts to develop feelings for Eva and begins to question the way the kingdom is run. Is being evil really their only option? And can a giant actress in a red dress really win the Evil Science Fair with showtunes?

!!This movie provides examples of:

* ADogNamedDog: Brain is a BrainInAJar...
** IronicName: but you could call him "[[TheDitz brainless]]" and be completely spot-on.
* AmbitionIsEvil:
--> '''Eva''': So, I have to step on people to get ahead?
--> '''Igor''': Uh, yeah.
* AnimalMotifs: A number of characters have this: Jaclyn - snake, Dr. Glickenstein - crocodile, King Malbert - armadillo/cockroach
* ArcWords: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Pull! The!]] [[LargeHam Switch!]]
* AttackReflector: Eva's indestructible skin does this.
* BadBoss: The evil scienists are this to their igors.
%%* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad
* BastardUnderstudy: Igor is this for Dr. Glickenstein.
* BeleagueredAssistant: An Igor must serve their assigned Mad Scientist faithfully, even in the face of abuse, or if they are far smarter than them. Or else its the Igor recycling plant for them.
* BigElectricSwitch: Every MadScientist in Malaria gets one, to activate their EldritchAbomination. It's an Igor's primary duty to throw this switch on command.
* {{Blackmail}}: Malaria stays afloat by creating various evil inventions and then threatening the rest of the world to pay up, or those inventions will be unleashed.
* BlackComedyRape: King Malbert grabs Igor on both legs.
* BlindMistake: Used a couple of times with the blind orphans.
-->'''Scamper:''' No, no, no, it goes the other way! Are you bl... let me fix that.
** [[CrossesTheLineTwice And right after that, the blind orphans perform a musical number, and one walks the wrong way.]]
* BookcasePassage: Found using ShaggySearchTechnique.
%%* BrainInAJar
* {{Brainwash}}: An actual business in Malaria, the Brain Wash, where Igor takes Eva to turn her evil, and Brain gets a literal washing.
* CampStraight: Dr. Schadenfreude can be rather campy, but he is definitely straight.
* ChekhovsGag: During the scene where Eva is brought to life, Scamper throws the switch before he and Brain were to do it at the count of three, much to Brain's chagrin. Later on, when they're going down the recycling chute to save Igor, Brain says they'd jump on the count of three, then shoves Scamper in before he says '3'.
* ChekhovsGun: The "wish you weren't there" card.
* ConveyorBeltODoom: The Igor Recycling Plant.
%%* CrapsackWorld
* CreatorCameo: Chris [=McKenna=], the writer, plays a man in the crowd at the Killiseum, who says, "''That's'' Dr. Schadenfreude's invention?"
%%* CueTheSun
* CuteMonsterGirl: Eva turns out to be fairly pretty despite being meant to look monsterous, even after having her evil bone activated.
* DarkReprise: Eva sings the evil version of "Tomorrow" from Theatre/LittleOrphanAnnie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Scamper. Also Jaclyn and Dr. Schadenfreude towards eachother.
* DeathSeeker: Scamper again, but he can't die.
* TheDitz: Brain.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Dr. Schadenfreude took King Malbert's throne, though it was very brief.]]
* EmperorScientist: King Malbert
* EvilVersusEvil: Evil scientists compete at the science fair. Schadenfreude also wants to overthrow Malbert.
* EvenEvilHasStandards
-->'''Igor''': Oh, ''god!'' She's killing blind orphans! That's so...''evil!'' I mean, which is great, but--blind ''orphans''?
** Dr. Schadenfreude is just as surprised as everyone else when he learns of [[spoiler: King Malbert's betrayal.]]
* EvilTastesGood: Subverted. Dr. Glickenstein made an evil lasagna that tasted good, but it didn't kill anyone, thus making it not truly evil.
* FakeUltimateHero: Dr. Schadenfreude wins the Evil Science Fair every year, but he does so by stealing an invention from another MadScientist.
* FauxtivationalPoster: "Who doesn't like tortured kittens?"
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Igor (Choleric), Eva (Plhegmatic), Scamper (Melancholic) and Brain (Sanguine).
* FrankensteinsMonster: Eva.
* FurAndLoathing: Jaclyn's baby-seal boots.
* GentleGiant: Eva.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When Igor is going through a HeroicBSOD in the recycling plant, Brain snaps him out of it, saying he's the only one who can save Eva from Schadenfreude.
-->'''Igor''': [[DumbassHasAPoint Brain, that maybe the smartest thing]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming you've ever said!]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "You must have seen a lot of brains... mine's bigger than average... right?"
** "If she's having a ''[[NoPeriodsPeriod woman problem]]'', it's all yours."
** While Igor is convincing Eva that she needs to smash monsters for her "role," there's a random diagram on the wall labeled "[[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]]."
* GladiatorGames: The Evil Science Fair, where {{Mad Scientist}}s' inventions duke it out to be the last one standing.
* GlassShatteringSound: Eva hitting a high note cracks Brain's jar.
-->'''Brain:''' ''(dazed)'' I think I wet myself.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Scamper regenerates any damage, no matter how extreme. He takes advantage of this in the climax, chewing his legs off to escape from a trap and later shorting out the Weather Ray by biting into random wires to burn them out.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Averted. Scamper gets a cannonball shot through his head on screen. [[RefugeInAudacity From a Mother's Day Card.]]
* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: It shows chemistry glassware in Dr. Glickenstein's castle, though this MadScientist tends to use motors, metallurgy and electricity for creating monsters. Given that the nation of Malaria runs on a MadScientist-based economy, the chemistry setup is likely a standard-issue feature of their castles, along with a TortureCellar and SharkPool. One early unused poster for the movie even had the letters of the title formed out of spiraling chemical glassware.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:King Malbert. None of this would have happened if he hadn't caused the cloud cover and restructured Malaria's society.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: King Malbert is crushed by a piece of his WeatherControlMachine, while [[KarmicDeath demanding proof]] of his treachery.]]
* {{Homage}}: The first appearance of Eva is from behind, like in the original Frankenstein movie.
** The blind orphans merge two characters that the monster met.
** The Brain Wash has a reference to the movie ''Film/TheFly1986'', with the manager ([[PunnyName Buzz Offman]]) and attendant ([[Creator/JeffGoldblum Jeff]]).
** In the scene in the sauna, Schadenfreude's igor has a Hawaiian shirt and a mustache, which is the animator's nod to ''Series/MagnumPI''
** Eva standing at the top of the stairs, all dressed up, evokes ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', complete with "I'm ready for my cloesup."
** Going back to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', Mary Shelley referred to the monster being named "Adam". This one is named [[Literature/TheBible Eva]].
* HumanResources: When Igors outlive their usefulness, they're sent to the recycling plant.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Igor to Glickenstein. [[IDontPayYouToThink Too bad he doesn't listen to him]].
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Malaria, Latin for [[MeaningfulName "bad air"]]. Also, you know, a horrible, horrible disease.
* {{Immortality}}: Scamper, a source of much frustration for him. Lies somewhere between GoodThingYouCanHeal and FromASingleCell.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Schadenfreude tries to use a shrink ray on Igor, but winds up shrinking himself and Jaclyn.
* IncrediblyLameFun:
-->'''Brain''': Our work here is done.
-->'''Scamper''': ''Our'' work? You spent the entire time playing with a piece of ribbon.
-->Brain proceeds to play with the ribbon some more, laughing.
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay
* TheIgor: A whole slew of them. And they are basically a slave race, forced to serve Mad Scientists.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Igor gives this kind of speech to Eva [[spoiler:after her evil bone is activated and she's BrainwashedAndCrazy]]. He even [[CallBack reminds her of her earlier words]] "I'd rather be a good nobody than an evil somebody."
* IShallTauntYou: Schadenfreude does this to Eva to activate her evil bone.
* InvisibleStreaker: Carl Cristall, who refuses to wear pants, despite wearing other pieces of clothing.
-->"I'm coming to you live, invisible, and totally au naturale."
* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Jaclyn and Heidi, and all of her other personalities she uses.]]
* JerkAss: Glickenstein, King Malbert, Malbert's royal guards, Schadenfreude & Jaclyn
%%* LightningCanDoAnything
* MadScientist: The ruling class of people in Malaria.
* MadScienceFair: The Evil Science Fair is where mad scientists from the Kingdom of Malaria create doomsday devices of various shapes and sizes and pit them against one another. The winner wins first place, the invention used to threaten the world with ransom to fuel Malaria's economy.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Several are seen.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:[[JekyllAndHyde Jaclyn and Heidi are the same person]].]]
** Also, Dr. Schadenfreude, which is German for "Happiness at the misfortune of others."[[note]] "[[Theatre/AvenueQ That]] ''[[Theatre/AvenueQ is]]'' [[Theatre/AvenueQ German!]]"[[/note]]
* MisterBig: King Malbert.
%%* MonsterMash
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: All the {{Mad Scientist}}s.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: King Malbert, Dr. Schadenfreude.
* TheNapoleon: King Malbert.
* NighInvulnerable: Igor modifies Eva's skin to be immune to harm. This lets her smash through walls easily and makes a shrink ray blast bounce off.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Dr. Glickenstein & Jaclyn.
* NonHumanSidekick: Scamper and Brain.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[spoiler: Schadenfreude convinces Eva to come with him by showing her Igor and Heidi embracing. It turns out that while Heidi was trying to kiss Igor, he was pushing her away, about to tell her that he's in love with someone else.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Jaclyn as Heidi.]] Igors must not appear to be smarter than their Mad Scientist.
%%* OpeningMonologue
* PerpetualStorm: The land of Malaria is besieged by ever encompassing storm clouds which force its inhabitants to become {{Mad Scientist}}s to survive. [[spoiler:Said clouds were brought about by King Malbert's weather machine.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Schadenfreude lets one "dammit" slip when he discovers Igor has invented something that he hasn't stolen yet.
%%* PygmalionPlot
* RampJump: leading to a SloMoBigAir.
* RefugeInAudacity: Scamper's mere existence is this.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Schadenfreude pulling out the shrink ray, also [[spoiler:Jaclyn shifting into her true form]].
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: [[spoiler:When she isn't using the transforming pills, Jaclyn looks like an attractive blonde. Turns out this is ''also'' a form she takes on with the pills, her true form being a female hunchback]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: After discovering Schadenfreude's true intentions, Igor rushes back home, intending to tell Eva the truth about the Evil Science Fair. Not seeing her when he comes in, he calls for her...and she appears at the top of the staircase, decked out in a fancy gown and practically sparkling. Igor is understandably floored.
* ShipperOnDeck: Scamper (and eventually Brain) for Igor and Eva, going to far as to outright ''force'' him to address his feelings for the lady. On several occasions. Brain even remarks that "our work here is done" when they think they've succeeded.
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Dr Schadenfreude plays a few bars of ''Putting on the Ritz'' in the piano medley in his opening scene.
** [[Literature/TheBookOfBunnySuicides Scamper and his repeated suicide attempts.]]
* SlapSlapKiss: Schadenfreude and Jaclyn. Unfortunately for [[ButtMonkey Schadenfreude's Igor]], [[MisplacedRetribution they take the former out on]] ''[[MisplacedRetribution him]]''.
* SleazyPolitician: King Malbert.
%%* SlipperySkid
* SpeechImpediment: Parodied. All Igors have perfectly normal voices, but are taught how to speak with lisps in Igor school and made to use them when addressing their superiors such as the king or scientists.
* SuicideAsComedy: Scamper.
* TakeThat: The filmmakers have admitted that the idea of a leader keeping his people in literal darkness as a means of controlling them, while not a ''direct'' accusation of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration and their lack of transparency, was certainly a reflection on it.
* TalkShow: "Cristall Clear, with [[{{Invisibility}} Carl Cristall]]."
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Igor and Eva
* TooDumbToLive: Glickenstein. [[spoiler:He's a case where being stupid ''does'' kill him]].
%%* UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain
* TheVamp: Jaclyn.
* VillainSong: Eva in BrainwashedAndCrazy mode.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Jaclyn, thanks to a set of pills.]]
* WeakenedByTheLight: While he's installing it, Igor mentions Eva's evil bone loses its power in the light. [[spoiler:When the sun comes out at the end, its light negates the evil bone and reverts Eva to normal.]]
%%* [[spoiler:WeatherControlMachine]]
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: At one point Scamper comments, "Can you imagine a face like that on a 40-foot screen?" Cut to [[NostrilShot Extreme Close Up]] of Eva.
* WorthLivingFor: Previously-suicidal and immortal Scamper gets this. Right before he ends up on the ConveyorBeltOfDoom. He is pretty concerned that the raging inferno they are headed towards might actually kill him.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Jaclyn looks down on hunchbacks and can't stand the sight of them. [[spoiler:Guess what she is without the transforming pills.]]