Igor Trailer Starring John Cusack and Steve Buscemi

Don’t be fooled by the trailer for the upcoming computer animated film Igor… even though the art design seems at least partially influenced by Tim Burton, he had absolutely nothing to do with it. The truth is, after watching more than a few seconds of this preview, you’ll begin to notice that the premise and the general tone seem a lot more reminiscent of, say, Shrek, than Corpse Bride or The Nightmare Before Christmas. It just so happens that they went with a classic monster story for their inspiration instead of fairy tales.

The movie is not, however, being developed by Dreamworks or Blue Sky Studios either. Instead, it is the first CG flick under Exodus Productions, with former Disney employee Anthony Leondis (Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch) in the director’s chair. Although the voice cast looks decent (John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Eddie Izzard and Jennifer Coolidge, among others), I can’t say the trailer did much for me. Igor seems destined to be just another middle-of-the-road family-friendly CG film. Check out the trailer below; Igor hits theatres on September 19th.