In a land of mad scientists, ruled by King Malbert (Leno) and diabolical inventions, one lowly lab assistant named Igor (voice of Cusack) has a chance to achieve his dreams and greatness by winning the royally-sponsored "Science Fair" and
activating a monster of his own creation. (Gary Reber)
Special features include audio commentary by Director Tony Leondis, Writer Chris McKenna, and Producer Max Howard; an alternate opening scene (HD 03:18); concept art galleries, featuring set and production design, story boards and posters; and up-front previews.
The 1.86:1 1080p AVC picture quality is reference quality throughout, with superb resolution and attention to minute texture detail. Images are consistently sharp. Colors are bright and vivid with rich, saturated hues that pop, though at times the hues are shadowy and drab for effect. Blacks are deep and solid, and shadow delineation extends deep into each animated scene. The animation is superb, as well, and always captivating. The picture is pristine, with no noise or artifacts. This is a wonderful animated feature that is sure to delight. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is well produced with surprisingly good dialogue and spatial integration. Dialogue is subtly put into the surround channels as a monaural signal, resulting in excellent center back surround phantom imaging. The music score provides excellent surround envelopment, as well as sound effects and Foley effects, which are often directionalized, for an effective holosonic® effect. Bass extension is deep and powerful at times in the LFE .1 channel, extending to below 25 Hz. This is a very entertaining soundtrack, punctuated with well-recorded classic Louis Prima songs that is sure to please. (Gary Reber)