Corgi International Ltd. was been granted the master license for a line of toys and collectibles based on Exodus Film Group’s upcoming CG-animated feature film Igor. Under the deal, Corgi will release Igoraction figures, play sets, electronic role-play games, pocket money toys, vinyl figures, plush items, statues, busts and other products featuring characters from the film, which The Weinstein Co. will distribute to theaters worldwide on Oct. 24, 2008.
Our innovative and unique products will be released September 2008 and we are confident that our worldwide core customer base will get behind the terrific range of products for this much anticipated film.”
“Igor” is a playfully irreverent comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre. 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. The stellar voice cast includes Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Jeremy Piven and Christian Slater. Award-winning animation writer, Tony Leondis, is directing the screenplay by Chris McKenna. Exodus CEO John D. Eraklis is producing with Exodus President Max Howard executive producing and Jean-Luc De Fanti producing on behalf of Exodus Productions in Paris. Eric Robinson, Vice President of Production and Development, is overseeing on behalf of The Weinstein Company.
Award-winning global leader Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division announced a major publishing deal last month for seven “Igor” books which will be published under their Simon Scribbles and Simon Spotlight imprints.