Dr. Glickenstein

Think?! Igors don't think!
~ Dr. Glickenstein to Igor.

Dr. Glickenstein is a minor antagonist in the 2008 rendered 3D film Igor by MGM.

He was voiced by John Cleese, who also played Cat R. Waul in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.


A classic "mad scientist", Dr. Glickenstein is a cantankerous, cruel, and egotistical old man who regularly abuses and insults his henchman, Igor. Like all other mad scientists in Malaria, Glickenstein wishes to win King Malbert's contest with his evil inventions, it is unfortunate that he is not as smart as he thinks that he is - his last invention was an "Evil Lasagna", which failed to kill anyone (though it did taste pretty good).

Glickenstein's greatest weakness is his arrogance, which soon proved to be his downfall: during the construction of his latest invention (a weaponized rocket ship), Dr. Glickenstein discovers that Igor got two different transducers instead of only one - Igor suggests that the 21-gigawatt transducer would be safer, but Dr. Glickenstein blows him off completely, using the 16-gigawatt one instead. Shortly after turning on the rocket, it then explodes, killing Dr. Glickenstein and leaving behind nothing but his prosthetic arm.



  • He and King Malbert are the only villains in Igor who died.
  • Glickenstein apparently holds a grudge against his mother, naming his doomsday device after her.
  • Glickenstein's name is based off of the classic mad scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
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