Over The Hedge (DVD)

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Description

Animated feature about a racoon voiced by Bruce Willis. The residents of the forest kingdom wake up to find their habitat changed and food in short supply. Their peaceable leader, Vern the turtle (Garry Shandling), leans towards letting things be and adapting, when along comes RJ the raccoon. RJ will hear of no namby-pamby ideas and is insistent that there is food in the human kingdom for the taking if the animals will only join him in gathering it. Little do the animals know that RJ has ulterior motives for leading them all into temptation - he's in debt to a big fat bear called Vincent (Nick Nolte) who has given him a final date for repayment.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805109408
Department
Movies & TV
Released
7 Jul 2009
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Animation
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Dreamworks
Runtime
80 min
Age Restriction
A
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Over the Hedge
Release Year
2006
Running Time
87 min
Language
English
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Animals / Animated Characters / Animated Worlds / Children's Stories / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
A ragtag group of forest critters awakes from hibernation to find that their forest has been turned into a suburban housing development in this animated film co-directed by Tim Johnson (ANTZ) and first-timer Karey Kirkpatrick, and based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T Lewis. Paternal turtle Verne (Gary Shandling) and his makeshift family--spunky skunk Stella (Wanda Sykes), speedy squirrel Hammy (Steve Carrell), dramatic father opossum Ozzie (William Shatner), and his perpetually embarrassed daughter Heather (Avril Lavigne)--are ready to start the annual forage for food when they discover a giant hedge where their forest used to be. Luckily, charming raccoon RJ (Bruce Willis) shows up just in time to teach them about humans and life on the other side of the hedge, and how much food there is to be had.

But what Verne and his pals don't know is that RJ's intentions are not necessarily honorable: this loner needs the food they forage to pay back a large debt to Vincent, a very large, angry bear (Nick Nolte). To make matters more difficult, on the other side of the hedge is Gladys (Allison Janney), the president of the neighborhood homeowner's association, who doesn't take kindly to wild animals. When she calls in the Verminator, Dwayne (Thomas Haden Church), it's all-out war as the animals infiltrate the world of humans. Will the loving forest family emerge victorious, or will the spoils of suburbia run them out of the small patch of land they have left? And will RJ stick by his new family, or just keep looking out for himself? Songs by musician Ben Folds reflect the film's take on the perils of suburbanization without being too preachy.
Notes
Theatrical Release: May 19, 2006
Cast & Crew
Director
Tim Johnson / Karey Kirkpatrick
Voice
Bruce Willis / Steve Carell / Thomas Haden Church / Garry Shandling / William Shatner / Brian Stepanek
Screenwriter
Len Blum / Lorne Cameron / David Hoselton / Karey Kirkpatrick
Composer
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Music
Ben Folds
Movie Critics
Box Office
3 star out of 5 -- "With so many likeable, imitable characters playing into every forest creature cliché you could think of, kids will have no trouble picking their favorites and reciting their lines....Fun and exciting to watch."
Matt Caracappa (1 Jun 2006, p.58)
Premiere
3 stars out of 4 -- "[Hammy is] one of the funniest new stars out there and the best reason to watch this movie."
Rachel Clarke (1 Dec 2006, p.132)
Sight and Sound
"[T]he lively, solid storytelling should please viewers who hanker for old-fashioned family or even children's fare."
Andrew Osmond (1 Aug 2006, p.84)
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he hyper-real compu-visuals are gorgeous....Any 'tooner stands or falls on its characters, and here they're an endearing, cheering bunch, larnyxed with aplomb."
Matthew Leyland (1 Jun 2006, p.48)
USA Today
"The vividly animated film -- based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis -- has an appealing balance of comic bits and exhilarating action sequences..."
Claudia Puig (26 May 2006, p.5E)