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Over the Hedge (2006)

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

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RJ (voice)
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Verne (voice)
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Hammy (voice)
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Stella (voice)
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Ozzie (voice)
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Vincent (voice)
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Gladys (voice)
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Lou (voice)
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Bucky (voice)
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Quillo (voice)
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Storyline

RJ, a raccoon who needs food, accidentally takes food from a hungry bear named Vincent and he wants his food to be found in exactly the same place in a week. He finally finds that an animal family, with a tortoise named Verne as their leader, could help him restore the food from the suburbia, the gateway to the good life. But little does RJ know, there is a woman who has recently hired an exterminator to try to hunt them down.

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food | human | raccoon | forest | bear | See All (85) »

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Get over it.


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Rated PG for some rude humor and mild comic action | See all certifications »

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19 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,457,003 (USA) (21 May 2006)

Gross:

$155,019,340 (USA) (4 September 2006)
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Trivia

This is the only DreamWorks Animation film based on a comic strip, and the only fully CGI animated film based on a comic strip until Big Hero 6 (2014) and The Peanuts Movie (2015). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When the animals are in the Verminator's truck, RJ tries to enter through the driver's side window, which is closed. Yet, moments later, when trying to escape Vincent, RJ jumps in the broken passenger side in, and is tossed out the now open driver's side window, even though nobody had opened it. See more »

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[first lines]
[RJ is trying to get a snack from the snack machine and it breaks]
RJ: No! Come on!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on objects in the background as R.J. walks away from Vincent's cave. These are omitted in international releases. See more »

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Featured in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 4 (2010) See more »

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Family of Me
Written & Performed by Ben Folds
Ben Folds recordings used courtesy of Epic Records
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So much better than you can possibly imagine
2 May 2006 | by (Los Angeles CA & Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were able to attend an advance screening of Over the Hedge, and the two of us thought it was great. I had no idea what DreamWorks was planning to do with the comic strip, but I was pleasantly surprised. I am not a Madagascar or Shrek fan, but this film was actually pretty good and certainly worth my time. I am holding out hope that people who were otherwise on the fence, will decide to see it. Subtle messages about equal treatment, honesty, trust, and friendship are present without being heavy handed. The satire about America's consumer driven economy(particularly in the food industry) is relevant, refreshing, and intelligent. Adults will easily enjoy this film as much as kids, which is no easy task for a cartoon movie. I'm a big classic Disney fan and a lover of animation in general, and my advice to people who have a soft spot for great animation is to take the time to see what's "Over the Hedge", my daughter thinks that RJ and Hammy are the two cutest animals ever created. The trailer sells the slapstick humor that will draw its target audience into the theater, but please be aware that this film does in fact have heart and substance. I'm even wondering if the torch will pass from Disney to DreamWorks this year. In either case, Over the Hedge definitely gets my support!


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