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Over the Hedge (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 May 2006 (USA)
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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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Storyline

Traveling raccoon con artist, RJ, arrives in a woods outside a human city in the Midwest, excited about the wonders that living near humans can bring hungry animals. What he finds, however, is an Amish-like community that is deathly afraid of humans, after their leader, Vern the tortoise (Shandling), has an encounter with human boys that terrifies him. Encouraged by RJ, however, the animals slowly venture over the hedge that separates them from the brand new suburban development that appeared over the winter while they were sleeping, and what RJ shows them is a whole new world where humans leave tin cans full of fish and other food in big canisters, ripe for the taking. As they get closer and closer to humans, however, their comfortable lives in the woods appears to be threatened... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (19 May 2006)

Gross:

$155,019,340 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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Trivia

Gladys, played by Allison Janney, was originally a Real Estate Agent, but was changed to the president of the Homeowners Association to add to the story. See more »

Goofs

When RJ opens the bag of chips, it creates a large puffy cheese cloud that can be seen from space, like around Seattle. However, when the Depelter Turbo activates, a beam shoots out into space, but it comes from somewhere near Chicago. See more »

Quotes

[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

At the end of the rolling credits, RJ (the raccoon) is seen demonstrating to his new family how to operate/hack the same vending machine shown at the beginning of the film into delivering all product. Unfortunately his efforts at obtaining product was stifled by the now vended product blocking the access door. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Rockin' the Suburbs (Over the Hedge Version)
Written & Performed by Ben Folds
Ben Folds recordings used courtesy of Epic Records
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Witty, warm and absolutely enjoyable
16 May 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

There's nothing not to like about this fantastic, engaging film--other than the fact that Avril Lavigne is lackluster in her big-screen debut. But her role has little impact on the bigger picture, so it's easy to skip over. Kids and adults will get an equally big kick out of OTH--it provides astute commentary on Americans' gluttonous relationship to food and precarious understanding of the animals that live on the outskirts of our lives; kids will love the brilliant animation, lovable characters and simple yet clever plot. It's a film about good vs. evil, and yes, lessons are learned. But it's far more than just a good way to fill two hours with your kids. I think it'll rank up there as one of Dreamworks' best films to date.


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