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Flushed Away (2006)

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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy (voice)
Rita (voice)
The Toad (voice)
Le Frog (voice)
Whitey (voice)
Spike (voice)
Sid (voice)
Rita's Mum (voice)
Rita's Dad (voice)
Rita's Grandma (voice)
Rachel Rawlinson ...
Tabitha (voice)
Mother (voice)
Miles Richardson ...
Father (voice)


Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced... literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin - that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog. Written by DreamWorks SKG

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Rated PG for crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ratropolis  »

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Box Office


$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,814,323 (USA) (3 November 2006)


$64,459,316 (USA) (23 February 2007)

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Did You Know?


After Roddy gets flushed, he sees an orange fish in the sewer pipes that says "have you seen my dad?", which is a reference to Finding Nemo. See more »


The doll that Sid throws up in the air changes position several times after he discovers Roddy and Rita. It goes from being at his feet to being near the door to being several inches away from the door when he leaves the room. See more »


[first lines]
Mother: Car's here.
Father: It's nine o' clock already, we're going to miss our flight.
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During the closing credits, slugs crawl on and off screen, interacting with the credit text. See more »


References Just Like Heaven (2005) See more »


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Written by Boots Randolph & James Rich
Performed by Boots Randolph
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My favorite Aardman feature so far
5 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit are critics darlings. Chicken Run had great reviews as well. I liked all those animated films somewhat, but I never understood their appeal to the critics. To me they were just so-so. This film has not done as well with the critics. It retains somewhat the look of the aforementioned claymation that Aardman is so famous for, but as most people reading this are probably well aware, it is strictly computer animated fare. I truly enjoyed it more than the other films by the talented animators at Aardman. Not a lot more. I much preferred the Shrek films and The Incredibles for recent animated greats. But you could do a lot worse than spending 90 minutes with your kids in a theater watching Flushed Away. ( The film across the hall at my multiplex comes to mind as I really did not want to go watch Tim Allen in a Santa suit for a third time.) The slugs (or perhaps they were leeches) were my favorite characters in the film. I found myself laughing a lot at their antics, sound effects and musical talent. I had fun. Nothing great but a good deal of fun.

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