Over the Hedge

(USA, 2006, 83 minutes)

A bunch of hibernating critters wakes up to find their woods turned into a suburban condominium, and a passing raccoon helps them learn how to get their food from the humans — though he has a hidden agenda. Lukewarm animated comedy from a successful comic strip; the gentle satire of suburbia gets somewhat lost in the need for a proper plot, but the voicings are lively enough.

A Paramount Pictures release of a Dreamworks Animation presentation/production. Voiced by Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Allison Janney, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Avril Lavigne, Omid Djalili. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick; produced by Bonnie Arnold; screenplay by Len Blum, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton and Karey Kirkpatrick, based on characters from the comic-strip "Over the Hedge", created by Michael Fry and T Lewis; music by Rupert Gregson-Williams; songs by Ben Folds; production designer, Kathy Altieri; film editor, John K. Carr; visual effects supervisor, Craig Ring.


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