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Over the Hedge

May 19, 2006
Director Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Producer Bonnie Arnold
Screenwriter Len Blum
Studio DreamWorks Pictures
Starring Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Nick Nolte, Catherine O'Hara, William Shatner, Steve Carell, Eugene Levy, Wanda Sykes
Genre Animation
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Plot / Synopsis
Just whose backyard is it, anyway?

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a tall, green "thing" has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home. Enter RJ, an opportunistic raccoon, who explains that the world beyond the hedge is the "gateway to the good life" where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live.

Suspicious and even a little jealous of RJ, the ever-cautious Verne wants to keep his blended family safely on their side of the hedge. But, proving the adage that one man's garbage is another man's—or rather animal's—treasure, the manipulative RJ tries to convince the woodland band that there is little to fear and everything to gain from their over-indulgent new neighbors. Eventually, RJ and Verne form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with—and even exploit—this strange new world called suburbia.

Heading up an all-star voice cast, Bruce Willis is the voice of the mischievous con-artist raccoon named RJ, and Emmy winner Garry Shandling voices the overprotective turtle named Verne in the computer-animated comedy "Over the Hedge."

Rounding out the voice cast of "Over the Hedge" are: Steve Carell as a hyperactive squirrel named Hammy; two-time Emmy winner William Shatner as Ozzie, a possum who excels at playing dead with a melodramatic flair; chart-topping recording artist Avril Lavigne as Ozzie's daughter, Heather; Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, who are paired as the porcupine couple Penny and Lou, with a brood of little porcupine mouths to feed; comedienne Wanda Sykes as a sassy skunk named Stella; two-time Oscar® nominee Nick Nolte as a bear named Vincent; and Omid Djalili as a spoiled housecat named Tiger. On the human side, four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney plays Gladys, the president of the local homeowners’ association, who isn't about to see her neighborhood overrun by wildlife; and Oscar® nominee Thomas Haden Church as "the Verminator," whom Gladys hires to rid the area of our woodland heroes.

Based on the popular comic strip by Michael Fry and T Lewis, "Over the Hedge" is being directed by Tim Johnson ("Antz") and Karey Kirkpatrick ("Chicken Run" screenwriter), making his directorial debut. Bonnie Arnold ("Toy Story," "Tarzan") is producing.

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