DVD Movie Review: Over The Hedge

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DVD Movie Review: Over The Hedge

DVD Review: Over The HedgeSynopsis:
A ragtag group of forest critters awakes from hibernation to find that their forest has been turned into a suburban housing development in this animated film co-directed by Tim Johnson (ANTZ) and first-timer Karey Kirkpatrick, and based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T Lewis. Paternal turtle Verne (Gary Shandling) and his makeshift family--spunky skunk Stella (Wanda Sykes), speedy squirrel Hammy (Steve Carrell), dramatic father opossum Ozzie (William Shatner), and his perpetually embarrassed daughter Heather (Avril Lavigne)--are ready to start the annual forage for food when they discover a giant hedge where their forest used to be. Luckily, charming raccoon RJ (Bruce Willis) shows up just in time to teach them about humans and life on the other side of the hedge, and how much food there is to be had.

But what Verne and his pals don?t know is that RJ?s intentions are not necessarily honorable: this loner needs the food they forage to pay back a large debt to Vincent, a very large, angry bear (Nick Nolte). To make matters more difficult, on the other side of the hedge is Gladys (Allison Janney), the president of the neighborhood homeowner?s association, who doesn?t take kindly to wild animals. When she calls in the Verminator, Dwayne (Thomas Haden Church), it?s all-out war as the animals infiltrate the world of humans. Will the loving forest family emerge victorious, or will the spoils of suburbia run them out of the small patch of land they have left? And will RJ stick by his new family, or just keep looking out for himself? Songs by musician Ben Folds reflect the film?s take on the perils of suburbanization without being too preachy.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Steven Carell, Garry Shandling, William Shatner, Thomas Haden Church k
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DVD Information:
Format: DVD, Widescreen
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Runtime: 85 minutes
Screen Aspect: Widescreen - 16.9
Sound Quality: Dolby Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Media Quantity: 1 DVD Disc

Other Information and Links:
Studio: Paramount Home Video
Theatrical Release Date: 2006
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2006

DVD Features:

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by directors Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick and producer Bonnie Arnold
  • All-new animated short "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure"
  • Optional commentary on "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" by director Will Finn
  • "Verm-Tech Institute Infomercial" with Dwayne LaFontant
  • "Behind The Hedge" featurette
  • "Meet The Cast" featurette with the voice cast
  • "The Tech of Over The Hedge" featurette
  • "DreamWorks Kids (DWK): This Way To Play" virtual playground of programming and creative activities for kids, including "Animal Fun Facts: Critter 411," "Animator 101: Learn To Draw Hammy," "Favorite Scenes," and "Set-Top Games"
  • DVD-ROM Activities
  • Galleries

Official Information:
Traveling raccoon con artist, RJ (Willis), 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...


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