Over the Hedge

2006 American animated film

Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer animated comedy movie. The movie is based on the characters from the comic strip of the same name. The movie was directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick and was produced by Bonnie Arnold. The movie premiered in Los Angeles on April 30, 2006 and was released on May 19, 2006. The movie features the voices of Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Garry Shandling, William Shatner and Avril Lavigne, among many others.

Over the Hedge
Directed byTim Johnson
Karey Kirkpatrick
Produced byBonnie Arnold
Written byLen Blum
Lorne Cameron
David Hoselton
Karey Kirkpatrick
Based onOver the Hedge
by Michael Fry
and T. Lewis
StarringBruce Willis
Garry Shandling
Steve Carell
William Shatner
Wanda Sykes
Nick Nolte
Music byRupert Gregson-Williams
Edited byJohn K. Carr
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
May 19, 2006
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$80 million[1]
Box office$336,002,996[2]

PlotEdit

While searching for food, RJ the raccoon goes into the cave of Vincent the bear, who has a wagon full of human food taken from a nearby rest stop. RJ accidentally wakes Vincent from his deep sleep of hibernation, and in a race to escape, causes the food cart to roll out onto the nearby highway and get run over by a large truck. To avoid being eaten himself, RJ promises Vincent that he will completely replace all that food within the week.

RJ finds a nearby, recently-built suburban housing development separated from a tree forest by a large hedge. There he discovers a pack of animals recently awoken from their hibernation, led by Verne the turtle. The others include squirrel Hammy, skunk Stella, porcupines Penny and Lou, along with their triplet sons, Spike, Bucky and Quillo; and opossum Ozzie and his daughter Heather. The animals are scared, as the development had been built during their hibernation, and they fear they will be unable to search for food in the small forest. RJ shows them the amount of food humans get and waste and suggests they forage from the humans. Verne is hesitant but the other animals agree. They make bold attempts to steal food directly from the humans, with RJ secretly directing them to help collect the food he needs to replace Vincent's stash.

When the animals raid the trash cans of the homeowners-association chairwoman Gladys Sharp, she calls an animal exterminator named Dwayne LaFontant, who agrees to put an illegal, lethal trap called the "Depelter Turbo" in her backyard. Verne sees this and tries to warn the others, but RJ says they will be okay. Fearing for the safety of the pack, Verne attempts to return what they stole; he and RJ argue, causing a small rampage through the development during a chase with a large, quick dog named Nugent and destroying the stash RJ had collected for Vincent. After a brief argument, RJ and Verne make up and RJ rallies the others to raid Gladys' home directly on the night before a large party. With skunk Stella disguised as a cat to distract Gladys' own cat, Tiger, the others enter Gladys' home and collect all the food. RJ inadvertently reveals his duplicity to the animals, just as they are found by Gladys who calls Dwayne. RJ escapes with the food but leaves the other animals to be captured by Dwayne.

As RJ brings the food to Vincent, he is overcome by remorse, and instead uses the stash to knock Dwayne's truck off the road, and makes Vincent mad. Dwayne is knocked out while the animals get free, and Spike, Bucky and Quillo use skills they learned from a videogame to drive the truck back to the development. Verne convinces the group to forgive RJ since he came back to save them, and they save him from Vincent. They return the truck to the development, crashing through Gladys' home, and the animals flee into the hedge. Gladys and Dwayne converge on the animals from one side with a yard trimmer and a cattle prod, respectively, while Vincent tries to swipe at them from the other. To escape, RJ gives Hammy an energy drink, allowing the hyperactive squirrel to move very, very fast. Hammy causes Vincent, Gladys, and Dwayne to be trapped by the Depelter Turbo while the animals escape. The police and animal control arrive, and Vincent is sent to the Rocky Mountains, while the lady Gladys is arrested for using the illegal Depelter Turbo, and Dwayne attempts escape only to run into Nugent the dog, who bites him on the leg.

RJ and Verne apologize to each other. RJ is brought into the group, as is Tiger, who became love-struck with Stella even after learning she was a skunk. Verne realizes they have not had a chance to search for food until Hammy reveals that while sped up, he had collected enough nuts for the group to last the year.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Philippines 17 May 2006
  Singapore 18 May 2006
  Mexico 19 May 2006
  Malaysia 19 May 2006
  United States 19 May 2006
  Russia 26 May 2006
    Nepal 29 May 2006
  South Korea 31 May 2006
  Ukraine 1 June 2006
  Estonia 2 June 2006
  Lithuania 2 June 2006
  Latvia 2 June 2006
  Croatia 8 June 2006
  Thailand 8 June 2006
  Australia 15 June 2006
  Czech Republic 15 June 2006
  Slovakia 15 June 2006
  Cyprus 16 June 2006
  Spain 16 June 2006
  Kenya 19 June 2006
  New Zealand 22 June 2006
  South Africa 23 June 2006
  Uruguay 23 June 2006
  Hong Kong 29 June 2006
  Israel 29 June 2006
  United Kingdom 30 June 2006
  Ireland 30 June 2006
  France 5 July 2006
  Netherlands 5 July 2006
  Chile 6 July 2006
  Germany 6 July 2006
  Hungary 6 July 2006
  Lebanon 6 July 2006
  Austria 7 July 2006
  Brazil 7 July 2006
  Ecuador 7 July 2006
  Poland 7 July 2006
  Venezuela 7 July 2006
  Madagascar 10 July 2006
  United Arab Emirates 12 July 2006
  Kuwait 12 July 2006
  Portugal 13 July 2006
  India 14 July 2006
  Panama 14 July 2006
  Romania 14 July 2006
  Belgium 19 July 2006
  Argentina 20 July 2006
  Iceland 21 July 2006
  Armenia 29 July 2006
  Japan 5 August 2006
  Taiwan 9 August 2006
  Turkey 25 August 2006
  Bulgaria 1 September 2006
  North Macedonia 7 September 2006
  Egypt 13 September 2006
  Serbia 14 September 2006
  Slovenia 21 September 2006
  Finland 22 September 2006
  Norway 22 September 2006
  Sweden 22 September 2006
  Denmark 29 September 2006
  Greece 5 October 2006
  Moldova 14 October 2006
  Pakistan 25 October 2006
  Italy 27 October 2006
  Peru 7 November 2006
  Puerto Rico 10 November 2006
  Liberia 29 December 2006
  North Macedonia 30 December 2006
  Paraguay 31 December 2006
  Jamaica 4 January 2007
  Belarus 4 February 2007
  Algeria 16 February 2007
  Vietnam 16 February 2007

CastEdit

TV specialEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Movie Details". The Numbers. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  2. "Total Lifetime Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-11-04.

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