PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
This is the second animated film of 2006 to star William Shatner (Ozzie the Opossum) and Eugene Levy (Lou the Porcupine), and the first animated film of the same year to star Wanda Sykes (Stella the Skunk) and Catherine O'Hara (Penny the Porcupine). Shatner's first one, being The Wild (2006), that released a month prior, and Levy's first one being Curious George (2006), that also released a month prior. Sykes later would be in Brother Bear 2 (2006), and Barnyard (2006), (the former of which is not theatrical, and is traditionally animated), which both released three months after Over the Hedge (2006), and O'Hara would later be in Monster House (2006), Brother Bear 2 (2006) (with Sykes), and Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006) (only the former of which was theatrical), which all released between July and November later that year.
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(at around 1h) When Heather gets kicked down the stairs by Gladys, Gladys has a coffee cup in one of her hands. However, when Gladys walks halfway down the stairs, she's not holding a coffee cup.
Characters from the movie appear repeatedly during the closing credits, with the hedge as a background. Sometimes the characters perform actions that match the credits currently in display. For example, Stella sprays the screen when the effects credits appear; and during the lighting crew credits, some of the characters appear unlit (rendered in plain white), then a light flashes and they appear in full color. Halfway through the credits, there is an audio only scene in which R.J. introduces the others to television.
$38,457,003 (USA) (21 May 2006)
$155,019,340 (USA) (4 September 2006)
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