Over The Hedge

(2006)

In "Over the Hedge," Bruce Willis will voice the mischievous con-artist raccoon R.J., and Garry Shandling will be the voice of the sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave, but the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange new world called suburbia.

‘Over the Hedge’ is No. 1 On the Sales Chart

In a surprise to nobody, the popular animated film Over the Hedge took the top stop in sales last week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tale of animals dealing with humans in their neighborhood was tops on the First Alert sales chart and came in No. 4 in rentals. The Break-Up, the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston romancer was No. 1 in sales, and placed No. 2 in rentals.

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‘Over the Hedge’ Jumps to DVD October 17

Paramount is looking to liven up the Fourth Quarter DVD release slate this year.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, "Paramount Home Entertainment is taking early aim at the sparsely populated fourth quarter by announcing an Oct. 17 release date for Over The Hedge.

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Garry Shandling Goes ‘Over The Hedge’ and Talks the Craft Of Entertainment

The career of Garry Shandling is constantly changing - from a writer to a stand-up comedian to an actor. For the first time, he's brought his talents to the animation world in DreamWorks' Over the Hedge.

Garry plays the role of Verne, the turtle; he's the timid leader of a group of animals living in the 'forest.' But, when his extended family is invaded by RJ, the raccoon (Bruce Willis), Verne begins to feel left out.

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Turn the Town Upside Down With the ‘Over The Hedge’ Video Game

With video games taking over the entertainment world as the number one money maker, it's still no surprise that movie and game companies hook up. Animated movies are no exception; DreamWorks Animation and Activision have gotten together to design one of the best and most fun kids video games I've played in a long time - Over the Hedge, based on the upcoming film.

When I opened up the box, put the game in my Playstation 2, I could already tell it was going to be a fun game. And that's because of the opening animation from the design company, Edge of Reality; it's one of the simplest and at the same time fun openings out there. Just to give you a little description, there's a cute orange figure that gets crushed by letters falling down to create the name of the company.

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Bruce Willis And Wanda Sykes Voice It Up In ‘Over The Hedge’

The animation world is all about getting the best voices to play the characters. Well, I have to say, DreamWorks definitely did a number on their latest flick, Over the Hedge. For their leads, they found Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Thomas Haden Church, Wanda Sykes, and Avril Lavigne (just to name a few; believe me, there's a whole lot more).

Bruce Willis plays RJ, the raccoon; after steeling some food and waking up a hibernating bear (Nick Nolte), RJ has to pay him back by finding some new snacks for the bear. RJ lands himself plop in the middle of suburbia - well, just outside in the forest where he meets a new group of animals who he tricks to help him gather his food stash.

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Check Out ‘Wacky Moments In Human History’ With The Characters From ‘Over The Hedge’

Let me start by saying I love kids games, especially when they teach them a lesson. Ok, that said, playing the Over the Hedge DVD video game, called Wacky Moments in Human History. It's based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film.

It's not the official video game from Activision (which, by the way, I will be having a feature on that game soon), but it's a really fun game for kids of all ages because it's very interactive and hands on. The game separates difficulty into three different levels; first is 'Cave-dweller' for kids 6-9, next is 'Suburbanite' for ages 10-13, and finally 'Enlightened One; for ages 14 and older.

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Activision Announces Video Games Based on ‘X-Men’ & ‘Over The Hedge’ Movies

Activision, Inc. announced that the company is currently in development on three launch titles for both the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii (formerly code named Revolution) platforms. In 2007, the company will release 10 games for the three next-generation platforms including X-Men: The Official Game for the Xbox 360.

Activision's PlayStation 3 system launch lineup will take advantage of the hardware's multi-core processing to deliver smoother, faster gaming experiences that will closely resemble feature film quality values. The company's launch games for Nintendo's Wii system will fully utilize the Wii's revolutionary freehand-style controller by offering more immersive gameplay.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Over the Hedge’ Video Podcast Featurette

Movie PictureDreamworks Animation has provided MovieWeb.com with an exclusive video podcast featurette from their upcoming animated adventure, Over the Hedge, starring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Avril Lavigne, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte, Omid Djalili, Allison Janney and Thomas Haden Church. The film will be released nationwide on May 19th.

In Over the Hedge, Bruce Willis voices the mischievous con-artist raccoon R.J., and Garry Shandling voices of the sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave, but the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange new world called suburbia.

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