Over the Hedge (2006, USA) C-83m. *** D: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick. Starring (the voices of) Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Allison Janney, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Avril Lavigne. Good DreamWorks feature about the misadventures of a group of animals who must discover after hibernation that their woodland has been taken over by suburbia. Along with a cunning raccoon (voiced by Willis) they try to take advantage of the situation. However, the raccoon is trying to doublecross them. Fine (computer) animation, not too funny, but well-scripted, with a lesson on friendship and trust. Based on a comic strip written by Michael Fry and T. Lewis.

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