Over the Hedge (film)

2006 American animated film
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Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer-animated film based on the United Media comic strip of the same name. It follows a raccoon who cons a group of woodland animals to help him pay a debt to a homicidal bear.

Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. Written by Len Blum, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton and Karey Kirkpatrick.
Get over it. (taglines)


  • Didn't you see it? It was in a box. They always got food with them. We eat to live, these guys live to... eat! Let me show you what I'm talking about. [as he speaks he shows the other animals what humans do] The human mouth is called a "pie hole". The human being is called a "couch potato". [signifies a telephone] That is a device to summon food. [signifies the doorbell; a woman running and into a door] That is one of the many voices of food. [signifies the front door; a deliverer carrying pizza box with a woman] That is the portal for the passing of food. [signifies a motorcycle] That is one of the many food transportation vehicles. Humans bring the food, take the food, ship the food, they drive the food, they wear the food! [signifies the grill] That gets the food hot! [signifies the cooler] That keeps the food cold! [signifies "turtle piñata"...with candy inside it] That...I'm not sure what that is. [kids break the turtle piñata and Verne yells in horror] Well, what do you know?! Food! [signifies table where family prays before dinner] That is the altar where they worship food. [signifies advert for Seltzer] That's what they eat when they've too much food. [signifies treadmill] That gets rid of the guilt so they can eat more food! Food, food, food, food! FOOD! So, you think they have enough? [everybody nods] Well, they don't. For humans, enough is never enough! And what do they do with the stuff they don't eat? They put it in gleaming, silver cans just for us. [opens the trash cans and knocks them over] Dig in! [the animals laugh and cheer while running into the garbage] Hmm? Good, ain't it?
  • ...And there they are. America's most coveted cookies. Love Handles, Skinny Mints, Neener-Neeners and Smackeroons! And guess what?! They're all yours! [Hammy jumps, but RJ stops him] Whoa, Hamilton! Hold on there, fella. I love your energy, but you just can't take them.


  • [eats the bark; with mouthful] Okay. This is great. [eats the bark again, starts chewing and crunching] [mouthful] Granted, it takes some time to chew. But that... [swallows it] That was very satisfying. And, by the way, lots of fiber in there too. Mmm! [eats the bark, chewing] Lots.
  • You know, R.J. Uh, just for the record, if you had told us that all that food you were trying to get was to pay back an angry bear, we would've given it to you.


Penny: [referring to the hedge] I'd be a lot less afraid if I just knew what it was called.
Hammy: Let's call it Steve!
Verne: Steve?
Hammy: It's a pretty name.
Heather: Steve sounds nice.
Penny: I'm a lot less scared of Steve.
Ozzie: [kneeling before the hedge] Oh, great and powerful Steve...what do you want?
Verne: I... I don't think it can speak.
Debbie: [barely audible] I heard that, young man! [everybody screams, Ozzie faints] You get over here right now!

R.J.: [as he enters] I gotta admit, that does look tasty.
Verne: [spits out his bark] What are you doing here?
R.J.: I'm here to help you with your... foraging thing. [Verne looks at him still] Look, Verne, you said a word yesterday about your little gang here. It starts with an F, do you remember what it was?
Verne: [confused] Family?
R.J.: Right, right, that. You know, that got me right here. You see, Verne, I used to have all of that. My own place, surrounded by loved ones, universal remote. But then all that went away with... the weed hacker incident. [starts breaking down] Oh, God.
Hammy: [runs to hug RJ] Oh, come here!
Lou: Yeah, that feels good, doesn't it?
Verne: Oh, brother.
Penny: We could always use the extra hand there, you know.
Hammy: The weed hacker, Verne. The weed hacker.
R.J.: [gently pushes Hammy away] OK. Not your problem. I'll just go. [turns to leave sadly] This is me... going. Really nice getting to know you. Hey, I'm sure I'll see you around the forest. Take care.
Penny: [Bucky hits Spike] Don't hit.
Hammy: [breaks down] Oh...
Verne: All right, all right. Hey, uh, RJ? [RJ stops] You... You can stay.
RJ: WOO-HOO! [joyfully hugs Verne] Come here, ya big lug! I knew beneath this hard, crispy outside there was a soft, nougat-y center in there. Do you mind if I call you Uncle Verne?
Verne: [sternly] With every bone in my body.
RJ: Great. Hey, can I work with Hammy?
Hammy: Wanna help me find my nuts?
R.J.: Very tempting, Hammy. Very tempting, but first, I wanna show you... this! [shows Hammy a cookie] You like this cookie?
Hammy: Oh, ho, ho!
R.J.: Well, this cookie's junk! [throws the cookie out]
Hammy: [mournfully] But I like a cookie.
R.J.: Easy, easy, don't worry. I know where to find cookies so great, they'll hand delivered by personal owners.

Hammy: But you just said they're mine!
R.J.: They will be, if we successfully marry your manic energy to my brilliant plan. You with me, kid?
Hammy: I-I-I-I-I-I-
R.J.: The 'ayes' have it. Let's ride.

R.J.: Now listen up. What we're going for here is a vicious, man-eating rabid squirrel. Can you handle that?
Hammy: [raises hand] Um, excuse me.
R.J.: Yes...Hammy?
Hammy: Rabbits aren't vicious, they're all cute and cuddly, so...
R.J.: Rabi-d, not rabbi-t.
Hammy: Oh... [confused] What?

Verne: [picks up the blue cooler] You're dangerous! You're insane!
Ozzie: Sweet mother, I'm going HOME! [coughs] Goodbye, cruel world! [notices the flowerpot on the sidewalk] OHH! OHH! [whispers] Rosebud. [groans as he spins around, then falls on the ground and passes out]
Skeeter: Now can I poke him?
Debbie: No!
Gladys: You see? This is exactly why I called the exterminator, to kill them before they get hurt like this.

Dwayne: I believe someone phoned about an animal problem? The solution is standing before you. Dwayne LaFontaine is here.
Gladys: Where have you been? I am throwing a Welcome to the Neighborhood party tomorrow, and so far, Debbie's car has killed more animals than you have.
Dwayne: Stand down, sister. I personally guarantee that there won't be a living thing at this party. The Verminator is on the job.
Verne: Leave it. Leave it!
Dwayne: Now, what do we have here? [Inhale] Didelphis marsupialis virginianus. Approximately ten pounds. [Inhale] Male.
Debbie: I think he's dead.
Dwayne: Oh, really? Do you in fact have a associates degree from VermTech? I think he wants you to think he's dead.

[The animals, except Verne, shows R.J. a surprise; his new home]
Stella: Check it out. [R.J. looks around at some random objects of his new home] Your new home!
Hammy: [gestures at the baby car seat] And look, we got a place for you right here!
R.J.: That's for me?
Lou: Yeah, is this anything like what you had, RJ?
R.J.: This isn't anything like what I had, Lou.
Hammy: [hands RJ a can of caffeine] Here, I'm not supposed to drink this.
R.J.: Thanks. [to Heather, who sits on RJ's bag] Oh. [clears his throat] Is that my bag?
Heather: Yeah, we brought it in here so you wouldn't have to sleep in that old tree.
R.J.: Really? Wow.
Bucky: Hey, RJ, check this out! We totally hooked up the TV.
Quillo: I hot-wired the HD converter.
Spike: We get like 1,000 channels!
Heather: Here, can you take the remote before my dad does?
R.J.: Wow. A universal remote? This is nice, guys. Really nice. [turns on the TV]
TV Announcer: And now, we return to "A Scoundrel Among Us".
Woman: You should be ashamed of yourself! We let you into our family, and you deceived us!
[R.J. changes the channel]
Man: I gave you my heart, and then you ripped it into a milion pieces!
[R.J. changes the channel again]
Dr. Dennis: Get real, Kevin. Because when you feel like a dirtbag, it's because you're a dirtbag, right? So just say it out loud: "I am a dirtbag."
Lou: "Dirtbag"? I don't think that guy's a real doctor. What've you think there, R.J.? [notices R.J. has gone] R.J.?

R.J.: Down, boy! Sit! Roll over!
Nugent: Play!
R.J.: Play dead!
Nugent: Play!
R.J.: That-a-boy, Verne! Save the food! I'll loses the dog!
Nugent: Play!
Verne: Huh?
Nugent: Play! Play! Play! Play! Play! Play! Play!
Verne: Aggghh! Ooggghhh! Agh! No! No! No! No! No! No! Agh! Agh!
R.J.: You're dropping all the food, man! Here, catch!
Verne: Agh!
R.J.: Are you hungry? Look, food! [Nugent barks]
BBQ Barry: What-?! Whoa! Oh! My back!
Verne: Agh! Agh, agh, agh! Woah!
R.J.: Look, people! Play with him! [screaming]
Lunch Table Larry: Look out!
Woman: Stop! What's he doing?
Lunch Table Larry: What was that?
Nugent: Play, play, play, play, play, play!
Verne: Ugh! I'm all right. I'm fine. I'm okay. Agh! Whoo!
Nugent: Huh?
R.J.: Verne, unhook the chain!
Nugent: [whines] Play!
R.J.: Woah! No! Yes!
Verne: Ugh!
R.J.: Bad!
Verne: Oh, boy!
R.J.: Woah!
Verne: Agh!
[tank splutters]
R.J.: Verne, I told you to unhook the chain!
Verne: Oh!
R.J.: Ah. [rustling]
Gladys: Garbage cans are not to be on the kerb before eight... Oh! Agghhh!
[R.J. and Verne gasp, and try to blow out the flames, but the umbrella burns completely. Verne frowns angrily at R.J.]
Verne: You're the devil. [They screams as they fall to the ground. The animals cleared the way as R.J. and Verne fell to the ground. The wagon lands in the front of R.J., then the Spuddies all float down in the wagon, stacked on each other, only to be crushed by the cooler. R.J. was devastated]
R.J.: No...! [covers his mouth] No...!
Lou: Verne! You alright there? Give me a hand, Ozzie!
Ozzie: [gets up] Oh, sure, sure.
Penny: What the heck happened?
Heather: What happened?
R.J.: It's gone. The food! GOOOOOOOONE!
Stella: What?
Heather: Gone?
Stella: How's it gone?
R.J.: Ask... HIM! [points at Verne]
Penny: Verne?
Verne: [annoyed and resigned] I returned it to its rightful owners.
Lou and Ozzie: 'WHAT?!' [they drop Verne]
Heather: We, like, worked our tails off, y'know? Like a lot! And the food we gathered was totally...you know! And you're...you're all whatever!
Ozzie: Yeah, Verne, What were you thinking?! The log was full!
Verne: Full of junk.
[Ozzie is appalled as are the others]
Lou: Oh, so what're ya saying there? That the food we gathered our way isn't as good as the food we gathered your way? [he and Ozzie walk away]
Verne: Your way? [referring to R.J.] You mean his way. Can't you see RJ's just using you?
Penny: [gasps] Verne! Shame on you! R.J. wouldn't do that!
Verne: You've gotta trust me on this! Don't you understand that there is something wrong with this guy? My tail tingles every time I get near him!
Stella: Oh, so we're supposed to go all hungry 'cause your butt's vibratin'? I'm startin' to think that tingle of yours is just you bein' jealous!
Verne: Jealous? Of him?!
Lou: Yeah! He's embracing the future there, and now you're just holding us back!
Verne: [talks back to Lou] Oh, I hold you back all right; from extinction! [turns to R.J.] Do you see what you've done here? If they listen to half the stuff you're telling them, they'll be dead within a week! You are only interested in taking of them because they are too stupid and naive to know any better!
Hammy: [having heard what Verne said, he was heartbroken] I'm not stupid.
Verne: [he turns to the animals, who are shocked and appalled] Okay, I didn't mean, um… I mean ignorant. To the ways over-over there. C'mon, you guys. You know I didn't mean it like that. [the animals start to walk away] Don't-Don't do this. Stella? Ozzie? [turns to Hammy] Hammy, you know I didn't... [Hammy pushes Verne's hand away] Hammy?
Hammy: I'm not stupid. [walks away]
Verne: [shocked] Please.
[Hammy takes R.J.'s hand and R.J. shakes his head at Verne. as Verne witnessed that, he sighs with grief and sadly begins to walk the other direction]

Gladys: [after installing a lot of traps] What about this one, this Depelter Turbo?
Dwayne: That's a contraband item, ma'am, as it is illegal in every state, [with his hand over his heart] except Texas.
Gladys: I don't care if this violates the Geneva Conventions, I want it.
Dwayne: I thought you might, so I took the liberty of installing it for you. [as he tosses a stuffed bear in it] Adios, animal infestation.
R.J.: [Horrified at the sight before him] AHHHHH!! OH!!!
Gladys: [we see it in a cage, with outside burned off] Oh my. [chuckles, impressed]

Verne: I shouldn't have taken all that food.
R.J.: What?
Verne: I shouldn't have taken all that food. I was just trying to return things to the way they were. That's all. I was just being cautious, 'cause that's what I am. I'm naturally tentative. There's even places in my shell I haven't been. You, on the other hand. You're, like, cool and crazy and fearless. [sits down next to R.J.] I think they're right. I think I'm just jealous.
R.J.: [sighs] Verne, believe me. You should not be jealous of me. You... You got a good thing here. You're just trying to do what's best for your family.
Verne: And I think you're what's best for them now.
R.J.: What about your tail?
Verne: Eh... My head says "listen to my tail," and my tail says "just listen to my head," and I just... end up with an upset stomach. That's why you need to be in charge now.
R.J.: You don't really know what's going on here.
Verne: And you do! So... what's the problem?
R.J.: [hands Verne his crumpled-up list] This, Verne, is the problem. You see this? [hears the sound of a vehicle backing up]
Verne: I'm listening.
R.J.: Just...
Verne: Uh-huh?
R.J.: Just hang on a second.
Verne: Alright.
[R.J. climbs up a tree to see Gladys having food delivered to her house]
Delivery Man: Hey, uh, you the lady throwing the party?
Gladys: Yes. Just to the right. There are protected booties to put on over your shoes.
[R.J. sees a container of Spuddies in one of the boxes]
R.J.: Yes! Yes!
Verne: [appears behind R.J. with the list] Um, uh, what is this?
R.J.: What? Oh. That...
Verne: Mmm-hmm?
R.J.: ...is a... list...
Verne: Of?
R.J.: ...of all the stuff that you've lost, Verne.
Verne: Really?
R.J.: Well, it's a big, long list. You can see that.
Verne: Well, you're an organized little guy, aren't ya? Nice job.
R.J.: But, you know what? I know place that's so chockful of food, we can get it all back in one night.
Verne: Great. Let's go. Where is it?
R.J.: Inside that house.
Verne: [leans over to get a view] What? [falls off the branch; R.J. tries to catch him, but only grabs his shell]
R.J.: What is the point of this thing?
Verne: Just send it down.
[scene switches to R.J. talking to the other animals about Verne]
R.J.: What Verne's trying to say is... I mean, it's hard to really sum it all in just one word...
Verne: [quietly stops R.J.] I'm sorry.
Hammy: Aww, come here!
[the animals all huddle up for a big group hug]

R.J.: [getting out Monopoly game pieces] Okay, this is us.
Hammy: Can I be the car?
Bucky: I wanna be the car!
Spike: I'm the car! You be the shoe.
Bucky: Shoe is lame.
Lou: Why don't you be that snazzy lookin' iron there?
R.J.: Hey, it's not important! Besides, I'm the car! I'm always the car.

R.J.: Alright, gorgeous, you're on. [pushes Stella out of the bushes]
Stella: Man, this better be one stupid cat.
R.J.: Audio, go!
[the animals activate a Fisher Price barnyard animal toy, but makes a cow noise instead of a cat noise]
Verne: She's supposed to be a cat. Put it on cat. Maybe the cat likes the cow. Let's hope the cat likes the cow.
Tiger: [busts out of his pet door] Who goes there?!
R.J.: [to Stella] You're a cat! You're a cat!
Stella: [to Tiger] You're a cat! [R.J. facepalm] I mean, I'm a cat. Uh, meow!
Tiger: Yeah. Right. Shoo. Scurry off! Go on! Get away from here! My owner does not give scraps to common strays.
Stella: Common strays? Alright, you asked for it! [gets ready to spray Tiger]
R.J.: Get the collar!
Stella: Gee, that's a nice collar you got on. Mind if I have a look?
Tiger: No, no, no! Come no closer! I must not be so near a creature of the outdoor woods! [sneezes into his arm and wipes it onto his face] Away with your filth!
Stella: My filth? [The animals gasp] My filth?!
Penny: Oh, jeepers, here we go!
Stella: Okay, that's it! I am so sick and tired of everybody taking one look at me and running away because they think I'm filthy! Well, I've got news for you, I didn't get all primped and preened to have some overfed pompous puffball tell me he's too good for me! I got makeup on my butt, dude, and you don't even want to know about the cork!
Tiger: Stop! No one has ever spoken to me like that! [the animals gasp, then the scene shows Stella startled] It is bold. I like it. [R.J. and Verne smile at each other, and Stella is shown surprised]

Spike: [turns the THX Logo on] Uh-oh!
Gladys: Just a minute, I'll be right there.
Tiger: What was that?
Stella: It... That's just the sound of my heart. Can't you hear it?

Ozzie: This my girl.
R.J.: Come...to Papa.
Ozzie: We better hurry. We don't have much time. [R.J. struggles to retrieve Gladys' Spuddies can from the cabinet as Verne tries to stop him with grabs RJ's tail.]
Verne: What's going on up there, RJ?
R.J.: Nothing!
Verne: Well then, let's get out of here, because we have what we need!
R.J.: No, we don't!
Verne: What are you talking about? [he pulls on RJ's tail] We have more than enough!
R.J.: [snaps] Hey! Listen, I've got about this long to hand over that wagon load of food to a homicidal bear! [the other animals gasp at R.J.'s confession] And if these Spuddies aren't on the menu, then I will be! Now let go of my tail!
Verne: [becomes horrified] What...?
R.J.: [growling, angrily kicks Verne's arm off] Let GO! [As RJ grabs the Spuddies, Verne and RJ began to falls down makes the objects crashed letting Stella hear them]
Stella: Huh? Uh, I'm sorry, I've gotta go! [leaves]
Tiger: Stella! Stella, where are you going?! STELLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
[Gladys runs into the kitchen and screams with the animals are inside and runs away as Stella returns to the kitchen as Tiger follows her]
Tiger: Stella!
Stella: Look, it's not you! It won't work, OK, because I'm a... [Gladys sees Stella as a skunk]
Gladys: [screams; lifts her leg] SKUNK!
Stella: Yeah, that. [Gladys runs] Sorry you have to see this. FIRE IN THE HOLE!

Bucky: What's he gonna do to us, Mama?
Penny: I...I don't know, baby.
Heather: [clutches her arms around Ozzie while locked in a cage, about to be driven off for extermination] I don't wanna dies, Dad. Not for real.
Ozzie: There, there, sweetheart. We'll be okay.
[Stella, from her cage holds Hammy's hand, who is in his own cage, scared]
Lou: [to Verne referring to R.J.] You were right about him, Verne. We should've listened. Sorry back there.
Verne: No. [sits down] I knew we wouldn't trust him, and I got us into this. I should have known better.

Vincent: Wow.
R.J.: Vincent?
Vincent: So, I was just on my way down here to kill you, but I stopped to watch the show and I gotta say... [gives R.J. his binoculars and shows Verne and his family being taken away by Dwayne] that right there is a thing of beauty. That is the most vicious, deceitful, self-serving thing I've ever seen. [chuckles] Classic, R.J. You take the food and they take the fall. You keep this up, you're gonna end up just like me, having everything you ever wanted.
R.J.: But I already had that.
Vincent: What, them? Who are you kidding? You said it yourself, you're a family of one. Always will be. It's how guys like you and me survive. So, a few saps got hurt in the process. Tough, that's life. Trust me, you don't need them.
R.J.: Actually...I do. And right now, they really need me. So I really need this! [takes the wagon with all the food]
Vincent: [enraged] RJ!

Verne: [beneath the window] Bear!
R.J.: What's that?
Verne: Bear!
R.J.: Hair?
Verne: Bear!
R.J.: Dare?
Verne: Bear!
R.J.: [looks back at Vincent] Oh! BEAR!

R.J.: Thank you! Yes, Yes! Hey! Let me in, let me in!
Ozzie: No! Ring-tailed charlatan!
R.J.: Ozzie!
Verne: He's just trying to help us. Just let him in!
Stella: After what he did to us?!
Verne: But he came back.
[Vincent's roar is heard]
Lou: And he brought a bear!
Spike: [while driving the van, the others are arguing] Hey, no fighting while we're driving!
Quillo: We will turn this van around, mister!
[The animals were shocked and stunned]
Lou: [points at Verne] He started it.
Verne: I'm telling he's trying to help us, really.
Ozzie: But, Verne, you're the one who always says trust your tail.
Verne: But it's not tingling.
All: Ohhh!
Stella: Why didn't you say so?

Gladys: That's the-
Dwayne: The Depelter Turbo. Prepare for a lot of stinging! Oh, no! No, no! No, no! Ogh!
[shouting continues]
[popcorn pops]
[they all moan]
All: Whoo-hoo!
Heather: Yeah!
Stella: We did it!
All: Whoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo-hoo!
Stella: Nice teamwork.
R.J.: Come here, Hammy. Come here. You are a genius, my boy.
Hammy: Oh, thank [burping] you!
Verne: Eegh!
R.J.: And, Verne, don't you ever fix this shell!
Verne: Yeah. Glad it's working for ya. Take it off, give it back.

[Vincent groans]
Ranger: Here we go. Off to the Rockies for you, Smokey.
Police Officer: Now you do realize that was a Depelter Turbo.
Gladys: Officer, please! It was the Verminator! He sold it to me! This has nothing to do with me!
Police Officer: Hey, hey, it was in your yard, your name's on the contract, so you can tell it to the judge.
Gladys: No, it's not my fault, let go of me...
Police Officer: Ma'am...
Gladys: [yelling] I can't be arrested! I'm president of the Homeowners Association! [kicking the police officer]
Cop: Take her down!
Dwayne: She's getting away! [quietly as she is fights the police] Get her. [sneaks away]
Gladys: [last words; barely audible] Stop that!
Police Officer: [faintly] Can I get a little help over here? [as Dwayne climbs over a fence] Somebody get a hold of her legs! [Dwayne then accidentally steps on a squeak toy]
Nugent: Play?
Dwayne: [last words] Oh, no. No, no! No, no! [a bite was heard, resulting Dwayne to scream in pain]

R.J.: Really?
Verne: Yeah, that's what families do. They look out for each other.
R.J.: I never really had anything like that.
Verne: I know, but believe me, this...This is the gateway to the good life.
R.J.: Really wish you've told me that sooner.
Verne: Well, that's bad communication. Also something families do. So, what do ya say? Wanna be part of it?

[During the credits, When "Rocking the Suburbs" plays in the background]
R.J.: That, my friends, is the object of all human attention and devotion, and they call it...a TV.
Quillo: Wicked cool!
R.J.: Humans feel an inner need to connect with the world around them.
Lou: That is super-duper.
R.J.: They also feel a need to sit on their fat butts, watching TV fulfills both needs at the same time.
Stella: Wow. Interesting.
Penny: Come on, kids! Family time there, in front of the TV! Got your snack food?
Hammy: Buy a vowel! BUY A VOWEL! Buy a "Y", Please buy a "Y"!
Ozzie: I can't find the remote.
Lou: Hey, Spikey, Race Ya!
Ozzie: Has anybody seen the remote?
Heather: Dad, chill.
Stella: I could do a little TV. Today's the day we find out if the baby is gifted or if Saxon is really an alien.
Hammy: Just Like Khan in Star Trek II! The Genesis Project was in the hands of the Enterprise, but Khan had his plan to steal the invention and redo all the life!
Verne:: Well, that was specific.
Hammy: I saw it on TNT, a retrospective.
Heather: Gummy Worm, anybody?
R.J.: Let me have one.
Stella: Bucky, pass this to Lou.
Lou: Taste this.
Spike: Don't you take that.
Verne: This is the perfect food.
R.J.: Fat-free cookies? Might as well just be eating dirt.
Hammy: I've had dirt, I don't like dirt, it tastes like dirt!
Heather: Shh! The Show is starting!
[The last part of "Rocking the Suburbs" by Ben Folds continues on the credits]

[Last lines, after the end credits, R.J. is fixing the vending machine]
R.J.: [in a post-credit scene] Wait! Hang on a minute. [all the chip bags fall down and everyone laughs and cheers] Yes, here we go! [as he tries to get all the chips out, the lid is stuck, and the machine doesn't budge]
Hammy: Kinda anticlimactic.
R.J.: Shoot!


  • From the creators of Shrek and Madagascar.
  • Get over it.
  • Taking back the neighborhood one snack at a time.
  • Ring Leader (RJ tagline)
  • Shell Shocked (Verne tagline)
  • Nuts! (Hammy tagline)
  • Master Blaster. (Stella tagline)

Voice cast


Theatrical Trailers


Teaser Trailer (Work In Progress)

Hammy: Psst. Hey, Steve.
Steve Carell: Hi. I'm Steve Carell.
Hammy: Steve.
Carell: Hammy, not now. I'm about to tell the people about our new movie.
Hammy: One little nut. I'll be your best friend. Please?
Carell: OK, here we go. Go.
Hammy: Yahoo!
Carell: Take it, mooch. I'm here to talk about DreamWorks Animation's new movie called Over the Hedge. We have scenes to share with you in various stages of animation. "Over the Hedge." It's about a bunch of woodland creatures who wake up from five months of winter hibernation to discover a giant hedge running right through the middle of their forest.
Ozzie: No.
Carell: And on the other side of it, a hundred brand-new homes. Now, they totally freak out worrying about how they'll survive when along comes R.J. Now, R.J. is this super-cool raccoon and he is played by none other than the big action star Bruce Willis. Yeah. Yeah. I know. Bruce has been in the studio all week recording some very funny lines that, well, why don't I let him explain? Bruce, bet you're really excited.
Bruce Willis: Hey, I'm excited. I'm very excited, OK? My voice is coming out of a furry computer-generated raccoon.
R.J.: You, my friend, are a natural.
Willis: So here's how this whole thing works: I say a funny line in here, like this. "Now listen, champ. What we're going for here is a vicious, man-eating, rabid squirrel." Then the directors take it over to the sketch artists. And then they take it to the animation wizards. And it comes out just like this.
R.J.: What we're going for here is a vicious, man-eating, rabid squirrel. Can you handle that?
Willis: It's pretty cool, right?
Carell: That's Bruce Willis. I was talking to Bruce Willis. Wow. OK, then there's Verne.
Verne: We want nothing to do with anything that's over that hedge!
Carell: Voiced by Garry Shandling. Verne's the leader of all the animals in the forest. Now, everyone likes Verne, but he's a little cautious, a little slow. So everyone's just starting to adjust to life in the suburbs when suddenly, RJ gets his big idea. RJ sees a treasure of goodies to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors and convinces his reluctant pals to join him on his mission. Clearly, the guy has seen too many spy movies. Lucky for him, he's got a lot of animal friends in this movie. Like Stella the skunk, played by the always funny Wanda Sykes.
Wanda Sykes/Stella: Why did you let him sneak up on me like that, Verne? I was this close.
Carell: And Ozzie the possum, played by William Shatner. I play an opossum.
Ozzie: Must move toward the light.
Carell: And there's Ozzie's teenage daughter played by Avril Lavigne. Penny and Lou are played by the wonderfully funny Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. They have their hands full with porcupine triplets.
Lou: Shape up, there.
Carell: And the irrepressible squirrel Hammy is played by none other than me.
Carell/Hammy: Dig a hole, bury it, take it out, bury it somewhere else. Forget where it is.
Carell: I am adorable. Well, that's all we're gonna tell you right now 'cause we're saving up a whole bunch of surprises. So, from the whole gang...
Hammy: Excuse me.
Carell: and Hammy, we'll see you...
Carell/Hammy: Over the hedge.
Hammy: Right?
Carell: Anything else from you, Hammy?
Hammy: Oh, I can burp my ABC's. A, B, C...
Carell: Well, like I was saying, from me and Hammy and all the other guys, we'll see you over the hedge.
Announcer: Over the Hedge. It may be your backyard, but it's their world.
Hammy: ...Y, Z.
[Summer 2006]

Theatrical Trailer #1

Verne: Half the forest is gone.
Announcer: Their land has been developed.
Verne: These humans don't want us around!
R.J.: Run!
Verne: No!
Announcer: Their survival is at stake.
Stella: What will we do for food?
R.J.: That's easy. I know where the food is. Right over that hedge.
Announcer: And the most important decision they'll have to make
Verne: We want nothing to do with anything that's over that hedge!
Announcer: is who to follow.
Hammy: I, I, I, I, I, I...
R.J.: I have it. Let's ride. Welcome to paradise.
All: Wow.
Announcer: So he can do a couple of tricks. It's not like he can walk on water.
R.J.: Hey, everybody.
["Wild Wild Life" by Talking Heads playing]
Announcer: Bruce Willis.
R.J.: That is an SUV.
Penny: It's so big.
Lou: How many humans fit in there?
R.J.: Usually one.
Announcer: Garry Shandling.
Verne: Hey there, little fella.
R.J.: Stop it. Fluffier. Liking that a lot. Done!
Announcer: Steve Carell.
Hammy: I am a crazy rabid squirrel.
Girl Scouts: Rabies!
R.J.: Behind you!
Announcer: William Shatner.
Ozzie: Playing possum is what we do. Rosebud.
Skeeter: Can I poke him?
Debbie: No!
Announcer: And Wanda Sykes.
Stella: Fire in the hole!
Gladys: Skunk!
Verne: Thank you, Stella.
Stella: Oh, I can clear a room.
Announcer: This summer...
Hammy: Want me to show you what I do with my nuts?
R.J.: Very tempting, Hammy. Very tempting.
Announcer: ...from DreamWorks, the creators of Shrek and Madagascar.
Verne: I'm putting my foot down.
R.J.: No, no.
Nugent: Play?
Verne: Oh, boy.
R.J.: Woah!
Announcer: Over the Hedge.
Verne: You're the devil.
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