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Still shot from the movie: Flushed Away.

Flushed Away

In an attempt to get rid of an intruding sewer rat (voice of Shane Richie), a pet rat named Roddy (Hugh Jackman) lures the unwelcome guest into the bathroom with the promise of a "whirlpool" bath. But when it comes time to pull the handle, it is the luckless host who ends up being Flushed Away. This hilarious computer animated movie follows the city slicker's hapless adventures in the world below the streets of London, as he tries to return to his cushy, penthouse life. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 02 Nov 2006
Video Release: 19 Feb 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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The clever fingerprints of Aardman Studio’s staff are also all over Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Creature Comforts. Other films about miniature characters interacting with the human world can be found in Toy Story and Stuart Little.

Home Video Extra Features

  DVD Release Date: 20 February 2007

The DVD release of Flushed Away is drowning in bonus extras. Presented in either wide or full screen, both versions offer commentary by directors David Bowers and Sam Fell, a behind the scenes interactive tour, and a peek at the animator’s gallery. Featurettes allow fans to Meet the Cast, travel From Clay to CG: A Technical Journey, and catch the Jammy Dodger Fly-Thru. For those who enjoyed the music in the film, the DVD provides two Animated Slug Songs and a Flushed Away Jukebox. More active options include the games Maze of Pipes and Build-A-Slug, Learn to Draw Roddy and the DVD Rom: Flushed Away Underground Adventure. There are also trailers for Bee Movie, Shrek The Third, and Wallace & Gromit. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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