Over The Hedge parents guide

Over The Hedge

Overall B+

In this computer animation, a panhandling raccoon named RJ (voice of Bruce Willis) and his timid turtle pal Vern (Garry Shandling), lead their fellow forest friends Over The Hedge that divides nature from a man-made subdivision, in search of the spoils of suburbia.

Release date May 18, 2006

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

Why is Over The Hedge rated PG? The MPAA rated Over The Hedge PG for some rude humor and mild comic action.

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Over The Hedge
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Over The Hedge rated PG? Over The Hedge is rated PG by the MPAA for some rude humor and mild comic action.

The insatiable habits of human beings are mocked in this animated film about a group of cornered critters that steal food from the neighborhood. The movie relies on repeated scenes of cartoon violence for much of the action. A bear threatens to kill a smaller animal that has stolen his food stores. When the critters venture out into suburbia, they are soaked by sprinklers, have knives thrown at them, are slapped with hockey sticks, chased with a broom, slammed with a book, sprayed with mace and nearly hit by vehicles. An exterminator demonstrates the abilities of traps he has set all over the lawn. After a human is knocked unconscious, the animals have to drive a run-away truck. A large animal is hit with a hammer and impaled by porcupine needles. Humans chase animals with an electric prod and a motorized weed whacker. They also fight among themselves. Several explosions and car accidents take place. To distract the humans, RJ suggests the animals lick their private parts. Mild sexual innuendo is implied when animals comment on nuts, a vibrating butt and a skunk plays up her feminine wiles. Rude antics include a burping rodent, discussion of bathroom needs and the insertion of a cork in a skunk’s behind to stop her smell. The script also contains some name-calling and moments of rude humor.

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Over The Hedge
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video G

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Over The Hedge movie is October 16, 2006. Here are some details…

DVD Release Dates: 17 October 2006

Take a peek Over the Hedge with this DVD release that provides commentary by directors Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick and producer Bonnie Arnold, a gallery, a behind the scenes featurette, an opportunity to meet the voice cast, and a look at The Tech of Over The Hedge. The disc also offers an all-new animated short called Hammy’s Boomerang Adventure (with an optional commentary by director Will Finn) and a Verm-Tech Institute Infomercial (with Dwayne LaFontant). If your youngsters are a bit squirrelly, they might want to give DreamWorks Kids (DWK): This Way To Play a spin. This virtual playground of programming includes Animal Fun Facts: Critter 411, Animator 101: Learn To Draw Hammy, Favorite Scenes, Set-Top Games and DVD-ROM activities. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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