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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.
Why Is Flushed Away Rated PG?
Flushed Away is rated PG for crude humor and some language
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Animated violence amongst personified rat characters puts some cast members in perilous situations as they try and escape from Mafia-like enemies. These “bad guys” are made up of an English toad and some French frogs—some audiences may interpret the latter to be a racial slur. Surprisingly, this sewer-focused movie has little “toilet” humor—other than a rat that burps very forcefully. The script includes a few mild sexual innuendos, a term of deity used as an expletive (uttered in French) and a colloquial slang phrase that may be a considered a little offensive by some cultures.
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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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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.