"Over the Hedge"
Opens May 19, 2006
Just whose backyard is it, anyway?
Rounding out the voice cast of “Over the Hedge” are: Steve Carell (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” TV’s “The Office”) as a hyperactive squirrel named Hammy; comedienne Wanda Sykes (TV’s “Wanda at Large”) as a sassy skunk named Stella; two-time Emmy winner William Shatner (TV’s “Boston Legal”) as Ozzie, a possum who excels at playing dead with a melodramatic flair; chart-topping recording artist Avril Lavigne as Ozzie’s daughter, Heather; Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy (both “A Mighty Wind,” “Best in Show”), who are paired as the porcupine couple, Penny and Lou, with a brood of little porcupine mouths to feed; two-time Oscar ® nominee Nick Nolte (“Affliction,” “The Prince of Tides”) as a bear named Vincent; and Omid Djalili (“Casanova”) as a spoiled housecat named Tiger.
On the human side of the hedge, four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney (TV’s “The West Wing”) plays Gladys, the president of the local homeowners’ association, who isn’t about to see her neighborhood overrun by wildlife; and Oscar ® nominee Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”) is the voice of “The Verminator,” whom Gladys hires to rid the area of our woodland heroes.
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The mischievous raccoon RJ (BRUCE WILLIS) comes up with a plan to use the hyperactive squirrel Hammy (STEVE CARELL) to rob a group of Trail Guide Gals in DreamWorks Animation’s comedy OVER THE HEDGE.
(Left to right) Penelope (CATHERINE O’HARA), Lou (EUGENE LEVY), Verne (GARRY SHANDLING), Stella (WANDA SYKES), Hammy (STEVE CARELL), Ozzie (WILLIAM SHATNER) and Heather (AVRIL LAVIGNE) awaken from their winter’s nap to discover that a tall, green “thing” has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home in DreamWorks Animation’s comedy OVER THE HEDGE.
Doing what he does best, Ozzie (WILLIAM SHATNER) plays possum to trick the Verminator (THOMAS HADEN CHURCH) and Gladys (ALLISON JANNEY) into thinking he’s road kill in DreamWorks Animation’s comedy OVER THE HEDGE.
(Left to right) RJ the raccoon (BRUCE WILLIS), Verne the turtle (GARRY SHANDLING), Hammy the squirrel (STEVE CARELL) make a run for it with their snacks, accompanied by Ozzie the possum (WILLIAM SHATNER), Heather the possum (AVRIL LAVIGNE), Lou the porcupine (EUGENE LEVY), Penelope the porcupine (CATHERINE O’HARA), and Stella the skunk (WANDA SYKES) on top Gladys’ (ALLISON JANNEY) car in DreamWorks’ Animation OVER THE HEDGE.
All images courtesy DreamWorks Animation SKG
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