A group of feisty forest critters awaken following the winter freeze to discover that not only has a new neighborhood cropped up during the cold months, but living in close proximity to humans may have its benefits in this computer-animated comedy-adventure for all ages featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Eugene Levy, and William Shatner. Despite Verne the Turtle's (Garry Shandling) initial hesitance to breach the formidable foliage that has appeared on his doorstep since last fall, the arrival of fearless raccoon RJ (Willis) and revelation that their new human neighbors throw out enough food in one day to feed a whole forest lead the gang to consider taking the plunge and exploring the snack-filled suburbs. As Verne and RJ learn to work together in taking on their strange new surroundings, Stella the Skunk (Sykes), Hammy the Squirrel (Carrel), Heather the Opossum (Lavigne), and Heather's father, Ozzie (Shatner), join in on the fun by scavenging for Girl Scout cookies and attempting to scuttle past the pesky new suburbanites undetected.~Jason Buchanan
I saw this movie in theaters back when it released in 2006. It has remained one of my favorite animated movies from DreamWorks. I've waited for this movie to get a Blu-ray release and I'm happy to see that it finally did.
This movie is truly underrated. I think the story is so fun and the characters are super appealing. The humor in this movie is great too. I like it cause it doesn't really too heavily on pop culture references. I feel it's a more unique kind of humor, which is different for DreamWorks.
I highly recommend picking this up on Blu-ray. It's a great movie at a great price.
This is a great kids movie and a perfect one for families with enough clever humor and good music to keep parents interested. The soundtrack from Ben Folds is awesome, and the voice cast is a crazy jumble of people that works out great.
Dreamworks has always run a close second to Pixar, but this movie
is as near to perfect as they get. For me the funniest gag was the
squirrel on coffee. This is a double dip for me, because bluray did
not exist when this was first released.
I love this film. It's a bit of a nostalgic watch for me as it once was a repeat viewing for me on DVD upon initial release. I hadn't seen it in years and can't recommend picking this up enough! I think it would be a great revisit for folks who haven't seen it in a while and if you've never seen it, why not watch it the best way possible? Great, fun cast. The animation holds up quite well.
Thrilled for this release!