Over the Hedge
2006
***
Director: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Cast: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte, Avril Lavigne

A group of wild animals wake up from hibernation and discover that their patch of forest is now in the middle of a suburban housing development. A newly arrived raccoon agrees to help them steal food from the humans, but only to satisfy his own selfish needs. This modestly entertaining animation is based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. After seeing dozens of animation films, the screenplay could hardly be any more predictable than it is. However, the nicely drawn characters and inventive action sequences make this surprisingly digestible.