A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
Would you believe that I wasn't even interested in this movie till a friend of mine saw it? He's a grown man with 3 kids and he LOVED it! After watching it myself, I can see why. I had my suspicions of it being another "The Wild" or "Madagascar", but it clearly stands out. Aside from the all-star cast (Bruce Willis, Gary Shandling, Wanda Sykes, Steve Carrell, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, and others) the movie appeals to the family-type, with a mixed group of woodland creatures who wake up from winter hibernation to discover that their Forest has been surrounded by housing development. Meanwhile, RJ (Bruce Willis) uses the family's foraging skills to help him gather food to satisfy a threatening bear (Nick Nolte). Plenty of features on the DVD too, including a four-minute short starring Hammy the Squirrel. (Steve Carrell)
This movie is for both kids and adults because it has alot of humor that appeals to both groups. My husband and I saw it in the theaters this past spring and then I recently bought it on DVD. There are many well known stars that play the voices of the characters in the movie such as Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, William Statner and many others. Steve Carell does an excellent job of playing "Hammy" the squirrel. You will laugh for hours after watching this movie. I recommend that you go rent this movie if you haven't seen it yet. With Christmas coming up in a couple of months, it would make a great gift for a special someone in your family. So go check it out and see what I am talking about.