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Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2006

'Over the Hedge,' the new feature from DreamWorks Animation, began more than 10 years ago, when a morning newspaper came over the hedge at Jim Cox's house in the woodsy Rustic Canyon area of Los Angeles.Mr. Cox, the film's co-executive producer, had written 'Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest' and worked on Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast.' He was taken with a new comic strip written by Michael Fry and drawn by T Lewis. In 'Over the Hedge,' RJ, a sardonic, junk-food-loving raccoon, and Verne, a cautious, sensitive turtle, stumbled into an upscale development and tried to understand the human behavior they observed."Like 'Toy Story,' it offered a great secret world that exists just outside our awareness," Mr. Cox explainedMore...

Series: Over The Hedge