ABC to Air OVER THE HEDGE as 'Saturday Movie of the Week', 1/21


OVER THE HEDGE, featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Gary Shandling, Wanda Sykes, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Thomas Hayden Church and Nick Nolte, airs as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," JANUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The 2006 film will be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound. 

When con-artist RJ the Raccoon (Willis) ends up in debt to Vincent the Bear (Nolte) after stealing his food, he seeks the help of a sheltered and shunned animal community outside a suburban area. Encouraged by RJ, the group of animals, led by Verne the Turtle (Shandling), find their way over the hedge and into a world of food and a world of trouble. As RJ uses the group to help pay off his debt, he builds friendships and makes sacrifices he never thought he would.

The film stars the voices of Bruce Willis as RJ, Garry Shandling as Verne, Steve Carell as Hammy, Wanda Sykes as Stella, William Shatner as Ozzie, Nick Nolte as Vincent, Thomas Haden Church as Dwayne, Allison Janney as Gladys, Eugene Levy as Lou, Catherine O'Hara as Penny, Avril Lavigne as Heather, Omid Djalili as Tiger, Sami Kirkpatrick as Bucky,"Shane Baumel as Spike" and Madison Davenport as Quillo.

"Over the Hedge" is produced by Bonnie Arnold for Dreamworks Animation. It was directed by TIM JOhnson & Karey Kirkpatrick and written by Len Blum, Karey Kirkpatrick, Michael Fry & T. Lewis. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)

The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Over the Hedge" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This film carries a PG parental guideline.