Traveling raccoon con artist, RJ (Willis), arrives in a woods outside a human city in the Midwest, excited about the wonders that living near humans can bring hungry animals. What he finds, however, is an Amish-like community that is deathly afraid of humans, after their leader, Vern the tortoise (Shandling), has an encounter with human boys that terrifies him. Encouraged by RJ, however, the animals slowly venture over the hedge that separates them from the brand new suburban development that appeared over the winter while they were sleeping, and what RJ shows them is a whole new world where humans leave tin cans full of fish and other food in big canisters, ripe for the taking. As they get closer and closer to humans, however, their comfortable lives in the woods appears to be threatened...
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure: a short film specially created for this DVD in which the loveable and hyper Hammy tries in vain to outsmart a boomerang (with optional audio commentary)!
Audio commentary from directors Tim Johnson & Karey Kilpatrick and producer Bonnie Arnold
Verm-Tech Institute Infomercial: hilarious spoof inviting viewers into the glamour world of suburban pest extermination
Behind The Hedge: a featurette showing how the DreamWorks animation team captured the personalities of this comic strip whilst studying the real-life intricacies of the animals
Meet The Cast: interviews with the entire voice cast
The Tech of Over The Hedge: an inside look at the amazing and ground-breaking process of creating Over The Hedge including interviews with the animation team
Animal Fun Facts: Critter 411 - a look at the real life counterparts
Animator 101: Learn To Draw "Hammy" - a drawing lesson with Supervising Animator David Burgess
Favourite scenes locator
Set-top games: 'Backyard Obstacle Course' and 'Acorn Toss'
DVD-ROM Activities: an assortment of creative activities and printables