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Year of Release: 2006
Director(s): David Bowers and Sam Fell
Animation Studio: Aardman/DreamWorks
Approx. Running Time: 84 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
In one of the year's best-reviewed films, pampered pet mouse Roddy St. James thinks he's got it made... until he's literally flushed away to a bustling underground world of ninja frogs, henchrats and singing slugs. "More fun than Cars" (Neil Rosen, NY-1) and "Better than Ice Age 2" (Bill Bregoli, Westwood One), this outrageously inventive comedy-adventure is a flood of fun for both kids and grown-ups.
This film is by Aardman Entertainment, the same studio that brought us the Wallace and Grommet series and Chicken Run. The style of the animation is very much the same as its predecessors except that it is a completely computer generated (but made to look like claymation) movie.
If you like British humor, you'll love this film. The voice actors all did fine jobs with their roles - particularly Ian McKellen, with his deliciously over-the-top villain "The Toad" - but even so, the random screaming/singing slugs really steal the show. A fun romp for all ages.
Rated PG (MPAA)