DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #12: Janis

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We now arrive at the 2006 DreamWorks Animation film, Over the Hedge. Based on the comic strip of the same name, this film is about a raccoon named RJ, voiced by Bruce Willis, who tricks a bunch of forest animals led by the “reptile”, Verne, voiced by the late Garry Shandling, into stealing food to pay bay an angry bear, Vincent, voiced by Nick Nolte.

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DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #7: The Council Head

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In 2003, DreamWorks Animation would release their final (as of yet) theatrical hand-drawn animated film, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, and it really is a shame! The gorgeous 2D characters and landscapes in this film make me yearn for DreamWorks Animation to embrace this medium once again, but I know that ain’t gonna happen!

Well now that he’s gone, maybe there is a chance…

I know many people have negative feelings towards this film, but I personally really enjoy it! Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s recap the film first. (Be warned: there may be spoilers ahead!)

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DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #1: Muffy the Wasp

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We start off the DreamWorks Animation Canon by taking a look at its first film, the 1998 Antz. At first glance, it seems to have a lot in common with the 1998 Pixar film, A Bug’s Life, so much so that there was a whole big controversy going on at the time between the two companies because Jeffrey Katzenberg had apparently stolen the idea when he left Disney and co-founded DreamWorks Animation. But, in terms of story and tone, the films are quite different.

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