Based on the Michael Fry and T. Lewis comic, Over the Hedge uses a highly amusing story to deal with the theme of food and consumerism. RJ, a wily racoon and expert food thief, one night tries to steal the food stocks of Vincent, a huge bear, who catches RJ in the act and demands his food back. Wandering through the forest, RJ meets an animal community headed by Verne, the turtle. The animals compare their respective lifestyles: RJ learns about gathering and saving food for harder times. But when he persuades the others to venture beyond the forest edge and into a housing development, their ac- customed practices no longer work. In the Italian version, RJ is voiced by Luca Ward and Hammy by Pupo; in the original version, the characters' voices are by Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Avril Lavigne and William Shatner.