Release date:November 3, 2006
Directors:Sam Fell, David Bowers
MPAA Rating:PG (for crude humor and some language)
Screenwriters:Dick Clement, Ian LaFrenais
Starring:Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy, Shane Richie, Jean Reno
From DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features, the teams behind the Oscar®-winning hits "Shrek" and "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," comes the computer-animated comedy "Flushed Away." Blending Aardman's trademark style and characterizations with DreamWorks' state-of-the-art computer animation, the film marks a unique new look for the artform. In this new comedy set on and beneath the streets of London, Roddy St. James (Hugh Jackman) is a pampered pet mouse who thinks he's got it made. But when a sewer rat named Sid (Shane Richie) – the definition of "low life" -- comes spewing out of the sink and decides it's his turn to enjoy the lap of luxury, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the loo for a dip in the "whirlpool." Roddy's plan backfires when he inadvertently winds up being the one flushed away into the bustling world down below. Underground, Roddy discovers a vast metropolis, where he meets Rita (Kate Winslet), a street-wise rat who is on a mission of her own. If Roddy is going to get home, he and Rita will need to escape the clutches of the villainous Toad (Sir Ian McKellen), who royally despises all rodents and has dispatched two hapless henchrats, Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy), as well as his cousin -- that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog (Jean Reno) – to see that Roddy and Rita are iced… literally. "Flushed Away" stars the voices of Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman (Broadway's "The Boy From Oz," the "X-Men" film franchise) as Roddy; four-time Oscar® nominee Kate Winslet ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Iris," "Titanic," "Sense and Sensibility") as Rita; two-time Oscar® nominee Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Gods and Monsters") as the Toad; Andy Serkis ("King Kong," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King") and Bill Nighy ("Love Actually") as Spike and Whitey; Shane Richie ("Shoreditch") as Sid; and Jean Reno ("The Tiger and the Snow") as Le Frog. "Flushed Away" is being directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell, and produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Cecil Kramer.