Flushed Away

  • U
  • David Bowers, Sam Fell (2006)
  • US / UK
  • 81 min
Flushed Away
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The first computer-animated feature from the Aardman brigade successfully replicates their Wallace & Gromit claymation aesthetic with convincing and entertaining (if less charming) results. Hugh Jackman provides the voice of Roddy St James, a posh Kensington pet mouse who is flushed down the toilet into a vast rodent metropolis - a detailed mini-London constructed from rubbish. There he teams up with a streetwise rat (Kate Winslet) to foil the plans of a villainous toad (Ian McKellen) to flood the sewer city during half-time of the World Cup final. And along the way, Roddy finds genuine companionship for the first time. Visually inventive and with a rich dose of British humour, directors David Bowers and Sam Fell's film has thrilling adventure for the kids and droll wit for grown-ups. Jean Reno scores big laughs as stereotypical French mercenary Le Frog, but best of all are the singing slugs crooning pop hits as hilarious comment on the action.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Ian McKellen. Posh rodent Roddy St James leads a sheltered life in a Kensington mansion, with his every need catered for by his wealthy owners. But his life as a pampered pet comes to an end when he's flushed down the toilet to a subterranean world where the population is being threatened by an evil toad.

Cast and crew

Cast

Roddy St James
Hugh Jackman
Rita
Kate Winslet
The Toad
Ian McKellen
Le Frog
Jean Reno
Whitey
Bill Nighy
Spike
Andy Serkis
Sid
Shane Richie
Rita's mum
Kathy Burke
Rita's dad
David Suchet
Rita's grandma
Miriam Margolyes

Crew

Director
David Bowers
Director
Sam Fell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Available on DVD
Released 1 Dec 2006
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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