Flushed Away

Flushed Away

David Bowers (2006)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.


A pampered pet rodent is flushed down a toilet and ends up in a vast underground rat city in the sewers of London. He is befriended by a quick-witted rat who offers to help him find his way home, but first the hapless pair have to escape the clutches of an evil toad bent on ridding the rodent metropolis of its residents. Animated comedy, with the voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Shane Richie, Jean Reno and Bill Nighy.

Cast & Crew

Roddy Hugh Jackman
Rita Kate Winslet
The Toad Ian McKellen
Sid Shane Richie
Le Frog Jean Reno
Whitey Bill Nighy
Spike Andy Serkis
Rita's mum Kathy Burke
Director David Bowers
Director Sam Fell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama Children's