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Furry friends battle human encroachment

‘Over the Hedge,’ the DreamWorks animated feature satirizing the wasteful American consumer, is very patchy

By Manohla Dargis  /  NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , NEW YORK

One imagines that, much like their adults, the tots would like to be entertained and perhaps even moved. The characters in classic Disney films like Pinocchio certainly learn life lessons, but the lessons have reach, ambition. Like great myths, these films give us characters that, even when blanketed in feathers and fur, learn what it is to be fully human, not just good little consumers.

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