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Lewis and Fry’s Over the Hedge turns 15

T Lewis and Michael Fry’s Over the Hedge will celebrate its 15 years in syndication on this Saturday. The feature currently runs in 250 papers and has been made into a full feature computer-animated film starring the voice talent of Bruce Willis, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Steve Carell, Eugene Levy and William Shatner. The movie took in $335 million.

“If 12 year old T Lewis could have known what the grown up T Lewis would get to do, his mind would’ve melted,” Lewis said. “From bringing Mike’s words to life, to joining in the lives of RJ and Verne and Hammy, to nudging black and white lines together to create a unique world, working on Over the Hedge has daily been a childhood – and adulthood – dream come true.”

There have been four Over the Hedge book collections: Over the Hedge, Over the Hedge 2, Over the Hedge 3: Knights of the Picnic Table, and Over the Hedge 4: Stuffed Animals.

Community Comments

#1 Lucas Turnbloom
June/10/2010
@ 4:35 pm

Congrats, guys!

#2 Oliver Knörzer
June/10/2010
@ 6:07 pm

Over the Hedge is in my personal top 10 list of my most favorite movies. I have watched it five times I think. Maybe we?ll get a sequel one day, that would be awesome!

#3 JW Wills
June/10/2010
@ 11:37 pm

Congratulations to Michael and T. Great work, thanks.

#4 Henry Clausner
June/11/2010
@ 8:41 am

way to go….!

#5 Vince LoGreco
June/11/2010
@ 9:25 am

Congrats!!! I can’t get enough of Hammy, Vern and RJ!

#6 Darryl Heine
June/11/2010
@ 12:31 pm

Happy 15 years! I wish the Chicago Tribune picked up Over the Hedge!

#7 Stephen Beals
June/11/2010
@ 12:41 pm

Very nice, indeed. I’ve especially liked the artwork in the strip.

I saw some childrens books at the library which were based on the movie. It would be nice to see T Lewis and Michael Fry?s name in there somewhere. Hooray for Hollyweird.

#8 David Jones
June/12/2010
@ 10:08 am

Congrats to you both!

So when is the movie sequel coming out? The first one was SO cool.

I am looking forward to the next 15 years!!!!

David Jones
Creator of “Just Say Cheese”

#9 Jeremy Creecy
June/13/2010
@ 6:05 pm

Congratulations to one of my favorite strips!

#10 Brian Martin
June/17/2010
@ 9:42 am

congrats to one of the best strips out there

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