Flushed Away

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Clever and appealing for both children and adults, Flushed Away marks a successful entry into digital animated features for Aardman Animations.



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A previously pampered society mouse must fight his way back to the comforts of Kensington after he is sent spiraling into an underground world filled with scavenger rats and villainous toads in a fun-filled family adventure produced by DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features and featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, and Jean Reno. Roddy (Jackman) was living the high life when he first met Sid the sewer rat (Shane Richie), but that's all about to change when Sid decides to send the hapless mouse down the pipes and stealthily take his place in the lap of luxury. Though the bustling sewer city of Ratropolis isn't without its fair share of kind citizens, it is certainly no place for a pampered mouse with a taste for life's finer things. Upon making the acquaintance of scavenger rat Rita (Winslet), Roddy is certain that the pair can navigate their way back to the surface in Rita's trusty boat, the Jammy Dodger, but Rita's help doesn't come cheap, and the nefarious Toad (McKellen) is determined to rid Ratropolis of all things rodent. When Toad's hapless hench-rats Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy) fail to achieve acceptable results, the green meanie is forced to call in the cavalry in the form of legendary French mercenary Le Frog (Reno) to get the job done. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Jean Reno
as Le Frog
Bill Nighy
as Whitey
Kathy Burke
as Rita's Mum
David Suchet
as Rita's Dad
Miriam Margolyes
as Rita's Grandma
John Motson
as Football Commentator
Douglas Weston
as Newspaper Seller
Roger Blake
as Policeman
Christopher Fairbank
as Thimblenose Ted
Conrad Vemon
as Take Out
Jonathan Kydd
as Barnacle
Meredith Wells
as Rita's Little Sister
Ashleigh-Louis Elliot
as Rita's Sister 2
Ashleigh Ludwig
as Rita's Sister 3
Christopher Knights
as Market Trader
Emma Tate
as Passerby 2
Sam Fell
as Ladykiller, Liam, Prophet, Fanseller
David Bowers
as Fly, Goldfish, Henchfrog, Shocky, Tadpole
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  • Mar 29, 2016
    With impressive animation and a terrific voice cast, Flushed Away is both funny and suitably entertaining for both kids and adults - though the latter may actually get more out of it.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2014
    A unique British/American comedy, Flushed Away is a wacky adventure that's full of laughs. When a posh, upper class pet mouse from Kensington gets flushed down the toilet he discovers an underground world in the sewers. Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Bill Nighy, and Jean Reno lead the cast and give fairly good performances. And the character and set designs are rather imaginative, particularly in how it repurposes mundane objects to create the sewer city. But the writing is a little weak, as the characters and story aren't very engaging. Part of the problem is the overly slapstickish tone, which clashes with the danger and peril in the plot. Yet despite a few bumps, Flushed Away is a fun ride.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2013
    Flushed Away has to be one of the weirdest cartoon movies I've ever seen. The film has little to no plot at the beginning, and when it does it just retreads into familiarity as many films in the animated world during its time did. Even though this came before Rango, it kind of had a similar plot except that its a household rat who finds his way to an underground sewer London via the toilet. It seems to come together at the end a bit, mostly on star power voice acting and just wrapping it all up. It's not completely a waste of time, but it's forgettable enough not to be an essential watch.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2012
    Aardman have gone and made another smart and clever animation, that features humor for both adults and children. Primarily, the humor is created through the superb choice of voice actors. From Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, to Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis and even Ian McKellen. 'Flushed Away' does features very few but clever references to another Aardman masterpiece, 'Wallace & Gromit'.So those who love the cheese loving duo, do your best to seek them out.
    Samuel R Super Reviewer

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