Flushed Away Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Flushed Away

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    A hidden gem.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie, Kathy Burke, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes

  • Directed by:

    David Bowers, Sam Fell

  • Running time:

    85 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)


    Characters are near-choked, flushed down a toilet, thrown through the air, scalded, kicked, pursued, thrown overboard, eaten, stood on, hit with objects, electrocuted, poked, mouse-trapped, threatened, sunk, tongue-tied, frozen, bitten, punched, knocked over, near-flooded. Characters fall from high distances. Toys get hit by a car, dismembered, decapitated. A toy gun is fired. Break-and-enter, theft. Smashed crockery. Squealing, yelling. Blood/gore: Frozen characters.


    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless characters, characters in underwear. Toys in swimwear. Crotch-grabbing, bum-grabbing.


    Alcohol (wine, champagne, bottle tops, corks).


    Name-calling. Cultural, gender stereotypes. Bodily function gags.


    Miniature worlds, international jewel thieving, royal obsession, fake gems, trust, unlikely relationships, family, Tom Jones, theft, thugs, serenading, soccer, football World Cup Final, flooding, miming, loneliness.


    Tsunami, mime artist. Sewer setting. Rats, mice, slugs, bugs, fish, toad, fly, tadpoles, barnacles, frogs, maggots. Sausages, whole fish, maggots eaten. Toilet, animal fur rug, spitting, raspberry-blowing.


    Witty, energetic, endearing, exuberant, touching, inventive, sweet, delightful, buoyant, funny, lively, kid-friendly, ambitious, refreshing. Delicious slapstick, droll wit, charming characters, top-notch cast, bright/cheerful animation, rousing adventures, fun cameos from DreamWorks characters in background, amusing stereotypes.


    Derivative. Lacks strong personalities, not the most eye-popping animation.

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