Hammy's Boomerang Adventure
|Hammy's Boomerang Adventure|
Poster for the short film.
|Directed by||Will Finn|
|Produced by||Kate Spencer
Bonnie Arnold (Executive producer)
|Written by||Tom Owens|
|Based on||Over the Hedge
by Michael Fry
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure is a computer-animated short comedy film based on the film Over the Hedge, which was based on a comic strip of the same name. It can be found on the movie's DVD or the Madly Madagascar DVD as a bonus feature.
Bucky, Quillo and Spike (the young porcupines) begin with filming RJ who holds a piece of cardboard which has the words, "RJ's Wild World of Nature", a made-up nature show. Their subject is Hammy when he discovers a boomerang. RJ and the kids hide in the hedge and watch Hammy as he first sees the boomerang and "calls dibs." He tries to eat it but hates the taste and throws it away. The boomerang hits him in this order:
- Hammy is first hit and hisses like a cat at the boomerang (the kids giggle during this time but RJ dismisses it) before throwing it away again.
- Hammy throws it again and barely dodges it but stands up and laughs triumphantly, to be hit again.
- Hammy continuously dodges it and starts throwing the boomerang without stopping but soon realizes he is actually throwing a cookie, a cupcake, and an ice cream cone which prove distractive as he is hit again.
- He scurries up a tree but the boomerang freezes next to him. He shouts "Begone! I don't believe in you!" but the boomerang keeps spinning around the tree, forcing him to shout "All right, I believe in you!" He then buries the boomerang in a deep hole and proceeds to cover it up.
- He is hit again and finally chops it into pieces with an axe, puts it in a trunk, devilishly burns it with a cigarette lighter then stomps on the hot ashes but then steps off before he is continuously hit again, until an annoyed Hammy cries "Aww c'mon!"
RJ then asks the audience if they should tell him that the kids actually had a lot of boomerangs in a box. Verne then appears and figures out what they are doing and throws the camera away and informs them that humans do the same thing. Hammy finds the camera in the meantime and claims it. He says the camera lens tastes "shiny". RJ and the kids then inform Verne they will not do it again.
The crew (joined by Hammy) later perform another so-called "Unrated Version" episode which shows Verne bathing without his shell on. He then finds out what they are doing and chases RJ away through the hedge. Hammy calls dibs on Verne's shell before one of the kids runs back and switches off the camera.
- Bruce Willis as RJ
- Steve Carell as Hammy
- Madison Davenport as Quillo
- Shane Baumel as Spike
- Sami Kirkpatrick as Bucky
- Garry Shandling as Verne
- Although credited, Wanda Sykes' character Stella the Skunk doesn't appear in the short.
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure was released with Over the Hedge on October 17, 2006, distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was later released with Madly Madagascar on January 29, 2013, this time distributed by 20th Century Fox along with First Flight.
- DeMott, Rick (October 17, 2013). "Over the Hedge Lands on DVD With New Hammy Short". Animation World Network. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- Gencarelli, Mike (January 24, 2013). "DVD Review "Madly Madagascar"". Media Mikes. Retrieved October 25, 2013.