The Next Rotation - The Universe of Fenris Fox
30 November 2006
 
Fenny's Commentary

If you take home one unique message from the movie adaptation of "Over the Hedge," let it be this:

"We eat to live; they live to eat!" --R.J. the Raccoon, referring to First World Humanity.

This is exemplary of what has been citied by others as one of the best benefits of the furry metagenre - the opportunity for an alternate viewpoint, from which to look upon ourselves.

I'd never thought of this message before watching "Over the Hedge." Have you?

...I looked into my pocket notebook, and found a mirror. In it, I gazed not upon my face, but upon my soul...
 
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Well, this is the whole purpose, I think, of that part of speculative fiction not as 'fantasy'. It allows us to explore themes that would be too uncomfortable in the normal world.

For instance, in 'Who Censored Roger Rabbit?' and the movie based on that work, Toons were the equivalent of African Americans. This is much more evident in the novel than the movie.
 
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