While his family is away at Holiday, Roddy, the Pet Mouse, takes advantage of having the whole house to himself, taking in a movie, hanging out with the (Plastic) ladies, and enjoying his solitude. When an intruder comes in and Roddy gets Flushed down the potty, Roddy encounters what is a spitting image of Lodon, if it were built out of trash. He sets of on a journey to find his way home, and finds himself interwined in a plot to destroy this sewage London. He learns the importance of family, friednship, and must make some important choices.
I have to admit I WAS skeptical about this movie. I've never been fond of the previous Aardman efforts. The Lipless, wide mouthed toothy expressions really weirded me out, and I just nevet thought they were very funny. After seeing clips of this movie being demoed in a store, my interest grew and I rented it. and LOVED it!
As CGI films seem to go, it attempts to gear jokes to both parents and children, but unlike other movies, the adult jokes are clean enough that if the children DO get them, it won't destroy them, and even the silliest of childish jokes can get a chuckle out of a dirty minded adult (like myself). There was the occassional joke or gag that wasn't what I would call funny, but those were VERY few and VERY far between.
Funny, charming, and at times just plain silly, "Flushed Away" is a rarity nowadays]- especially amongst CGI films that seem to pop up EVERYWHERE. It's creative and EXTREMELY enjoyable! THe voice actors are TOP notch, and the characters are loveable and entertaining.
I also have to add that the slugs were DEFINITLEY the best part! Singing helium voiced versions of songs from modern to "classic" (more or less) and original songs here and there.