Synopsis: Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world.
Director(s): Chris Wedge
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
  2 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Somebody told me once...

that if you stand still

in the forest long enough...

you'll see signs of

a hidden struggle.

Raging between

forces of life and decay.

That the survival

of the forest itself

depends on the outcome.

And that the good guys need

all the help they can get.

And that if you

don't believe it,

take a close look.

And if you still don't,

look closer.



Oh! Oh!

Mmm-hmm. (HUMMING)


Ah! Oh, oh, oh!

Whoa! I... (PANTING)



















Need a lift?

I don't need your help!

You're running out of

branch there, buddy.

Still don't need

your help. (GASPS)


Whoa! Oh!




Why aren't you

with your group?

What? I fly

faster alone!

How do you

not get this?

You're not the only one

on this team, you know.

So yell at one of them

for a change.

You hear that?

What am I supposed

to do with this kid?


Ah, you're right. (GRUNTING)

You've got

your own problems.


You're a Leafman.

You know how

important today is.

You know what? I'm

thinking maybe I'm just

not cut out for this.

That's the problem.

You are cut out for it.

But I'm tired of

waiting for you

to prove it.

Get a bird and get

back to Moonhaven,

or you're done.

What, you're not

going to help me now?

I just did.

That's cool!

I could probably

just jump from here!

Just follow

that last guy down!

Whoa! Incoming.


Bet they didn't

have bugs like that

in the city.

Yeah. I miss it already.

She talks!

Something on

your mind, kid?


What do you say to

a total stranger?


You and I go

back twenty minutes.

Not you... Larry.

I mean the person

I'm visiting.

I'm leaving you

out here with someone

you don't know?

(CHUCKLES) It's okay, Lar.

We weren't always strangers.

Maybe now things

will be different.


And everyone says

This love will change you

Well, I ask

Does anything ever

stay the same?

No, no, no

It's strange changes

That's not a house,

that's termites

holding hands. No offense.

Don't worry, Lar.

I'll be--


Call if you need

a quick getaway, kid!




Anyone home?




Okay. No, actually,

you know what?

I should check this bee.

No, that's (CHUCKLES)

right there. Uh...

Do we have-- I had it

we-- Oh, no, it's over here.

Okay. Yeah.

Uh, let's see.


Made of--

Oh, gosh!

I don't know,

polished acorn shell

and thin leather?

Perhaps mouse hide.

Pardon me,

excuse me, sorry.


not mouse hide.

Shrew, perhaps.

Or, you know what,

actually, it could be vole.

Hi, Dad.


Mary Katherine!


You're here! Mmm!


I didn't realize

today was today.

It always is.

Hey, let me

look at you! Oh...

You look just

like your mother.

Like she did.


You would, if you

know what I mean...


Do you want to talk

about it, if that's--


but I've been reading up

on the five stages of grief.

I'm working

through them myself.

I'm good like that.


There actually

are a few things

I would like

to talk about.


Oh, oh, oh! Ozzy!

Look who's back!

Ozzy? (GASPS)

He's still alive?

Well, you know,

most of him.

He may be down to

three legs, but he'll

make a break for it...

the first chance

he gets. (LAUGHS)

Ozzy, go say hi.

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James V. Hart

James V. Hart was born in 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Hook (1991), Epic (2013) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). more…

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