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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of RJ with sound clips and images.
RJ is the smooth-talking, silver-tongued racoon character from the Over the Hedge franchise. He is usually more of a lone-wolf (er, uh, racoon...), preferring to stick to himself, forage for food on his own and not get tied down to any friends or family. But all of that changes when RJ runs into Verne and his 'family' of forest animals. Although he originally intended to use his new friends to simply repay his debt to Vincent, RJ eventually comes to love and care for his new 'family'.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAs is typically the casting process with most big-budget animated Hollywood films, the main cast consists of a lot of "celebrity" voice actors, and RJ is no exception. Action-star extraordinaire, Bruce Willis, plays RJ in both the theatrical movie and the animated short. Though the temptation for this character might be to play up Bruce's action persona, RJ is portrayed as more of a slimy, almost cowardly opportunist, one who does whatever he can to save his own skin. And Bruce manages to convey that quite well in his performance. Stephen Stanton takes over the role for the video game adaptation of the movie. And of course, Stephen is no stranger to reprising roles from "celebrities" (Buzz Lightyear, Melman the giraffe, just to name a few). Stephen does a pretty good impression of Bruce's performance, even though it may not be perfect.
Overall, I'm going with the original, Bruce.