This was Shields’ first time working with Fraser, though they knew each other socially. "I had never worked with him, but I had been a fan,” Shields said. "When I looked at us, when we first saw ourselves together, we were like, ‘Oh, it seems like they could really be a married couple.’” When the animals of the forest discover they are about to lose their home, they fight back, led by a crafty raccoon. While it’s over the top, Shields says it’s important to stay in the reality of the situation as a performer. "Nobody in this movie did the ‘wink, wink’ to the camera, like, ‘I know I look stupid, but disclaimer here.’ It’s about really, truly — with the broadest of comedy — (acting as) if you respect it or if you are real within it,” Shields said. Travel and accommodations paid for by Summit Entertainment.