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GET OUT OF HERE!! SHOO! SHOO! I just mopped this patio! FILTHY VERMIN!!
~ Gladys chasing the animals out of her yard.
You see, this is exactly why I called the exterminator! To kill them before they get hurt like this!
~ Gladys explaining why she had called Dwayne
~ Gladys' last words

Gladys Sharp is the secondary antagonist of DreamWorks's 12th full-length animated feature film, Over the Hedge. She is the former chairwoman of the Home Owners Association, Dwayne's former boss, and Tiger's former owner.

In the film, Gladys is disgusted by animals, hates children, and is very strict on her rules. She hires Dwayne to exterminate the animals, to no avail. In the end, Gladys gets fired from her job and arrested for illegal traps after trying to kill RJ and the gang with her weed hacker.

She was voiced by Allison Janney who later played Ms. Grunion.


In Over the Hedge

At the start of the film, Gladys is the chairwoman of the Home Owners Association, obsessed with the quality of every home in the neighborhood. Gladys then makes contact with RJ and the rest of the gang on her proch, and she promptly scares them away.

Unfortunately for Gladys, the animals return many more times to steal food, which risks ruining the neighborhood. She then calls and hires Dwayne LaFontant as her henchman to kill RJ and his best friends. Dwayne fails at catching them, and Gladys is horrified when she discovers all of the animals roaming her house for food and she gets sprayed by Stella the skunk.

Later on, the animals return to Gladys' home with Dwayne's van, only to destroy it. Enraged by the fact that her beautiful home is in shambles, Gladys charges the hedge that the animals are hiding in with her weed whacker. She is then frozen in time after Hammy consumes an energy drink, which allows him to move faster than the speed of light. He activates a illegal trap, the Depelter Turbo, which Gladys purchased to help eliminate the animals. Gladys ends up activating the trap and screams in rage as it incinerates her.

Police arrive and end up capturing Gladys, who lost all of her hair to the Depelter Turbo. She is last seen putting up a fight against the officers arresting her.

In Over the Hedge: The Video Game

Over the Hedge Video Game Gladys Sharp

Gladys, as she appears in the video game

In the events of the video game she gets released and her hair grows back.

After firing Dwayne, she hires a construction crew to take down the forest and another exterminator to get the animals. The crew starts at her house so she could build a pool in her backyard where the forest once was. However, the gang stop this by bringing endangered animals to the forest so the crew stops before they take down the forest.


Gladys is mean, cruel, stern, wicked, selfish, pompous, uncaring, egotistical, avaricious, arrogant, short-tempered, paranoid, greedy, fiendish, heartless, psychotic, malevolent, blackhearted, and crazy lady. She is a wild animal hater who hires Dwayne to take out RJ and his friends. She clearly believes herself to be above the law, as she demanded that Dwayne installed the Depelter Turbo even after he had stated it was illegal.

Gladys is greedily obsessed with all of the homes in the area being perfect and wants to get rid of the animals because she is not only disgusted and horrified by them, but she also thinks they are lowering the property values.


Gladys wears a black dress suit. She has pale skin, shortish black hair, and she is very tall. She wears red lipstick. She also wears red pajamas with bunny slippers.

After she was hit by the Depelter Turbo, she lost almost all of of her precious hair and became almost bald.



  • Gladys is similar to Cruella de Vil: Both are animal haters and get arrested at the end of the film. The only difference between the two is that Cruella De Vil is the main antagonist of her film (101 Dalmatians) and Gladys is the secondary antagonist of her film (Over the Hedge).

DreamWorks Villains

Animated Features
General Mandible | Colonel Cutter | Pharaoh Rameses | Pharaoh Seti I | Hotep & Huy | Tzekel-Kan | Hernán Cortés | Lord Farquaad | Thelonious | The Colonel | Eris | Cetus | Roc | Fairy Godmother | Prince Charming | Don Lino | Lola | Frankie | Luca | Fossas | Vincent | Gladys Sharp | Dwayne LaFontant | Prince Tigerius Mahmoud Shaboz | Rapunzel | Layton T. Montgomery | Ken | Tai Lung | Makunga | Teetsi | Gallaxhar | Derek Dietl | Red Death | Rumpelstiltskin | Fifi | Pied Piper | Megamind | Minion | Brainbots | Tighten | Lord Shen | Boss Wolf | Lord Shen's Wolf Army | Jack & Jill | Humpty Alexander Dumpty | Great Terror | Chantel DuBois | Pitch Black | Nightmares | Guy Gagné | Ms. Grunion | Drago Bludvist | Muddy Bewilderbeast | Drago's Army | Eret | Dave | Octopi | Captain Smek | Officer Kyle | The Boov | Kai the Collector | Chef | Creek | King Gristle Sr. | Francis E. Francis | Professor Poopypants | Mr. Krupp | Melvin Sneedly

Aardman Animations
Mrs. Tweedy | Mr. Tweedy | Victor Quartermaine | Philip | The Toad | Le Frog | Spike & Whitey | Thimblenose Ted | Fat Barry | Ladykiller

Mr. Chew | Boneknapper | Wu Sisters | Le Chuchoteur

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