Over the Hedge was Michael Fry's second comic strip. His first was Committed, which ran from 1994 to 2006. Committed also had an Animated Adaptation — specifically, a 13-episode adaptation made by Nelvana for CTV.
When things go bad for RJ, he goes into a planning monologue, just like John McClane does all the time.
When RJ escapes the house with a cart of goodies including a beach umbrella and a propane tank and is chased by the dog, the resulting disaster leaves RJ performing the classic John McClane 'ejection seat' move from Die Hard 2, down to the camera angle.