Director: Nick Park, Peter Lord Run Time: 84 min. Rating: G Release Year: 2000
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha, Lynn Ferguson, Mel Gibson
Featuring unforgettable characters, incredible animation and all-star voice talent, Chicken Run is an instant classic from the Academy Award-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit! While the chickens on evil Mrs. Tweedy’s farm dream of a better life, a clever hen named Ginger is hatching plans to fly the coop – for good! The only problem is chickens can’t fly … or can they? Every escape attempt goes fowl until Rocky, a smooth-talking All-American rooster, crash-lands into the coop. It’s hardly poultry in motion when Rocky attempts to teach Ginger and her fine feathered friends to fly … but, with teamwork, determination and a little bit o’ cluck, the fearless flock plots one last daring attempt in a spectacular bid for freedom!
“Superb family fun!”
– Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV
“[M]agical entertainment for all ages!”
– Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert & The Movies