Chicken Run

Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord
Voices of Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha…

Universal Studios Home Video | November 15, 2005 | DVD

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Unlike anything ever seen on the big screen, Chicken Run is the year's most original comedy hailed by critics and audiences alike as "magical entertainment for all ages!" (Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert & The Movies).

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!

Featuring unforgettable characters, incredible animation and all-star voice talent, this instant classic from the Academy Award-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit is eggs-traordinary fun for the whole family!

Video Release: November 15, 2005

Runtime: 84

Rating: G (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149190427

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Chicken Run

Chicken Run

Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord
Voices of Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Miranda Richardson, Phil Daniels, Timothy Spall

Video Release: November 15, 2005

Runtime: 84

Rating: G (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149190427


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

Facing imminent death while laying eggs at Tweedy's English farm, a group of chickens led by the determined Ginger (Julie Sawahla) plan to escape their prison-like coop. The situation goes from bad to worse when the sinister Mrs. Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) decides to stop selling eggs and use the hens as the main ingredient in chicken pot pies. However, some hope literally falls from the sky in the form of Rocky (Mel Gibson), an American rooster who promises to teach the chickens how to fly. As the hens begin their struggle to get airborne, the monstrous pie-making machine arrives, giving the chickens precious little time to make their great escape. Aardman Studios' first full-length feature film is a stunning showcase of stop-motion animation. Utilizing the unique Plasticine designs of the acclaimed WALLACE & GROMIT and CREATURE COMFORT shorts, CHICKEN RUN features vibrant visuals and colorful characters that are immediately endearing. (The naïve and constantly knitting Babs, voiced by Jane Horrocks, is particularly hilarious.) With its clever writing, witty film references, and pitch-perfect combination of comedy, drama and romance, CHICKEN RUN is one of those rare movies that genuinely appeals to viewers of every age.

Description

This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. Brought to you by the creative team behind WALLACE AND GROMIT, CHICKEN RUN is an animated work of entertainment for individuals of every age.

Notes

The Plasticine characters in CHICKEN RUN were often moved 24 times for every second of exposed film. At the height of the movie's production, up to 40 stop-motion animators worked around the clock to capture just ten seconds of footage per day.
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