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When a bird "flies" into a chicken farm, the fellow chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

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Mac (voice)
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Rocky (voice)
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Mr. Tweedy (voice)
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Babs (voice)
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Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
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Ginger (voice)
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Nick (voice)
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Bunty (voice)
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Fowler (voice)
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Circus Man (voice)
Jo Allen ...
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Additional Chicken (voice)
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Storyline

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Ms. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom. Written by Cory Booth <WHMacy@yahoo.com>

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chicken | farm | escape | rooster | freedom | See All (42) »

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This Ain't No Chick Flick! See more »


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23 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,506,162 (USA) (23 June 2000)

Gross:

$106,793,915 (USA) (27 October 2000)
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Trivia

The script was originally 20 minutes too long so some scenes had to be shortened or compressed, like the initial unveiling of the pie machine. See more »

Goofs

The chicken catapult changes during Mac's demonstration. The teeth on the cog and ratchet point in different directions within the same scene. See more »

Quotes

[after Rocky leaves]
Babs: Perhaps he just went on holiday.
Bunty: [grabbing Babs' knitting, throwing it on the ground, and stomping on it] Perhaps he just went to get away from your infernal knitting!
Mac: Well, you were the one that was always hitting him. Let's see how you like it.
[shoves Bunty]
Bunty: Don't push me, four-eyes.
[other chickens start fighting]
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Crazy Credits

Near the very end of the credits the conversation about which comes first, the chicken or the egg??, comes up again. The two rodents want to take an egg or a chicken and make a chicken farm to make their own eggs. However, they cannot deside if they need a chicken or an egg. Finally, Rocky the Rooster pipes in and says to "please pipe down". See more »

Connections

References Black-Adder II (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Chicken Fun
28 February 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Chicken Run' is a delighted little film about...well, chickens. I've always loved the claymation of Aardman. 'Creature Comforts' and 'Wallace and Gromit' are among many of my favorites. Aardman Studios have come up with a brilliant cast, a funny and smart script, fine cinematography and production design. The inspiration of films like 'The Great Escape' shows. The female characters are so strong and yet they have their own sense of humour and Brit-wit. Aardman's claymation is splendid. The large eyes, body size and shape and movements create this a unique class of comedy. The writing is very sharp and crisp but I disliked the obvious symbolism (of British and America joining hands to save the world and fight evil) which looked a little forced. I don't see the need to make the Rocky character an American rooster (as if it's an ingredient to have an American on board). Yet, that does not take away the sheer pleasure and entertainment one derives from the film. The voice cast is suitably chosen. Gibson plays the typical hero with charisma but it's the Brit cast, which includes names like Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Jane Horrocks and Julia Sawalha that did it for me. Their sharp witty humour and strong will just put them on a league of their own. 'Chicken Run' is a cute, heartwarming, uplifting and hilarious little film. To quote another user, it is eggcellent!


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