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Chicken Run (2000)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  23 June 2000 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Fetcher (voice)
Mac (voice)
Rocky (voice)
Mr. Tweedy (voice)
Babs (voice)
Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
Ginger (voice)
Nick (voice)
Bunty (voice)
Fowler (voice)
Circus Man (voice)
Jo Allen ...
Additional Chicken (voice)
Additional Chicken (voice)
Laura Strachan ...
Additional Chicken (voice)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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


It's Chicken Impossible. See more »


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Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C:R-1  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 866,650,170 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The chickens were built on two scales: full-size "A" models for the main scenes, and smaller "B" models for scenes with the Tweedys and for forced perspective shots. See more »


Mr. Tweedy's shotgun disappears on the porch in the opening sequence. See more »


[after fainting from a near-death experience]
Babs: All me life flashed before me eyes.
Babs: It was really borin'.
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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 »


Referenced in The Critic: Episode #1.3 See more »


Ave Maria
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User Reviews

Simply delightful viewing
22 July 2000 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

As an older gentleman with a rather refined taste in flim viewing, I was surprised by how absorbed I got in this elaborate cartoon-like feature. It's no mean trick to create rubber characters that you can really care about. My favorites were Mr & Mrs Tweedy -- especially the latter. Mrs Tweedy was the personification of evil (within the confines of a cartoon of course) and just a thoroughly interesting character. The sets were well done, especially the Stalag 17 camp image (notice the 17 on the meeting hut). Lots of British stereotype stuff which worked pretty well and kept my attention. Fast paced without becoming just another Roger Rabbit.


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