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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 <WHMacy@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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


Escape or Die Frying 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?


Babs's knitting is real, done with toothpicks as needles. See more »


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 »


Ginger: So laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed, and roasted is good enough for you, is it?
Babs: It's a livin'.
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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 »


References Braveheart (1995) See more »


Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
Written by Juventino Rosas
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User Reviews

Engaging and delightful!
17 June 2000 | by (Toledo) – See all my reviews

This movie is all you could hope for in summer film fare. It had action, suspense, romance and a large helping of comedy. I was predisposed to love the movie, being a great fan of Wallace and Gromit, and the movie lived up to those other award-winning works. The movie works on every level, and was fun for all ages viewing it. Even my husband, who disdains children's movies, was truly enjoying himself. Needless to say, the children loved it, despite one rather gruesome off-screen moment, but that seemed not to matter too much. All in all, I can't recommend this movie too highly, it was incredibly entertaining and well-done.

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