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Chicken Run (2000)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  23 June 2000 (USA)
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Chicken Run is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England.

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Cast

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Fetcher (voice)
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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 ...
Additional Chicken (voice)
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Additional Chicken (voice)
Laura Strachan ...
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 (40) »

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Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,848,755 (UK) (30 June 2000)

Gross:

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

The pie machine was meant to show the threat of mechanization. 50 people worked on its design. The cogs in the machine were silver spray painted to make them look metallic (they were made of polyurethane), and then scrubbed down to take some of the shine off. Finally they rubbed the (plywood) interior with lead grate polish to give it the look and feel of age and use. The machine even had a plaque to give it a further touch of authenticity. See more »

Goofs

The "Egg Production Table" in Mrs. Tweedy's hand changes twice. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tweedy: What... what... what's all this, then?
Mrs. Tweedy: This is our future, Mr. Tweedy. No more wasting time with petty egg collecting and minuscule profits.
Mr. Tweedy: No more eggs? But we've always been egg farmers. Me father, and his father, and all their fathers, they was all...
Mrs. Tweedy: Poor. Worthless. Nothings. But all that is about to change. This will take Tweedy's farm out of the Dark Ages and into full-scale automated production. Melicia Tweedy will be poor no longer.
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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 »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #24.7 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Flip Flop and Fly
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Performed by Ellis Hall
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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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