A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
Simon J. Smith
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>
Scenes deleted from the finished film included Fowler being an alcoholic, a chicken eaten by the watchdogs in an escape attempt, Rocky's sole escape from the farm by hiding in the egg bucket, and a more elaborate climax. It involved Mr Tweedy's Mini, a truck, a combine harvester, Rocky and Ginger jumping over hedges on a trike like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963) before going over a cliff, Mrs Tweedy falling in mud and the harvester encasing her in a bale of hay, with Mr Tweedy gloating "Right there's going to be some changes around here." Then the albatross breaks up and the chickens fly by themselves into the sunset. When they land they dance the "Funky Chicken" in celebration. See more »
The "Egg Production Table" in Mrs. Tweedy's hand changes twice. See more »
[after Rocky leaves]
Perhaps he just went on holiday.
[grabbing Babs' knitting, throwing it on the ground, and stomping on it]
Perhaps he just went to get away from your infernal knitting!
Well, you were the one that was always hitting him. Let's see how you like it.
Don't push me, four-eyes.
[other chickens start fighting]
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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 »
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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