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.
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>
Many sequences were modeled after 1963's "The Great Escape". When Ginger is digging the tunnel she is shown on a small trolley being pulled through the tunnel like the character played by 'Charles Bronson'. When she is locked up she bounces a ball against the wall like the character played by Steve McQueen. Even the music is similar to the "Escape" theme. See more »
After Mrs Tweedy falls off the plane, the shot of Fowler saying "The old bird bought it" is flipped (the "17" is the wrong way round and is also on the wrong side of the hut door). See more »
[whispering, right after one of the other chickens is killed]
We've got to get out of here.
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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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