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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) »


Run, Don't Walk! 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?


Halfway through production, the animators had gone through 3370 pounds of plasticine. 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 »


Babs: Chicken feed. My favourite!
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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 Hooper (1978) See more »


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

Something for everyone
20 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Chicken Run is a wonderfully entertaining movie for EVERYONE! Kids will love the eye-candy of chickens doing absurd things and tossing off silly one-liners. Adults will enjoy the brilliantly funny dialogue and the sweet, engaging story. Parents will enjoy taking their kids to a movie that does not have the Disneyesque product tie-ins and must-buy soundtrack. Movie buffs can try to count the references to The Great Escape, Stalg 17, Star Trek and Braveheart and may be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the camera work.

Nick Park, Peter Lord & Co. succeeded (where so many other have failed recently) in making an animated movie whose story, plot and dialogue are equal to the brilliant animation. In the wordless opening minutes we are engaged and in invited to care about these silly chickens. By the time the snappy dialogue gets rolling we've already identified with the chickens' plight. It may be a bit slow through the middle for the younger moviegoers. But the sound of laughter, cheers and applause from the whole audience as the chickens make their final bid for freedom is well worth the wait. The only sad part is we may have to wait another five years for another Aardman Animations to produce another picture of the quality.

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