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Chicken Run (2000)

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When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

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Peter Lord, Nick Park

Writers:

Peter Lord (original story), Nick Park (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phil Daniels ... Fetcher (voice)
Lynn Ferguson Lynn Ferguson ... Mac (voice)
Mel Gibson ... Rocky (voice)
Tony Haygarth ... Mr. Tweedy (voice)
Jane Horrocks ... Babs (voice)
Miranda Richardson ... Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
Julia Sawalha ... Ginger (voice)
Timothy Spall ... Nick (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Bunty (voice)
Benjamin Whitrow ... Fowler (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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Plot Keywords:

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

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Feathers will Fly! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C:R-1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,506,162, 25 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,834,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$224,834,564
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Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS-ES | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a reference to The Simpsons (1989); when Rocky falls in the pie dough, and proclaims "Dough!" in an annoyed manner, which is phonetically similar to Homer Simpson's catchphrase "D'oh!" A year before the release of the movie, Mel Gibson guest starred on The Simpsons episode "Beyond the Blunderdome" as himself. See more »

Goofs

Puppets were often mounted to rigs so they could be suspended in the air. The rigs were edited out of each frame after filming, but there is a short cut in Chicken Run where a rig was missed: Inside the pie machine when Rocky is falling out of the meat chute, the 17-frame cut of him falling directly into the camera still has the puppet rig visible. See more »

Quotes

[Fetcher and Nick are stealing tools, hiding in gnomes as they move about while Mr. Tweedy is working; they steal the tools and start walking away and Mr. Tweedy notices]
Mr. Tweedy: So, gnomes now, is it?
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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 decide if they need a chicken or an egg. Finally, Rocky the Rooster pipes in and says to "please pipe down". See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, when Mrs. Tweedy was cutting off Edwina's head, the shadow on the wall actually depicted the axe coming downward before cutting away. It was further moved back to the current theatrical version where you see the axe going up, but not coming down. See more »


Soundtracks

Ave Maria
Written by Franz Schubert (uncredited)
Performed by Gracie Fields
Courtesy of Living Era (ASV Ltd)
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Simply delightful viewing
22 July 2000 | by BigspendSee all my reviews

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.

Recommended!


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