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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Fetcher (voice)
Lynn Ferguson ... Mac (voice)
... Rocky (voice)
... Mr. Tweedy (voice)
... Babs (voice)
... Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
... Ginger (voice)
... Nick (voice)
... Bunty (voice)
... 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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chicken | farm | escape | rooster | freedom | See All (42) »

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Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are 563 feathered and costumed puppets in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ginger says, in response to Rocky asking who would want to know if he was the rooster on the poster, "A rather desperate group of chickens. You see, if you are...", she starts saying it when the camera is on her. When the shot cuts to Rocky and Ginger's back is towards the camera, Ginger is still heard talking. However, Ginger's mouth isn't moving (you can see that her cheek isn't moving while the back of her head is still in camera). See more »

Quotes

Nick: [on the chickens' plane before take-off, pointing then crossing his arms to point] The exits are located here and here. In the quite likely event of an emergency, put your head between your knees...
Fetcher: and kiss your bum goodbye!
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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 »

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Featured in Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) See more »

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Barwick Green
Written by Arthur Wood
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Chicken Fun
28 February 2008 | by 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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