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Facing imminent death while laying eggs at Tweedy's English farm, a group of chickens, led by the determined Ginger (Julia Sawahla, BBC-TV's ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS), plan to escape their prisonlike coop. The situation goes from bad to worse when the sinister Mrs. Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) decides to stop selling eggs and use the hens as the main ingredient in chicken pot pies. However, some hope literally falls from the sky in the form of Rocky (Mel Gibson), an American rooster who promises to teach the chickens how to fly. As the hens begin their struggle to get airborne, the monstrous pie-making machine arrives, giving the chickens precious little time to make their great escape. <br> <br> Aardman Studios' first full-length feature film is a stunning showcase of stop-motion animation. Utilizing the unique Plasticine designs of the acclaimed WALLACE & GROMIT and CREATURE COMFORT shorts, CHICKEN RUN features vibrant visuals and colorful characters that are immediately endearing. (The naive and constantl...
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DirectorPeter Lord
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  G
DVD Release Date:  Universal Studios Home Video (October 26, 2004)
Runtime:  1hr 24min
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review by . June 25, 2000
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Pros: Very good animation and character studies of the hens     Cons: Not a heavyweight     I generally don't go see animated films as they are just too stupid for words. This one.... was different. Smart, witty and overall very funny. The story of chickens that overcome in the end!      The chickens live on a British farm run by a very nasty "Mrs Tweedy" and her bumbling husband. She rules the farm with an iron fist and eventually …
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