Chicken Run (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5

United Kingdom, 2000.  Aardman Animations, DreamWorks Animation, Pathé.  Original Story by Peter Lord, Nick Park, Screenplay by , additional dialogue by , .  Cinematography by , .  Produced by , , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by , ,

Hilarious claymation film from the creator of the always wonderful Wallace and Gromit series, Nick Park. In his first feature film (which took seven years to develop), Park takes us into the world of a chicken coop, where pensive hens lay in wait until they can escape the harsh reality that surrounds them: their farmer owners are planning to bake them into pies.  is excellent as the voice of Ginger, the chicken who decides to lead the exodus. lends a bit of American marketing help as the voice of the handsome Rocky, a rooster who supposedly can fly. The best animated film of its year.

European Film Award Nomination:  Best European Film

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Picture-Musical/Comedy

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