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{{short description|2000 British stop-motion animated comedy film}}{{About|the film|the video game based on the film|Chicken Run (video game)}}{{Use dmy dates|date=December 2017}}{{EngvarB|date=December 2017}}









| Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Nick Park and Peter Lord)| {{nom}}| Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Karey Kirkpatrick)| {{nom}}| Best Visual Effects| {{nom}}| Best British Film| {{nom}}| Best Debut (Nick Park and Peter Lord)| {{nom}}| Best Family Film| {{won}}| Best Sound| {{nom}}
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name Chicken Run| image = Chicken run ver1.jpg| caption = British theatrical release poster



    {edih}| screenplay = Karey Kirkpatrick
    • Peter Lord
    • Nick Park
    {edih}
    {edih} {edih}| editing = Mark Solomon {edih}Aardman AnimationsHTTPS://CATALOG.AFI.COM/CATALOG/MOVIEDETAILS/61096WORK=AFI CATALOG OF FEATURE FILMS, 16 August 2018, {edih}df=y6United States6United Kingdom}}| runtime = 84 minutes }}| language = EnglishWORK=BOX OFFICE MOJOARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WWW.WEBCITATION.ORG/65KPH0OYM?URL=HTTP://WWW.BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM/MOVIES/?ID=CHICKENRUN.HTMDEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | gross = $225 million}}Chicken Run is a 2000 stop motion animated comedy film produced by the British studio Aardman Animations in partnership with American studio DreamWorks Animation. The studio's first feature-length film, it was directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park from a screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and story by Lord and Park.NEWS, McCarthy, Todd, Review: ‘Chicken Run’,weblink 1 October 2015, Variety, 12 June 2000,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151002105932weblink">weblink 2 October 2015, no, dmy-all, The plot centres on a band of chickens who see a rooster named Rocky as their only hope to escape the farm when their owners prepare to turn them into chicken pies. The film features the voices of Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Tony Haygarth, Miranda Richardson, and Benjamin Whitrow. Chicken Run grossed over $224 million, becoming the highest-grossing stop motion animated film in history.WEB, The Longer View: British animation,weblink BBC, 9 October 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150928030113weblink">weblink 28 September 2015, no, dmy-all, A sequel is currently in development.

    Plot

    The chickens live in a farm run by The Tweedys. They try to escape, but are always caught. Frustrated at the minuscule profits that the farm generates, Mrs. Tweedy conceives an idea of converting the farm into automated production and having a pie machine in the barn in order to turn the chickens into pies. One day, Ginger, the leader of the chickens, observes a rooster crash-landing into the farm after being shot from a circus cannon. Ginger and the chickens hide him from The Tweedys and learn his name is Rocky. Ginger, interested in Rocky's flying abilities, begs him to help train her and the other chickens to fly. Rocky helps them, but in the meantime only gives them training lessons. Meanwhile, Mr. Tweedy builds the pie machine.Later Rocky holds a party and Ginger insists he show them to fly the next day, but Mr. Tweedy finishes making the pie machine and puts Ginger in it for a test run. Rocky saves Ginger, giving them time to warn the others of The Tweedys' plan to make them into pies and only a short time for their escape. The next day, Ginger finds Rocky has fled, leaving behind part of a poster that shows him to be a stunt rooster, shot out of a cannon from a circus and unable to fly himself, depressing Ginger and the others. Fowler the rooster tries to cheer them by telling stories of the RAF, leading Ginger the idea of creating a plane to flee from the farm. The chickens assemble parts for the plane as Mrs. Tweedy insists Mr. Tweedy gather all the chickens to put into the machine, but when he comes in, the chickens attack Mr. Tweedy and gag him up as they finish the plane. Rocky returns and joins them, but whilst taking off, Mrs. Tweedy chases them down and grabs onto a strand. Mrs. Tweedy climbs it while Ginger races to sever it, managing to cut the strand, sending Mrs. Tweedy into the pie machine, causing it to explode. The chickens continue their flight to freedom, while Mr. Tweedy tells his wife he told her the chickens are organised. Mrs. Tweedy growls in rage, but Mr. Tweedy has enough of her abuse so he pushes the door down onto her for revenge. The chickens find an island where they enjoy their freedom, and Ginger and Rocky start a relationship.

    Voice cast

    • Julia Sawalha as Ginger, a hen who is determined to save her fellow chickens from their impending doom on the Tweedys' farm. She is usually the one that comes up with the ideas and is generally more intelligent than the other chickens.
    • Mel Gibson as Rocky, a laid-back American circus rooster who crash-lands on the farm and teaches the chickens to fly at Ginger's request.
    • Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Tweedy, a greedy and cantankerous lady who decides to convert her farm into a chicken pot pie factory solely for monetary reasons.
    • Tony Haygarth as Mr. Tweedy, Mrs. Tweedy's oafish, henpecked husband. Despite his unintelligence, he is cruel to the chickens and more suspicious than his wife of their escape plans, and he correctly identifies Ginger as their leader.
    • Benjamin Whitrow as Fowler, a feisty elderly rooster who regularly prattles about his Royal Air Force experiences.
    • Timothy Spall as Nick, a cynical, portly rat who smuggles contraband into the compound.
    • Phil Daniels as Fetcher, Nick's slim, slow-witted partner.
    • Jane Horrocks as Babs, the fattest of the chickens a stout hen with a dim-witted innocence and a love of knitting.
    • Imelda Staunton as Bunty, the champion egg-layer and group cynic who is the most skeptical of Ginger's escape plans.
    • Lynn Ferguson as Mac, Ginger's brainy Scottish assistant.

    Production

    Chicken Run was Aardman's first feature-length production, which would be executive produced by Jake Eberts. Nick Park and Peter Lord, who runs Aardman, directed the film,WEB, Rex Weiner, 10 April 1997,weblink Aardman on 'Run', Variety (magazine), Variety, 18 February 2010,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170813013314weblink">weblink 13 August 2017, no, dmy-all, while Karey Kirkpatrick scripted the film with additional input from Mark Burton and John O'Farrell. Chicken Run was first conceived in 1995 by Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.Pathé agreed to finance Chicken Run in 1996 putting their finances into script development and model design. DreamWorks Pictures officially came on board in 1997.AV MEDIA, Spall, Timothy, 2000, Fowl Play: The Making of Chicken Run, Picture Production, DreamWorks beat out studios like Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. and largely won due to the perseverance of DreamWorks co-chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg; as a company they were eager to make their presence felt in the animation market in an attempt to compete with Disney's dominance of the field.NEWS, Cox, Dan, D’Works’ feat of clay,weblink 17 August 2014, Variety, 3 December 1997,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140819090702weblink">weblink 19 August 2014, no, dmy-all, Katzenberg explained that he had "been chasing these guys for five or six years, ever since I first saw Creature Comforts." DreamWorks secured their first animated feature with the film, and they handled distribution in all territories except Europe, which Pathé handled. The two studios co-financed the film. DreamWorks also retains rights to worldwide merchandising. During the production of the film, 30 sets were used with 80 animators working along with 180 people working overall. Despite this, one minute of film was completed with each week of filming.

    Reception

    Critical response

    The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 97% approval rating and an average rating of 8.1/10 based on 170 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular."WEB,weblink Chicken Run - Rotten Tomatoes, Fandango Media, Rotten Tomatoes, 17 January 2016,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151226013804weblink">weblink 26 December 2015, no, dmy-all, The film also holds a score of 88 based on 34 reviews on Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim."WEB,weblink Chicken Run, CBS Interactive, Metacritic, 7 February 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20110228202537weblink">weblink 28 February 2011, no, dmy-all, Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade A- on scale of A to F.WEB,weblink Cinemascore, CinemaScore, no,weblink 2018-12-20, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave three and a half stars out of four, writing: "So it truly is a matter of life and death for the chickens to escape from the Tweedy Chicken Farm in Chicken Run, a magical new animated film that looks and sounds like no other. Like the otherwise completely different Babe, this is a movie that uses animals as surrogates for our hopes and fears, and as the chickens run through one failed escape attempt after another, the charm of the movie wins us over."WEB,weblink Chicken Run Movie Review & Film Summary (2000) - Roger Ebert, Roger, Ebert, www.rogerebert.com, 5 November 2017,weblink 7 November 2017, no, dmy-all, {{full citation|date=November 2017}}

    Box office

    On opening weekend, the film grossed $17,506,162 for a $7,027 average from 2,491 theatres. Overall, the film placed second behind Me, Myself and Irene.WEB,weblink Weekend Box Office Results for June 23-25, 2000 - Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com, 13 June 2014,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140602051458weblink">weblink 2 June 2014, no, dmy-all, In its second weekend, the film held well as it slipped only 25% to $13,192,897 for a $4,627 average from expanding to 2,851 theatres and finishing in fourth place.WEB,weblink Weekend Box Office Results for June 30-July 2, 2000 - Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com, 26 June 2014,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140714192916weblink">weblink 14 July 2014, no, dmy-all, The film's widest release was 2,953 theatres, after grossing $106,834,564 domestically with an additional $118,000,000 overseas for a worldwide total of $224,834,564. Produced on a $45 million budget, the film was a huge box office hit. To date, it is the highest grossing stop motion animated movie.

    Accolades{| class"wikitable sortable"

    ! Group ! Category (Recipient) ! Result
    Annie Awards28TH ANNUAL ANNIE>URL=HTTP://ANNIEAWARDS.ORG/28TH-ANNIE-AWARDSACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-DATE=2 JANUARY 2013DF=DMY-ALL, | Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature| {{nom}}
    BAFTA AwardsBIGGER BETTER BAFTAS>URL=HTTP://WWW.EMPIREONLINE.COM/NEWS/STORY.ASP?NID=13704WORK=EMPIRE ONLINEARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910195315/HTTP://WWW.EMPIREONLINE.COM/NEWS/STORY.ASP?NID=13704DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | Best British Film| {{nom}}
    6th Critics' Choice Awards>Broadcast Film CriticsARMSTRONG>FIRST1=MARKURL=HTTP://UK.EONLINE.COM/NEWS/40898/BROADCAST-CRITICS-EAT-CROWEACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014, 19 December 2000, Best Animated Feature| {{won}}
    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2000>Dallas-Fort Worth Film CriticsREIFSTECK>FIRST1=GREGURL=HTTPS://VARIETY.COM/2001/FILM/NEWS/DALLAS-CRIX-PICK-TRAFFIC-1117791461/WORK=VARIETYARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910195843/HTTP://VARIETY.COM/2001/FILM/NEWS/DALLAS-CRIX-PICK-TRAFFIC-1117791461/DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | {{won}}
    Empire Awards| Best British Director (Nick Park and Peter Lord)| {{nom}}
    European Film AwardsBILLY AIMS TO CONQUER EUROPEPUBLISHER=BBC NEWSDATE=8 NOVEMBER 2000ARCHIVE-DATE=10 SEPTEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, | Best Film| {{nom}}
    Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2000>Florida Film CriticsTRAFFIC IS FLORIDA FAVOURITE>URL=HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/2/HI/ENTERTAINMENT/1102080.STMACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910200158/HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/2/HI/ENTERTAINMENT/1102080.STMDEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | Best Animated Feature| {{won}}
    Genesis AwardsFIRST LOOK: THE NEWS IN BRIEF, FEBRUARY 27, 2001PUBLISHER=E! ONLINE UKDATE=27 FEBRUARY 2001, | Best Feature Film| {{won}}
    Golden Globe AwardsDEMOTTTITLE=CHICKEN RUN LAYS A GOLDEN GLOBE NOMPUBLISHER=ANIMATED WORLD NETWORKDATE=21 DECEMBER 2000ARCHIVE-DATE=11 SEPTEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, | Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy| {{nom}}
    Rotten Tomatoes>Golden Tomato Awards 2000REIFSTECK>FIRST1=GREGURL=HTTP://WWW.ROTTENTOMATOES.COM/GUIDES/GOLDEN-TOMATO-AWARDS-2000/BEST/WORK=ROTTEN TOMATOESARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160419183604/HTTP://WWW.ROTTENTOMATOES.COM/GUIDES/GOLDEN-TOMATO-AWARDS-2000/BEST/DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | Best Films| {{won}}
    PUBLISHER=KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS CIRCLEARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20141006143201/HTTP://KCFCC.ORG/KCFCC-AWARD-WINNERS-2000-09/DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | Best Animated Feature| {{won}}
    TITLE=LAS VEGAS CRITICS FETE ‘ERIN,’ ‘GLADIATOR’ACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014DATE=26 DECEMBER 2000ARCHIVE-DATE=10 SEPTEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, | Best Family Film| {{won}}
    Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2000>Los Angeles Film CriticsKING>FIRST1=SUSANURL=HTTP://ARTICLES.LATIMES.COM/2000/DEC/17/LOCAL/ME-1258WORK=LOS ANGELES TIMESARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910201512/HTTP://ARTICLES.LATIMES.COM/2000/DEC/17/LOCAL/ME-1258DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, Best Animated Feature| {{won}}
    National Board of Review Awards 2000>National Board of ReviewKING>FIRST1=SUSANURL=HTTP://ARTICLES.LATIMES.COM/2000/DEC/07/ENTERTAINMENT/CA-62250WORK=LOS ANGELES TIMESARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910215730/HTTP://ARTICLES.LATIMES.COM/2000/DEC/07/ENTERTAINMENT/CA-62250DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | {{won}}
    New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2000>New York Film CriticsTRAFFIC WOWS NEW YORK CRITICS>URL=HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/2/HI/ENTERTAINMENT/1070240.STMACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910200042/HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/2/HI/ENTERTAINMENT/1070240.STMDEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | {{won}}
    Phoenix Film CriticsFLASHES FROM THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2001>URL=HTTP://WWW.PHOENIXNEWTIMES.COM/CONTENT/PRINTVERSION/168743/ACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910195246/HTTP://WWW.PHOENIXNEWTIMES.COM/CONTENT/PRINTVERSION/168743/DEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | {{won}}
    John Powell (composer)>John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams)| {{nom}}
    Satellite Awards 2000REIFSTECKTITLE=‘GLADIATOR,’ ‘TRAFFIC’ LEAD GOLDEN SAT NOMSACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014DATE=18 DECEMBER 2000ARCHIVE-DATE=10 SEPTEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, MINOTTA>FIRST1=MAURICIOURL=HTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOOD.COM/NEWS/BRIEF/313500/TRAFFIC-BETTY-ARE-GOLDENACCESSDATE=9 SEPTEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140910200133/HTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOOD.COM/NEWS/BRIEF/313500/TRAFFIC-BETTY-ARE-GOLDENDEAD-URL=NO, dmy-all, | Best Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media| {{won}}
    PUBLISHER=SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATIONARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20040613054846/HTTP://WWW.SEFCA.ORG/A2000.HTML, 13 June 2004, | Best Film| {{nom}}

    Soundtrack

    John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams composed and produced the music for the film, which was released on 20 June 2000 under the RCA Victor label.WEB,weblink Chicken Run [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - John Powell | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic, 20 August 2012,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151210205206weblink">weblink 10 December 2015, no, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Amazon.com: Chicken Run: Music, 11 October 2014,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141016061844weblink">weblink 16 October 2014, no, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Chicken Run Soundtrack (2000), Soundtrack.Net, 11 October 2014,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141018125929weblink">weblink 18 October 2014, no, dmy-all, {{Track listing| collapsed =| headline =| extra_column =| total_length = 62:21| all_writing =| all_lyrics =John Powell (composer)>John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams, except as noted| writing_credits =| lyrics_credits =| music_credits =| title1 = Opening Escape| length1 = 3:39| title2 = Main Titles| length2 = 3:24| title3 = The Evil Mr. Tweedy| length3 = 4:22| title4 = Rats!| length4 = 1:09| title5 = Chickens Are Not Organized| length5 = 1:01| title6 = We Need a Miracle| length6 = 2:03| title7 = Rocky and the Circus| length7 = 3:51| title8 = Flight Training| length8 = 3:39| title9 = A Really Big Truck Arrives| length9 = 5:56| title10 = Cocktails and Flighty Thoughts| length10 = 1:58| title11 = Babs' Big Break| length11 = 1:40| title12 = Flip, Flop and FlyJesse Stone>Charles Calhoun and Lou Willie Turner, and performed by Ellis Hall| length12 = 2:09| title13 = Up on the Roof| length13 = 3:08| title14 = Into the Pie Machine| length14 = 3:10| title15 = Rocky, a Fake All Along| length15 = 3:28| title16 = Building the Crate| length16 = 3:32The Wanderer (Dion song)>The WandererErnie Maresca>Ernest Peter Maresca, and performed by Dion| length17 = 2:47| title18 = The Chickens Are Revolting| length18 = 2:45| title19 = Lift Off| length19 = 3:41| title20 = Escape to Paradise| length20 = 4:59}}

    Home media

    Chicken Run was released on VHS and DVD on 21 November 2000.WEB, DeMott, Rick, Chicken Run Flies Into Stores,weblink Animation World Network, 27 June 2014, 22 November 2000,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140826114929weblink">weblink 26 August 2014, no, dmy-all, In July 2014, the film's North American distribution rights were purchased by DreamWorks Animation from Paramount Pictures (owners of the pre-2005 live-action DreamWorks Pictures catalog) and transferred to 20th Century FoxNEWS, Chney, Alexandra, DreamWorks Animation Q2 Earnings Fall Short of Estimates, SEC Investigation Revealed,weblink 30 July 2014, Variety, 29 July 2014,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140812201831weblink">weblink 12 August 2014, no, dmy-all, before reverting to Universal Studios in 2018. As a result, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released Chicken Run on Blu-ray in North America on 22 January 2019.{{Citation|title=Chicken Run Blu-ray|url=https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Chicken-Run-Blu-ray/44125/|access-date=2018-11-23|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20181124055202weblink|archive-date=24 November 2018|dead-url=no|df=dmy-all}}

    Sequel

    A sequel to Chicken Run was announced on 26 April 2018, with no release date set. Aardman Animations will reunite with Pathé and StudioCanal for the sequel though unlike the first film, DreamWorks Animation will have no involvement as they had ended their partnership with Aardman after the release of Flushed Away in 2006. Sam Fell is attached to direct, with Paul Kewley producing. The original Chicken Run writers Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell will return for the sequel, though no story information has been revealed. Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton will be the executive producers.WEB,weblink Chicken Run Sequel Coming from Aardman, Travis, Ben, Empire, en, 26 April 2018,weblink 26 April 2018, no, dmy-all, NEWS,weblink Chicken Run 2 confirmed after 18 YEARS of waiting, 26 April 2018, Digital Spy, 26 April 2018,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20180426215918weblink">weblink 26 April 2018, no, dmy-all,

    Video game

    Chicken Run is a stealth-based 3-D platformer based on the movie. The game is a loose parody of the film The Great Escape, which is set during World War II.{{CN|date=November 2017}}

    See also

    References

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    External links

    • {{Official websiteweblink}}
    • {{IMDb title|0120630}}
    • {{Metacritic film|chicken-run}}
    • {{Rotten Tomatoes|chicken_run}}
    • {{BCDB title|25043}}
    • {{Mojo title|chickenrun}}
    • {{AllMovie title|186748}}
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