Chicken Run.

Chicken Run

2000 British comedy film about chickens. Stars Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Tony Haygarth and others.

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Aardman's 20 best films - ranked!

From early experiments in claymation TV to its forthcoming Shaun the Sheep big-screen sequel, we rate the animation studio's output.

Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 19th September 2019

Aardman creating Chicken Run sequel

A sequel to Aardman comedy Chicken Run is reportedly in development.

British Comedy Guide, 26th April 2018

A hen-tastic animated spoof of The Great Escape by the Wallace & Gromit team. It's set on Tweedys' prison camp-cum-egg farm, where the chickens plot a soaring escape over the barbed wire. Mel Gibson voices Rocky the Rooster, but the rich tone - two parts hilarity to one pathos - is set by splendid Brit comics such as Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha and Timothy Spall.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 29th December 2016

Chicken Run, review: 'exuberant'

The first feature-length animation from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman is a warm, witty delight, says Rebecca Hawkes.

Rebecca Hawkes, The Telegraph, 30th December 2015

Aardman Animations, the studio behind many of Nick Park's triumphs, conjures another stop-motion corker that fairly swarms with clever little jokes and details. Our heroes here are a group of jauntily anthropomorphic chickens; they're plotting their escape to freedom from the tyrannical Mr and Mrs Tweedy, who run the farm on which they live. The voice cast boasts Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and Mel Gibson.

The Telegraph, 2nd September 2011

Aardman Animations, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit, conjures another stop-motion corker that swarms with clever jokes and details. Our heroes are anthropomorphic chickens plotting their escape from the tyrannical Mr and Mrs Tweedy. Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha are among the voices.

Michael Deacon, The Telegraph, 19th April 2011