Chicken Run (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mel Gibson Rocky (voice)
Julia Sawalha Ginger (voice)
Phil Daniels Fetcher (voice)
Lynn Ferguson Mac (voice)
Tony Haygarth Mr. Tweedy (voice)
Jane Horrocks Babs (voice)
Miranda Richardson Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
Timothy Spall Nick (voice)
Imelda Staunton Bunty (voice)
Benjamin Whitrow Fowler (voice)
John Sharian Circus Man (voice)
Jo Allen Chicken (voice)
Lisa Kay Chicken (voice)
Laura Strachan Chicken (voice)
Sophie Arthuys Mac (voice)
Anthony Haygarth Mr. Tweedy [Voice]
Movie Details
Genre Animation; Family; Comedy
Director Nick Park; Peter Lord
Producer Jake Eberts; Jeffrey Katzenberg; Jacky Chrisp
Writer Peter Lord; Nick Park
Studio Dreamworks; Dreamworks Animated
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 24 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
There were a lot of disappointments in the 2000 summer movie season, but Chicken Run wasn't one of them. Made by Aardman Animations, which produced the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts, this is a dazzling stop-motion animation film that is both deftly funny and surprisingly touching. The concept is simple: The Great Escape--with chickens. But directors Peter Lord and Nick Park take it much further than that (and remember: there's a whole generation out there that has no idea who Steve McQueen is). Julia Sawalha voices Ginger, a plucky English hen who has been trying to escape from Tweedy's chicken farm, where the vicious Mrs. Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) fries up any chicken who doesn't produce enough eggs. When egg profits slump, Mrs. Tweedy decides to turn her farm into a chicken-pie factory, giving new urgency to Ginger's plan. Enter Rocky the Flying Rooster (Mel Gibson), a brash American who has escaped from a circus and promises to teach the chickens to fly to safety. The film is filled with innumerable visual touches and the animation has a tactile quality that makes you want to reach out and touch these funny fowl. Above all, it's played with intelligence, wit, and heart--a rare combination in any film. While Chicken Run is being marketed to a youth audience, it truly is a family film that operates on both a child and an adult level. It would be a shame if grownups skipped it because they thought it was strictly for kids. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 800
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/23/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder A
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.85:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 667068645323
Chapters 24
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS ES 5.1 [CC]
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned DTS Surround Sound Widescreen Animated Dolby