Chicken Run

Release Date: June 21st, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. The chickens decide to attempt an escape so they don't get turned into chicken pot pies.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson, Imelda Staunton, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth

Director: Peter Lord , Nick Park

Genres: Children , Adventure , Animated , Comedy

Production Co: Dreamworks Pictures, Pathé Pictures, Aardman Animations, Allied Filmmakers

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: England , Escape , Amusing , Pursuit , 1950s , Love , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Flock (don't walk) to the theater to see Chicken Run.

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The suspense isn't exactly breathtaking, but there are some mighty fine laughs in this clever Claymation cartoon.Family fun for all. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's aimed at adults as much as children, with jokes that work on multiple levels, and contraptions.

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Awards

Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)