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Year of Release: 2000
Director(s): Peter Lord and Nick Park
Animation Studio: DreamWorks/Aardman Entertainment
Approx. Running Time: 84 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
Trailer: (Mission Impossible parody version)
From Back Cover:
"Superb Family Fun!"
-Jeffery Lyons, WNBC-TV
Unlike anything ever seen on the big screen, CHICKEN RUN is the year's most original comedy hailed by critics and audiences alike as "magical antertainment for all ages! (Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert & the Movies)
While the chickens on evil Mrs. Tweedy's farm dream of a better life, a clever hen named Ginger is hatching plans to fly the coop - for good! The only problem is, chickens can't fly... or can they? Every escape attempt goes fowl until Rocky, a smooth-talking All-American rooster, crash-lands into the coop. It's hardly poultry in motion when Rocky attempts to teach Ginger and her fine feathered friends to fly... but, with teamwork, determination and a little bit o' cluck, the fearless flock plots one last daring attempt in a spectacular bid for freedom!
Featuring unforgettable characters, incredible animation, and all-star voice talent, this instant classic from the Academy Award-winning creators of Wallace & Grommit is eggs-traordinary fun for the whole family!
"Two Thumbs Up!"
-Roger Ebert, ROGER EBERT & THE MOVIES
This is really the first animated film I saw in the theater as an adult and can probably blame it for my obsession with the genre. This is an excellent film, full of sight gags and odd (it's British, so yeah) humor.
Rated G (MPAA)