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Nick Park, Peter Lord

Chicken Run

84' - 2000 - Comedy, Adventure - Dialogue: Russian, English
Director: Nick Park, Peter Lord Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell With: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels
Aardman Animations, the British clay-animation studio who created a cult sensation (and won three Academy Awards) with their short subjects featuring Wallace and Gromit, present their first feature film, a mixture of comedy and adventure. Mrs. Tweedy operates a chicken farm, where most of the birds have resigned themselves to a short and uneventful life of producing eggs and ending up as the main course of someone's Sunday dinner. But when Rocky, a rooster from America, arrives on the farm, things begin to change. Rocky soon finds romance with a hen named Ginger, who longs for a better life and has been trying to find a way out of the farm for some time; together they devise a plan to escape to freedom. However, Rocky and Ginger soon find themselves racing against the clock when Mrs. Tweedy decides it's time to turn the entire flock into chicken pies. (Mark Deming)

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Credits

Director

Nick Park, Peter Lord

Composer

Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell

With

Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels

Scenario

Peter Lord, Nick Park, Karey Kirkpatrick

Director of Photography

Tristan Oliver, Frank Passingham, Dave Alex Riddet

Editor

Robert Francis, Tamsin Parry, Mark Solomon

Producer

Peter Lord, Nick Park, David Sproxton

More information

Dialogue

Russian, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, France

Year

2000

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