Netflix is releasing a sequel to the classic stop-motion animated film Chicken Run (2000). Entitled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the sequel made its premiere at the 67th BFI London Film Festival and is set to be released on Netflix on December 15, 2023.
People might be wondering what the big deal is about chickens running and why this sequel is getting so much hype. Millennials will remember that stop-motion films became popular in the 1990s and 2000s, with some of the most famous ones being Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Corpse Bride (2005), Dreamworks Animation’s Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline (2009) and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Surprisingly, none of the films mentioned grossed higher than Chicken Run, which earned a grand total of $227,793,915 in the worldwide box office.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will feature our favorite characters from the previous film and is set after their daring escape from the Tweedy’s farm. Ginger encounters an island bird sanctuary – a paradise for their kind where they can live away from humans. While it seems like a happily ever after is within reach, a new threat looms from a familiar foe. It’s up to the flock to save chickenkind and secure a safe future for Ginger and Rocky’s daughter, Molly
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is directed by Sam Fell and produced by Aardman Animations and Netflix Animation, based on the original story by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Catch it streaming on Netflix starting December 15, 2023.
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