If you were excited about a sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years, we have some news that is supremely disappointing.
British actress Julia Sawalha, who voiced the character Ginger in the original stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation, recently revealed that she will not be reprising her role in Chicken Run 2 for one very stupid reason. Apparently the producers of the movie told Sawalha’s agent that Ginger would be recast with a younger actress because her voice was deemed to sound “too old.” This decision came without even being given a voice test to make that determination. Read More »
UPDATE: According to Newsweek, Mel Gibson will not be reprising his role as the chicken Rocky. Our original story from June 24, 2020 follows below.
Today marks the exact 20th anniversary of Aardman Animation’s stop-motion animated comedy Chicken Run hitting theaters, a movie that still holds the honor of being the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of all time. To celebrate, Aardman has announced that Netflix has come on board to finance and distribute Chicken Run 2.
We first heard about Chicken Run 2 a couple years ago, but at the time it was only just starting development. Now that it’s been officially announced by Aardman Animation Studios during an Annecy International Animated Film Festival virtual panel, we know the story has been cracked, and you can find out what the sequel will be about below. Read More »