It’s been 18 years since Aardman Animation delivered the stop-motion prison escape comedy Chicken Run. The film from 2000 focused on a group of chickens who hatch a plan to bust out of their coop when they learn what deadly plans an evil farm owner has for them. To this day, Chicken Run is still the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of all time, and now is apparently the time to make a sequel happen.
Chicken Run 2 is in the works at Aardman Animation, who is developing the film with StudioCanal and Pathe. But will Mel Gibson be back to voice the lead chicken Rocky? Read More »
One of the great underrated purveyors of modern family entertainment, Aardman Animations has been comfortably chugging out feature films and shorts over the last 30 years to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Over the last few years, Aardman’s stop-motion style has been matched in the United States by the Laika studio, with its ambitious storytelling in Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, among others. But this past weekend, Aardman’s newest movie, Early Man, got to take center stage as a form of counter-programming against Black Panther.
With Early Man in theaters, it’s time to look at the whole of Aardman’s feature-length output with this ranking. So, do like Wallace and grab the nearest cheesy snack, and dig in.
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