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 »
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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