Netflix reveals first look at animated sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

The hens have come back to roost! Earlier today, Netflix and Aardman Animation announced that they are teaming up again to create this long-awaited sequel to Chicken coop! They also revealed that the film will be titled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, and it’s heading to Netflix in 2023.

While it was previously announced that the film would be coming to Netflix, the title announcement is brand new. A few notable cast members will reprise their roles, but the main duo of Ginger and Rocky will be voiced by all new actors. Thandiwe Newton will voice Ginger, while Zachary Levi will star as Rocky. In the original film, the Willing Hen and the Loud Rooster were voiced by Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson. Along with the news, Netflix also gave us a first visual look at the couple, as well as a look at their new daughter. The girl will be called Molly and will be voiced by Bella Ramsey. You can check the connection line for Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget below.

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Synopsis: “After pulling off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the entire herd, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a baby girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending appears to be over. But back on the mainland, the entire chicken species faces a terrible new threat. For Ginger and his team, even if it means jeopardizing their own hard-won freedom – this time they smash in!”

The film will be directed by Sam Fell (ParaNorman, Flushed Away). Starring Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi and Bella Ramsey as Ginger, Rocky and Molly; the film will also star Jane Horrocks as Babs, Imelda Staunton as Bunty, Lynn Ferguson as Mac, Josie Sedgewick-Davies as Frizzle, David Bradley as Fowler, Romesh Rananathan as Nick, Daniel Mays as Fetcher, and Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry.

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A crudest escape


Chicken Run by Aardman and Dreamworks
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For those of you who are new to these nuggets. Chicken coop was released in 2000, produced by Aardman Animations and Dreamworks Animation. It was also Aardman’s first feature film. The film follows a group of chickens, led by Ginger, on a dark but hilarious adventure as they try to escape their farm. When Rocky the Rooster crashes into their backyard, he promises he can teach them all to fly.

Meanwhile, the farm owners decide to switch from selling eggs to selling pies! It’s a race against time as the chickens struggle to escape with their heads intact. The film was an overall box office success and currently has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Since 2018, there’s been talk of a sequel to the cult classic in development, and it seems there’s finally a light at the end of this purgatory! Whether you grew up with these feathered friends or are just getting to know them, this seems like a movie to watch!


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