The highly anticipated sequel to iconic stop-motion film Chicken Run (2000) will come home to roost exclusively on Netflix in 2023! Aardman announced the voice cast for the upcoming feature Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
Chicken Run became the highest-grossing stop-motion animation film of all-time when it premiered back in 2000. The movie starred Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha as Rocky and Ginger.
This action-adventure brings together an incredible cast, including Thandiwe Newton (Ginger), Zachary Levi (Rocky), Bella Ramsey (Molly) plus a host of returning voice talent from the first movie, including Jane Horrocks (Babs), Imelda Staunton (Bunty) and Lynn Ferguson (Mac).
Also joining the cast are Josie Sedgwick-Davies (Frizzle), David Bradley (Fowler), Romesh Ranganathan (Nick), Daniel Mays (Fetcher) and Nick Mohammed (Dr Fry).
The new film sees Ginger and all the chickens living the dream in their peaceful island sanctuary, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team – even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in!
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will be directed by Sam Fell. The feature wouldbe executive produced by Lord, Carla Shelley and Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Steve Pegram (Arthur Christmas). The script is by Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell and Rachel Tunnard. Park will be creative consultant on the movie.
The original film (also Aardman’s first feature film) was directed by Lord and Nick Park, who created Wallace and Gromit, but Park does not appear to be attached to the sequel.
Aardman also announced that the studio’s much-loved duo Wallace & Gromit will return for a new film in 2024, premiering exclusively on Netflix, with the exception of the UK, where it will debut first on the BBC.
The film sees Gromit becoming concerned that Wallace is a little too dependent on his inventions. When Wallace’s “Smart Gnome” develops a mind of its own, it falls to Gromit to battle sinister forces and save his master…or Wallace may never be able to invent again!
This film will be directed by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park and Merlin Crossingham (creative director of Wallace & Gromit).