VFX 'Chicken Run 2' in the works at Netflix

‘Chicken Run 2’ in the works at Netflix

Netflix is set to launch sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years. The streaming service celebrated the beloved animated flick’s 20-year anniversary by announcing a follow-up feature produced by Aardman Animations. Nick Park, Peter Lord and Sam Fell from the production house gave worldwide audiences the scoop on the Chicken Run sequel on the 20th anniversary of the film’s release. In a special feature recorded for the Annecy Online animation festival, the trio discussed details about the upcoming movie, which will go into full production in 2021 and will be released on Netflix.

Netflix tweeted: “POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years to the day since the original was released, we can confirm there will be a Chicken Run sequel coming to Netflix!! Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Eggsellent.”

Chicken Run 2 will be directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away, ParaNorman), exec 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.

Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, 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 of 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 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.