Trouble is brewing down on Mrs Tweedy's poultry farm: the chickens are revolting and clucky hen Ginger (voiced by Julia Sawalha) is planning her latest coop, um, coup. Getting one or two birds out of the farm is no problem whatsoever. Unfortunately, Ginger plans to get everyone out at the same time, and when one of the would-be escapees happens to be kind-hearted but bird-brained Babs (Jane Horrocks), well - Ginger is fighting a losing battle. Despotic owner Mrs. Tweedy (Miranda Richardson) plans to turn the birds into the tender filling of her new range of homemade chicken pies, and is waiting until the hens have fattened up. Ginger knows that time is of the essence but every daring scheme ends in disaster. Ginger needs a miracle. And fast. As she contemplates her next escape attempt with Scottish engineering genius Mac (Lynn Ferguson), Ginger sees their salvation in the form of a rooster named Rocky (Mel Gibson): if the cocksure Rocky can teach all of the hens how to fly then they can all fly out of Tweedy's clutches before she gives them the chop.
Video : 16/9 (1.85:1) Widescreen/AnamorphicFeaturette ~ “Fowl Play: The Making of Chicken Run”
Audio : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles : English for the hearing impaired
Special Features :
Interview with directors Peter Lord and Nick Park
Biographies of Cast
Audio commentary ~ Feature-length commentary by directors
Peter Lord and Nick Park
“Chicken Impossible” Trailer
Interactive Menus K Direct Scene Access K Scene Selections
Running time : 81 minutes
Rocky Rhodes the Rhode Island Red Rooster:" Now, the most important thing is, we have to work as a team, which means: you do everything I tell you."
Babs: Morning, Ginger, back from holiday?
Ginger: I wasn't on holiday, Babs. I was in solitary confinement.
Babs: Aww... it's nice to get some time to yourself, isn't it?
Ginger: You mean you weren't the pilot?
Fowler: Good heavens, no! I'm a chicken! The Royal Air Force doesn't allow chickens behind the controls of complex aircraft!
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"There is something wonderfully improbable, anachronistic and quixotic about Chicken Run."
-- David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
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