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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

December 15, 2023
1hr 38min
Status: released

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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Movie Details:

Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
GenreAnimated, Comedy
Release date14 October 2023 (BFI)
15 December 2023
Running time1hr 38min
Age ratingPG
StarringThandiwe Newton
Zachary Levi
Bella Ramsey
Imelda Staunton
Lynn Ferguson
David Bradley
Jane Horrocks
Romesh Ranganathan
Daniel Mays
Josie Sedgwick-Davies
Peter Serafinowicz
Nick Mohammed
Miranda Richardson
Directed by Sam Fell
Screenplay byKarey Kirkpatrick
John O’Farrell
Rachel Tunnard
Story byKarey Kirkpatrick
John O’Farrell
Produced bySteve Pegram
Leyla Hobart
Cinematography by Charles Copping
Edited by Stephen Perkins
Music byHarry Gregson-Williams
Production CompanyAardman Animations
Netflix Animation
Distributor Netflix

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Thandiwe Newton as Ginger, a British chicken and Rocky’s wife
    • Archive recordings of Julia Sawalha as Ginger in the first film are used in flashback sequences
  • Zachary Levi as Rocky, an American former circus rooster and Ginger’s husband
  • Bella Ramsey as Molly, the daughter of Ginger and Rocky
  • Imelda Staunton as Bunty, a cynical chicken and former champion egg-layer
  • Lynn Ferguson as Mac, a Scottish nerdy chicken who is Ginger’s assistant
  • David Bradley as Fowler, an elderly rooster and former RAF mascot
  • Jane Horrocks as Babs, a dimwitted chicken who is adept at knitting
  • Romesh Ranganathan as Nick, a cynical scavenger rat
  • Daniel Mays as Fetcher, a comical rat who is Nick’s partner
  • Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle, a chicken whom Molly befriends
  • Peter Serafinowicz as Reginald Smith, the owner of the Sir Eat-a-Lot chain of restaurants
  • Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry, a scientist at Fun-Land Farms who is Mrs. Tweedy’s second husband
  • Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Melisha Tweedy, the chickens’ former owner who now seeks revenge


A band of fearless chickens flock together to save poultry-kind from an unsettling new threat: a nearby farm that’s cooking up something suspicious.

About Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Movie:

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is a animated comedy film directed by Sam Fell from a screenplay written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, and Rachel Tunnard, based on a story conceived by Kirkpatrick and O’Farrell. A sequel to Chicken Run (2000), the film was produced by Aardman Animations and stars the voices of Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Romesh Ranganathan, David Bradley, Daniel Mays, Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Mohammed, and Miranda Richardson. It tells the story of Rocky and Ginger who lead a rescue mission when their daughter has been abducted to a highly-advanced poultry farm run by their old enemy Mrs. Tweedy.

On 16 October 2019, the film officially began pre-production. Principal photography commenced in early 2021.

Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson will not reprise their respective roles as Ginger and Rocky. Gibson was not cast due to his past controversies, while Sawalha was told her voice now sounds “too old”, a decision she criticized as ageist.

This sequel is released after the deaths of Tony Haygarth and Benjamin Whitrow (the voices of Mr. Tweedy and Fowler respectively) in 2017 the same year as Peter Sallis (original voice of Wallace in the Wallace & Gromit series).

The first animated sequel of the 2020s to be produced at 1.85:1.

This is the final Aardman film to be distributed to StudioCanal before Paramount took over in 2023.

According to visual effects supervisor Nick Park, the stop-motion animation used throughout the film was more complex than anything Aardman had done before.

This is the first “Chicken Run” film to be rated PG by the MPA, unlike the original film was rated G.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will have its premiere at the 67th London Film Festival on 14 October 2023 and was released by Netflix on 15 December 2023.