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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is a fast-paced slapstick extravaganza

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is a fast-paced slapstick extravaganza

Gingrich, Oliver ORCID: 0000-0002-1656-0032 and Young Oh, Min (2023) Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget is a fast-paced slapstick extravaganza. The Conversation. ISSN 2201-5639

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Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget combines the distinctive charm of the Great Escape-esque story that characterised the original Chicken Run (2000), with an action-packed plot, staged in a futuristic setting fit for the 21st century. Picking the story up from where the original Chicken Run ended, this time the plot is inspired by Mission Impossible (1996) and James Bond – a caper film that sees the chicken protagonists breaking in, rather than breaking out. Protagonists Ginger (Thandiwe Newton) and Rocky (Zachary Levi) are now parents to the runaway teenage chick Molly (Bella Ramsey), who ends up in the clutches of her parents’ arch nemesis, Mrs Tweedy (Miranda Richardson). Tweedy has received a “glamorous make-over” for the sequel, while her chicken farm has been replaced with a futuristic chicken fun land – a compound that serves the meat-hungry food industry an assembly line of poultry. Trying to save their daughter from becoming a chicken nugget, Rocky, Ginger and their fellow chickens venture to break into this high-tech bastion. With appealing new characters, emotional depth and distinctly British humour, this fast-paced slapstick extravaganza is both a technical and artistic achievement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: animation; stop motion; Chicken Run; Aardman; film review; Netflix; films; computer animation; animated films; stop animation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 11:47

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