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‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ Set To Debut At The London Film Festival, 23 Years After The First Film

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the much-waited for sequel to Aardman’s hit 2000 stop-motion animated film Chicken Run, is scheduled to premiere officially at the BFI London Film Festival! With its predecessor being the most successful stop-motion animated feature of all time, almost two-and-a-half decades after its release, there’s a significant amount of anticipation surrounding the new installment.

What is ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ about?

Source: DreamWorks Animation

In the second installment of Chicken Run, this time the chickens are breaking in instead of out! Not much time has passed since the first film, and the brave poultry leader Ginger has finally found their dream sanctuary – a peaceful island for the whole flock, a far cry from the perils of the human world. Ginger’s joy is complete when she and Rocky hatch a little girl together whom they name Molly. However, back on the mainland, a new threat faces the chicken-kind: a risk to the hard-won freedom they earned. Ginger and her team face the decision of whether or not to intervene, risking their own newfound freedom. This new film has fans of Aardman and the stop motion sequel buzzing with excitement!

Source: Netflix

“What an honour to world premiere our film on home turf at the London Film Festival this year. Dawn of the Nugget showcases the amazing talent and ingenuity of the crew at Aardman backed by the enduring passion of the team at Netflix. We’ve poured everything we’ve got into making this a treat for both die-hard fans and the new generation of families discovering Chicken Run for the first time.” 

Director Sam Fell

Who is behind ‘Chicken Run’ 2?

Source: Netflix / IMDB

Dawn of the Nugget, which THR first reported about back in 2018 and was later acquired by Netflix, is headed by Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell. The movie will make its debut on October 14 at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s West End, as well as at select screenings around the U.K. The voice cast of the film includes Chicken Run veterans along with newcomers alike, with Thandiwe Newton as the lead character Ginger; Zachary Levi as her love interest, Rocky; and Bella Ramsey as their newborn chick Molly. The star-studded cast also includes Imelda Staunton as Bunty, Lynn Ferguson as Mac, David Bradley as Fowler, Jane Horrocks as Babs, Romesh Ranganathan as Nick, Daniel Mays as Fetcher, Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle, and Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry.