Netflix is continuing to fill the gaping hole in my life with a sequel to the 2000 hit Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit.
The original Chicken Run film was directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park and starred Mel Gibson as Rocky and Julia Sawalha as Ginger.
In short, the film follows a group of chickens in a farm as they attempt to escape their evil owners.
In 2023, Netflix is teaming up with British animation team Aardman and bringing back Rocky and Ginger in Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget.
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However, this time round they will be voiced by Thandiwe Newton (Westworld) and Zachary Levi (Shazam!) instead.
And in addition, their little chick will be voiced by Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones).
The synopsis reads:
“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 – the time, they’re breaking in!”
The Netflix film will be directed by Sam Fell, who helmed animated classics Flushed Away and ParaNorman.
Netflix and Aardman are also bringing another classic back, Wallace and Gromit. Whether this will be shorter feature or a direct sequel to 2005’s The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit remains unclear, but it will hit Netflix in 2024.
Check out the synopsis:
“Gromit’s concern that Wallace has become over-depandant on his inventions proves justified, when Wallace invents a ‘smart gnome’ that seems to develop a mind of its own… As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces – or Wallace may never be able to invent again!”
Netflix looks like it has some sure hits in its future that will reel in every true millennial.