Chicken Run Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park (2000)
Chicken Run was Aardman’s first feature animation. Made with production partners DreamWorks Animation it represented a huge learning curve for the company and involved a big expansion as we created our feature animation studio in the North of Bristol.
The story concerns a repressed flock of chickens, led by plucky Ginger, who serially fail to escape from their prison camp farm. When cock-sure rooster Rocky arrives, he eggs the hens on to fly the coop, but proves to be yellow. Mrs Tweedy and her doltish husband take delivery of a humungous pie machine… chicken pie that is, and the pressure is on!