Ginger is a plucky young hen who's determined to escape from her home/prison: Tweedy's chicken farm. She's baffled that her fellow hens don't see the truth of their situation: Mrs. Tweedy is quick to cook and eat any hen who doesn't produce enough eggs. Then, a crisis strikes: egg profits are falling and Mrs. Tweedy is contemplating turning the whole farm into a chicken pie factory instead!
When American rooster Rocky shows up, promising to use his circus skills to teach all the chickens to fly, Ginger thinks this is their chance for an escape. But can she successfully lead her fellow chickens on this bold and unprecedented move? This hilarious film, full of references to classic war movies and with a unique stop-motion art style, is sure to delight both young and old with its clever story and its irrepressible main character.
"The concept is simple: The Great Escape — with chickens. But directors Peter Lord and Nick Park take it much further than that... The film is filled with innumerable visual touches and the animation has a tactile quality that makes you want to reach out and touch these funny fowl. Above all, it's played with intelligence, wit, and heart — a rare combination in any film." — Marshall Fine, Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 and up|
|Actors||Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Tony Haygarth|
|Director||Nick Park, Peter Lord|
|Running Time||84 minutes|
|Release Date||Nov 21, 2000|