Netflix has released the official trailer for the animated sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
The full trailer was released on Wednesday Chicken racing Sequel, coming 23 years after the original film’s release in 2000. The new film comes from the multiple Oscar and BAFTA award-winning animation studio Aardman (Comfort for the creature, Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep), while Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (ParaNorman, Washed away) led the feature. With the original still being the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, there’s a lot of interest in the sequel from fans, and ahead of its December release, you can get your first look by checking out the new one below Watch trailer.
In Chicken Run: Dawn of the NuggetNetflix’s synopsis reads: “After making a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s Farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island refuge for the entire herd, far from the dangers of the human world. As she and Rocky hatch a little.” For a girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland, the entire chicken family faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means risking their own hard-won freedom – this time, they’re breaking in!”
Cast changes were made for Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
There were several voice changes in the sequel, although some returning actors also stepped into their roles. Returning from the first film are Jane Horrocks as Babs, Imelda Staunton as Bunty and Lynn Ferguson as Mac. New additions taking on the roles of previous cast members include Zachary Levi as Rocky, Thandiwe Newton as Ginger, David Bradley as Fowler, Romesh Ranganathan as Nick and Daniel Mays as Fetcher. Other new additions to voice the original characters include Bella Ramsey as Molly, Nick Mohammed as Dr. Fry and Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle.
“We’re 23 years later,” director Sam Fell explained of the cast changes in a THR interview. “It is a long time. To be honest, it’s almost a reboot. It’s a new director and a new era.”
Directed by Sam Fell, the sequel was written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell and Rachel Tunnard. Kirkpatrick and O’Farrell made up the story. The film is produced by Steve Pegram and Lelya Hobart, and the executive producers are Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley, Paul Kewley, Karey Kirkpatrick and Sam Fell.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will premiere on Netflix on December 15, 2023.