Chicken Run 2 first official trailer: Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi and Bella Ramsey star in the fun stop-motion animated sequel
The first official trailer for Chicken Run 2: Dawn Of The Nugget was released on Tuesday.
The film stars Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi and Bella Ramsey.
The plot: The chickens Ginger and Rocky welcome a new little adventurer into their lives. ‘Welcome to the future,’ said the movie’s female villain as the chickens gasp.
The comedy – which will be released on December 15, 2023 – uses its famous stop-motion animation.
Netflix picked up the movie in 2020 during the 20th anniversary of the original film and it went into production in 2021.
Two decades after the blockbuster first dropped, Sam Fell’s British hit still remains the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, and even scooped the Best Animated Feature prize at the 2001 Critics’ Choice Awards.
Making history: The first official trailer for Chicken Run 2: Dawn Of The Nugget was released on Tuesday. The film stars Thandiwe Newton , Zachary Levi and Bella Ramsey o
Fan favorite: The sequel was given the green-light in 2018 after fans set up a petition for its release
Chicken Run 2 will follow Ginger and Rocky’s new life in a ‘peace island sanctuary’, free of humans after escaping Tweedy’s farm.
With the hen and rooster hatching a little girl called Molly, the couple’s world seems complete, but they’re later forced to turn their attention towards the dangers of the mainland.
The dynamic duo assemble their troops and put their freedom on the line in a bid to overcome threat.
The first installment tells the story of a group of chickens attempting to escape the dreaded slaughter house, going to military-esque lengths to thwart their owners who have gone into the chicken pot pie business.
It boasted a cast with British and Australian talent, including Absolutely Fabulous star Julia Sawalha, Oscar winner Mel Gibson, Damage star Miranda Richardson and Auf Wiedersehen, and Pet legend Timothy Spall.
Aardman staple Sam has returned to direct after winning over fans with his efforts ParaNorman and Flushed Away.
Moving on: Chicken Run 2 will follow Ginger (centre) and Rocky’s new life in a ‘peace island sanctuary’, free of humans after escaping Tweedy’s farm
On teaming up with Netflix, Aardman co-founder Peter Lord said: ‘Fans around the world have waited patiently for a sequel idea worthy of Chicken Run so we’re delighted to announce, on the 20th anniversary, that we’ve found the perfect story.
‘Netflix feels like the ideal creative partner for this project too: they celebrate the film-maker, which means we can make the film we want to make – the one we really care about – and share it with a global audience.’
Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, will serve as a creative consultant.
A-list: The first installment boasted a cast with British and Australian talent, including Oscar winner Mel Gibson and Pet legend Timothy Spall (pictured in 2017)