Chicken Run 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast, and Mores

Chicken Run 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast, and More

Nearly two decades after the first run of the chickens, a sequel to the film is arriving this year in November.

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Chicken Run is a stop-motion animated comedy film that was released in 2000. It follows the adventures of a group of chickens on a farm who try to escape their fate at the hands of the humans who are planning to turn them into meat pies. But a savior shows up on the farm in the form of a rooster named Rocky. We then see the chickens' adventure as they try to find their freedom. 

The film was a huge success at the time and earned more than $224 million, making it the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film in history. Nearly two decades after the first run of the chickens, a sequel to the film has been finally set into motion. Here's what you need to know about it.

What Is The Plot Of Chicken Run 2?

The sequel of the film will be happening in collaboration with Netflix. The plot synopsis provided by Netflix as per Digital Spy states: "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 – this time, they're breaking in!" In January 2022, Netflix revealed the official title of the sequel: 'Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.'


Who Is Cast In Chicken Run 2?

The original Chicken Run starred Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha as Rocky and Ginger. However, neither of them will be back for the sequel. Gibson will not be recast after allegations of his racism and antisemitism came to light in previous years. Thandiwe Newton and Zachary Levi are taking their place. Bella Ramsey will voice Molly, the coop's newest addition. Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, and Lynn Ferguson are returning as Babs, Bunty, and Mac, respectively. Josie Sedgwick-Davies, David Bradley, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays, and Nick Mohammed are also confirmed to join the voice cast.

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Aardman Animations will be reuniting with StudioCanal and Pathe for the sequel. Sam Fell will be directing, with Paul Kewley and Nick Park producing, and Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton will be executively producing. The original Chicken Run writers Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell will be returning for the sequel.

When Will Chicken Run 2 Be Released?

Chicken Run 2 will release on November 10, 2023. It will be exclusively available on Netflix, reaching out to viewers globally. Chicken Run 2 was announced in 2018, but since stop-motion animation takes time, the film is still in production. Luckily, it will be available to stream in November. 

This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of April 26th, 2023.