The sequel to Chicken Run is coming to Netflix in 2019, and we have a first-look graphic to celebrate the occasion. The sequel to the Aardman classic was confirmed in 2018, and Aardman’s partnership with Netflix for the sequel was revealed in 2020. Two more years passed before we received any information on the film, but the wait was worthwhile.
On January 20, 2022, Aardman announced the plot and cast of the long-awaited sequel to Chicken Run, which would be titled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
So what can we anticipate from Rocky, Ginger, and the company’s return? Here is all the information you need about Chicken Run 2.
When Can We Anticipate the Release of Chicken Run Dawn of the Nugget?
Aardman has stated that Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will be published on Netflix in 2023, but a release date has not yet been determined.
Back in 2020, it was confirmed that production on the sequel would begin in 2021, so we can only assume that this occurred given that Aardman is confident enough to announce its arrival next year.
According to RadioTimes.com, a limited cinema release is planned alongside the sequel’s Netflix release in 2020, so you may be able to watch it in theaters as well.
However, there has been no formal confirmation of this.
Who Will Reprise Their Roles in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget?
While several of the original cast members are returning for the sequel, there have been significant changes behind the scenes.
In Chicken Run 2, Zachary Levi and Thandiwe Newton replace Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha as the voices of Rocky and Ginger, respectively. There is no official explanation for the recasting, however, Sawalha made her own remark in 2020.
She tweeted, “I have officially been plucked, stuffed, and cooked” and claimed she was recast for “sounding too old.” Ginger and Rocky’s family has grown with the addition of Molly, voiced by Bella Ramsey, in the sequel.
Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, and Lynn Ferguson will reprise their roles as Babs, Bunty, and Mac, respectively, in the sequel. Benjamin Whitrow, who voiced Fowler in the original film, passed away in 2017, and David Bradley will voice Fowler in the sequel. In addition, Romesh Ranganathan and Daniel Mays have replaced Timothy Spall and Phil Daniels as the cunning rodents Nick and Fetcher.
Josie Sedgwick-Davies will play Frizzle, and Nick Mohammed will portray Dr. Fry, among other new roles in the sequel. However, we have yet to learn more about their characters.
What is the Story of Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget?
With the Netflix announcement came the first official storyline summary for the sequel, which is essentially the opposite of the original film.
Ginger has achieved her dream of a tranquil island sanctuary for the flock, far from the perils posed by humans, after a daring escape from Tweedy’s farm.
Ginger’s happy ending appears to be complete when she and Rocky have a daughter named Molly. Back on the mainland, though, chickens face a new and terrifying peril.
“This time, Ginger and her squad are breaking in, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom in danger.”
Chicken Run 2: Any footage of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Yet?
As stop-motion animation is a time-consuming technique, we anticipate that it will be some time before we see any footage from the film, even though production may have begun.