It’s been nearly two decades since Chicken Run aired and the production by Aardman Animations has already started after the company announced the sequel last year.
“Rocky & Ginger are coming home to roost! We’re delighted to announce we’re working with @StudiocanalUK & @PatheUK on early development of a Chicken Run sequel! #ChickenRun2 will be our next movie release following Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon in Autumn 2019 with STUDIOCANAL,” they wrote on Twitter last year.
Now, the long-overdue sequel is finally underway.
“Well, all I can tell you is that there were a lot of chickens being made towards the end of our film,” Will Becher of Aardman Animations said in an interview with Flickering Myth, promising the fans that a lot of talented individuals are dedicated to the movie’s sequel.
“We have a model-making team and, at one point, it was just full of sheep, but slowly over the course of the following weeks it became overrun with chickens.
“So there is definitely an intention there and it was announced they are in pre-production on a sequel.”
While it is not yet clear whether the original voice cast will be returning as well or not, the fact that Chicken Run 2 is happening has many fans worked up.
Chicken Run 2000 reeled in over $220 million in gross income and made history as one of the highest-grossing animated movies.
In addition, the film was well-received all around the world with critics honoring it with an 88 % approval rating on Metacritic and 97 % on Rotten Tomatoes.
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