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Chicken Run Is Getting A Sequel On Netflix

by : Tim Horner on : 23 Jun 2020 08:14
Chicken Run Is Getting A Sequel On NetflixChicken Run Is Getting A Sequel On NetflixAardman Animations

Batten down those hatches because a Chicken Run sequel is coming to Netflix.

Twenty years to the day the beloved Aardman animation first hit screens, Netflix confirmed the Chicken Run sequel was expected to enter production next year on Twitter.

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The original much-loved 2000 family film starred a huge and wide cast, including Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha and Gérard Depardieu. It was a hit with audiences, taking $225 million at the box office, and currently sits on Rotten Tomatoes with an incredible 97% on the Tomatometer critics score.

It told the story of a plucky gang of chickens looking to escape their farm in Yorkshire.

Aardman Animations, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit and Shaun The Sheep first announced a sequel was in early development in 2018, but it has taken until the 20th anniversary of the original for confirmation.

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Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement at the news.

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Definitely the best thing to happen this year.

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Tim Horner

Tim Horner is a senior sub-editor at UNILAD and not just because he was born in the 1980s. He graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA Journalism degree when the internet still consisted of Ceefax and Teletext and telephones were connected to the land.

Topics: Film and TV, Netflix, Now

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