Chicken RunDirector: Peter Lord, Nick Park, Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha
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Dreamworks' "fowl" take on The Great Escape arrives on DVD in an elegant edition that is sure to please all comers. The picture is stunningly clear, presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format with rich, textured colors. The sound is Dolby Digital 5.1, offering tremendous depth and clarity. But while these features alone make this a worthy purchase, it's the extras that will have people flocking to the stores. Chicken Run offers a witty commentary from directors Nick Park and Peter Lord and a pair of documentaries. While the documentaries both feature largely the same material, it's interesting to watch the painstaking process of bringing claymation characters to life. There is also a "read-along" feature, which is a storybook retelling of the film designed for younger viewers, as well as the usual trailers, production notes, and bios. Also of note are the dozen "Easter Eggs" hidden throughout the film's menus. Click on any of these to find interesting tidbits on the making of the film. This DVD is one that truly has broad appeal: from animation fans to movie buffs or kids, there is something here for everybody.
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- Dreamworks Animated
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Miranda Richardson||Mrs. Tweedy|
|Anthony Haygarth||Mr. Tweedy|
|Peter Lord||Director,Original Story,Producer|
|Nick Park||Director,Original Story,Producer|
|Fred de Bradeny||Asst. Director|
|Jake Eberts||Executive Producer|
|Tim Farrington||Art Director|
|Alastair Green||Set Decoration/Design|
|Harry Gregson-Williams||Score Composer|
|Jeffrey Katzenberg||Executive Producer|
|Phil Lewis||Production Designer|
|John Powell||Score Composer|
|Michael Rose||Executive Producer|
|Jan Sanger||Production Designer|
|Sally Taylor||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lenny Young||Associate Producer|
0. Scene Index
1. No Chicken Escapes From Tweedy's Farm [4:21]
2. Opening Titles [2:49]
3. Eggless Edwina [3:41]
4. Nick and Fetcher At Your Service [1:44]
5. They're Organized [1:48]
6. Operation Cover-Up [3:42]
7. The Lone Free Ranger [4:44]
8. Teach Us To Fly [4:15]
9. Poultry In Motion [4:13]
10. Special Delivery [3:46]
11. We Need More Thrust [4:37]
12. Roll Call [3:57]
13. Shake Those Tail Feathers [4:03]
14. It's A Pie Machine [2:02]
15. Chickens Go In, Pies Come Out [4:26]
16. I Don't Want To Be A Pie [4:00]
17. Rocky's Secret Is Revealed [4:25]
18. Building The Plane [4:15]
19. The Escape [2:37]
20. Ready For Take Off [3:36]
21. We're Flying [2:48]
22. Bombs Away [1:54]
23. Chikin Sanctuary [1:18]
24. The Chicken Or The Egg (End Credits) [5:04]
Audio Commentary With Peter Lord & Nick Park
Poultry In Motion: The Making of Chicken Run
The Hatching Of Chicken Run
Trailers & TV Spot
Cast & Crew
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The patience and perseverence it must have taken to make this film! I'd like to believe that the results made them feel that it was all worth it. It sure was for the audience. If you can overlook some gratuitous feminism, this film hits the mark in every category, and is unlike any film ever made. Such imagination went into this film that one could be excused for thinking that the creators ate watermelon and pizza every night just before bed and dreamdt all this stuff up!
The animation was neat - really quite good--- but, the story line........ was lame. I kept checking to see how much longer I had to endure the movie. Could hardly stay awake. I would recommend spending time elsewhere.
We all loved this movie! It showed a different side to chickens. It was action packed, non stop rollercoaster type fun. I highly recommend this movie. You can't beat the all star cast either and the animation is divine! SEE THE MOVIE!!!!!!! :)
My 2 kids (ages 8 & 9) and I all love this movie. There's a variety of humor, both slapstick and more sophisticated to keep us all interested. And a great story.
I sat through this movie 5 times. This was truely the summer blockbuster. My sons, and I enjoyed it so much we didn't mind going again and again. As an adult you could appreciate all of the special effects and ''Claymation'' and the kids could enjoy a quality movie.
A can't miss for the whole family, clever enough for adults and overall funny for kids. None of my kids moved throughout the movie. It would be an injustice to children if they miss this movie.
it was exciting it wwas funny it was touching that is why I have become a vegatarian.
chicken run is very funny and keeps you in suspence. It has the funny one Babs and the clever one Ginger and the so called hero Rocky its definatly the one to watch!
When i saw the movie in the first time i did not like too much ... but when i did in the second time i could not hold my self watching it ... i watched it 5 times after the first one it is simply THE BEST .
When I first saw this movie, I thought, "Okaaaay... this looks like a really, really, really dumb movie". Boy, was I in for a surprise when I got the opportunity to actually WATCH this movie! This movie was absolutely FUNNY!!!!!!!!! Julia Sawalha did a good job at Ginger, and Mel Gibson was really funny as Rocky ("Why should I help you?" "Because I'm... cute?"). Whoever wrote this script was pretty clever all right. My favorite lines were: "My whole life flashed before my eyes... it was very boring", "I don't want to be a pie. I don't like gravy!". All though it did get a bit corny, I still think it's a good movie... a movie that's all about chickens, that is. Anyway, it's a really good movie, and if you plan on buying, I hope you enjoy it. :-)
Best amiated film in a long time! Sutible for all the family
What a super selection this film would make for the family video center! A flock of chickens lives on Tweady's Farm, which is about to be mechanized for greater profit. Evil Mrs. Tweady has just invested in an enormous machine which will kill the chickens, skin them, and make them into Mrs. Tweady's ''homemade'' pies. When things look their worst, a Yank hero (voice of Mel Gibson) comes cannonballing into their avian roost. Gibson is the never-say-die type and he convinces the chickens they can escape by flying away. By the end of the movie the chickens do fly, literally and metaphorically, but not in the way you'd think. ''Chicken Run'' is not a computer-generated movie. It was filmed in stop-action, a painstaking process similar to claymation, where inert figures have to be moved a tiny, tiny amount and photographed one frame at a time. This film took years to produce, but the quality is up there on the screen. Don't think that ''Chicken Run'' is just a kid's movie. There's a lot of throwaway wit that adults (and even grandparents) will enjoy. For example, the most heroic chickens inhabit coop (stalag) 17. A super film, fun for all ages. Most people who see it are amazed at how good it is.