Netflix has just confirmed that a Chicken races The sequel is on the way exactly 20 years after the release of the original film. Aside from the announcement posted on the official Netflix Twitter account on Tuesday morning, the details are pretty narrow at the moment. We only know that production is expected to start in 2020, with Aardman Animations again at the top (just like in the first film).
POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years after the release of the original, we can confirm that there will be a sequel to Chicken Run on Netflix !! Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Protein.
– Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 23, 2020
Apparently talks about a Chicken races The sequel has been whirling around for a while and the conversation crops up every few years. The fact that Netflix is now on board to distribute the film outside of China is big news. To refresh your memory Chicken races It was released in 2000 and is a classic film most children of the 90s will remember. In fact, it became the most successful stop motion animation film in the world and still holds this title after two decades. In the film, Rocky (a rooster) and Ginger (a chicken) come up with a plan to flee a chicken farm when they learn that their owner is planning to have them killed.
This time, Chicken races will focus on Ginger, who lives in a human-free chicken paradise, and there she and Rocky hatch an egg and daughter Molly is born, diversity Reports. As Molly grows up and dreams of living outside the island, there are rumors of a new and terrifying threat on the mainland that is forcing Ginger to gather her troops and endanger her own hard-won freedom for the good of all chickens – kind."
So while Chicken races It was just about breaking out. It looks like the sequel is more about breaking in. These are all the details we have now, but we'll keep you posted as more comes to light.
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