Chicken Run 2: Release date, cast, plot, & more

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
Still from Chicken Run 2

Chicken Run 2 is running onto our screens, so here’s everything we know so far, from its release date and trailer to its cast, plot, and other details.

Chicken Run, the underrated Aardman stop-motion movie, has become a bit of a cult classic since dropping in 2000. In comparison to franchises like Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run is often overlooked, despite the film being a great one.

So the sequel was a surprise, but not an unpleasant one. Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget is set to be the next film from the Aardman studio.

Directed by Sam Fell and written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, and Rachel Tunnard, the movie has a lot to talk about – so, let’s get into everything we know about Chicken Run 2 so far.

Chicken Run 2 release date: When does it come out?

On Netflix’s website, Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget has a release date of December 15, 2023. It will be available exclusively on Netflix.

Chicken Run 2 had actually been announced in 2018, but stop-motion animation takes a long time, and the film faced further setbacks due to the pandemic. However, it is finally nearly ready for its debut.

Chicken Run 2 trailer: Is there a trailer for the film?

Yes, Netflix posted the first trailer for Chicken Run 2 on September 5, 2023, after hinting about it the day before. The footage revealed the return of Mrs. Tweedy – who wants to make Ginger and her friends into pies.

You can also watch the trailer for the first film, to remember what actually happened all those years ago:

Chicken Run 2 cast: Who is starring in the film?

There are a number of returning voices, as well as some new ones for Chicken Run 2. Here is the official cast list:

  • Thandiwe Newton as Ginger
  • Zachary Levi as Rocky
  • Bella Ramsey as Molly
  • David Bradley as Fowler
  • Jane Horrocks as Babs
  • Imelda Staunton as Bunty
  • Lynn Ferguson as Mac
  • Romesh Ranganathan as Nick
  • Daniel Mays as Fetcher
  • Nick Mohammed as Dr Fry
  • Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle

Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, and Lynn Ferguson will all be reprising their roles of Babs, Bunty, and Mac respectively.

New additions to the cast include Nick Mohammed, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, and Bella Ramsey as Dr Fry, Frizzle, and Molly, respectively.

However, two actors will not be returning, and it’s actually the film’s two leads. Julia Sawalha will not return as Ginger and will be replaced by Thandiwe Newton. Mel Gibson also won’t return as Rocky and is being replaced by Zachary Levi.

Chicken Run 2 plot: What is it about?

The official synopsis for Chicken Run 2 reads: “Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world.

“When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in!”

The first movie, which involved chickens escaping a farm and certain death, was a kid-friendly depiction of the war movie The Great Escape. Therefore, the sequel may likely continue the depiction of war films, perhaps dealing with the effects that the character’s escape had on them.

There’s also the case of what “Dawn of the Nugget” means. Will the plot involve chicken nuggets? Or could this be a reference to a new character? If the Nugget is a newly hatched chicken, as suggested by the film’s promotional image, we can imagine that it will have something to do with actor Bella Ramsey, as they are the youngest of the cast.

But either way, we can bet that this upcoming family film is going to be egg-celent.

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Chicken Run is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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