Facing mortal peril, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the hen decide to rebel against evil farmers Mr. and Ms. Tweedy and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the farm where they are being held captive.
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- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
- 2001 BAFTA®
- Best British Film nominee
- 2001 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color;Region 1 encoding;interactive menus;scene access;theatrical trailer;director's commentary;cast/crew biographies;NBC's "Making Of Chicken Run";HBO's "Hatching of Chicken Run";Production Info;DVD-ROM: "Escape the Pie Machine" and "Whack a Tweedy" games.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although Chicken Run is rated G, it may be too scary or hard to follow for younger or sensitive kids. A minor character is killed offscreen with an axe, and characters are in peril throughout the movie. The lead male character -- a rooster voiced by Mel Gibson -- drinks a "cocktail" out of a martini glass and acts drunk. There is some cartoonish violence; although it's often comedic and filled with falls and spills, the scenes with the chicken farmers take on a darker tone. Also, an older character -- a chicken who claims to have fought in World War II with the Royal Air Force -- calls Americans "oversexed."
- Sexual Content
- Very mild flirtations with a rooster.
- Characters in peril throughout. A minor character (chicken) is killed with an ax; the killing isn't shown, but the sound of the ax falling on her neck is heard. Plenty of mild injuries as the chickens try out flying machines. Chickens are threatened with getting turned into pies. Human characters kick each other in the rear and get stuck in a large, ominous-looking pie-making machine.
- An older chicken calls Americans "oversexed." Some British slang such as "buggers" and "bum."
- Social Behavior
- Honesty and teamwork shown through discussion and example.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A rooster drinks what he calls a "cocktail" out of a martini glass and acts drunk.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it