World Premiere of ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ To Take Place At The BFI London Film Festival

After 23 years of waiting, the sequel to Aardman’s stop-motion classic Chicken Run is set to premiere this October! According to Variety, the 67th annual BFI London Film Festival will be the first place you can see the upcoming animated film before it’s available to the general public.

The date of the screening is October 14th. BFI members can see it at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall or via select theatres in the UK. A membership will cost you £39 per year.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will be available for all to see via Netflix on December 15th. Aardman’s latest feature-length animated film has a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. While the original cast won’t return, several great actors, including Shazam’s Zachary Levi and West World’s Thandiwe Newton, have stepped in to fill the open roles.

The official synopsis for the film, as relayed via Empire, shows that even a happy ending isn’t permanent, even for emancipated chickens:

“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!”

It feels like forever ago, we last talked about Chicken Run. Last January is when we learned about the film’s new title. I can’t believe it took this long for a follow-up to be made. Then again, did the story need a sequel since it wrapped everything up so well in 2000?

Let us know your thoughts below.

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